Linux System Engineer

Amazon   •  

Herndon, VA

Industry: Technology


5 - 7 years

Posted 30 days ago

Amazon is looking for Systems Engineers to deploy, support, sustain, and grow the software systems that build, scale, monitor, secure, manage, and automate one of world's largest networks. The systems team will drive the stability and sustainability of these next-generation systems and discover innovative ways to scale and operate them reliably as we expand. In this role, you will work with systems and software engineers to create proactive engineering mechanisms that will enable your team to manage the health of a number of distributed specialized Linux server fleets and the software stacks that run on them. You will deploy and monitor the systems and automation to ensure that regional tooling is operating optimally. You will utilize trends and metrics to identify opportunities for improvements within existing frameworks, tools and processes to continuously improve systems.


· 4+ years of System Engineering experience in a related industry
· Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent
· Hands-on experience managing efforts in Windows/Unix environments, distributed systems and/or developing large-scale web applications as well as strong understanding of database technology
· Proficiency in one or more of Perl, Python, Ruby, Bash or Java.
· Experience with current web technologies
· 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 requirements.


· Computer Science fundamentals
· Track record for being detail-oriented with a demonstrated ability to self-motivate and follow-through on projects
· Strong customer focus, ownership, urgency and drive
· Strong Linux troubleshooting
· Ability to communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical individuals
· Hands-on experience managing efforts in Unix environments, distributed systems and/or maintaining large-scale web applications
· Experience with agile methodologies
· Experience with web development (jQuery, Bootstrap, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Angular, rails)
· Experience developing distributed/scalable systems and high-volume transaction applications in a 24/7 environment.
· Strong project-management skills, sense of ownership, urgency, and drive.
· A strong understanding of database technology, both relational and NoSQL
· Experience with agile methodologies

Job ID: 677266