Optical Network Development Engineer

3+ months agoDublin, Ireland

DESCRIPTION is looking for best in class Optical Engineers to help build and operate 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 operate our global DWDM networks

• Drive scaling current DWDM designs to meet the demand of our customers

• Work closely with other Networking departments on new designs

• Evaluate alternative equipment, drive commercial tender process and build new products

• Ensure that the DWDM network adheres to the defined network standards

• Review and implement changes on the DWDM network

• Drive operational excellence projects to improve our DWDM network quality and reliability

• Troubleshoot complex problems and develop innovative solutions day to day on our network.

Our candidates are highly autonomous, possess strong written and verbal communication skills, strong project management and time management skills. They have successful track of records 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.


A Bachelor's Degree in Egineering or Computer Science or equivalent experience is mandatory.
Candidates should have several years' industry experience in a similar environment.
Knowledge of optical technologies

Good working knowledge of IP networking fundamentals

Knowledge of SNMP, TL1 or XML-based management protocols Knowledge of and experience with major DWDM platforms Experience with optical planning and modelling tools
Excellent network analysis fundamentals and robust troubleshooting skills.
Experience with the rollout of large DWDM networks
Experience with optic fibre cable specifications (both external and internal fibre cabling)


• Strong Unix skills and the ability to script/program in a language are desirable.

• Knowledge of L2 switching and L3 routing is desirable

Job ID: Amazon-1449992