Sr. Network Automation Engineer

3+ months agoSeattle, WA


Amazon is the world's most customer centric company and is looking to hire highly motivated, best-in-class Network Engineers to help deploy and automate 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. We are expanding at a tremendous rate it is our responsibility to maintain quality and reliability while developing innovative ways to automate the scaling of our network.

The Data Center Edge Automation team's mission is to provide automated solutions which maximizes availability and resiliency of our systems. We build and own tools and services to reduce manual steps as we scale and operate the network. We are looking for an experienced Sr. SysDev Engineer who is passioned about network automation and has customer obsession in mind. You will have good knowledge of network automation, DevOps patterns, and mature CICD processes that will help build the next generation of services that enable self-healing for our systems and minimize the work required to deploy and validate the network. In this role the Sr. SysDev Engineer will be a hands-on technical lead responsible for all phases of the project development cycle. You will work with customers to gather requirements and generate technical designs, and you will carry the project from implementation all the way through validation and operations. You will use your strong leadership and communication skills to mentor other engineers and provide training and support for our technologies. Come join us if you want to test your limits and tackle technical challenges you won't see anywhere else.

You will join a team of tenured Systems and Network development Engineers who are instrumental in driving the stability and sustainability of our network and to discover innovative ways to automate and scale our network as Amazon expands to hundreds of data centers worldwide.

As a team we proactively support knowledge-sharing and we embrace opportunities to teach company-wide. Since every business at Amazon relies on a network that runs smoothly, the right candidate will guide the business and communicate value, work collaboratively to develop pragmatic yet flexible solutions and move forward in the face of ambiguity. The candidate should be willing to build good working relationships within the team and across AWS.

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  • 5+ year(s) developing system management / automation software in Perl, Python, Ruby, or Java.
  • Experience working with Linux/Unix environments.
  • Understanding of the building blocks of computer networks.
  • Previous experience with infrastructure automation.
  • Ability to gather customer requirements and deliver innovative solutions.
  • Ability to mentor other developers to maintain architectural vision and software quality.
  • Strong problem solving and coding skills.


  • Ability to architect, design, implement, support, and evaluate tools and services with a security, scalability, and performance mindset.
  • Experience building services using AWS products.
  • Experience with CI/CD pipelines build processes.
  • Previous experience with infrastructure automation (e.g. automated provisioning of network devices, experience with networking technologies such as TGW, VPC or serverless technologies such as AWS Lambda).
  • Experience with software engineering best practices (code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, release and change management).

Client-provided location(s): Seattle, WA, USA
Job ID: Amazon-1527408

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