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Systems Engineer

Systems Engineer

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Amazon Dev Center India - Hyderabad
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Job Description

We are building a highly available, highly scalable, low latency and cost effective storage platform with an integrated computation framework that powers Amazon retail and digital business.

Every single product page, offer, search result, order, and fulfillment at depends on our data platform systems. Our flagship product, SABLE, is at the core of retail infrastructure. It more than 400 billion requests per day from websites, Web Services, and internal Amazon systems. Multiple tier-1 services contributing to the growth of Amazon businesses use SABLE to store customer orders, product information, subscriptions, etc. to serve to Amazon customers in real time. The performance and availability of SABLE is critical to the smooth running of Amazon business. We run one of the largest fleets in Amazon and SABLE is the highest throughput service in Amazon.

What is the challenge? Our mission is to build an integrated storage platform as a hosted service for all aspects of a business application development at Amazon, including multi-tiered storage options, authoritative (primary) storage, caching, pre-computation, on-demand computation, event notification, and search capability. Help us define the bleeding edge for elegant, super-scalable services at

What are we looking for? An experienced Systems Engineer with deep level of ownership and distributed systems knowledge with experience in system performance tuning, statistical analysis of system parameters to derive performance functions, optimize resource utilization and has insane obsession of making sure boxes run with 99.999% uptime. Who operates independently, flexibly, and proactively. Who works collaboratively with TPM, Developer, and Partner teams during the whole product lifecycle (from design to live in production) earning their trust and respect. Who has a bias for action and delivering results. Who has excellent analytical and problem solving skills. Who sees the big picture and invents new solutions as well as simplifies existing ones, challenging themselves and others to relentlessly improve.

If you are interested in building large-scale distributed systems, have high quality bar, flair for innovation, and passion for solving some of the most challenging problems in the industry, we need you!

Basic Qualifications

  • BS Computer Science or other technical degree and/or related experience
  • Automation Scripting and/or programming experience
  • Systems Engineering or Development experience in Linux/Unix environments
  • Experience with very large distributed systems
  • Firm grasp of networking fundamentals
  • Proven ability to understand large distributed systems, drilling down to code level

Preferred Qualifications

  • Masters in CS or related degree (Computer Engineering, Information Technology, Electrical Engineering, etc.)
  • Proven ability to troubleshoot and identify the root cause of issues
  • Ability to dive deep into complex technical problems
  • Strong customer focus, ownership, urgency and drive
  • Demonstrated skill and passion for operational excellence
  • Experience in a 24/7 production environment
  • Ability to retain composure under stressful conditions, communicate effectively with a wide array of individuals at Amazon, and get the right things done.