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Amazon Software Development Engineer, Skynet in London, United Kingdom


Amazon’s network is a key differentiator for Amazon Cloud Computing and Web Services (AWS), enabling the global operation of thousands of applications across millions of servers worldwide. The Networking team develops and operates the network platform for all of Amazon including e-commerce products and cloud computing solutions. This platform is industry-leading for its efficiency, throughput and reliability, and it is critical to the success of hundreds of thousands of AWS customers.

We are looking for a System Development Engineer to join our Skynet team. Our team is responsible for software platforms that enable Amazon to safely operate and scale our network. An ideal candidate will have experience designing, building and maintaining mission critical software systems at scale, with a relentless focus on operational and engineering excellence.

Key job responsibilities

As a System Development Engineer, you will:

• Design, implement, test, deploy and maintain innovative solutions to transform service performance, durability, cost, and security.

• Write high quality distributed system software

• Enjoy seeing the impact of your work has on customers.

• Work in an agile, startup-like development environment, where you are always working on the most important stuff.

• Take ownership and do what it takes to get the job done.

• Learn from others and help grow those in your team to achieve their best.

About the team

We are a team of infrastructure and software experts who love to automate! We uncover new automation opportunities at every turn and never settle for second best. We are at our best transforming manual error prone processes into efficient easily maintainable code. We do this in an environment of collaboration between with our team, peer teams and our customers.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of database systems and SQL

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