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  • Posted: Nov 9, 2020
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    Launched in 2006, Amazon Web Services (AWS) began exposing key infrastructure services to businesses in the form of web services -- now widely known as cloud computing. The ultimate benefit of cloud computing, and AWS, is the ability to leverage a new business model and turn capital infrastructure expenses into variable costs. Businesses no longer need to pl...
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    AWS Shield - System Development Engineer


    The AWS Shield Response Team (SRT) is the support operations and system development team that is responsible for building and maintaining application security and threat research tooling, evolving the DDoS attack response automation tooling, and driving high-severity event resolution on behalf of AWS infrastructure and AWS Shield customers.
    As a System Development Engineer for SRT you will help lead development projects and write code for applications that provide critical capabilities to on-call engineers and AWS customers in order to minimize availability impact and reduce operational pain. You will own infrastructure and deployment pipelines that underpin the application threat intelligence tools owned by SRT. You are both tactical and strategic, leading DDoS event response and translating learnings into innovative solutions that help prevent re-occurrence. Customers will rely on your expertise to help review and improve application architecture and operational best practices that are key to application security.
    Are you a builder/operator who is motivated by the opportunity to stand at the forefront of DDoS attack mitigation and enable the success of AWS Shield customers?

    Basic Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or quantitative field OR 5 years related industry experience in addition to the below requirements:
    • 3+ years of experience in at least one modern programming language such as Ruby, Java, or C/C++
    • Business level proficiency in the English language

    Preferred Qualifications

    • 7+ years of experience in application and network security engineering
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Demonstrable expertise in distributed system design, large-scale data processing, or fleet or infrastructure automation.
    • Knowledge and experience with major Internet protocols; specifically BGP, TCP, and UDP
    • Knowledge and experience with AWS services commonly used to build web applications (eg. Amazon EC2, Elastic Load Balancing, Amazon CloudFront, or Amazon Route 53)
    • Knowledge of DDoS attacks and the best options for mitigation
    • Exceptional understanding of security vulnerabilities, attacker exploit techniques, and methods for remediation of such.
    • Experience protecting large-scale applications using Web Application Firewalls (WAFs), network firewalls, and Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS).
    • Experience designing, building or testing web and API-based architectures.
    • Experience communicating technical concepts to a non-technical audience.
    • Exceptional presentation and written English communication skills; high degree of comfort with technical and executive audiences.
    • Experience scripting in common languages (e.g. Ruby, Python)

    Amazon is an equal opportunities employer, and we value your passion to discover, invent, simplify and build. We welcome applications from all members of society irrespective of age, sex, disability, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief. Amazon is strongly committed to diversity and Employment Equity within the workplace and the further diversification of ideas. In this regard, the relevant laws and principles associated with Employment Equity will be considered when appointing potential candidates. We are required by law to verify your ability to work lawfully in South Africa. Amazon requires that you submit a copy of either your identity document or your passport and any applicable work permit if you are a foreign national, along with an updated curriculum vitae.

    Company - Amazon Dev Centre South Africa
    Job ID: A1303087

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