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Senior Database Engineer

Senior Database Engineer

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Amazon Web Services (AWS) provides companies of all sizes with an infrastructure web services platform in the cloud. With AWS, you can requisition compute power, storage, and other services – paying as you go for only the resources you need. Amazon Aurora is rapidly growing MySQL-compatible relational database engine that combines the speed and availability of high-end commercial databases with the simplicity and cost-effectiveness of open source databases. Amazon Aurora provides up to five times better performance than MySQL with the security, availability, and reliability of a commercial database at one tenth the cost.

Joining the Amazon Aurora team gives you the opportunity to:
- Solve challenging problems that will revolutionize database computing in the cloud
- Build a quality product that will leverage the scale of resources available in the cloud
- Work for a company that’s a recognized leader in the cloud computing space

We are looking for database engineers that are passionate about relational databases and love to work with customers to help them with database design, usage and troubleshooting. We expect candidates to have: 

- knowledge of database systems theory
- working knowledge of relational databases design and usage
- good coding skills
- a sense for how distributed systems work in practice and their limitations
- experience building and administering production databases
- excellent troubleshooting skills
- the ability and desire to learn new technologies quickly

Basic Qualifications

  • 15+ years experience supporting large scale systems and databases
  • Good working knowledge of UNIX
  • Strong SQL coding and tuning experience
  • Good problem diagnosis skills
  • Experience troubleshooting application and system performance and complex, production software issues
  • Experience executing and interpreting results from database performance benchmarks.
  • Ability to lead projects and drive them to completion
  • Ability to influence product road map based on customer pain points and requirements.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced and agile development environment
  • Possess excellent communication skills and experience working with external customers (both technical and non-technical audiences).
  • Bachelors in Computer Science or Engineering, or equivalent experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience administering large database fleets a plus (&gt1000)
  • Advanced SQL coding, tuning and query optimization
  • Knowlege of database internals as it relates to query and system peformance and tuning
  • Understanding of overall system architecture, scalability, reliability, and performance in a database environment
  • Experience designing and leading database performance benchmarks.
  • Masters or PhD in Computer Science