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Amazon Software Development Engineer in Herndon, Virginia


Join us to drive high-impact innovation that secures our cloud by building solutions that enable an ecosystem of services to protect against sophisticated threats. The Informatics team owns the security telemetry mission in AWS. We collect, enrich and vend massive volumes of security related data from millions of hosts across globally distributed regions.

As a Security Software Development Engineer on the Informatics team, you will develop software that collects, enriches and vends Linux security telemetry data. The solutions you deliver are foundational in supporting the security and audit missions of AWS teams.

Key job responsibilities

• Scale and Impact – Our team builds solutions that enable AWS service teams to leverage security related data to protect against threats. In this role, you will challenge yourself to develop simple solutions to complex problems in the area of collecting, enriching and vending massive volumes of security related data. The solutions you deliver will be high-performing, scalable, and meet the availability expectations of AWS. You will raise the bar on storage and compute optimizations in every functionality we deliver. You will champion automation, and generate efficiencies in our execution, for us and our customers. You will work to solve some of the biggest and most complex security challenges that exist today.

• Growth - You will have end-to-end ownership of scoping, design, development, test and deployment of our features across our regions globally. You will be part of a team that values strong intuition, but is data-driven and seeks metrics to challenge our biases. Everything we do is customer-centric, and you will raise the bar for us!

• Collaboration - You will also work with a talented and diverse team of software development engineers who are passionate about data and application security. You will share your knowledge through documentation, design reviews, code reviews, and pairing.

A day in the life

As an experienced Software Development engineer, you will build and own software related to Linux security telemetry data collection, enrichment and vending. You will work with a team of world-class software developers who thrive on creating innovative and scalable solutions for real-world security challenges. You will build, validate, and support continuous integration and continuous delivery solutions to collect, enrich and vend Linux security telemetry data using Go, Python and Type Script. You will get to build the way you want using the full library of AWS technologies!

About the team

About Amazon Security

Diverse Experiences

Amazon Security values diverse experiences. Even if you do not meet all of the qualifications and skills listed in the job description, we encourage candidates to apply. If your career is just starting, hasn’t followed a traditional path, or includes alternative experiences, don’t let it stop you from applying.

Why Amazon Security?

At Amazon, security is central to maintaining customer trust and delivering delightful customer experiences. Our organization is responsible for creating and maintaining a high bar for security across all of Amazon’s products and services. We offer talented security professionals the chance to accelerate their careers with opportunities to build experience in a wide variety of areas including cloud, devices, retail, entertainment, healthcare, operations, and physical stores.

Inclusive Team Culture

In Amazon Security, it’s in our nature to learn and be curious. Ongoing DEI events and learning experiences inspire us to continue learning and to embrace our uniqueness. Addressing the toughest security challenges requires that we seek out and celebrate a diversity of ideas, perspectives, and voices.

Training & Career Growth

We’re continuously raising our performance bar as we strive to become Earth’s Best Employer. That’s why you’ll find endless knowledge-sharing, training, and other career-advancing resources here to help you develop into a better-rounded professional.

Work/Life Balance

We value work-life harmony. Achieving success at work should never come at the expense of sacrifices at home, which is why flexible work hours and arrangements are part of our culture. When we feel supported in the workplace and at home, there’s nothing we can’t achieve.

We are open to hiring candidates to work out of one of the following locations:

Baltimore, MD, USA | Herndon, VA, USA

Basic Qualifications

  • 3+ years of non-internship professional software development experience

  • 2+ years of non-internship design or architecture (design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and existing systems experience

  • Experience programming with at least one software programming language

Preferred Qualifications

  • 3+ years of full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations experience

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or equivalent

  • Experience with Linux/Unix tools, kernel and architecture.

  • Experience in developing services that ingest and vend large volumes of security related data.

  • Experience with AWS or other cloud computing platforms.

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