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Amazon Cloud Engineer, AWS MP MVP in Seattle, Washington


Exciting Opportunity to Shape the Future of Cloud Procurement for U.S. Intelligence Agencies

Are you passionate about delivering innovative solutions that empower government organizations to achieve their critical missions? If so, this could be the perfect role for you.

As an AWS Marketplace Cloud Engineer for the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC), you will play a pivotal role in managing and expanding the unique AWS Marketplace tailored specifically for the IC. In this high-impact position, you will:

  • Onboard and support leading software vendors in listing their products on the IC Marketplace, ensuring they meet stringent security and deployment requirements.

  • Work closely with IC customers to understand their evolving needs and curate a best-in-class selection of cloud-based applications and services.

  • Streamline the procurement and deployment processes, enabling IC agencies to quickly access the tools they need through simplified, pay-as-you-go pricing.

  • Drive continuous improvements to the Marketplace experience, leveraging your technical expertise and customer insights.

To excel in this role, you'll need a strong background in cloud marketplace operations or sales, along with a deep understanding of the U.S. Intelligence Community and its specialized requirements. Your exceptional communication skills, customer service orientation, and ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment will be key to your success.

Join our team and be a driving force behind the digital transformation of the U.S. Intelligence Community. This is an unparalleled opportunity to leverage your talents in a mission-critical setting and make a tangible impact on national security.

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.

Key job responsibilities

A Cloud Engineer is a significant and autonomous contributor to the team and organization using your skills and expertise to deliver service builds and operations. A Cloud Engineer is able to take a defined project, and break down the work to help create the schedule, define milestones, and feedback mechanisms. You resolve, mitigate, or escalate operational concerns in a timely manner. You have an understanding of systems best practices and have proficiency in relevant industry standard technology areas, for example OS, hardware, software, security, networking, etc. A Cloud Engineer influences work management, scoping, and prioritization discussions for your team and clearly communicates with customers and/or partner teams to foster a constructive dialogue and seek resolutions in a professional way.

A day in the life

On a "typical" day, our engineers may dive deep to find the root cause of a customer issue, investigate metric trends, or discuss radical new approaches to automate operational processes. As a member of our team you will join a dedicated group of engineers who provide troubleshooting and operations support, and innovate to automate operational tasks.

You will be able to take a defined project, break down the work to help define milestones, and feedback mechanisms. You identify when implementations are not highly available or have defects; you investigate systemic patterns. You resolve, mitigate, or escalate operational concerns in a timely manner.

About the team

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.

Mentor-ship & 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 mentor ship. We care about your career growth and strive to assign projects based on what will help each team member develop into a better-rounded Evaluator and enable them to take on more complex tasks in the future.

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 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 16 Leadership Principles, which remind team members to seek diverse perspectives, learn and be curious, and earn trust.

We are open to hiring candidates to work out of one of the following locations:

Arlington, VA, USA | Denver, CO, USA | Herndon, VA, USA | Seattle, WA, USA

Basic Qualifications

  • Associate's degree, or Cloud+ or GICSP (Global Industrial Cyber Security Professional) or GSEC (GIAC Security Essentials) or SSCP (Systems Security Certified Practitioner)

  • 3+ years of DevOps, Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) or enterprise production experience in similar environments.

  • 3+ years of experience operating in a Unix, Linux, or Red Hat environment

  • 1+ years of experience implementing automated software testing, scripting, deployment, and performance analysis systems

  • Proven ability to troubleshoot and identify the root cause of issues

  • Current, active US Government Security Clearance of TS/SCI with Polygraph

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in computer science, mathematics, or a related field

  • Experience in a 24x7 production environment, especially one based on Linux

  • Development of systems automation in a scripting language: Perl, Python, or Ruby

  • Deployment or development experience with automation or monitoring frameworks

  • Demonstrable track record dealing well with ambiguity, prioritizing needs, and delivering measurable results in a dynamic environment

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

Our compensation reflects the cost of labor across several US geographic markets. The base pay for this position ranges from $105,200/year in our lowest geographic market up to $188,200/year in our highest geographic market. Pay is based on a number of factors including market location and may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. Amazon is a total compensation company. Dependent on the position offered, equity, sign-on payments, and other forms of compensation may be provided as part of a total compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits. For more information, please visit This position will remain posted until filled. Applicants should apply via our internal or external career site.