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Internet Business Developer and Network Planner (China)

Internet Business Developer and Network Planner (China)

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Amazon Connect Technology Services (Beijing) Co., Ltd.
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Operations, IT, & Support Engineering
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Job Description

Do you consider yourself one of the best Internet Business Developer and Network Planner in the industry? Do you have specific experience building massively scaled networks in China? Do you enjoy navigating through technical, business, and governmental constraints to get to a best in class solution? Do you want to work on one of the world's most sophisticated Internet infrastructures in a very challenging environment? Amazon has continued to grow and evolve as one of the original Internet pioneers. Want to know what are we're up to today? Take everything you know about Amazon and turn it inside out. Were taking all the amazing technology that Amazon is built on and exposing it to our customers. Storage, Compute, and a full suite of virtualized services are all part of the Amazon product line called Amazon Web Services ( It's a platform that's ready for anything you can dream up -- from your Sichuan travel blog to the next eCommerce Mega-Site on hosted services within the Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) or, your next multi-terabyte online storage repository in Simple Storage Services (S3). Our goal is to be "The Infrastructure Platform" to China and the rest of the world... and our customers are already lining up. All of this provides for enormous growth to our Internet and backbone connectivity needs. So what does this mean to be an Internet Business Developer and Network Planner in Amazon's AWS Internet Services, Infrastructure Team?

* Massive challenge - This is an entirely new ballgame where no book provides the answer but books are already being published on what we've done. We're inventing as we go. No longer is 2x or 3x scaling in the equation. We've got 100x scaling in our sights. This will challenge our innovation and our infrastructure to the max!
  • Massive influence - Our infrastructure staff don't work in a vacuum, here at Amazon. We're not handed requirements, we drive them. Amazon Infrastructure is more than just a player; we're integral to the development of AWS. We work daily, with other teams within AWS, on shaping the future of the product. There are no limits to what we're exposed to and what we influence - including strategic roadmap, application architecture, application development & business development. What this means is our staff have more than just the network in mind, we've got the business in mind. we've earned a seat that the table. We're trusted and our customers listen.
  • Incredibly smart people - Amazon has brought together the best and the brightest. Out of the box thinking is the norm at Amazon. The box is too far behind. We challenge ourselves and our coworkers, every day, to build it bigger, better & faster. Amazon is your platform - nothing is off the table. If you've got great ideas, this is the place to be heard.
  • Total ownership - We're not an assembly line - we own our products from end to end. We understand everything about our product. This is truly a unique time at Amazon, and for the Internet, as we're making history here, every single day. Do your homework & compare us to the other big players. Today could be Day One for you! If this is up your alley, we'd love to hear from you.

The AWS Internet Services, Infrastructure team is responsible for the strategy, acquisition, implementation, and maintenance of relationships with strategic suppliers and partners to expand and grow Amazon's AWS throughout China.

This includes finding optimal solutions to Amazon's ongoing needs for data center capacity; working closely with network carriers to obtain capacity for expansion and growth of Amazon's China network; and meeting the operational sourcing requirements for new products, services, and initiatives prior to launch. By applying a unique blend of business and technology experience, you will work closely with both outside parties and internal teams to find creative, cost effective, and often unusual solutions to meet Amazon's ongoing growth and expansion needs worldwide.

The Internet Business Developer and Network Planner will play a pivotal role in organizing, tracking, and implementing network interconnection activities in close coordination with other team members. This individual will coordinate peering and transit connections with both external parties and internal teams, will assist in establishing peering with partner networks, and will work closely with network operations teams to ensure that peering and transit connections are upgraded in a timely and effective manner. This role is suited for someone who is excited by rapid growth and is willing to chart new territories and define new processes where there is none.

Basic Qualifications

  • A Bachelor's Degree in an IT related field or equivalent experience is required
  • Candidates should have a minimum of 5 years industry experience in a similar environment.
  • Knowledge of network technology, IP peering ecosystems, IP transit, and long haul fiber networks is required.
  • Experience working in an IP peering role or network planner at a large network operator is strongly preferred.
  • Understanding and experience with Internet scale traffic engineering and associated routing policy is a must.
  • Ability to create complex financial models to understand business impacts of various network solutions is required.
  • Experience interacting with senior executives and other management within a company and working across commercial, technical, domestic, and international arms of an organization.
  • Interest and experience using technology and the internet to improve work efficiency.
  • Fluent in Mandarin and English (written and verbal)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Exceptionally strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong organizational, multitasking, and prioritization abilities; an excellent attention to detail.
  • An analytical, data-driven approach toward solving complex challenges.
  • Monitor, track, and respond to inbound interconnect requests from other network operators.
  • Interact with a trouble ticketing system, provide status updates to internal and external parties, and track provisioning of new peering connections.
  • Update internal network tracking tools and other relevant documentation;
  • Review through documentation and reports to identify areas for network expansion and/or extension.

  • Work with network engineers and the Internet Services leadership to analyze network traffic and trends.
  • Assist Internet Services leadership and other internal groups to develop and improve processes for rapid installation and network upgrades.
  • Must be able to handle highly sensitive, confidential, and unusual information with a diplomatic and friendly approach.
  • Comfortable with basic BGP protocol configuration on various routing platforms and Linux/Unix skills is preferred.
This position also requires strong interpersonal skills, vendor management, strong project management and time management skills and a successful track record of coordinating and driving issues to resolution. The ability to work in a tightly coupled team atmosphere is essential. This is an amazing opportunity in terms of responsibility, interesting challenges and high visibility. We truly are looking for the highest quality candidates, so you should expect a rigorous technical interview process.