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System Engineer, Fleet Management Systems


Dublin, Ireland


As a Systems Engineer working on Amazon’s Infrastructure Systems team, your mission is to provide secure, available, scalable and operationally excellent infrastructure services. You will build, monitor and manage critical infrastructure services on fleet of Linux servers, for use by Amazon retail website, Kindle and Amazon Web Services (AWS). You will design and develop solutions for monitoring and alarming the essential services. You will identify and deliver automation improvements in maintaining large fleet of servers and write scripts to implement innovative solutions. You will watch for external threats to the critical services and take preventive actions toward managing availability and scalability. You will be working on highly visible projects that directly impact the availability and performance of services across the entire Amazon business. Your work will be fun and challenging every day and you will be working with about every other engineering and operations team at Amazon. You will be looked upon as expert on Linux server administration by internal customers of Amazon. The most successful candidates for this role will have strong analytical and troubleshooting skills, strong coding skills, systems architecture and design, great communication skills and a desire to tackle the complex problems of scale. We are particularly interested in system administrators and UNIX programmers familiar with aspects of running web services at scale. Deep networking knowledge and UNIX internals are also highly desirable.


· B.A./B.S. in Computer Science or equivalent experience
· Minimum 5 years of Linux/Unix System Administration experience
· Minimum 5 years of System Engineering experience
· Shell scripting experience plus knowledge of at least one scripting language (Python, Perl, Ruby)
· UNIX (preferably Linux) systems engineering skills.
· A strong understanding of core internet technologies (e.g. TCP/IP).
· Experience in operations support
· Strong track record of working in areas of significant complexity and 'getting things done'


· Perl, Python, Java, and/or Ruby experience
· Proficient at designing software systems - from high-availability large-scale distributed systems to bespoke scripted solutions.
· Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
· Excellent written and oral communication skills.


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