• Senior Network Development Engineer

    Location IE-DUBLIN-Dublin
    Posted Date 1 year ago(06/02/2017 15:43)
    Job ID
    Amazon Data Services Ireland Limited
  • 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.

    - Automate select network administration tasks through creation and maintenance of scripts and tools
    - Provide critical on-shift network operations support to Amazon.com customers to diagnose of large-scale networking events
    - Support and maintain our next generation data-center networks.
    - Deliver simple, sustainable and repeatable solutions and processes.
    - Drive and support innovation from the NIC to the core.
    - Reduce the end-to-end cost of delivering packets.
    - Partner with our broader Technical Operations organization to reduce operational burden.
    - Work closely with our Network Engineering teams to ensure fast, smooth roll-out of new designs and products.
    - Drive standards across the network and ensure that we are fully compliant to those standards and policies.
    - Monitor and manage communications during large-scale events utilizing an established Event Management process
    - Collaborate with level two and level-three resolvers
    - Identify and troubleshoot recurring platform issues. Effective escalation of same to mid- and senior-level engineering teams for full resolution
    - Create and review documentation and process regarding recurring issues, new standard operating procedures, knowledge transfer material, etc.
    - Troubleshoot networking, routing and interconnectivity issues, including troubleshooting of network device configuration and low level application interaction
    - Complete customer requests via Remedy trouble ticketing system
    - Mentor more junior staff in basic network administration, including involvement in the formulation of a structured training plan
    - Participation in entry level interviewing

    Basic Qualifications

    • Our ideal candidate is highly autonomous, very detail oriented, possesses strong written and verbal communication skills and has significant experience of supporting large scale, enterprise class networks.
    • Excellent network implementation and troubleshooting skills combined with a proven documentation methodology is also required.
    • 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.
    • In addition to providing top-tier management and support of Amazons vast network infrastructure, Network Engineers are expected to build or enhance tools, develop best practices, refine operational procedure and constantly think pro-actively and with innovation.
    • A relevant degree in a related technical discipline or at least three years relevant experience in a large-scale network operations environment is preferred.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • In-depth knowledge of and experience with major Internet routing protocols, BGP, OSPF.
    • Excellent Ethernet and IP networking knowledge and extensive experience in the application of IP protocols.
    • Substantial background in large scale datacenter network implementations and support.
    • Deep knowledge of network hardware and packet forwarding architectures.
    • Significant past experience with the following protocols and concepts: TCP/IP, TCP/IP Flow control, UDP, HSRP/VRRP/GLBP, DNS, ARP, HTTP, SSL, STP, Trunking, & Port Channeling, IPsec and TLS
    • In depth experience on Cisco IOS and Cisco hardware platforms
    • Experience working in virtualised enterprise networking environments
    • Excellent analytical skills
    • Must be comfortable working in a Linux/Unix environment.
    • Software development/programming/scripting skills are highly desired - specifically Perl, or shell (bash, ksh, csh)
    • Knowledge or awareness of IT best practice frameworks (ITIL, COBIT) and Operational Excellence concepts or methodologies is a plus

    Other Qualifications & Responsibilities
    • Physical requirements - The ability to sit in front of computer for entire scheduled 12-hour shift with appropriate breaks while maintaining a high level of alertness and attention to detail.
    • Ability to move and lift computer equipment.
    • Must be able to work in a follow the sun shift (6am-6pm) across and including weekends and holidays.
    • Must be willing to support an off-hours, engagement only pager rotation.
    • Experience dealing with customers during problem resolution and operating efficiently under pressure.
    • Effective prioritization and time management.
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