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Manager, Network Systems

Manager, Network Systems

Job ID 
389412
Location 
US-VA-Herndon
Posted Date 
3/23/2016
Company 
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’s network is a key differentiator for Amazon Web Services (AWS), enabling the global operation of services and applications across hundreds of thousands of servers worldwide. The AWS Networking team develops and operates the network platform, network software automation, and network tools for all of AWS, including US Public Sector facing cloud computing solutions. This platform and systems model is industry-leading for its efficiency, throughput and reliability, and it is critical to the success of 1+ Million AWS customers, including the US Government.

Are you ready to own deployments and operations of AWS’ US Public Sector cloud IP network software systems and tools? Are you experienced in managing teams of Linux Systems Engineers with a passion for running highly-available systems and services at scale? The Network Systems Manager is responsible for a team of highly qualified systems engineers who deploy and operate our purpose built innovative network software solutions. He/she will develop strong working relationships and collaborate with our network software development teams to ensure timely availability, dependability, and stability of all networking software systems and tools. He/she will lead new software capabilities and framework introduction efforts; own and manage continuous software deployments to ensure currentness of existing systems and tools; have responsibility for 24x7 operations of all networking software stacks and environments; enhance existing tools and build new tools as required; and manage security compliance efforts for these software systems.

The Network Systems Manager will be responsible for scaling, standardization, optimization, technology refresh, and day to day operations of all networking systems and tools, while ensuring any networking software related escalated operations events are mitigated and satisfactorily resolved with speed and precision. He/she will proactively drive process development and iterative refinements to maintain version currentness, functionality validation/testing, trustworthy usability, and stability of the network systems environments. He/she will hire, develop, and grow a great team, set priorities, and deliver sustained improvements. This leader will improve our network software automation health by developing and delivering key operational metrics that point us to critical risks and problems, and drive rapid closure. He/she will relentlessly enhance our metrics and processes to continuously improve availability and performance. Our leaders are technical - have been there, done that - and understand their environment to accurately represent highly technical issues and matters; as well as exercise sound judgment during high severity events.

Our engineers, managers and leaders are passionate about continually improving our internal and external customers’ experience. So come join us and become an integral part of the technology company that is a global trail blazer in Cloud services. Position location can be Herndon, VA or Seattle, WA.

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


  • Minimum of 6+ years experience in linux, scripting, and/or networking technology roles, with 3+ years in a systems team management role
  • In-depth and current systems technologies knowledge - Linux/Unix, Scripting (Python, Perl, etc.), TCP/IP, IP networking/routing basics
  • Experience leading delivery and operations of industry leading systems solutions
  • Experience driving and presenting root cause analysis and error correction from operational events to senior management
  • Experience representing your team/technical area to customers, peers, and senior leadership
  • Self driven, detail oriented, excellent analytical skills, a strong team player who works well with immediate and extended team, and consistently puts the team above oneself
  • Possesses strong written and verbal communication skills, and strong project management skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure with minimal supervision, and keep up with a fast moving environment via effective prioritization and time management.
  • Strong desire to innovate, ability to multitask, sense of ownership, and urgency.


Physical requirements:

  • Must be able to work in a 24x7 managers on call rotation environment, with ability to drive into workplace for critical events/needs.
  • 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 sites and Amazon/customer offices as needed.
  • Experience dealing with customers during problem resolution and operating efficiently under pressure.
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.

Preferred Qualifications


  • 8+ years in a technology role and 5+ years in a management role
  • Past experience with systems design and development/engineering, either as a manager or individual contributor
  • Past experience running teams of 6+ individual contributors
  • Experience in contributing to the definition and implementation of automation opportunities within an operational network environment
  • Experience in Agile management methodologies
  • Proficiency in IP networking technologies/routing protocols

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*Please email AWS Sourcing Recruiter, Scott Korkowski (korkowsk@amazon.com) if you have questions.

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