Sr. Software Development Engineer - Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)

Amazon in Seattle, WA

  • Industry: Information Technology - Software Architect And Senior Engineer
  • Type: Full Time
position filled
Are you the type of person enjoys solving complicated security problems in the cloud? Do you enjoy making an impact at a massive scale and keeping millions of customer's data safe in the cloud? Are you obsessed with writing great software that scales and want to be a part of a highly motivated team that is focused on making the elastic compute cloud safe for our customers? Do you want the adrenaline rush of protecting customers, preventing attacks, and working with services in relation to detecting or implementing cloud protection? If this is you, then have we got an opportunity for you!
This position requires a person with a very strong software development and security background who will show EC2's security leadership by proactively identifying security flaws and vulnerabilities, quickly determining the potential risk of externally reported issues, driving for the right architecture decisions across many different teams to harden our infrastructure, and mentoring junior engineers in building easy to maintain stable long term architectures. EC2 Security is building the right tools to keep our customer safe in a continuously changing world. As part of this, you will:
* Be responsible for owning multiple services, architecting them to scale, have robust unit tests and metrics
* Mentor and lead junior engineers and guide them towards good software development techniques
* Be a leader in the team and within EC2 around cloud security
* Conduct deep code reviews and finding design flaws, thinking long term around driving down operational cost
* Solve problems at their root, stepping back to understand the broader context, and implementing fixes to ensure that an issue will never happen again
* Stay abreast of new techniques, tools and methodologies used to solve cloud security problems
*This position requires periodic on-call responsibilities.
Join us in Seattle at our head office; Amazon makes relocation simple!
Basic Qualifications
* BS degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or other technical degree
* 7+ year's equivalent technology experience
* Experience deploying, managing, or operating Linux, preferably in a data center environment.
* Minimum of 6 years scripting or programming experience in Ruby, Python, Shell/BASH scripting, Java, C/C++, Perl, or other languages
Amazon is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minority / Women / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation / Age

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