Network Development Engineer, AWS Networking

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Job summary
The AWS Networking team is looking for best-in-class Network Development Engineers(NDE) to join our team to help deploy, scale 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.

As a Network Development Engineer working within AWS Infrastructure you will:
· Be responsible for automation of deploying network infrastructure across all of our network fabrics that supports the Amazon Retail Service, Kindle, Payments and multiple AWS services
· Deploy, scale and automate our network across multiple global data center and Transit center. This includes existing footprints and greenfield locations.
· Drive scaling of current network designs to meet the demand of our customers.
· Create simple, repetitive deployment processes that increase both velocity and quality.
· Work closely with our internal customers on designs/solutions; bringing those designs/solutions from concept to production.
· Create and update our network standards and ensure that the network is deployed to these standards.
· Create and implement changes on the network.
· Automate workflow and execution of deployments on a global scale
· Work closely with our automation teams in transitioning and defining new tools that allow us to scale at unprecedented volume.
Our ideal candidate has a proven record of building automated solutions, is highly autonomous, possesses strong written and verbal communication skills, strong project management and time management skills, and also has a successful track record of designing simple, scalable solutions, troubleshooting complex network problems and delivering innovative solutions. The desire and ability to work in a fast paced, collaborative environment is essential.

Basic Qualifications

· A Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience is mandatory.
· Excellent IP networking fundamentals and extensive experience in the application of IP protocols as well as network analysis fundamentals and robust troubleshooting skills. (Troubleshooting traffic engineering using BGP and large scale network design and maintenance is critical.)
· In-depth knowledge of and experience with major internet routing protocols; specifically BGP (confederations and complex route reflector topologies), OSPF, MPLS, RSVP and ISIS
· An understanding of both network hardware and packet forwarding architecture.
· Experience managing large projects to completion is a must. NDEs are expected to self-manage several projects at a time, providing regular status updates and identifying and pushing through obstacles.
· Experience scripting with Python and/or Perl
· Must be comfortable working in a Linux/Unix environment
· Ability to interact efficiently with peers and project managers is required.

Preferred Qualifications

· Experience with mission critical multicast systems is highly desired.
· Candidates should have 5+ years industry experience in a similar environment.
· Experience troubleshooting switching and routing hardware
· Experience working with customers to diagnose a problem, and work toward resolution
· Strong Unix/Linux skills and the ability to script in Python, Perl, shell, C or C++ is desirable,
· Needs to be a highly motivated to learn
· Needs to have good written and verbal communication skills
· Ability to multitask effectively
· Strong logical thinking skills, with the ability to adapt as new information becomes available
· Past experience with, and expertise in many of the following protocols & technologies: DWDM, T1/DS1, DS3, SONET (OC3, OC48), 802.2/3, 802.1d VLANs/STP, IPv4 & IPv6, TCP (internals & flow control), BGP, OSPF, HSRP/GLBP, PIMv2, IGMP, LDP, TACACS, IPSEC & VPNs, netflow, DNS, HTTP.

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