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System Development Engineer, AWS Network Monitoring


Dublin, Ireland


Amazon is looking for Systems and Software Engineers to build and scale the software that monitors one of the world’s largest and most complex networks. Tens of millions of customers rely on Amazon’s network for using our retail websites, accessing content on their Kindles and building applications and businesses on top of Amazon Web Services (AWS). Our goal is to become The Infrastructure Platform for the world – achieving this goal requires high-leverage, massively scalable software systems. Our success depends on our world-class network infrastructure, and our network depends on our Network Monitoring Scaling team.

· You are interested in being part of a high-bar team with global responsibility for the Network Monitoring software used across all of Amazon’s businesses.
· Solving problems at scale excites you.
· You do not implement specs from analysts and architects – you talk to your customers and design solutions to their problems. You automate and innovate.
· You do not push just one technology agenda – you choose the best tool for the problem at hand.
· You believe that the craft of software engineering is about writing code right the first time. For you, code reviews and automated testing are not chores – they are a core part of writing great software.
· You do not throw your code over the wall. You launch it, own it, support it and make it incrementally better for the benefit of your customers.
· You enjoy working in a flexible, fast-paced, collaborative team environment.


· Very strong problem solving and coding skills.
Bash experience plus knowledge of at least one scripting language (Python, Perl, Ruby)
Experience with at least one programming language (Java, C++)
Strong track record of working in areas of significant complexity and 'getting things done'
Record of mentoring other engineers to maintain architectural vision and software quality.
Understanding of data structures, algorithms and their performance.
Proficient at designing software systems - from high-availability large-scale distributed systems to bespoke scripted solutions.
Advanced UNIX (preferably Linux) systems engineering skills.
A strong understanding of core internet technologies (e.g. TCP/IP).
Understanding of the building blocks of computer systems; comfortable working with bits & bytes.


· Computer Science degree, or equivalent experience.
The desire to work in a fast paced and constantly evolving agile environment


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