Are you excited by big data, really big data? Do you want to
have a high impact on the security of AWS employee and customer
The Amazon Web Services (AWS) Security is looking for a Software
Developer with a strong passion for grooming and enriching security
data to join its Security Infrastructure team.
You will operate at the convergence of the hottest areas in
tech: Big Data, Analytics, Security, Software Development and Cloud
Services. You will develop a broad and deep understanding of the
overall company's security posture, work closely with security
teams, then prepare, store and present that data in a way that is
optimal for follow-on security analytics. You will work with an
immense amount of data and other telemetry that is used to detect
and mitigate security threats against all parts of our
You will be responsible for thinking big, setting goals,
direction and priorities, delivering high-quality software,
maintaining operational excellence, and leading interactions with
customers and partners within the AWS organization. You will play a
critical role in our ability to efficiently access security
relevant data at the scale of AWS. You should be comfortable with a
degree of ambiguity that's higher than most projects and relish the
idea of solving problems that haven't been solved at scale before.
Along the way, we guarantee that you'll learn a ton, have fun and
make a huge impact.
- Work with data providers to transform their data, and build
software that makes doing that quick and easy.
- Build a data lake capable of handling every piece of host,
network and service telemetry on the internal network.
- Build exclusively on AWS utilizing existing AWS products and
- Build tooling to let Security Teams quickly spin up analysis
tooling to query the data they find interesting.
- Prototype and productize data access capabilities to enable the
securing of a large cloud environment.
- Work with customers within AWS Security and with your team of
engineers to develop systems that magnify our ability to deeply
understand and rapidly improve AWS security.
- Work with customers, engineers and architects to develop the
best data warehousing solutions both in terms of performance and in
terms of technical merit.
Our team puts a high value on work-live 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
This position involves on-call responsibilities. We don't like
getting paged in the middle of the night or on the weekend, so we
work to ensure that our systems are fault tolerant. When we do get
paged, we work together to resolve the root cause so that we don't
get paged for the same issue twice.
Mentorship & Career Growth
Our team is dedicated to supporting 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
Our senior engineers truly enjoy mentoring more junior engineers
and engineers from non-traditional backgrounds through mechanisms
such as one-on-one mentoring and code reviews.
We care about your career growth. We try to assign projects and
tasks 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.
Inclusive Team Culture
Our team is intentional about attracting, developing, and
retaining amazing talent from diverse backgrounds. Yes we do get to
work on really cool things but we also think a big reason for that
is the inclusive and welcoming culture we try to cultivate every
day. We're looking for a new teammate who is enthusiastic,
empathetic, curious, motivated, reliable, and able to work
effectively with a diverse team of peers; someone who will help us
amplify the positive & inclusive team culture we've been
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.
- Bachelor's degree in Computer Science (related field) + 3 years
of software development OR equivalent work experience of 5 years of
software development without a degree
- Experience building successful production software systems
- Experience working with 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
- Master's Degree in Computer Science, Data Science or related
- Strong skills in project planning & execution, problem solving.
Ability to take a project from initial scoping requirements through
actual launch and support of the project
- Demonstrated delivery of large-scale, initially-ambiguous
- Experience in cloud computing (AWS, Azure, etc)
- Experience developing on Unix/Linux
- Experience with big data technologies such as Hadoop, Spark,
- Exposure to data analysis basics such as SQL, R, iPython,
- Working knowledge and understanding of security engineering,
system and network security, authentication and security protocols,
cryptography, or application security
- Sharp analytical abilities and proven design skills
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Meets/exceeds Amazon's leadership principles requirements for
- 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, visit https://www.amazon.jobs/en/disability/us