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Amazon System Development Engineer , AWS in London, United Kingdom


Would you like to help implement innovative security focused cloud computing solutions and solve the world's most complex technical problems? Do you have a deep passion and desire to engineer and operate the world's largest cloud computing infrastructure to provide a better world for future generations?

Amazon Web Services (AWS) builds and operates some of the largest internet infrastructure on the planet; providing companies of all sizes with an infrastructure web services platform in the cloud. With AWS, customers provision compute power, storage, database, and other cloud resources as their business demands them. To meet the growing demand for AWS Services around the globe, we need exceptionally motivated people who are driven by learning and innovation.

If you join us, you'll be part of a world-class security team in a dynamic environment that has the entrepreneurial feel of a start-up. This is an opportunity to operate and engineer security systems on a massive scale, and to gain world class experience in cloud computing. You'll be surrounded by people who are passionate about cloud computing, believe that first class service is critical to customer success, and are committed to improvement.

Key job responsibilities


On a typical day engineers might dive deep into understanding the root cause of customer issue, investigate why a metric is trending the wrong way, consult with top engineers at Amazon, or discuss radical new approaches to automate operational issues.

Our systems development engineering roles help engineers develop a broad range of skills. Experienced systems development engineers often have leadership impact on their teams by becoming subject matter experts on several services. They develop, build, deploy, operate, sustain, and grow the services in cloud production environments. They are able to utilize trends and metrics to identify opportunities for improvements. They help develop and refine procedures used by their team and internal customers. They are able to develop at a high standard and can deal with new and ambiguous problem domains, while consistently delivering customer impacting change.

A day in the life

Our systems development engineers spend time:

• Look at ways to continuously improve security for our customers

• Simplifying and reinventing systems, processes, and tools to make things better for our customers

• Building unique solutions to our customers’ technical problems

• Studying and learning from industry recognized Amazon senior and Principal engineers.

• Coaching, hiring and developing team members

About the team

About the team

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

Work/Life Harmony

Our team also puts a high value on work-life harmony. Striking a healthy balance between your personal and professional life is crucial to your happiness and success here.

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. Our senior members enjoy one-on-one mentoring and detailed and constructive code reviews. We care about your career growth and strive to assign projects based on what will help each team member develop into a better-rounded engineer and enable them to take on more complex tasks in the future.

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

London, GBR

Basic Qualifications

• Demonstrable experience in using development languages such as Python, Java, Go, Ruby, or other, to build reusable tools

• Practical knowledge of system architectures and networking

• Experience building and deploying software solutions in a production environment

Preferred Qualifications

• Hands-on Linux systems administration skills

• Knowledge of configuration management systems, such as: Puppet, Chef, Ansible, or related systems.

• Experience automating software deployments and following a continuous delivery and deployment model

• Experience with system analysis and troubleshooting in a Linux environment

By working together on behalf of our customers, we are building the future one innovative product, service, and idea at a time. Are you ready to embrace the challenge? Come build the future with us.

Amazon is an equal opportunities employer. We believe passionately that employing a diverse workforce is central to our success. We make recruiting decisions based on your experience and skills. We value your passion to discover, invent, simplify and build. Protecting your privacy and the security of your data is a longstanding top priority for Amazon. Please consult our Privacy Notice (https://www.amazon.jobs/en/privacy_page) to know more about how we collect, use and transfer the personal data of our candidates.

Our inclusive culture empowers Amazonians to deliver the best results for our customers. If you have a disability and need an adjustment during the application and hiring process, including support for the interview or onboarding process, please contact the Applicant-Candidate Accommodation Team (ACAT), Monday through Friday from 7:00 am GMT - 4:00 pm GMT. If calling directly from the United Kingdom, please dial +44 800 086 9884 (tel:+448000869884). If calling from Ireland, please dial +353 1800 851 489 (tel:+3531800851489).