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Amazon Windows Client Engineer, Region Services Operations (RSO) - VECTOR Team in Bellevue, Washington


Region Services Corporate Infrastructure (RSCI) is looking for an experienced Windows Client Systems Engineer with a deep knowledge of Windows desktop services, including virtual desktops and infrastructure. Our mission is to deliver robust, highly available, and easy to use services to our internal customers in support of the Amazon Dedicated Cloud for U.S. Government customers. We are looking for a motivated engineer to deliver results for our customers. This is a hands-on position where your daily role will maintain and enhance existing services, including Windows build / deployment capabilities, fulfilling requests for application packaging / deployment and break / fix scenarios for all technologies the team manages. This role will work closely with the Security Compliance team to ensure security compliance with all desktop environments.

You will have a strong and diverse technical background that allows you to approach problems with confidence and ingenuity. You must be a “lifelong learner”, embracing the rapid innovations in technology and understanding how to leverage them to continue to improve our products. A successful Windows Client Engineer will drive the design and implementation of new services, find ways to improve and automate our existing services, and provide escalation and mentoring for junior team members.

This position available onsite at Herndon, VA., Arlington, VA., and Columbia, MD.

This position requires that the candidate selected must currently possess and maintain an active TS/SCI security clearance with polygraph. The position further requires the candidate to opt into a commensurate clearance for each government agency for which they perform AWS work.


Key job responsibilities

-Provide first line of support to the IT Service Desk Team

  • Maintain Desktop OS Images/VDI templates

  • Client patching

  • Security compliance to include hardening the OS and desktop applications.

  • Manage desktop metrics and monitoring services.

  • Creates and updates system documentation for engineering, operations, and support teams.

A day in the life

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 we 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 14 Leadership Principles, which remind team members to seek diverse perspectives, learn and be curious, and earn trust.

About the team

We are dedicated to supporting our new team members. Our team has a broad mix of experience levels and Amazon tenures, and we’re building an environment that celebrates knowledge sharing and mentorship.

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 life—both in and outside of work.

Basic Qualifications

  • Associate's degree, or Cloud+ or GICSP (Global Industrial Cyber Security Professional) or GSEC (GIAC Security Essentials) or SSCP (Systems Security Certified Practitioner)

  • Five (5+) years supporting Windows family of operating systems to include four (4) of the following eight (8) core competencies: AD, DHCP, Powershell, Email workflow, SCCM, SCOM, Win OS, DNS, and disaster recovery/business continuity.

  • Knowledge of networking basic skills and troubleshooting.

  • Demonstrated ability to script in the Windows environment using PowerShell.

  • Experience administering, maintaining and operating Active Directory Windows based networks.

  • Experience automating tasks such as, software packaging and deployment, automated security patching, and Operating System Deployment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrable track record dealing w/ ambiguity, prioritizing needs, and delivering measurable results.

  • Clear verbal and written communication skills necessary to create and collaborate with others with regard to technical documentation such as: Standard Operating Procedures, Run-books, Job Sheets.

  • Associates Degree or Higher in Computer related field.

  • Current Cloud+ or GICSP or GSEC or SSCP certification

  • Experience with PowerShell (preferred), Python, Ruby, or Java

  • Excellent problem solving skills with a strong attention to detail

  • Meets/exceeds Amazon’s leadership principles requirements for this role

  • Meets/exceeds Amazon’s functional/technical depth and complexity for this role

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.

Our compensation reflects the cost of labor across several US geographic markets. The base pay for this position ranges from $105,200/year in our lowest geographic market up to $188,200/year in our highest geographic market. Pay is based on a number of factors including market location and may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. Amazon is a total compensation company. Dependent on the position offered, equity, sign-on payments, and other forms of compensation may be provided as part of a total compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits. For more information, please visit https://www.aboutamazon.com/workplace/employee-benefits. This position will remain posted until filled. Applicants should apply via our internal or external career site.