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Amazon Software Development Engineer, AWS Security Visibility in Seattle, Washington


Are you passionate about building insightful security solutions? At Amazon Web Services, security is job zero. Our team solves security hurdles in innovative ways, creating data-driven products to keep AWS customers secure.

As an AWS software development engineer, you will solve complex security challenges at a massive scale. We work with data from millions of sources, in support of hundreds of AWS teams. You’ll build innovative customer-centric applications, working with customers, engineers and security partners to develop features, author technical designs, and collaborate on product strategy. Our team is passionate about secure cloud computing, and we believe that world class service is critical to customer success. Come build with us! We are hiring in NY, WA, VA, and TX.

Key job responsibilities

An SDE-II in the SecVis team uses their knowledge and skill to make quick two-way-door decisions and executes them to meet the team’s patching visibility goals with guidance from leadership. They influence the outcome of architecture and design efforts across the team, enhancing current products, and in developing new service offerings in support of AWS Security goals.

They work with customers, stakeholders, and peers to understand the business and customer value of our team’s software to ensure we deliver the right solutions to help them achieve their security goals.

They are a champion of operational excellence. They routinely identify and execute on opportunities to improve the team’s operations to continuously enhance customer experience and earn their trust. They take action to improve the stability, reliability and performance of the service both independently and in coordination with their peers. Their work positively impacts the software quality, customer experience, and maintainability of our services.

An SDE-II in the SecVis team is a mentor for junior engineers on the team and is also a technical escalation point for operational issues. They are active in the code review process on our team, providing meaningful feedback to others.

About the team

Our team provides AWS service teams data on out-of-date Operating System (OS) software across millions of hosts per day. We provide OS software patch-status and remediation SLAs to help service teams understand what they need to do to secure their fleets, how to prioritize their efforts, and how they can stay compliant with internal and external expectations.

About Amazon Security

Diverse Experiences

Amazon Security values diverse experiences. Even if you do not meet all of the qualifications and skills listed in the job description, we encourage candidates to apply. If your career is just starting, hasn’t followed a traditional path, or includes alternative experiences, don’t let it stop you from applying.

Why Amazon Security?

At Amazon, security is central to maintaining customer trust and delivering delightful customer experiences. Our organization is responsible for creating and maintaining a high bar for security across all of Amazon’s products and services. We offer talented security professionals the chance to accelerate their careers with opportunities to build experience in a wide variety of areas including cloud, devices, retail, entertainment, healthcare, operations, and physical stores.

Inclusive Team Culture

In Amazon Security, it’s in our nature to learn and be curious. Ongoing DEI events and learning experiences inspire us to continue learning and to embrace our uniqueness. Addressing the toughest security challenges requires that we seek out and celebrate a diversity of ideas, perspectives, and voices.

Training & Career Growth

We’re continuously raising our performance bar as we strive to become Earth’s Best Employer. That’s why you’ll find endless knowledge-sharing, training, and other career-advancing resources here to help you develop into a better-rounded professional.

Work/Life Balance

We value work-life harmony. Achieving success at work should never come at the expense of sacrifices at home, which is why flexible work hours and arrangements are part of our culture. When we feel supported in the workplace and at home, there’s nothing we can’t achieve.

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

Arlington, VA, USA | Austin, TX, USA | Herndon, VA, USA | New York, NY, USA | Seattle, WA, USA

Basic Qualifications

  • 3+ years of non-internship professional software development experience

  • 2+ years of non-internship design or architecture (design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and existing systems experience

  • Experience programming with at least one software programming language

Preferred Qualifications

  • 3+ years of full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations experience

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or equivalent

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 $129,300/year in our lowest geographic market up to $223,600/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.