System Development Engineer - Aws Networking Deployment

3+ months agoSeattle, WA


• Amazon is hiring and we're looking for a Systems Development Engineer to join Network Engineering. This team is responsible for designing and operating the network connecting data
centers within AWS regions. Our data center networks provide high availability, high performance solutions for aggregating server racks; carrying the traffic and trust of our AWS customers. As part of this mission the team owns the hardware platforms, the physical
topologies, the routing architectures and the software control systems for these networks.
We are looking for a customer focused Systems Development Engineer to build a new product to determine how, when, and where to deploy capacity for the network connecting our data centers.
They will join a new team responsible for the optimization software for how our regions should evolve and scale as we continue to grow. The engineer will gain experience in networking technologies and the best practices required to design and grow a data center network that
operates at a global scale.

Systems Development Engineers are expected to develop and implement best practices, refine operational procedures and constantly innovate proactively. They should continuously identify
areas of growth within the existing frameworks, tools and processes to develop further technical mechanisms to reduce waste and continuously improve.

We're looking for someone who is highly autonomous, very detail oriented, possesses strong written and verbal communication skills and has significant experience working at scale. Systems Development Engineers work hand-in-hand with Software Development and Network
Deployment teams to invent new ways of deploying, scaling and operating Amazon's Next-Generation Network while never losing sight of the high security bar our customers demand.

The engineer in this role will:
• Collaborate with our internal customers on designs/solutions and bring them from
concept to production
• Be part of the team that shapes Network planning for AWS
• Use and develop tools and processes that collect and analyze data to produce an outcome
• Use and develop tools and frameworks to reduce workload
• Participate in a daytime on-call rotation
• Identify and troubleshoot issues with effective escalation of senior-level engineering
• Contribute to documentation, process and procedures
• Be involved in the formulation of structured training
• Participate in the interviewing process

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• A background in computer science fundamentals: a bachelor's degree or higher in Computer Science (or equivalent)
• 3+ years relevant work experience
• Experience in building scalable production software
• Experience in automation via shell scripting and python programming.
• Knowledge of standard internet protocols (Ethernet, ARP, IP, ICMP, UDP, TCP, SSL, DNS, HTTP, etc.)


• Experience deploying and operating Linux or other UNIX variants in a datacenter
• environment.
• A background in large-scale network design is highly desired.
• Previous experience with network automation (e.g. automated provisioning and remote configuration of switches and routers; flow-based analysis and predictive modeling of traffic in dynamic routing environments.)
• Strong IP networking fundamentals and experience with the application of IP protocols
• Understand how commodity servers, operating systems and network devices function, perform and scale
• Networking protocols: A basic understanding of the TCP/IP Networking Stack (L1-L4) is desirable.
• 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-1440074