AWS Data Center careers

Ever wondered what it is like to work in a data center?

Whether you're an electrician, technician, mechanical engineer, logistics or security specialist; your next career move could be working in an AWS Data Center.  

We're hiring across 9 different regions in EMEA: Dublin, London, Cape Town, Milan, Zaragoza, Bahrain, Malardalen (Sweden), Paris & Frankfurt.  

On this page you will find information on the types of roles we hire for and our locations.

You'll also get to hear from some of our current data center Amazonians, learn more about AWS working culture and dive deep on interview preparation! 

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EMEA data centers

AWS pioneered cloud computing in 2006, and we continuously innovate the design and systems of our data centers to allow our customers to securely build and innovate faster. 

Dive deep on the layers of an AWS data center >>

Why cloud infrastructure matters

The AWS Global Cloud Infrastructure is the most secure, extensive, and reliable Cloud Computing environment anywhere, on and off the planet. With millions of active customers and tens of thousands of partners globally, AWS has the largest and most dynamic ecosystem.

Customers across virtually every industry and of every size, including start-ups, enterprises, and public sector organisations, are running every imaginable use case on AWS.

Customers are increasingly choosing AWS to host their cloud-based infrastructure and realise increased performance, security, reliability, and scale wherever they go.

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Roles we hire for

Data Center Operations Technician (DCT)

Data Center Operations Technicians are responsible for delivering best in class services by providing support and highest availability for the world’s largest cloud computing infrastructure.

DCTs own the full lifecycle of the physical server infrastructure, while also supporting the rest of the data center infrastructure.

You will need:

• Basic knowledge of Linux
• Computer/server hardware troubleshooting experience
• Experience with networking basic configuration and server boosting
• Some experience with network protocols: TCP/IP, Ethernet, L2/L3 technologies
• Network Hardware: copper and optical fiber cabling, switches, routers
• Strong verbal and written communication skills (English)
• A passion for IT infrastructure and hardware

View DCT roles >>

Engineering Operations Technician (EOT)

EOTs are responsible for the delivery of best practice systems and problem resolution across all data center electrical and mechanical infrastructure.

An EOT is expected to have a positive involvement in both the maintenance of facilities and the improvement of efficiencies to help offer AWS customers better value.

You will need: 

• The ability to demonstrate key electrical competencies (both in practice & theory)

• Knowledge of mechanical systems (mechanical, HVAC systems, controls)

• Carrying an apprentice/trade certification or a diploma in an electrical field

• Strong verbal and written communication skills (English)

View EOT roles >>

Network Technician

Network Technicians work with minimum supervision in a dynamic environment to drive the expansion of our next-generation networks. They are highly autonomous and detail oriented with significant experience of supporting large scale, enterprise class networks.

They combine excellent network implementation and troubleshooting skills with a proven documentation methodology.

You will need:

• AS/BS in Computer Science; or Certification in a relevant field (CCENT, Network+, CCNA)
• 2+ years of Networking Deployment experience
• Good understanding of infrastructure technologies, including routers, switches, load balancers and firewalls at the enterprise level.·
• Knowledge of network cabling, optic types, and test equipment such as VFL, power meter, OTDR.·
• Experience with cabling infrastructure best practices and methodologies.·
• Familiarity with common networking terms and fabric based network design

View all Network Technician roles >>

Data Center Security Manager

A data center security manager (DSM) manages and improves site security operations at our data centers. They are responsible for managing physical security operations, developing post orders, defining security procedures, handling site incidents, working with security equipment, participating in construction projects and driving day-to-day process improvement activities.

You will need:

• Undergraduate degree·
• Experience in physical security related operations·
• Experience of working with security guard service providers·
• Experience of training others about security procedures·
• Experience of process improvement on day-to-day basis·
• Ability to investigate site security incidents and provide detailed reports

View all Data Center Security Manager roles >>

Logistics Specialist

Logistics Specialists dive deep into data to understand everything about the data center asset lifecycle. Working with software development teams, they contribute to continuous process improvements to deliver on our goals of high availability and low cost. The Logistics Specialist reviews data center inventory, in-bound shipments, and ongoing demand to ensure that proper stock levels are maintained in the all locations to support build and repair activities.

You will need:

• High School diploma or equivalent
• Being able to work overtime as required
• Being able to read and take direction in English
• You must be able to lift loads of up to 20 kilos and carry them for short distances
• You might participate in group lifts of 20 kilos or more
• You should be able to push or pull heavy objects into position

View all Logistics Specialist roles >>

Meet some more of our Data Center Builders

City Guides

If you’re relocating (or thinking about relocating) for a role, or you’re just curious about a particular city and our unique AWS culture, you’ll find lots of useful information in these in-depth city guides, curated by our own local recruitment teams! 

Welcome to AWS, London city guide >>

Welcome to AWS, Paris city guide >>

Welcome to AWS, Milan city guide >>

Welcome to AWS, Dublin city guide >>

Welcome to AWS, Frankfurt city guide >>

Welcome to AWS, Zaragoza city guide >>

Welcome to AWS, Cape Town city guide >>

Welcome to AWS, Bahrain city guide >>

Interview Preparation

Interview tips

 #1 Our interviews are rooted in behavioural-based questions which ask about past situations or challenges you’ve faced and how you handled them, using Amazon Leadership Principles to guide the discussion. Give it a try with an example: "Tell me about a time when you were faced with a problem that had a number of possible solutions. What was the problem and how did you determine the course of action? What was the outcome of that choice?"

 #2 Use the word "I," not "we," when describing actions in your interview answers. What specific steps did you take? What was your particular contribution? Be careful that you don’t describe what the team or group did when talking about a project. Let us know what you actually did.

 #3 It's okay to talk about failure. Have specific examples that showcase your expertise, and demonstrate how you’ve taken risks, succeeded, failed and grown in the process. Keep in mind, some of Amazon’s most successful programs have risen from the ashes of failed projects. Failure is a necessary part of innovation. It’s not optional. We understand that and believe in failing early and iterating until we get it right.

 #4 Ensure each of your interview answers has a beginning, middle, and end. Describe the situation or problem, the actions you took, and the outcome.

 #5 We aim to hire smart, thoughtful, and customer-obsessed people. Reflect on what motivated you to pursue a career with Amazon, and be prepared to share your thought process. Although “Why Amazon?” is a standard question, it’s not a formality for us. We genuinely want to understand what inspired you to explore an opportunity with us so we get a better sense of who you are.

 #6 Specifics are key; avoid generalisations. Give a detailed account of one situation for each question you answer, and use data or metrics to support your example.

 #7 When answering questions, be concise but detailed. We realise it’s hard to gauge how much information is too much versus not enough. An effective test is pausing after your succinct response to ask if you’ve provided enough detail, or if the interviewer would like you to go into more depth.

 #8 Follow up if you need clarification. If you are asked a question, but are not given enough information to provide a solid answer, don’t be shy about asking for more information. If additional context is not available, focus on how you would attempt to solve the problem given limited information.

 #9 For some roles, we may ask you to complete a writing sample. Why? At Amazon, we don’t do PowerPoint or any other slide oriented presentations. Instead we write narratively structured memos and silently read one at the beginning of each meeting in a kind of “study hall.” These papers articulate project goal(s), approach to addressing them, outcomes, and next steps. Given this unique aspect of our culture, and the impact these papers have on decision making, articulating your thoughts in written format is a necessary skill.

 #10 Depending on the role, you will meet around five to seven Amazonians. They will likely be a mix of managers, team members, key stakeholders from related teams, and a “Bar Raiser” (usually an objective third party from another team). All interviewers will assess your growth potential and focus on evaluating how well your background and skills meet core competencies, along with how they relate to Amazon’s Leadership Principles.

 #11 What timeline should you expect for the interview process? We strive to get back to candidates within two business days after phone interviews and within five business days following in-person interviews.

 #12 All candidates are evaluated based on our Leadership Principles. The best way to prepare for your interview is to review the Leadership Principles and consider how you’ve applied them in your previous professional experience.

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