Software Development Engineer, Private Certificate Authority

  • Amazon,
  • Arlington, VA
  • 1 hour ago
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Job Description


Job summary
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is one of Amazon's fastest growing businesses. We are passionate about thinking big, innovating on behalf of our customers, and tackling problems at scale. Cloud computing is disrupting, and we are seeking talented, entrepreneurial-minded individuals to join us as we continue build on the AWS ecosystem.

AWS Cryptography services enable customers to identify resources and establish secure network connections with other cloud and on-premises resources. Our services help customers create, manage, and deploy digital certificates based on strong cryptography and security best practices. Customers can move sensitive workloads to the cloud where they can benefit from strong identity and security controls that help meet internal and external compliance requirements.

We are looking for an innovative software developer with an interest in information security, identity, certificates, and public key infrastructure (PKI). You will design, build, and operate scalable, distributed, customer-centric systems. You should have passion for simple and elegant software solutions. Along with an outstanding team of software development engineers, senior leaders, principal engineers, and security specialists you will discover and solve the challenges of growing and operating a globally distributed cryptographic security service.

Key job responsibilities
Develop and operate AWS Private CA - a public AWS service with globally distributed customers and infrastructure
• Build a scalable digital security service that is core to AWS customers and other AWS services
• Own the complete software development lifecycle: designing, implementing, testing, and operating new and existing features
• Own the technology stack for one of the most secure and reliable services in all of AWS.
• Own operational metrics and support for your team's software
• Work as part of a team to develop new solutions for our customers.
• Reinforce and extend Amazon Leadership Principles across AWS and Amazon as the foundation of our unique, inclusive, innovative culture

A day in the life
You will work with software developers, senior leaders, principal engineers, product managers, and security specialists to build and operate a globally distributed cryptographic security service. This role requires ownership, autonomy, and an ability to deliver results. You should be a self-starter with a bias towards collaborative problem solving. You will build and operate high availability cloud-based software services.

About the team
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 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.


  • 1+ years of experience contributing to the system design or architecture (architecture, design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and current systems.
  • 2+ years of non-internship professional software development experience
  • Programming experience with at least one software programming language.

• Programming experience with at least one modern language such as Java, Rust, Go, C++, or C# including object-oriented design.
• Experience contributing to the architecture and design (architecture, design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and current systems.


• Post-graduate degree in Computer Science or related field
• Experience collaborating with other developers to deliver complex projects
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to convey technical information to a wide variety of audiences
• Experience with agile software development methodologies.
• Strong and creative problem solving abilities
• Experience with large scale distributed systems
• Knowledge of full life-cycle software engineering practices including coding standards, testing, source control management, and operations
• Experience with cryptography and information security
• Experience working with cryptographic systems such as Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) systems, key or certificate management systems, or Hardware Security Modules (HSMs)

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

Company Information

Amazon is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking. We are driven by the excitement of building technologies, inventing products, and providing services that change lives. We embrace new ways of doing things, make decisions quickly, and are not afraid to fail. We have the scope and capabilities of a large company, and the spirit and heart of a small one. Together, Amazonians research and develop new technologies from Amazon Web Services to Alexa on behalf of our customers: shoppers, sellers, content creators, and developers around the world. Our mission is to be Earth's most customer-centric company. Our actions, goals, projects, programs, and inventions begin and end with the customer top of mind. You'll also hear us say that at Amazon, it's always "Day 1." What do we mean? That our approach remains the same as it was on Amazon's very first day - to make smart, fast decisions, stay nimble, invent, and focus on delighting our customers.

Dice Id : amazon15
Position Id : 1924090
Originally Posted : 4 months ago

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