systems engineer amazon linux resume example with 5+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,
Professional Summary

Systems Development Engineer with experience in system – distributed and otherwise - implementation, operation, and maintenance, with a focus on automation, virtualization, networking, distributed processing, security, and software deployments.

  • Linux: Amazon Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 & 7, CentOS 6 & 7, Fedora, Ubuntu
  • Systems Automation & Job Management, CI/CD
  • Project Management
  • Automated and Custom System/OS Installation and Configuration via Kickstart
  • Virtualization - KVM, VMWare, QEMU, VirtualBox
  • Systems/Server Security & Access Control, Systems Monitoring, Networking
  • Application Containers and Orchestration; AWS
Work History
09/2022 to Current Systems Development Engineer II, AWS Outposts Amazon.Com, Inc. | , , Seattle, WA
  • Develop innovative solutions and tooling where manual processes exist and create automation around previous error prone workflows
  • Lead a team of engineers in the design, development and implementation of a new operational tooling system
  • Create automated metrics gathering solutions and release management workflow
  • Manage software deployments to the entire AWS Outposts fleet worldwide including pre-deployment testing/regression testing

09/2021 to 09/2022 Systems Engineer II, Amazon Linux Amazon.Com, Inc. | , , Seattle, WA

Supported one of the largest Linux Distributions in the world, Amazon Linux, managing repository updates, deploying security patches, as well as AMI (Amazon Machine Images) releases for our customers worldwide. Wrote and provided tools and scripts to ensure the release process went as smoothly and efficiently as possible, while also keeping safety as the top priority. Built out automation utilizing CDK for new region builds. Also supported our ADC (Amazon Dedicated Cloud) regions as Tech lead for our Amazon Linux ADC team.

  • Created extensive documentation in the form of Runbooks, Dashboards, and Wiki's for Amazon Linux
  • Mentor for Intern with Amazon Linux creating automation for region builds
  • Managed communications between upstream supporting teams
  • Supported and assisted in the build of the next generation of the Amazon Linux Operating system, Amazon Linux 2022
  • Lead troubleshooting for any issues relating to the release of our repositories and AMI builds
  • Developed solutions around daily repetitive operations, as well as tools to achieve automation for our releases
11/2018 to 09/2021 Systems Engineer, EC2 Commscope | , , Seattle, WA

Systems engineer supporting ECS, ECR, EKS, Amazon Linux, KaOS (Kernel and Operating System), EC2 Nitro, and EC2 Enterprise/Windows in AWS isolated government regions. This involves project planning for new service builds, tracking and maintaining parity with commercial AWS services, deep-diving technical issues, and development of operational tooling to support services.

  • Supported planning and build of ECS, ECR, and EKS in secure regions.
  • Supported implementation of automated ECS optimized AMI deployments to isolated regions .
  • Supported design, build, and implementation of fully automated container patching into isolated regions.
  • Developed tooling to simplify and automate operational tasks.
  • Created runbooks and extensive documentation to capture isolated region build process for ECS/ECR and EKS.
  • Contributed to correction and refinement of region build automation for ECS/ECR and EKS.
09/2017 to 10/2018 Software Engineer Leidos | , ,
  • Software Integration Engineer on the Multi-purpose Interactive Trainer (MIT) program. Responsible for the integration, configuration, and client-site installation of the AN/BYG-1 Combat Control System in the MIT. Other responsibilities include: rpm creation and kernel modification to allow for custom hypervisors to work on unsupported operating systems; Network configuration (DHCP, VLAN segregation); Utilize QEMU and VirtualBox to set up virtual test beds and new architecture platforms for submarine tactical software; Scripting (SH, BASH, Python); Troubleshooting of Software/Hardware/Network ; Practice configuration management with Bugzilla and git in order to track and preserve software components and scripts.
08/2016 to 08/2017 Linux Systems Administrator Company Name | , ,
  • Tasked with management, maintenance, support of Production, Test, and Development environments for the Neptune Team of the Data Framework Project for the Department of Homeland Security; assisted in the administration of the Neptune Production environment and Hadoop cluster consisting of 76 Linux servers (remote), Neptune Test environment and Hadoop cluster consisting of 35 Linux servers (remote), and local servers for the McKenna development environment ; responsible for custom software deployments in both Production and Staging environments and assisted in maintaining the software delivery pipeline; assisted in the preparation and execution of patching the Neptune Production system; assisted in the redesign, configuration, and implementation of network plans.
Expected in 08/2021 to to Full Stack Development - Python | Coding Dojo, Seattle, WA, GPA:
Expected in 05/2015 to to Bachelor of Science | Nutrition & Kinesiology Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX GPA:
Expected in 05/2013 to to Associate of Science | Communications Howard Junior College, Big Spring, TX GPA:
Government Security Clearance
  • DHS EOD (Entry On Duty) - granted 20170228; Expires 20220227
  • SSBI - TS/SCI with Polygraph Clearance

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School Attended

  • Coding Dojo
  • Abilene Christian University
  • Howard Junior College

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  • Systems Development Engineer II, AWS Outposts
  • Systems Engineer II, Amazon Linux
  • Systems Engineer, EC2
  • Software Engineer
  • Linux Systems Administrator


  • Full Stack Development - Python
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Associate of Science

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