Network Development Engineer, Border, Amazon Web Services - Sydney, Australia

Job Type:Full Time
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Amazon is the earth’s most customer centric company and is looking to hire highly motivated, best-in-class Network Engineers for our expanding teams. Just to start, you will be working on the networks that support the Earth’s largest cloud provider. Our customers demand the highest quality and reliability for their services. While expanding at a tremendous rate it is our responsibility to maintain quality and reliability while developing innovative ways to scale our network.

The Border Network Engineering team of AWS is responsible for the networks that connect AWS infrastructure to our customers, internet peers and to each other via a global backbone. We leverage the latest in high scale networking hardware, multi-tier topologies and advanced tooling - keeping ahead of Amazon's customer needs. With engineers based in Dublin, Seattle and Sydney, we are responsible for the end to end design, deployment, operations and reliability of the border network.

Why Australia? Our Sydney offices are growing rapidly and you could be part of that! This is an excellent opportunity to join Amazon and Amazon Web Services and build something great. You would be joining a world class technical team, working with some of the biggest and brightest engineers in the industry. Not only would you be working with the best, you would be developing your skills and furthering your career within one of the fastest- growing, most innovative and progressive technology companies in the world.

Network Engineering

We are inventing the networks of the future so our engineers require a deep background in network in routing protocols and operating large scale networks. Our network engineers are pivotal in driving technology changes that ensure a safe and reliable operating environment, working with internal teams and customers to integrate new features and services to the network, developing automated tooling and implementing design optimisations that drive reliability and performance.

Network Operations

Our Network Engineering and Operations engineers are responsible for operating and maintaining the health of Amazon’s Retail and Web Services network. This team not only operates one of the largest networks on earth by leveraging the latest in high scale networking hardware, multi-tier topologies and advanced tooling but also solves complex technical problems. Our team supports all aspects of connectivity to/from Amazon and the outside world, as well as the connectivity between Amazon’s data centres and services.

Network Scaling and Deployment Engineering

Our Network Scaling and Deployment engineers build and grow the Amazon network worldwide. We constantly adopt new and exciting technologies and integrate into our networks network topologies to scale for an ever-growing demand for network capacity. We expect our network engineers to be passionate about new technologies, to be curious and learn constantly, drive new and effective ways to build and scale networks while maintaining a vigilance on service safety. Our engineers are expected to self-manage several projects at a time, providing regular status updates identify and work though issues independently.


  • A Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or Engineering, or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years experience in a similar large scale provider environment
  • Excellent IP networking fundamentals and extensive experience in the application of IP protocols, e.g. BGP, OSPF, IS-IS
  • Independently solve complex problems while applying appropriate technologies
  • Excellent in diagnosing problems within a network and complex troubleshooting
  • Participate in training and recruiting initiatives


  • Experienced using Linux/Unix
  • Experienced in shell scripting and/or coding languages such as python, bash or similar
• Expert knowledge of network hardware and packet forwarding architectures