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Software Development Engineer I, RDS

Software Development Engineer I, RDS

Job ID 
607372
Company/Location (search) 
CA-BC-Vancouver
Posted Date 
1/4/2018
Company 
AMZN CAN Fulfillment Svcs, Inc
Recruiting Team 
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Job Description

Are you excited by the prospect of solving some of the hardest and most valued technical challenges of cloud computing? Do you want to apply your deep analytical and engineering skills to the space of highly-available replicated databases? Come join us in Amazon RDS and help us innovate with always-on databases in the AWS cloud!

The AWS Relational Database Service (RDS) is one of the largest cloud database businesses, providing super-simple provisioning and management for databases in the cloud. Customers can set up a new database with just a few clicks, and complex administrative tasks like scaling, fail-over, and monitoring are handled in an automated fashion by our control systems. Providing such simplified management for customers comes with the challenge of building sophisticated and reliable control systems. The systems we build manage huge numbers of databases and vast amounts of storage across multiple data-centers world-wide, and our service is growing rapidly, requiring constant innovations in our systems in order to handle the next order of magnitude in service scale.

RDS provides customers with databases that have multiple-nines of durability and availability. Achieving this level of reliability requires building control and monitoring systems that automatically detect and handle many types of failures within seconds, and data replication options that accommodate various geographical distribution and disaster recovery objectives. The challenge is further heightened by needing to handle huge numbers of databases, multiple database engines (RDS supports MySQL, Oracle, PostgreSQL, SQL Server, MariaDB, and Amazon Aurora), and a wide variety of customer workloads.

To achieve our goals in this area, we are looking for a Software Engineer who loves to dive in and solve fundamental Computer Science and Systems problems around performance, timing, state machine logic and distributed systems algorithms. Candidates need to have a strong sense of ownership, passion to provide a great customer experience and excellent troubleshooting skills even when in high-pressure situations. If you'd like to be a part of creating always-on databases in the AWS cloud, this is the job for you!

For more information on RDS, please visit: http://aws.amazon.com/rds

Basic Qualifications

· Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or equivalent
· Solid understanding of Computer Science fundamentals (Algorithms, Data Structures, Object Oriented Design)
· Experience in Java, C/C++, C# or other equivalent compiled programming languages
· Experience with Linux and Windows operating systems
· Strong verbal and written communication skills
· Excellent organizational, prioritization and time management skills
· The ability to rapidly absorb and comprehend software and systems

Preferred Qualifications

· 2+ years industry experience
· Experience with Aurora, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle, SQL Server or another major SQL database
· Experience with OS and Database engine internals
· Experience with networking, virtualization and linux kernel modules
· Knowledge of Ruby, Python, PowerShell, or similar scripting languages