Network Engineer

June 22, 2015

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Do you love technology? Do you have great interpersonal and communication skills? Do you thrive in a fast paced e-commerce environment? If the answer is yes please read on.

AbeBooks, an Amazon company, is seeking a talented, self-directed Network Engineer for a 12-15 month contract position. Our ideal candidate is highly autonomous, possesses strong written and verbal communication skills, strong project & time management skills and has a successful track record of deploying scalable solutions, debugging complex network issues and delivering innovative solutions. The desire and ability to work in a fast paced, collaborative environment is essential.

As a Network Engineer working within the AbeBooks Site & IT Operations team you will:

  • Perform operational and administrative activities for network management including installation, diagnostics, support, and configuration.
  • Effectively monitor performance of network infrastructure and make recommendations for improvements. 
  • Configure routers, switches, firewalls, and load balancers, as well as upgrade software on routers, switches, firewalls and load balancers. 
  • Troubleshoot and support network hardware and software issues in a fast-paced atmosphere. 
  • Help deploy, scale, automate, & maintain our LAN & WAN network infrastructure (physical data center and cloud-based) and Internet connectivity for a 24x7 web based company.
  • Work closely with our internal customers on designs/solutions and take them from concept to production.
  • Create and update our network standards and ensure that the network is deployed to these standards.
  • Perform capacity planning activities to ensure we scale our network ahead of customer demand.
  • Support and educate users on network issues and performance. 
  • Create and maintain clear, concise documentation. 
  • Help with security audits and investigations
  • Provide on-call support outside of normal business hours


  • A Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience is required.
  • Candidates should have 2-8 years industry experience in a similar environment.
  • Excellent IP networking fundamentals and extensive experience in the application of IP protocols.
  • In-depth knowledge of and experience with major internet routing protocols; specifically BGP and OSPF
  • Excellent network analysis fundamentals and robust troubleshooting skills.
  • Ability to interact efficiently with peers and customers is required.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of and experience with major network device platforms; specifically Cisco & F5 platforms
  • Past experience and expertise in many of the following protocols & technologies is desired: MPLS, BGP, traffic shaping, Internet circuit configuration
  • Experience designing network and datacenter installations utilizing L2 and L3 protocols

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with maintaining multi-site network operations.
  • Experience with the various AWS networking services, such as VPCs, Direct Connect, security groups and ELBs
  • Strong Unix skills
  • Ability to script in Perl, Python, shell, C or C++

AbeBooks offers competitive salaries, a generous benefits package, and a beautiful waterfront office space, as well as bonus perks such as a health and wellness subsidy, fresh fruit, donuts, free drinks and snacks, foosball, ping pong, and pool tables… the list goes on.

What really makes us stand out is the world-class team of people that you get to work with every day. We trust our employees because we only hire the best. We want people who are prepared to challenge the status quo and always raise the bar. And we do all this while having fun and enjoying the tranquility of island life.

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Apply today, and learn more about why you should join our award-winning workplace! please apply online at