Systems & Security Engineer - ESS/Guard Duty (National Security, AWS)

Herndon, Virginia, USA

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Posted 1 month ago

Note: This position requires that the candidate selected be a US Citizen and must currently possess and maintain an active TS/SCI security clearance with polygraph.

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is one of Amazon’s fastest growing businesses. It services millions of customers in more than 190 countries and powers the developers who are building the next generation of global industry leaders. AWS runs a globally distributed environment, operating at massive levels of scale. Businesses, from startups to enterprises, run their operations and applications on AWS’s multi-tenant infrastructure. Each day, millions of developers execute billions of transactions worldwide on the AWS Cloud.

Amazon External Security Services (ESS) provides customers services designed around Amazon’s internal security posture to improve their security experience. GuardDuty is a cloud intrusion detection service that detects unauthorized, malicious, or anomalous activity in a customer’s AWS environment. Macie identifies security risks in a customer’s S3 and DDB configuration. Inspector provides an overall assessment of the security posture of the system. Detective uses log data from AWS resources to build a linked set of data that enables analysts to conduct faster and more efficient security investigations. Security Hub generate a single dashboard view of current findings and recommendations from across Inspector, Macie, and GuardDuty.

One of the key concepts of the ESS service offerings is its simplicity, you just turn it on and it goes to work. These services help customers identify reconnaissance, suspicious access, stealthy discovery, attacks and changes to security critical settings.

On our ESS Praetoria team, you will help enhance these services for our isolated customer community. We are innovating new ways of improving features for our customers and developing deployment systems for rapid & efficient delivery of these products to our customers.

Specifically, we are seeking Systems & Security Engineers with a strong knowledge of operational excellence and automation to extend ESS into secure Government regions. In this role, you will enjoy working on complex software systems in a customer-centric environment and be passionate not only about building good solutions but also ensuring that the same software achieves its goals in operational reality for all our customers.

Here at AWS, we embrace our differences. We are committed to furthering our culture of inclusion. We have ten employee-led affinity groups, reaching 40,000 employees in over 190 chapters globally. We have innovative benefit offerings, and we host annual and ongoing learning experiences, including our Conversations on Race and Ethnicity (CORE) and AmazeCon (gender diversity) conferences. Amazon’s culture of inclusion is reinforced within our 14 Leadership Principles, which remind team members to seek diverse perspectives, learn and be curious, and earn trust.
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Basic Qualifications

· Current, active US Government Security Clearance of TS/SCI with Polygraph
· Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent work experience
· 1+ years of experience in 24x7 production environments
· 5+ years Linux experience and associated tools/languages
· 2+ years experience building scripts, tooling, and automation for large-scale computing environments
· 1+ years of experience scripting in any of the following: Python, Java, Perl, PHP, Ruby, Bash/Shell

Preferred Qualifications

· 1+ year of experience specifying, designing, and/or implementing system health, performance monitoring tools
· Excellent problem solving skills with a strong attention to detail
· Ability to dive deep and understand all layers of a web services technology stack
· Knowledge of TCP/IP and networking protocols such as HTTP and DNS
· Experience with tcpdump, wireshark, or other protocol analyzers
· Experience managing large server fleets
· Experience with hardware and software load balancing technologies
· Meets/exceeds Amazon’s leadership principles requirements for this role
· Meets/exceeds Amazon’s functional/technical depth and complexity for this role

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

Job tags: Automation AWS Clearance DNS Java Linux Perl PHP Polygraph Python Ruby S3 Security Clearance TCP/IP
Job region(s): North America
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