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Network Development Engineer II, DCNE

Job ID: 2547741 | Amazon Data Services, Inc.


The Core Networking team is looking for a Network Development Engineer to join our Network Fabric Engineering (NFE) team. As a Network Development Engineer, you will be responsible for building, deploying and scaling the Amazon networks that support AWS, customers, and other business units, across multiple global datacenters.

AWS Core Networking is focused on building Data Centers and the network that allows Data Centers to function efficiently. We own the solutions that allow racks to be aggregated and Data Centers to be interconnected. Core Networking's goal is to balance efficiency, performance and reliability to allow customers access to their applications and data.
If you like to work with new technologies and optimizing existing technology and have experience participating in network/systems support for a large-scale enterprise or service provider environment -we would like to meet you. Your work will play a key role in driving the stability and sustainability of next-generation IP networks.

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Key job responsibilities
Network Development Engineers perform high quality network and/or systems operations, deployments, scaling, technology refresh, sustaining engineering, best practices application, optimization, internal/external customer interactions, and produce appropriate technical documentation.
• Create and implement changes on the network.
• Work closely with our automation teams in defining the tools that allow us to scale at a higher volume.
• Lead network projects in the areas of network sustaining engineering, network deployment/implementation, network scaling, technology refresh, best practices application, and/or network optimization.
• Sustain Amazon Web Services’ next generation networks for significant AWS customers by providing critical network support to diagnose, mitigate impact, and resolve large-scale networking events.
• Operate and troubleshoot network routing, interconnectivity, platforms, performance, and configurations issues; including necessary low level application interaction, Unix systems, and new age networking software tools.
• Drive and support innovation from Top of Rack to the Network Border and everything in between.
• Partner with our broader Network/Infrastructure organization in the areas of network engineering, configurations standards, and tools.
• Work closely with our Network/Systems/Software Engineering teams to ensure fast, smooth roll-out of new designs and products, as well as assist with deployment and sustaining of networking software tools.
• Maintain standards across the networking toolset and ensure that we are fully compliant to those standards and policies.
• Deliver simple, sustainable and repeatable solutions and processes.
• Collaborate with highest tier escalation engineers/resolvers.
• Create and review documentation and process regarding network implementation/deployments, recurring issues, new standard operating procedures, knowledge transfer material, etc.

A day in the life
• Work in a 24x7 team on call rotation, with ability to drive into workplace for critical events/needs.
• Manage customers during problem resolution and operating efficiently under pressure.
• Sit at the computer during scheduled work hours with appropriate breaks while maintaining a high level of alertness and attention to detail.
• Travel to data center/network sites and Amazon/customer offices as needed.

About the team
AWS NFE (Network Fabric Engineering) owns datacenter network services that provide unconstrained connectivity to our customers, such as EC2, EBS, S3 and Amazon CDO Services. They own the networks internal to the datacenters end to end, including scaling and operational functions, for both traditional datacenters. They also own newer AWS offerings such as Outposts and Local Zones.
Working at AWS in the Core Networking Team

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We are open to hiring candidates to work out of one of the following locations:

Herndon, VA, USA | Seattle, WA, USA


- • 4+ years experience in a network focused hands-on technical role working with IP routing protocols/technologies and platforms in large scale data center and/or WAN network environments.
- • 4+ years experience developing engineering, deployment, or operations mechanisms to support IP network and/or networking systems.
- • 4+ years experience in a technical on-call capacity, responding to customer impacting events, mitigating and root cause analysis of those events.
- • 1+ years of experience in automation via Bash/shell scripting and Perl/Python programming.


- • Thorough understanding of TCP/IP networking, IP routing, Server Load Balancing, and Network Security architecture and core technologies such as IP, TCP, OSPF/IS-IS, BGP, MPLS, Server Load Balancers, Firewalls, ACLs, DNS, DHCP, IPAM, LDAP, NFS, etc.
- • Experience with one or more of the following router, server load balancer, and firewall vendor platforms: Cisco, Juniper, Alcatel-Lucent, Arista, Brocade, Extreme, Citrix, F5, Fortinet, Palo Alto, etc.
- • In-depth knowledge of and experience with networking and/or systems technologies
- • Knowledge of network hardware and packet forwarding architectures.
- • Experience working in virtualized enterprise networking environments.
- • Software development/programming
- • Comfortable working in a Linux/Unix environment.
- • Detail oriented, excellent analytical skills, and a strong team player who works well with immediate and extended team, and consistently puts the team above oneself.
- • Ability to work in and keep up with a fast moving environment via effective prioritization and time management.
- • A relevant degree in a related technical discipline or equivalent experience in a large – scale network environment.

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Our compensation reflects the cost of labor across several US geographic markets. The base pay for this position ranges from $113,200/year in our lowest geographic market up to $212,800/year in our highest geographic market. Pay is based on a number of factors including market location and may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. Amazon is a total compensation company. Dependent on the position offered, equity, sign-on payments, and other forms of compensation may be provided as part of a total compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits. For more information, please visit This position will remain posted until filled. Applicants should apply via our internal or external career site.