Network Development Engineer II - AWS Direct Connect

2 months agoSeattle, WA

DESCRIPTION is looking for best-in-class Network Engineers to drive the operations and of one of the world's largest and complex networks. With Amazon Web Services (, our goal is to become "The Infrastructure Platform" to the world. Our customers demand the highest quality and reliability for their services and challenge us to be better, faster, and cheaper every day. We are expanding at a tremendous rate; it is our responsibility to maintain quality and reliability while developing innovative ways to the operation of our network.

What is AWS and AWS Direct Connect?

Amazon Web Services (AWS) offers a broad set of global compute, storage, database, analytics, application, and services that help organizations move faster, lower IT costs, and scale applications. Our services are trusted by the largest enterprises and the hottest startups to power a wide variety of workloads.

The AWS Direct Connect team delivers solutions that make it easy for customers to establish a dedicated network connection from their premises to the AWS cloud. These connections help to reduce network costs, increase bandwidth throughput, and provide a more consistent network experience than Internet-based connections. AWS Direct Connect is currently available in more than 100 locations, which span nearly 70 cities in 30 different countries.

This is an excellent opportunity to join Amazons world class technical teams, working with some of the best and brightest engineers while also developing your skills and furthering your career within one of the most innovative and progressive technology companies anywhere.

As a Network Development Engineer working within AWS Infrastructure you will:

- Provide critical on-shift network operations support to customers to diagnose and respond to large-scale events.
- Support and maintain our next generation networks.
- Deliver simple, sustainable and repeatable solutions and processes.
- Partner with our broader Technical Operations organization to reduce operational burden.
- Work closely with our Network Engineering & Deployment teams to ensure operational readiness for new deployments.
- Drive standards across the network and ensure that we are fully compliant to those standards and policies.
- Participate and drive impact mitigation during large-scale events utilizing an established Event Management process.
- Drive event deep dives for large-scale events, deliver high-quality documentation for the events and drive corrective actions to completion.
- Improve our detection mechanisms by designing and implementing new alerts.
- Identify and troubleshoot recurring platform issues and ability to effectively engage with mid and senior-level engineering teams for full resolution.
- Create and review documentation and process regarding recurring issues, new standard operating procedures, knowledge transfer material, etc.
- Troubleshoot , and interconnectivity issues, including troubleshooting of network device configuration and low level application interaction.
- Identify and drive opportunities to repeatable tasks through creation and maintenance of scripts and tools.
- Effectively contribute towards hiring and developing others in the team.

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• 4+ years of experience in a large-scale network environment.
• 4+ years of experience working with TCP/IP fundamentals, including application and troubleshooting
• 3+ years of experience in working on a Linux/Unix environment, working at the CLI
• Experience in software development/scripting in Python or Shell
• 3+ years of experience with flow control, UDP, HSRP/VRRP/GLBP, BGP, OSPF, DNS, ARP, HTTP, SSL, STP, Trunking, & Port Channeling, IPsec and TLS.


• Substantial background in large scale datacenter network implementations and support.
• In-depth knowledge of and experience with major platforms; specifically Cisco: ASR, NCS, Nexus and Juniper: MX/EX platforms including all compatible supervisory and line cards for these platforms.
• Excellent network analysis fundamentals and robust troubleshooting skills.
• Experience in dealing with customers during problem resolution and operating efficiently under pressure.
• Experience in mentoring and coaching junior engineers.
• Define and influence strategy within and outside the team.
• Experience with IT best practice frameworks (ITIL, COBIT) and Operational Excellence concepts or methodologies is a plus.
• Effective in prioritization and time management.
• Possesses excellent analytical skills.
• Physical requirements - The ability to sit in front of a computer for a scheduled 8-hour shift while maintaining a high level of alertness and attention to detail.
• Flexibility to support follow-the-sun shifts and on-calls (including weekends/Public holidays).
• Meets/exceeds Amazon's leadership principles requirements for this role.
• Meets/exceeds Amazon's functional/technical depth and complexity for this role.

Job ID: Amazon-1437292