Posted on: September 15, 2019
Positions are available in Herndon, VA, Seattle, WA, and Denver,
Do you like helping U.S. Intelligence Community agencies implement
innovative cloud computing solutions and solve technical problems?
Would you like to do this using the latest cloud computing
technologies? Do you have a knack for helping these groups
understand application architectures and integration approaches,
and the consultative and leadership skills to launch a project on a
trajectory to success?
Amazon is seeking a Linux/Unix Systems Administrator/Engineer with
the ability to automate day to day tasks and develop/build software
and/or services from the ground up. A good candidate must have
strong Linux/Unix Systems Administration knowledge, including shell
scripting, and a proficiency in at least one development language.
They must be able to think at Amazon scale to solve problems in
permanent, sustainable, and scalable ways. With an eye toward
utilizing the best solution over the quickest solution.
The Systems Engineers on the team are responsible for maintaining
the network tools/systems within US GovCloud and other US
Government air gapped regions. This includes troubleshooting
problems with systems and services, regular deployment of new
versions of the systems and their subcomponents, deployment/system
validation and testing, service monitoring, standing up new
services/tools, etc. The team works with many different internal
Software Development teams to drive improvement of the
systems/services within the team's scope. It is important to be
able to work collaboratively and independently to investigate and
document issues and create solutions to solve them at scale.
-- Calmly and quickly diagnose and fix critical systems failures in
high pressure situations?
-- Manage and grow innovative, production-quality tools to solve
real operational problems, in Python, Perl, Ruby, Shell, Java,
-- Investigate complicated technical issues scientifically and
thoroughly, and assist in fixing them so they don't come back?
-- Understand how a modern, cloud-hosted application stack works
from top to bottom?
-- Know how to provide technical solutions to real business
problems in a global organization?
If youre a customer-focused System/DevOps Engineer who would like
to contribute to a critical success story, we would love to hear
from you! Over a million customers rely on Amazon Web Services
(AWS) network for building and running their applications and
businesses. Our customers success depends on our world-class
network infrastructure, and our network depends on our systems
-- Must be able to work in a 24x7 team on call rotation, with
ability to drive into workplace for critical events/needs.
-- The ability to sit in front of computer during scheduled work
hours with appropriate breaks while maintaining a high level of
alertness and attention to detail.
-- Travel to data center/systems sites and Amazon/customer offices
-- Experience dealing with customers during problem resolution and
operating efficiently under pressure.
-- This position requires that the candidate selected be a U.S.
citizen and must currently possess an active Top Secret security
clearance. The position further requires that, after start, the
selected candidate obtain and maintain an active TS/SCI security
clearance with polygraph and satisfy other security related
-- Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or
related technical discipline.
-- 2+ years experience with systems software and systems
architecture in a Linux environment.
-- Experience deploying or managing distributed Linux
-- Proficiency in scripting/programming with one or more of Python,
Perl, Ruby, Shell, Java, etc.
-- Understanding of TCP/IP networking fundamentals.
-- In depth knowledge & experience of Linux or other Unix operating
-- Self driven, detail oriented, excellent analytical skills, a
strong team player who works well with immediate and extended team,
and consistently puts the team above oneself.
-- Ability to work well under pressure with minimal supervision,
and keep up with a fast moving environment via effective
prioritization and time management.
-- Strong desire to build, ability to multitask, sense of ownership
and urgency. - Experience with Agile development methodologies and
-- Internet and operating system security fundamentals.
-- Knowledge of system performance methodologies along with hands
on empirical monitoring.
-- In depth knowledge of TCP/IP networking, architecture and core
-- Excellent knowledge of server hardware and software
-- Meets/exceeds Amazons leadership principles requirements for
-- Meets/exceeds Amazons functional/technical depth and complexity
for this role
Amazon is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer Minority
/ Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual
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