Job DescriptionAmazon has built a reputation for excellence with recent examples of being named #1 in customer service, #1 most trusted, and #2 most innovative. Amazon Web Services (AWS) is carrying on that tradition while leading the world in Cloud technologies. As a member of the AWS Support team you will be at the forefront of this transformational technology assisting a global list of companies that are taking advantage of a growing set of services and features to run their mission-critical applications. You will work with leading companies in this space and directly with the engineering teams within Amazon developing these new capabilities. Overview: The AWS Support team is seeking engineers that enjoy solving problems, working with customers, and have technical backgrounds from a variety of different fields including Linux/Windows systems administration, database design and optimization, big data analysis, network administration, and dev ops. The Windows role primarily supports customers running Server OS versions from 2003 through 2012R2 on top the bedrock service of EC2. EC2 is our virtual compute engine and forms the backbone of additional services such as EMR and RDS. Additional Windows based services focused on include WorkSpaces (VDI), Directory Service (enterprise scale user/group management), WorkDocs (collaborative documentation sharing) as well as Microsoft Systems Center and vCenter management plugins. Support engineers may field general guidance questions from customers such as setting up a small website using IIS up to troubleshooting and reproducing complex performance issues from customers running fleets of server instances interacting with multiple services across several AWS regions. Our support engineers are also the \u201cvoice of the customer\u201d and have a strong voice in to the development teams for recurring issues or feature requests. If you\u2019re experienced in Windows system administration and you are more comfortable \u201cgetting your hands dirty\u201d than using a search engine for solutions, then we\u2019re looking for you! Why AWS Support? - Flexible schedule: Salaried role with flexible start time between 7-11am. - Follow-the-sun model with support sites in 6 locations globally: No after hours on-call or mandated overtime in this role. - Travel the world: Strong support engineers interested in travel have presented training or participated in focused summits across our sites or at specific AWS events. - Career development within AWS Support: We promote advancement opportunities including senior support engineer, tier 2.5 / SME, team lead, and technical account manager \u2013 5 support engineers have been promoted to manager within the last 2 years in Seattle alone. - Variety: Support engineers not only work a broad spectrum of technical issues but may also coach/mentor new hires, develop and present training, partner with development teams on complex issues or contact deflection initiatives, participate in recruiting, write tools/script to help the team, or work with leadership on process improvement or strategic initiatives.Position based in Seattle, WA but we also have offices in Dallas, TX and Herndon, VA.
Bachelor\u2019s degree in Information Science / Information Technology, Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, or a related field
Or relevant experience in a technical position
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Passionate about customers and new technology
Experience in at least one of the following languages: Java, .NET, Node.js, PHP, Python, Ruby
Familiarity with 1 or more version control (Git, Perforce, SVN, TFVC)
Chef/Puppet experience or DevOps background
Experience with Docker
Exposure to Virtualization (Hypervisors, VMware, Xen)
Experience managing full 3 tier application stacks from the OS up through custom applications
Demonstrated proficiency in systems administration (Linux/Windows), network administration (DNS, IPsec, BGP, VPN, Load Balancing)
Open to working shifts (morning, mid-afternoon, or evening; M-F, Su-Th or Tu-Sa)
Amazon Web Services is hiring. For more information: http://aws.amazon.com/careers/*LI-AC2 aws-support-na
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Amazon, a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle, Washington, is the global leader in e-commerce. Since Jeff Bezos started Amazon in 1995, we have significantly expanded our product offerings, international sites, and worldwide network of fulfillment and customer service centers. Today, Amazon offers everything from books and electronics to tennis rackets and diamond jewelry. We operate sites in Canada, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain and United Kingdom and maintain dozens of fulfillment centers around the world which encompass more than 26 million square feet.