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Full-time Systems Administrator/Engineer II, Fulfillment Center Infrastructure Operations

at Amazon in TN, WA, KS, IN, KY, DE, NV, PA, AZ, VA, or SC

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Job Description
We are looking for exceptional and motivated engineers to join the Fulfillment Center Infrastructure Operations team. This team supports the systems and network for Amazon FCs across the world. Our team actively works to solve complex problems in simple and inventive ways. Engineers on our team are leaders in a large IT organization and use their excellent technical and communication skills to resolve highly visible problems. Rapid growth of the Amazon Fulfillment Center network has created exciting challenges with opportunities to work with diverse engineering and software teams. Be prepared for a rigorous technical interview process as we find engineers that are ready to work hard, have fun, and make history.


  • Manage the availability, scalability, and efficiency of multiple infrastructure services running on a Linux platform
  • Provide support for emergent problems, identify root cause and drive improvements through automation and self healing services
  • Perform on-call duty supporting sites remotely as part of a global team
  • Support network infrastructure including WAN, LAN, and wireless technologies
  • Occasional travel to Fulfillment Centers in the US, Asia, and Western Europe

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university
  • 3+ years in systems administration or systems engineering
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills for technical and business audiences
  • Ability to manage multiple concurrent high priority projects
  • Experience in a 24/7 production environment
  • Experience writing scripts in Perl, Python or shell
  • Knowledge of UNIX/Linux operating systems
  • Experience with supporting networking protocols for WAN, LAN, and Wireless
  • Able to train and mentor junior technicians and engineers
  • Experience with modern server hardware
  • Significant experience with TCP, UDP, DNS, DHCP, HTTP, SSH, TFTP, LPD, LDAP, and other common Unix services

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with languages such as C, C++, or Java
  • Cisco CCNA, CCNP, or CCIE certification
  • Understanding of XML/SOAP, web services, workflow modeling, web application development, and industry-standard commerce systems
  • Project Management experience
  • BS in Computer Science or related field

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