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Software Development Engineer in Test II, RDS Database Engines, Seattle

Software Development Engineer in Test II, RDS Database Engines, Seattle

Job ID 
488070
Location 
US-WA-Seattle
Posted Date 
6/3/2017

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 its 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/.

We build lots of different systems, not just high performance databases and storage systems, but also distributed in-memory stores, large-scale, high-throughput workflow services, and performance and fleet management systems. We work up and down the stack, all the way from kernel-level modules to UX components leveraging several AWS services and open-source components.

This position is on the team building the PostgreSQL-compatible edition of Amazon Aurora. This is a great opportunity to build a new platform from grounds up and influence the architecture and capabilities in its first iteration. We need people who are passionate about building a platform for validation of a complex product.

You will be responsible for defining the development and testing standards, mentoring junior engineers and hiring for the team. You will work with business and other AWS teams and translate the requirements to technical deliverables and hold the bar very high on the quality of our product.

A successful applicant must possess excellent software development skills, good testing aptitude, working knowledge of relational databases and distributed systems. Ability to learn new skills and concepts rapidly and work independently is essential. Candidates need to have a strong sense of ownership, passion to provide great customer experience and excellent troubleshooting skills even when in high-pressure situations.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field, minimum of 7 years software development experience
  • Alternatively (no degree) minimum of 12 years of professional software development experience
  • Proficiency in design and analysis of algorithms and data structures
  • Proficiency developing in at least one if the following programming languages: C, C++, Java, C# or Python
  • Linux / UNIX system experience
  • Proficiency in object-oriented design
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience in web technologies and back-end services.
  • Demonstrated ability to contribute to a quality effort, including creating test plans and building tests that execute them
  • Strong QA background with experience in identifying and reviewing test plans, test cases and testing results.
  • Proven track record in identifying and implementing automated testing tools and frameworks.
  • Solid track record for delivery of high quality products.
  • Understanding of Java technologies.
  • Experience in preparing quality metrics and effectively engaging with stakeholders to set and drive quality goals
  • Strong project management skills, preferably with experience in an agile development environment and continuous integration.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's or Ph.D. degree in Computer Science with a focus on quality engineering
  • Experience in testing databases, specifically relational databases like MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle and SQL Server
  • Experience in testing languages such as PL/SQL, T-SQL, etc
  • Knowledge of database system internals
  • Hands-on experience with AWS APIs and services
Tags: Databases, Postgres, PostgreSQL, Concurrency, Systems Programming, Storage, Availability, Durability, Performance, Internals, Oracle, SQL Server

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