Deployment Engineer-Backbone America's

Amazon.com, Inc. Shoreline, WA
The Deployment Engineer (DE) is responsible for managing some of the most technical, cost efficient, and fast paced communications project schedules achievable. Amazon Deployment Engineers are constantly challenged to drive continuous improvement and deliver the highest quality, most technically efficient connectivity solutions in the world. As part of this team, you will lead complex, backbone network delivery projects using your telecommunications and networking expertise. You will engage with internal customers to plan requirements and deliver cross functional projects through the entire project lifecycle. This includes managing project schedules, identifying and mitigating risks, dependencies, jeopardies and contingencies and clearly communicating them to project stakeholders. You will work with internal customer, as well as network scaling and planning and field technical and operations teams to ensure capacity is available when and where it's needed. You will measure and monitor current performance against SLA and drive to continuously improve the processes and performances toward interval, quality and cost metrics. You will manage network inventory while maintaining the highest level of data integrity. You will work with network partners towards faster and better delivery as well work across network operations teams to identify areas of improvement and efficiency

Project management and oversight of backbone service delivery. This will include the ownership of the project scope, timeline, and budget.

* Ensure vendors deliver on time and within spec.

* Perform quality audits and ensure issues are remediated before the vendors are released from the project.

* Implement disconnection of cancelled services, communicate disconnection requirements to third party capacity providers and manage disconnection end to end.

* Assist in the process of continuous improvement by being involved in redesign & implementation of optimized processes and relevant service improvement plans.

* Interface with key internal stakeholders (e.g. Networking, Data Center Engineering, TPMs, Data Center Management, security, etc) to obtain their requirements and drive vendors to adhere to these key elements.

* Interface with Data Center providers to drive equipment and circuit installations.

* Understand the technical requirements of our engineering teams and ensure the completed project meets these requirements.

* Understand fiber deployment types and ensure that diversity requirements that are required are met.

* Drive vendors to gain LOA/CFAs prior to circuit delivery in order to ensure timely provisioning of cross connects.

* Prepare and give status reviews to the management team regarding progress and roadblocks on the project.

* Develop long-term strategic partnerships in support of our key markets.

* Creation of project scope and equipment requirements, assist with request for proposals, and capital requests.

* Ability to manage multiple projects at the same time.

* Ability to work across multiple time zones

Willing to travel 50-75% of the time.