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Amazon Sr. Network Development Engineer in Seattle, Washington


Amazon Web Services Networking is searching for hands-on Senior Network Development Engineer to join our network team that owns critical Amazon Web Services IP networks for our public sector regions. The team drives design, engineering, implementation, operations, reliability, and sustainability of these next-generation networks and works on innovative ways to automate and scale our network as we expand. Position location can be Herndon, VA, Arlington, VA, or Seattle, WA.

Our ideal candidate is hands-on, autonomous, detail oriented, possesses strong written and verbal communication skills, strong project management and time management skills, and has a successful track record of engineering, delivering, and optimizing durable solutions. The desire and ability to work in a fast paced, collaborative environment; with geographically diverse teams 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 Development Engineer working in AWS Networking, you will have end to end ownership (design, engineering, implementation, operations escalation) of our current and newly developing IP networks

  • Lead the design and evolution of highly available hyper-scale networks, driving them from concept to launch, and beyond

  • Define and influence strategy within and outside the team

  • Lead project teams to deliver impactful benefits to our customers

  • Work closely with our network engineers and software developers to automate network deployment and operations

  • Drive operational excellence projects to improve network performance and reliability

  • Troubleshoot complex problems and develop innovative solutions

  • Hiring, mentoring and coaching engineers

  • Review and implement changes on the network

Physical and Other Requirements:

  • Must be willing to support an off-hours operations escalation pager rotation.

  • Experience dealing with customers during problem resolution and operating efficiently under pressure.

  • The ability to sit in front of 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.

This position requires that the candidate selected be a U.S. citizen and obtain and maintain an active TS/SCI with a polygraph.

Inclusive Team Culture

Here at AWS, we embrace our differences. We are committed to furthering our culture of inclusion. We have twelve employee-led affinity groups, reaching 40,000 employees in over 190 chapters globally. We have innovative benefit offerings, and host annual and ongoing learning experiences, including our Conversations on Race and Ethnicity (CORE) and AmazeCon (gender diversity) conferences. Amazon’s culture of inclusion is reinforced within our 16 Leadership Principles, which remind

team members to seek diverse perspectives, learn and be curious, and earn trust.

Work/Life Balance

Our team puts a high value on work-life balance. It isn’t about how many hours you spend at home or at work; it’s about the flow you establish that brings energy to both parts of your life. We believe striking the right balance between your personal and professional life is critical to life-long happiness and fulfillment. We offer flexibility in working hours and encourage you to find your own balance between your work and personal lives. This position involves on-call responsibilities, typically for one week every two months. We don’t like getting paged in the

middle of the night or on the weekend, so we work to ensure that our systems are fault tolerant. When we do get paged, we work together to resolve the root cause so that we don’t get paged for the same issue twice.

Mentorship & Career Growth

Our team is dedicated to supporting new members. We have a broad mix of experience levels and tenures, and we’re building an environment that celebrates knowledge sharing and mentorship. Our senior members enjoy one-on-one mentoring and thorough, but kind, code reviews. We care about your career growth and strive to assign projects based on

what will help each team member develop into a better-rounded engineer and enable them to take on more complex tasks in the future.

About the team

AWS Infrastructure Services owns the design, planning, delivery, and operation of all AWS global infrastructure. In other words, we’re the people who keep the cloud running. We support all AWS data centers and all of the servers, storage, networking, power, and cooling equipment that ensure our customers have continual access to the innovation they rely on. We work on the most challenging problems, with thousands of variables impacting the supply chain — and we’re looking for talented people who want to help.

You’ll join a diverse team of software, hardware, and network engineers, supply chain specialists, security experts, operations managers, and other vital roles. You’ll collaborate with people across AWS to help us deliver the highest standards for safety and security while providing seemingly infinite capacity at the lowest possible cost for our customers. And you’ll experience an inclusive culture that welcomes bold ideas and empowers you to own them to completion.

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform. We pioneered cloud computing and never stopped innovating — that’s why customers from the most successful startups to Global 500 companies trust our robust suite of products and services to power their businesses.

Amazon values diverse experiences. Even if you do not meet all of the preferred qualifications and skills listed in the job description, we encourage candidates to apply. If your career is just starting, hasn’t followed a traditional path, or includes alternative experiences, don’t let it stop you from applying.

We value work-life harmony. Achieving success at work should never come at the expense of sacrifices at home, which is why we strive for flexibility as part of our working culture. When we feel supported in the workplace and at home, there’s nothing we can’t achieve in the cloud.

Here at AWS, it’s in our nature to learn and be curious. Our employee-led affinity groups foster a culture of inclusion that empower us to be proud of our differences. Ongoing events and learning experiences, including our Conversations on Race and Ethnicity (CORE) and AmazeCon (gender diversity) conferences, inspire us to never stop embracing our uniqueness.

We’re continuously raising our performance bar as we strive to become Earth’s Best Employer. That’s why you’ll find endless knowledge-sharing, mentorship and other career-advancing resources here to help you develop into a better-rounded professional.

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

Arlington, VA, USA | Herndon, VA, USA | Seattle, WA, USA

Basic Qualifications

  • 8+ years of major internet routing protocols experience

  • 5+ years of working in a Linux/Unix environment experience

  • 3+ years of automation scripting using Python, Bash, Shell and/or Perl experience

  • Experience in IP networking technologies such as - BGP, OSPF, IS-IS, MPLS, TCP, SLB, network hardware platforms, and packet forwarding architectures.

  • Network design, engineering, implementation, and/or operations experience.

  • Experience leading solutioning, planning, engineering, growth, operations, and/or enhancement of industry leading IP network solutions.

  • Bachelor's degree in Networking, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related technical discipline.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to lead and deliver complex network projects and drive operational excellence.

  • Proficiency in developing network automation software.

  • Ability to drive and manage customer impacting network events.

  • Ability to work in a fast paced and collaborative environment.

  • Ability to deal with ambiguity, prioritize, and time manage effectively.

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, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit

Our compensation reflects the cost of labor across several US geographic markets. The base pay for this position ranges from $127,300/year in our lowest geographic market up to $247,600/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.