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Principal DevOps Engineer, US Amazon Dedicated Cloud


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Job summary
The US Amazon Dedicated Cloud Operations team is looking for a talented Principal DevOps/Systems Development Engineer to join our energetic, fast-moving, and passionate team. Our mission is to ensure the high availability of Amazon’s dedicated cloud used by US Government Intelligence and Defense agencies. We are looking for a Principal Systems Development Engineer to own automating operational and business practices. This will include identifying and resolving issues, automating and improving repetitive processes, and working closely with development teams, operational teams, and our customers/partners. You will drive prioritization of operational issues, development programs, and drive automation design and scaling requirements to support our dedicated cloud environments.

As a Principle Engineer, you will take one of our most senior leadership roles in the support of the critical workloads of US Government Intelligence and Defense agencies. In this role you will be a technical leader and an evangelist, working with and leading cross-functional teams for broad outcomes and solve significantly complex business or architectural problems. Your work is primarily strategic, and may include time spent on systems design, architecture, software development, or process improvement. You must be an outstanding practitioner of resilience engineering who defines the standards for engineering best practices and operational excellence.

Our team also puts a high value on work-life balance. Striking a healthy balance between your personal and professional life is crucial to your happiness and success here, which is why we aren’t focused on how many hours you spend at work or online. Instead, we’re happy to offer a flexible schedule so you can have a more productive and well-balanced lifeboth in and outside of work.

This position requires that the candidate selected be a US Citizen and either hold, or be eligible to obtain and maintain an active TS/SCI security clearance with polygraph.

Locations: This position can be aligned to Herndon, VA or Arlington, VA or Denver, CO or Seattle, WA, or locations throughout Maryland. Some sites may offer partial remote work.

Key job responsibilities
Design, write and deliver software to improve the availability, scalability, performance, security, resiliency, and efficiency of a service
Contribute in debugging, troubleshooting complete stack of a service and drive analysis of an outage; write software and build automation to resolve problems permanently
Engage in service capacity planning and demand forecasting, software performance analysis and system tuning.
Participate actively in code reviews, bug/issue triage with the feature teams, and support well informed decisions towards business and engineering goals
Review and influence ongoing design, architecture, standards and methods for operating services and systems; assess design and code changes to drive improvements
Build business continuity and disaster recovery systems.

Capable of and experience with technical deep-dives into service design, operating systems, networking, storage, monitoring, and capacity planning.

About Us
Inclusive Team Culture
Here at AWS, we embrace our differences. We are committed to furthering our culture of inclusion. We have ten employee-led affinity groups, reaching 40,000 employees in over 190 chapters globally. We have innovative benefit offerings, and host annual and ongoing learning experiences, including our Conversations on Race and Ethnicity (CORE) and AmazeCon (gender diversity) conferences. Amazon’s culture of inclusion is reinforced within our 16 Leadership Principles, which remind team members to seek diverse perspectives, learn and be curious, and earn trust.

Work/Life Balance
Our team puts a high value on work-life balance. It isn’t about how many hours you spend at home or at work; it’s about the flow you establish that brings energy to both parts of your life. We believe striking the right balance between your personal and professional life is critical to life-long happiness and fulfillment. We offer flexibility in working hours and encourage you to find your own balance between your work and personal lives.

Mentorship & Career Growth
Our team is dedicated to supporting new members. We have a broad mix of experience levels and tenures, and we’re building an environment that celebrates knowledge sharing and mentorship. We care about your career growth and strive to assign projects based on what will help each team member develop into a better-rounded professional and enable them to take on more complex tasks in the future.


* Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent experience
10+ years of experience in a large enterprise for an engineering or delivery role
8+ years of experience working with multiple programming languages such as Java, JavaScript, Python, Rust, Go, etc.
5+ years of experience in Systems Administration, Network Administration, AWS Cloud App development, DevOps or Site Reliability Engineering
5+ years of proven operating systems knowledge Linux/Unix
Experience with agile software development practices


* Experience developing distributed service applications & developing user experiences scenarios
Excellent analytical ability and communications skills
Strong interpersonal relationship skills
Working experience and good understanding of the AWS environment, including VPC, EC2, EBS, S3, SQS, Cloud Formation and Lambda.
Proven ability to troubleshoot and identify the root cause of issues.
A history of dealing well with ambiguity, prioritizing needs, and delivering measurable results in a dynamic environment.
Experience with maintaining distributed systems and web services
* Automation, testing or monitoring framework development

Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit https://www.amazon.jobs/en/disability/us.

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