Amazon Web Services

Senior Process Development Engineer, Network Product Development - Optics

Posted 24 April 2024
Job type Permanent

Company's Benefits

  • Flexible Working Arrangements

    Flexible Working Arrangements

  • Equal Pay Initiatives

    Equal Pay Initiatives

  • Mentorship Program

    Mentorship Program

  • Leadership Development Program

    Leadership Development Program

  • Paid Parental Leave

    Paid Parental Leave

  • Return to Work Policy

    Return to Work Policy

  • Breastfeeding Rooms

    Breastfeeding Rooms

  • Sponsorship Program

    Sponsorship Program

  • Raise Numbers Of Women In Leadership

    Raise Numbers Of Women In Leadership

  • Internal Women's Networking Group

    Internal Women's Networking Group

Job Description


The Core Networking team is looking for a Sr. Process Development Engineer to join our Network Product Development (NPD) Interconnect team. As a member of The Amazon Core Networking team, you’ll have a unique opportunity to shape the development of one of the world’s largest and most complex optical networks.

Our networks will enable us to continue to scale the existing services, and to enable new services. You’ll be chartered with leading the development of innovative optical solutions, which will change how we build optical infrastructure to support Amazon’s ever growing capacity requirements. You’ll drive a step-change in Amazon’s ability to provision, manage and monitor the network.

AWS Core Networking is focused on building Data Centers and the network that allows Data Centers to function efficiently. We own the solutions that allow racks to be aggregated and Data Centers to be interconnected. Core Networking's goal is to balance efficiency, performance and reliability to allow customers access to their applications and data.
If you like to design, operate, and implement networks of large scale - we would like to meet you. Your work will play a key role to support all aspects of connectivity to/from Amazon and the outside world, as well as, the connectivity between Amazon’s data centers and services to design and architect innovation so networks are fail-proof, infinitely scale and grow.

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform. We pioneered cloud computing and never stopped innovating — that’s why customers from the most successful startups to Global 500 companies trust our robust suite of products and services to power their businesses.

Here at AWS, it’s in our nature to learn and be curious. Our employee-led affinity groups foster a culture of inclusion that empowers us to be proud of our differences. Ongoing events and learning experiences, including our Conversations on Race and Ethnicity (CORE) and AmazeCon (gender diversity) conferences, inspire us to never stop embracing our uniqueness.

Our inclusive culture empowers Amazonians to deliver the best results for our customers. We not only celebrate the diversity of our workforce, we celebrate the diverse ways we work. If you would like to request an accommodation for the interview or onboarding process, please let us know and we will connect you to our accommodation team. You may also reach them directly by visiting

We’re continuously raising our performance bar as we strive to become Earth’s Best Employer. That’s why you’ll find endless knowledge-sharing, mentorship and other career-advancing resources here to help you develop into a better-rounded professional.

Key job responsibilities
- Focus on ambiguous problem areas in existing and new interconnect products
- Propose and deliver projects that have a significant business and/or customer impact
- Drive mindful discussions with customers and peers, be a key influencer in team strategy
- Drive vendors/manufacturers to design new hardware and software features and guide the implementation plans for incorporating them into our products
- Define system level and component level specifications for suppliers
- Work with product owners to identify quality issues of interconnect solutions and drive improvement of them with our vendors

A day in the life
On an everyday basis as an engineer in our team, you have the unique opportunity to understand the growing AWS network and our internal customers’ requirement on interconnect solutions, and work backwards to devise hardware solutions by influencing the broad industry and/or to develop software tools with sister teams to maintain a highly available network that delights AWS customers. You design and implement processes and mechanisms that both help the team to deliver business impact to the organization in a systemic way, while also helping to raise the bar on our operational excellence.

About the team
The NPD Interconnects team is part of the Network Product Development (NPD) Platform org in AWS and is responsible for DAC, AEC, and optical links in our fleet. We own developing technologies that enable interconnect solutions for our customers while establishing supply diversity, driving down cost, and raising the performance bar of our links in the fleet. To achieve this we design and maintain qualification software and hardware infrastructure, work with vendors to co-develop their products to fit our needs, and create monitoring tools and alarming to ensure the health of the network. Our team is highly motivated to help support and develop new team members in both leadership principles and technical skills, which has helped our team grow quickly in the past few years. Our leadership team ensures that projects are assigned accordingly to challenge team members in both ambiguity and complexity to gain the expertise required to grow their scope and impact.

Working at AWS in the Core Networking Team

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We are open to hiring candidates to work out of one of the following locations:

Singapore, SGP


- Bachelors degree in Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Physics, Optics or equivalent with 10+ years of experience
- Masters / PhD in Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Physics, Optics or equivalent with 7+ years of experience
- 7+ years of hands-on experience on optical transceivers
- 5+ years of experience with optical protocols and technologies
- 5+ years of experience on high volume manufacturing processes


- Masters or PhD preferred
- Process engineer with more 15+ years of experience in design and manufacturing of optical transceivers and components
- Well versed in SMT, WB and Die attach, Alignment, Mechanical design, and Fiber attachment processes
- Deeply understand process tolerances and able to correlate them to design.
- Design review on CAD and guide if the design is manufacturable and drive interaction with the design team to modify the design to a highly manufacturable solution
- Schematic and layout review for manufacturability
- Independent leader that can hit the ground day-1 and advise us all aspects of design process development and yield improvement