Amazon Jobs – Development Engineer

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Job Summary


The Amazon Security team is looking for a Software Development Engineer (SDE) who has a strong passion for security-at-scale. Our team works with development teams in Amazon to ensure AWS code is secure. We build systems that scan our massive code base for security concerns and engages the right team to fix them. This is a high visibility team that solves security challenges at a massive scale.

As an SDE, you will help us design and build tools that keep AWS code secure. Our team deals with immense quantities of code deployed across huge distributed systems, pushing the envelope on scale and advanced analytical techniques to find and mitigate security threats. This is a high visibility team that addresses important security challenges in Amazon. You will engage with other teams across Amazon to help secure their products.

While you may not be a security expert just yet, in this role you’ll develop a broad and deep understanding of the overall Amazon security posture. Your work will impact all developers within Amazon and help us shape the future direction of automatic security tools in Amazon.

Key job responsibilities

  • Work with other engineers to design, develop automated static code analysis platform and services
  • Improve engineering process and tools to improve velocity and productivity
  • Participate in design and code reviews
  • Deliver high quality solutions in a hyper-growth environment where priorities shift

About The Team

Inclusive Team Culture

Here at Amazon, 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 16 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. We care about your career growth and strive to assign projects based on what will help each team member develop into a better-rounded professional and enable them to take on more complex tasks in the future.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science (or related field) or equivalent industry experience
  • 2+ years of non-internship professional software development experience
  • 1+ years of experience contributing to the system design or architecture (architecture, design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and current systems
  • Programming experience with at least one software programming language.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Self-motivated with critical attention to detail, deadlines, and reporting
  • Knowledge of secure coding practices.
  • Knowledge of static code analysis tools and techniques.
  • Knowledge of professional software engineering practices & best practices for the full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control, build processes, testing, and operations
  • Experience in communicating with users, other technical teams, and management to collect requirements, describe software product features, and technical designs.
  • Experience with distributed computing and enterprise-wide systems, ideally hosted through Amazon Web Services

Amazon is an equal opportunities employer. We believe passionately that employing a diverse workforce is central to our success. We make recruiting decisions based on your experience and skills. We value your passion to discover, invent, simplify and build. Protecting your privacy and the security of your data is a longstanding top priority for Amazon. Please consult our Privacy Notice ( to know more about how we collect, use and transfer the personal data of our candidates.

Our inclusive culture empowers Amazonians to deliver the best results for our customers. If you have a disability and need an adjustment during the application and hiring process, including support for the interview or onboarding process, please contact the Applicant-Candidate Accommodation Team (ACAT), Monday through Friday from 7:00 am GMT – 4:00 pm GMT. If calling directly from the United Kingdom, please dial +44 800 086 9884 (tel:+448000869884). If calling from Ireland, please dial +353 1800 851 489 (tel:+3531800851489).

Company – Amazon Dev Centre (London) Ltd

Job ID: A2069419

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