System Development Engineer II, DCC Community

Amazon Data Services, Inc.
McLean, VA
Job Type
Senior level

Job Description

The Facility Operation System Engineering team is looking for an individual with proven skills to invent, build and support tools in use by the global Facility Operations Center (FOC). This team ensures that the FOC tools remain highly available while looking for new ways to increase speed and accuracy of the FOC’s ability to respond to and remediate losses in datacenter resiliency. The ideal candidate should have a basic understanding of infrastructure, be able to provide clear and concise written and verbal communication, and a good command of various programming languages and internal Amazon tools. This position will help ensure overall reliability and availability by interfacing with other teams and the FOC to drive new innovative projects while looking for ways to simplify existing tools and procedures to delight our customers.

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform. We pioneered cloud computing and never stopped innovating — that’s why customers from the most successful startups to Global 500 companies trust our robust suite of products and services to power their businesses.

Amazon values diverse experiences. Even if you do not meet all of the preferred qualifications and skills listed in the job description, we encourage candidates to apply. If your career is just starting, hasn’t followed a traditional path, or includes alternative experiences, don’t let it stop you from applying.

We value work-life harmony. Achieving success at work should never come at the expense of sacrifices at home, which is why we strive for flexibility as part of our working culture. When we feel supported in the workplace and at home, there’s nothing we can’t achieve in the cloud.

Here at AWS, it’s in our nature to learn and be curious. Our employee-led affinity groups foster a culture of inclusion that empower us to be proud of our differences. Ongoing events and learning experiences, including our Conversations on Race and Ethnicity (CORE) and AmazeCon (gender diversity) conferences, inspire us to never stop embracing our uniqueness.

We’re continuously raising our performance bar as we strive to become Earth’s Best Employer. That’s why you’ll find endless knowledge-sharing, mentorship and other career-advancing resources here to help you develop into a better-rounded professional.

We are open to hiring candidates to work out of one of the following locations:

Herndon, VA, USA


- 3+ years of non-internship professional software development experience
- 3+ years of designing or architecting (design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and existing systems experience
- 7+ years of administrative experience in networking, storage systems, operating systems and hands-on systems engineering experience
- Knowledge of systems engineering fundamentals (networking, storage, operating systems)
- Experience programming with at least one modern language such as C++, C#, Java, Python, Golang, PowerShell, Ruby
- Software Development Expertise: Adept in professional software engineering practices throughout the software development lifecycle (SDLC), including coding standards, software architectures, code reviews, source control management, continuous deployments, testing, and operational excellence.
- Programming Proficiency: Proven ability to program in at least one modern programming language with a strong grasp of programming fundamentals.
- Educational Background: Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or an equivalent field, demonstrating a solid foundation in computer science principles and methodologies, including relevant mathematical concepts.
- Cloud Expertise: Hands-on experience working with AWS products, including serverless and event-driven architectures, with proficiency in designing, implementing, and managing cloud-based solutions for ensuring reliability, optimization, and scalability.
- Database Technologies: Experience with various database technologies, including relational databases (e.g., RDS, MariaDB) and non-relational databases (e.g. DynamoDB, MangoDb), demonstrating expertise in data modeling, storage, and retrieval while ensuring data integrity and security.
- Communication Skills: Excellent verbal and written communication skills, enabling clear and concise articulation of technical concepts to both technical and non-technical audiences, fostering effective collaboration within diverse project teams.


- User Interface: Experience in frontend and web development using React and TypeScript, demonstrating proficiency in implementing user-centered design principles to create intuitive, responsive, and engaging user interfaces.
- Agile Methodology Exposure: Familiarity with agile software development methodologies, such as Scrum and Kanban, with an understanding of iterative development, continuous improvement, and adaptive planning principles.

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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