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System Development Engineer - Direct Connect

Amazon Corporate Services Pty - Sydney, NSW

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Amazon Web Services Direct Connect is a unique software defined network that provides customers a dedicated network connection from their on-premise network to the cloud. Building and scaling the largest customer facing network in the world comes with unique challenges and we are always looking for talented engineers to assist us in this endeavor. We’re looking for systems development engineers who are experienced in system engineering, system automation, operational posturing, and system analysis.

This position will be part of the Amazon Direct Connect Operations team in the Sydney, Australia office. The team is responsible for a variety of networking products that help ensure AWS customers have a great experience. Our problem spaces range from the development of customer facing network features, building tools to support our current growth and scale, network monitoring, and software development all while being built inside the AWS ecosystem. We want someone who’s enthusiastic about the potential of cloud computing, networking and about building simple, robust system management systems. The ideal candidate will have passion and talent for solving complex problems of scalability and availability in massively distributed system.

This is an opportunity to operate and engineer systems on a massive scale, and to gain excellent experience in software defined networking and cloud computing. You'll be surrounded by people who are talented with passionate about cloud computing, and believe that world class service is critical to customer success. You will work along side some of the best software and network development engineers in the world, helping to continue design and deliver the Direct Connect product.

In this position, you will be doing
· Automate network operations and deployment tasks by creating and maintaining existing software components.
· Design systems management solutions using automation and self-repair rather than relying on alarming and human intervention.
· Drive technical innovation and efficiency in infrastructure operations via automation.
· Create processes that enhance operational workflow and provide positive customer impact.
· Dive deep to resolve problems at their root, looking for failure patterns amenable to long-term solutions via simplification and automation.
· Act as a technical point of escalation & mentor for junior staff.
· Recognize and adopt best practices in documentation, testing, security, operational support at scale, and efficient use of resources.
· Develop appropriate metrics to demonstrate performance at improving operational efficiency.


· Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or 5 years of relevant work experience
· 5 years of experience with monitoring, troubleshooting and resolving network and software components.
· 3+ years of experience in automation via shell scripting and Perl/Python programming.
· Knowledge of standard internet protocols (Ethernet, ARP, IP, ICMP, UDP, TCP, SSL, DNS, HTTP, etc.)


· Networking experience with routers and switches.
· Experience with working with ISPs/Colocation providers.
· Experience with large scale distributed systems.
· Experience with AWS.

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 status.