Systems Development Engineer Intern

February 12, 2023
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Job Description


Job summary
We’re on the lookout for the curious, those who think big and want to define the world of tomorrow. At Amazon, you will grow into the high impact, visionary person you know you’re ready to be. Every day will be filled with exciting new challenges, developing new skills, and achieving personal growth.

How often can you say that your work changes the world? At Amazon, you’ll say it often. Join us and define tomorrow.
At Amazon, you will define your goals, exceed them, and set new ones.
If you’re insatiably curious and always want to learn more, then you’ve come to the right place.
We continuously grow and improve.
We want to you to feel welcomed, included and valued right from the start. We know that your experiences will help us build a better world.
Though we’re a global company comprised of diverse individuals, we unite around our pursuit of to deliver on behalf of our customers.

Do you aspire to be a world class Systems Development Engineer, and learn from experts in the field? Are you passionate about operating highly available and large-scale distributed systems? Do you want to be a part of a fast-paced environment and contribute to one of the most visited sites on the Internet?
At Amazon, we hire the best minds in technology to innovate and build things to benefit our customers. The intense focus we have on our customers is why we are one of the world’s most beloved brands – customer obsession is part of our company DNA. System Development Engineers use cutting-edge technology to solve complex problems and get to see the impact of their work first-hand.
The challenges System Development Engineers solve for at Amazon are big and impact millions of customers, sellers, and products around the world. Our path is not always simple, so we are selective about who joins us on this journey. There is a certain kind of person who takes on this role at Amazon – someone who is excited by the idea of creating new products, features, and services from scratch while managing ambiguity and the pace of a company whose ship cycles are measured in weeks, not years. Come build the future with us!

Key job responsibilities
As a System Development Engineer, you will/may:
• Use technology to solve straightforward problems, seeking input and guidance from team members
• Create or have responsibility to improve or intent small tools or applications
• Participate in team design, scoping, process, and prioritization discussions
• Work effectively with customers and/or internal partners to understand business impacts and identify any opportunities/problems arising from technical decisions
• Invent, refine, and develop your solutions to ensure they are meeting customer needs and team goals
• Develop an understanding of the maintenance characteristics, runtime properties, and dependencies of your team’s infrastructure, including hardware platform, operating system, and build dependencies
• Provide assistance to the team with troubleshooting, researching the root cause, and thoroughly resolving defects in the event of a problem.

About the team
If you’re insatiably curious and always want to learn more, then you’ve come to the right place. Depending on your location, country, job status and other requirements, some or all of the following benefits may be available to you as an intern.

• Competitive pay
• Impactful project and internship/role deliverables
• Hybrid working (team dependent)
• Networking opportunities with fellow interns
• Internships events such as speaker series, intern panels, Leadership Principles sessions, Amazon writing skills sessions
• Mentorship and career development

If you’re successful during your internship, you could be considered for a graduate role after finishing your university studies.

Internship start dates vary throughout the year.
Internship length can vary between (6 – 12 months).


• Currently enrolled in a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree program in Math/Statistics/Engineering or other equivalent quantitative discipline
• Experience with at least one functional scripting language (e.g., Perl, Python, C, C++, Java, Ruby, shell scripting) and open-source technologies (Linux, Spring, React, etc).


• Amazon values knowledge of Accessibility in relation to its products, devices, services, websites or environments, so as to be usable by people with disabilities.
• Proficient in one of the following languages (e.g., Python, C, C++, Java, Ruby, or PowerShell)
• Familiarity with TCP/IP networking fundamentals and application of IP protocols such as: DNS, DHCP, NTP, SMTP, and SNMP
• Possess a sound understanding of areas in the basic areas of Computer Science such as Algorithms, Data Structures, Object Oriented Design, Databases
• Interest in infrastructure design and administration
• Strong object-oriented design and coding skills developing on Unix-like operating systems
• Understanding of distributed systems, non-relational databases and Amazon Web Services (AWS).