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Senior Database Engineer - Amazon Web Services - RDS Database Engines

Senior Database Engineer - Amazon Web Services - RDS Database Engines

Job ID 
426032
Company/Location (search) 
US-MA-Cambridge
Posted Date 
6/3/2017
Company 
Amazon Corporate LLC
Recruiting Team 
North American Teams - AWS

Job Description

Want to work on the coolest technology while growing your career, in a group that cares about people just as much as products?

Amazon is breaking new ground and changing the rules for relational Databases. The PostgreSQL-compatible edition of Amazon Aurora is helping customers have enterprise performance, availability and durability, along with compatibility with the world's most advanced open source database - PostgreSQL. If you’re an engineer who is looking to grow, come on board! We have one of the most senior teams in AWS - and our senior engineers are eager to brainstorm, mentor, and get software built together. We built software, we patent new things, and we attend conferences around the world to learn even more.

Amazon Aurora is an exciting new area of innovation for AWS, and the PostgreSQL-compatible edition of Amazon Aurora is the newest part of it, built on one of the cleanest code bases in the open source community. The PostgreSQL-compatible version of Amazon Aurora is a new relational database which offers enterprise-class performance, availability and durability - all at open source prices - to our customers, along with the management benefits of RDS. We’re a relatively new team in Database Services, one of the fastest growing businesses within Amazon Web Services. We are currently spread across Seattle, the San Francisco Bay Area, Boston, Sydney, and Dublin. Not only do we have deep database and systems programming problems to solve for our customers, but we also minimize the effort required to maintain SQL databases by automating administrative tasks like backup / restore, scaling CPU / RAM / storage and replication / failover for high availability, allowing our customers to spend their valuable time focused on building their businesses.

RDS for PostgreSQL runs the largest fleet of PostgreSQL databases in the world. We make regular software releases, take care of our customers, and take care of our engineers. PostgreSQL is the most advanced open source database out there, and we’re proud to contribute to it’s success. By combining the open source power and popularity of PostgreSQL with Amazon Web Services, for both our database engines, we think we have a winning combination for both startups and enterprises who are moving all their most important data and applications to the cloud. Check out the awesomeness of PostgreSQL at https://www.postgresql.org/.

We have challenging problems to solve in distributed systems, concurrency, database internals, caching, query optimization, languages, and performance engineering. We intend to be the world's best and fastest database, built by an excellent team, all while having fun - come join us on the journey!

For more information about Aurora, please visit http://aws.amazon.com/rds/aurora.
For more information about RDS for PostgreSQL, please visit https://aws.amazon.com/rds/postgresql/.

What About You?

As a Database Engineer, you will be enthusiastic about applying bold new ideas to solving real-world customer problems and you will be passionate about working with customers. You must be able to translate customers' needs and use cases into technical innovation and robust engineering solutions on AWS.

The DBE team is actively engaged in the ongoing database engineering process, partnering with development groups and providing deep subject matter expertise input as stakeholders to design reviews, and as an advocate for bringing forward and resolving customer issues. In this role you act as the “Voice of the Customer” helping software engineers understand how customers use databases.


Basic Qualifications

  • 6+ years of experience engineering, administering and managing multiple relational database flavors (e.g. Oracle, MySQL, SQLServer, PostgreSQL)
  • Deep knowledge and experience designing and maintaining relational databases including MySQL, Oracle, PostgreSQL or SqlServer
  • Systems engineering experience, including Linux performance, memory management, I/O tuning, configuration, security, networking, clusters and troubleshooting
  • Experience building and maintaining complex mission-critical production database systems
  • Broad awareness of customer workloads and use cases, including performance, availability and scalability
  • Experience analyzing issues holistically, from the application tier through the database, down to the storage
  • Experience working directly with customers, resolving database, systems and infrastructure-related issues and also providing systems architecture leadership.
  • Awareness of emerging technologies and approaches in IT
  • Working knowledge of relational database internals (locking, consistency, serialization, recovery paths)
  • Working knowledge of at least one scripting language (shell, Python, Perl).
  • Coding skills in the procedural language for at least one database engine (PL/SQL, T-SQL etc.)
  • Proven track record of automating tasks
  • Excellent communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiarity with at least one compiled language (Java, C, C++ )
  • Consulting experience is a plus
  • Storage engineering experience, including NAS, SAN, SSD, multi-pathing and caching.
  • Familiarity with Amazon Web Services (EC2, EBS, S3, etc.)
Tags: Databases, Postgres, PostgreSQL, Concurrency, Systems Programming, Storage, Availability, Durability, Performance, Internals, Oracle, SQL Server

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