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Network Development Engineer III

Network Development Engineer III

Job ID 
Posted Date 
Vadata, Inc
Position Category 
Operations, IT, & Support Engineering
Recruiting Team 
North American Teams - AWS

Job Description

Do you like helping U.S. Intelligence Community agencies implement innovative cloud computing solutions and solve technical problems? Would you like to do this using the latest cloud computing technologies? Do you have a knack for helping these groups understand application architectures and integration approaches, and the consultative and leadership skills to launch a project on a trajectory to success?

Amazon Web Services is searching for industry-leading hands-on Senior Network Engineer to join our network team that owns critical Amazon Web Services IP networks for our public sector regions. The team drives engineering, implementation, scalability, 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 or Seattle, WA.

Our ideal candidate is extremely hands-on, highly autonomous, very 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 simple, scalable 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 Engineer working in AWS Networking you will have end to end ownership (design, engineering, implementation, operations escalation) of our current and newly developing networks
- Lead the engineering and evolution of highly available ultra-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 software developers to full automate network deployment and operations
- Drive operational excellence projects to improve network performance and reliability
- Troubleshoot complex problems and develop innovative solutions
- Mentoring and coaching junior engineers
- Review and implement changes on the network

This position requires that applicant selected be a U.S. citizen and obtain and maintain a TS/SCI US Government clearance with polygraph. TS/SCI eligibility is not required to start; however, the applicant selected will be subject to a Single-Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified national security information. Applicants with a current SSBI, SBPR, or PPR, may be eligible for crossover in accordance with ICPG 704.4.

Basic Qualifications

- 7 years experience in large scale network design, engineering, and operations
- Informal project management experience or experience leading project teams
- Proven experience delivering complex network projects and driving operations excellence
- In-depth knowledge of and significant experience with major Internet protocols: BGP, OSPF, ISIS, MPLS, TCP
- Deep knowledge of network hardware and packet forwarding architectures
- Must be comfortable working in a Linux/Unix environment.
- Demonstrated experience creating software to automate network deployment or operations
- A relevant degree in a related technical discipline or equivalent experience in a large – scale network environment.

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.

Preferred Qualifications

- Excellent analytical skills
- Software development/programming skills and experience
- Experience initiating, driving and managing in-event conference calls.
- The desire and ability to work in a fast paced, collaborative environment is essential.
- Effective prioritization and time management.


*Please email AWS Sourcing Recruiter, Scott Korkowski ( if you have questions.

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