AWS actively protects its customers from Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks, mitigating over 800,000 attacks against more than 1M customers in 2018 alone. The AWS DDoS Response Team (DRT) builds services that automate response to the most severe attacks and provide highly intuitive interfaces to on-call engineers who respond when services and infrastructure are threatened. Customers like Netflix, Dow Jones, Mapbox, Pearson, Rovio, and Amazon.com can focus on their own application development knowing that their availability is protected by DRT.
Our team is "Automation First." The number of attacks mitigated by AWS has more than doubled year-over-year while our operational burden has declined. We achieve this through development with a strong focus on operational excellence and automating common response patterns. When we identify a solution to a common issue, we prioritize improvements that detect and mitigate the problem safely and consistently, allowing our engineers to focus on the next big problem.
We solve a unique set of edge cases that protect AWS services, infrastructure, and customer applications in a highly fluid and evolving threat environment. By measuring the efficacy of mitigation from detection events, we can determine whether remedial action is required and apply the change quickly. Our services also use predictive indicators to take proactive actions that prevent imminent threats from causing impact. For cases where operator response is required, we build a tooling, training, and process to ensure peak readiness and rapid resolution.
DRT is the team for engineers who have a passion for solving big problems with elegant and simple solutions. We use Ruby, Active Support, and JS frameworks to build user interfaces and backend services that are critical components in the greater perimeter defense system, which processes exabytes of data every minute and makes thousands of decisions every day. Talk to us about your next career move if you enjoy moving quickly, shipping code daily, and having a tremendous positive effect in protecting popular applications and one of the world's largest distributed systems.
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