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Senior Network Development Engineer at Amazon

in Sydney, NSW

Job description

Amazon Web Services is searching for industry-leading Senior Network Engineers and Architects to join our network team. We own the design, scalability, and availability of the global networks that power Amazon Web Services. We push our networks to their limit; traditional network vendors simply cannot deliver cost effective solutions capable of meeting our requirements for capacity, availability, or performance.


In AWS Networking, we invent, design, refine and then we invent again.


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 designing and delivering simple, scalable solutions. The desire and ability to work in a fast paced, collaborative environment is essential.


This is a fantastic opportunity to work with some of the best engineers in the industry and help shape the direction of one of the largest and fastest growing cloud networks in the world.



  • As a Senior Network Engineer working in AWS Networking you will have end to end ownership (architecture/design/scale) of our current and newly developing networks
  • Lead the design of highly available ultra-scale networks, driving them from concept to launch
  • Define and influence strategy within and outside the team
  • Lead project teams to deliver impactful benefits to our customers
  • Work closely with our software developers to fully automate network deployment and operations
  • Drive operational excellence projects to improve network performance and reliability
  • Troubleshoot complex problems and develop innovative solutions
  • Mentoring and coaching junior engineers
  • Review and implement changes on the network

Basic qualifications

  • Substantial background in large scale network design
  • Informal project management experience or experience leading project teams
  • Proven experience designing and delivering complex network projects
  • In-depth knowledge of and significant experience with major Internet protocols: BGP, OSPF, ISIS, MPLS, TCP
  • Deep knowledge of network hardware and packet forwarding architectures
  • Must be comfortable working in a Linux/Unix environment.
  • Demonstrated experience creating software to automate network deployment or operations

Other Qualifications & Responsibilities

  • Must be willing to support an off-hours, engagement only pager rotation.
  • Experience dealing with customers during problem resolution and operating efficiently under pressure.

Preferred qualifications

  • Highly autonomous, very detail oriented, possesses strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and an ability to interact efficiently with peers and customers is required, as well as experience initiating, driving and managing in-event conference calls.
  • The desire and ability to work in a fast paced, collaborative environment is essential.
  • Effective prioritisation and time management.

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