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Optical Deployment Engineer, Amazon Web Services

Job ID: 2061228 | Amazon Data Services, Inc.


Job summary
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 equipment and drive commercial tender process
· 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.


  • A Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • 6+ years’ experience with the rollout of large DWDM networks and Optical network technologies
  • 3+ years’ experience with optical planning and modelling tools
  • 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 in a language are desirable.
  • Knowledge of L2 switching and L3 routing is desirable
  • Meets/exceeds Amazon’s leadership principles requirements for this role
  • Meets/exceeds Amazon’s functional/technical depth and complexity for this role

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