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Sr. Systems Development Engineer - AWS WAF

Company:, Inc.
Location: Seattle
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

We develop services that defend some of the Internet's largest businesses from bad actors and malicious requests. We make it easy for customers to help protect their web applications from attacks by allowing them to configure rules that allow, block, or monitor web requests based on conditions that they define. By supporting associations with CloudFront, Application Load Balancer, API Gateway, and AppSync customers can protect their applications and resources whether all in on the cloud, maintaining on premise data centers, or using a hybrid cloud approach.

AWS WAF is looking for an experienced System Development Engineer to play a lead role and influence how we design, develop, build, deploy and support AWS WAF. This is a hybrid operations/developer role with an emphasis on Operational Excellence with solid coding skills.

Opportunities with WAF include:

  • Leading change to develop simple and elegant solutions to solve complex CI/CD problems
  • Building automation to maintain software and hardware life cycle management
  • Identifying and developing processes, automation, and software changes to address top operational issues
  • Utilizing hands-on technical skills to partner with team members and be comfortable diving into the fray as needed

As a member of the AWS WAF team, you will:

  • Get a chance to dive deep into recurring problems of scale and build solutions that will solve the scaling problems before they occur.
  • Be challenged to think about business opportunities and costs saved on operating production fleets.
  • Use data analysis to drive automation, work on the latest Amazon/AWS tools to plan, build dashboards and other projects that contribute to the safety and ease of operating AWS WAF in production.
  • 4+ years of professional software development experience.
  • 3+ years of programming experience with at least one modern language such as C++, C#, Java, Python, Golang, PowerShell, Ruby
  • 2+ years of experience contributing to the architecture and design (architecture, design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and current systems
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or a related field, or relevant work experience
  • 3+ years of experience building production software applications
  • 3+ years Linux development experience
  • 1+ years of software development experience
  • Experience running and maintaining a 24x7 Internet-oriented production environment, preferably across multiple data centers, involving (preferably) at least hundreds of machines
  • Knowledge of professional software engineering practices & best practices for the full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations
  • Ability to track the health of our services, identify and fix problems on complex, large-scale systems
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and an ability to interact efficiently with peers and customers
  • Hands-on experience of working with AWS products to deliver software systems
  • Experience mentoring junior system development engineers to improve their skills, and make them more effective engineers
  • 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

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