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Systems Development Engineer


Dublin, Ireland


You have hundreds of thousands of hosts, hundreds of millions of lines of code, billions of online transactions, and one of the most visited sites on the Internet. Now go secure it. At Amazon, we obsess over our customers, and ensuring our customers’ trust is our first priority. To earn that trust in an environment as vast and varied as Amazon’s and an online world where threats grow ever more sophisticated requires building a world-class security team to tackle never-before-seen challenges at dizzying scales. You will not just be using cutting-edge technologies here in Amazon; you will be inventing them. is looking for experienced Systems Engineers to ensure that our infrastructure is designed and implemented to the high standards required to maintain and enhance customer trust. You will participate in the design, build and deployment of security-focused infrastructure as well as provide consultation, architectural review, risk analysis, vulnerability testing and security reviews of many elements of Amazon’s systems.

This position will progress your career growth as a Systems Engineer as well as the opportunity to develop security-related skills leading to a Security Engineer position.


· Key tasks include:
· Managing Information Security server Infrastructure.
· Troubleshooting and resolving problems with production systems.
· Analyzing and improving availability, efficiency, capacity, scalability, security and performance of Information Security systems.
· Developing and maintaining operations tools.
· Ownership of many production components.
· Monitoring of production server systems, including designing and implementing automated methods to monitor those systems.
· Developing documentation for production systems.


· Bachelor's Degree or equivalent and at least 3-5 years of relevant experience.
· Expert knowledge of Unix/Linux.
· Excellent knowledge of server hardware troubleshooting.
· Experience in deploying and supporting web and/or two-tier applications in a 24x7 production environment.
· Scripting skills (e.g. Python, PERL, shell scripting)
· Knowledge of network and web related protocols (e.g., TCP/IP, UDP, IPSEC, HTTP, HTTPS, emphasis on routing protocols)
· Excellent written and verbal communication skills
· Excellent leadership skills and teamwork skills
· Results oriented, high energy, self-motivated.


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