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Network Development Engineer, Internet Edge

Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Location: Australia

Job Type: Full time


Job summary
Amazon is looking for a Network Development Engineer to join our Network Operations team. Network Development Engineers partner with our broader Infrastructure organization on configurations standards and tools, and collaborate with Systems and Software Engineers to ensure fast, smooth roll-out of new designs and products, and also deploy and sustain networking software tools.
If you like to use network and Unix systems engineering to deliver simple, sustainable and repeatable solutions. we’d like to meet you. Your work will play a key role in driving the stability and sustainability of next-generation IP networks.
This is an excellent opportunity to join Amazons world class technical teams, working with some of the best and brightest engineers while also developing your skills and furthering your career within one of the most innovative and progressive technology companies anywhere.

Key job responsibilities
  • Support and maintain our next generation - networks
  • Deliver simple, sustainable and repeatable solutions and processes
  • Partner with our broader Technical Operations organization to reduce operational burden
  • Work closely with our Network Engineering & Deployment teams to ensure operational readiness for new deployments
  • Drive standards across the network and ensure that we are fully compliant to those standards and policies
  • Participate and drive impact mitigation during large-scale events utilizing an established Event Management process
  • Drive event deep dives for large-scale events, deliver high-quality documentation for the events and drive corrective actions to completion
  • Improve our detection mechanisms by designing and implementing new alerts
  • Identify and troubleshoot recurring platform issues and ability to effectively engage with mid and senior-level engineering teams for full resolution
  • Provide critical on-shift network operations support to customers to diagnose and respond to large-scale events
  • Create and review documentation and process regarding recurring issues, new standard operating procedures, knowledge transfer material, etc.
  • Troubleshoot, and interconnectivity issues, including troubleshooting of network device configuration and low-level application interaction
  • Identify and drive opportunities to repeatable tasks through creation and maintenance of scripts and tools
  • Effectively contribute towards hiring and developing others in the team.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline or equivalent experience in a large–scale network environment
  • 5+ 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.
  • 3+ years experience in a technical on-call capacity, responding to customer impacting events, mitigating and root cause analysis of those events.
  • 2+ years Unix/Linux command line experience
  • Experience with internet routing protocols and concepts: TCP/IP, BGP, MPLS, ISIS and/or OSPF
  • Experience with network operating systems such as Cisco IOS and Junos.
  • 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.
  • Knowledge of network analysis fundamentals and robust troubleshooting skills; specifically, network performance analysis
  • Experience working with customers to diagnose a problem, and work toward resolution
  • Strong desire to build, ability to multitask, sense of ownership and urgency.
  • Strong Unix/Linux skills and ability to script in Perl, Python, shell, C or C++ is highly desirable as is a strong understanding of load balancing and layer 4-7 technologies
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Meets/exceeds Amazon’s functional/technical depth and complexity for this role

  • Meets/exceeds Amazon’s leadership principles requirements for this role
  • Experience with Agile development methodologies and DevOps environments.
• Knowledge of IT best practice frameworks (ITIL, COBIT) and Operational Excellence concepts or methodologies is a plus

Acknowledgement of country:
In the spirit of reconciliation Amazon acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.

IDE statement:
Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, or other legally protected attributes.