Optical Network Development Engineer

1 month agoSeattle, WA

DESCRIPTION is looking for best in class Optical Engineers to help build one of the world's largest and most 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. As we expand at a tremendous rate it is our responsibility to maintain that quality and reliability. We look for innovative ways to automate and scale our network as we expand, while driving complex issues to resolution.

As an Optical Deployment Engineer working within AWS Infrastructure you will:

  • Build and rollout our global DWDM networks
  • Drive scaling current DWDM designs to meet the demand of our customers
  • Create processes that help operate and build our DWDM network
  • Work closely with other Networking departments on new designs
  • Evaluate alternative DWDM equipment
  • Ensure that the DWDM network adheres to the defined network standards
  • Review and implement changes on the DWDM network
  • Drive operational excellence projects to drive improvements in our DWDM network quality and reliability
  • Troubleshoot complex problems and develop innovative solutions day to day on our network.
Our ideal candidate is highly autonomous, possesses strong written and verbal communication skills, strong project management and time management skills and has a successful track record of troubleshooting complex network problems and delivering innovative solutions. The desire and ability to work in a fast paced, collaborative environment is essential. This is an amazing opportunity in terms of responsibility, interesting challenges and high visibility. We truly are looking for the highest quality candidates, so you should expect a rigorous technical interview process.

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  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • 6+ years experience with the rollout and maintenance of large DWDM networks and optical network technologies
  • 3+ years experience with optical planning and modeling tools, optical troubleshooting and design
  • 1+ year of professional development experience with Python or similar tool for network automation scripting


  • Excellent network analysis fundamentals and robust troubleshooting skills
  • Good working knowledge of IP networking fundamentals
  • Strong Unix skills and the ability to script/program
  • Knowledge of L2 switching and L3 routing
  • Meets/exceeds Amazon's leadership principles requirements for this role.
  • Meets/exceeds Amazon's functional/technical depth and complexity for this role.

Client-provided location(s): Seattle, WA, USA
Job ID: Amazon-1431988

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