Software Development Engineer II - AWS Identity & Access, Threat Detection

Toronto, Ontario, CAN

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Job summary
This specific position is for the Threat Detection team within the Workforce Identity group that handles AWS account sign up, sign in and Single Sign On (SSO). The position will present challenges to design, build, and integrate solutions that can protect AWS Identity from threats. We support all the modern identity standards and push the boundaries to create new ones. The teams focuses increasing the security posture of teams within Workforce Identity.

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a dynamic and rapidly growing business within Amazon, with millions of active customers in 190 countries around the world. We maintain a rapid pace of innovation by treating each team like its own startup inside AWS, directly accountable for their customers’ satisfaction, service innovations, ambitious growth, and meeting revenue goals.

AWS Identity platform provides the bedrock for secure and continuous access to all AWS services. By quickly connecting millions of users, across the world we empower organizations and enterprises to accelerate their cloud and digital transformation.

Engineers within AWS Identity need to be creative, responsible, and curious while working with others to move quickly in turning code into customer solutions. You’re excited about rolling up your sleeves, implementing ideas, and learning from those around you. You relish the opportunity to dig into challenging operational issues, fix them permanently while taking the learning back as you design the next iteration.

About Us

Inclusive Team Culture
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 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.

Work/Life Balance
Our team puts a high value on work-life balance. It isn’t about how many hours you spend at home or at work; it’s about the flow you establish that brings energy to both parts of your life. We believe striking the right balance between your personal and professional life is critical to life-long happiness and fulfillment. We offer flexibility in working hours and encourage you to find your own balance between your work and personal lives.

Mentorship & Career Growth
Our team is dedicated to supporting new members. We have a broad mix of experience levels and tenures, and we’re building an environment that celebrates knowledge sharing and mentorship. Our senior members enjoy one-on-one mentoring and thorough, but kind, code reviews. We care about your career growth and strive to assign projects based on what will help each team member develop into a better-rounded engineer and enable them to take on more complex tasks in the future.




Key job responsibilities
As an SDE on our team you will:
· Collaborate in the design, implementation, and deployment of systems and services.
· Define secure solutions for data collection, data processing, machine learning and customer facing APIs.
· Develop and incorporate machine learning and automated reasoning techniques into customer capabilities.
· Work and grow with talented teams delivering impactful projects.
· Functionally decompose complex problems into simple, straight-forward solutions while understanding system interdependencies and limitations.
· Share your knowledge of the most effective performance, scalability, architecture, and engineering patterns and methods.

About the team
This specific position is in the Workforce Identity group that handles AWS account sign up, sign in and Single Sign On (SSO). The position will present challenges to design and build solutions that allow both customers and enterprises to interact with AWS. We support all the modern identity standards and push the boundaries to create new ones. The teams focus is to increase the security posture of teams within Workforce Identity. We are seeking a software engineer to be part of our team to build solutions on a global scale, own their systems end to end, and influence the direction of technology used by all customers around the world. In this role you can expect to deliver customer facing functionality. You will have the opportunity to lead mission critical projects, work with senior and principal engineers, and mentor junior level developers.

Basic Qualifications


· 5+ years of non-internship professional software development experience
· Programming experience with at least one modern language such as Java, C++, or C# including object-oriented design
· 1+ years of experience contributing to the architecture and design (architecture, design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and current systems.

Preferred Qualifications

· Experience building complex software systems that have been successfully delivered to customers
· Knowledge of professional software engineering practices & best practices for the full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations
· Ability to take a project from scoping requirements through actual launch of the project
· Experience in communicating with users, other technical teams, and management to collect requirements, describe software product features, and technical designs


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, disability, age, or other legally protected status. If you would like to request an accommodation, please notify your Recruiter.

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