• Senior Software Development Engineer, Aurora/Postgres, Palo Alto

    Location US-CA-East Palo Alto
    Posted Date 4 months ago(12/5/2018 2:17 PM)
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  • Job Description

    Amazon is breaking new ground and changing the rules for relational databases with Amazon Aurora. 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.

    Aurora Postgres Engine team is looking for experienced technical experts in relational databases and large scale storage system technologies, who are excited about building large scale database systems that run across thousands of servers across multiple datacenters worldwide. These are core systems development positions where you will own the design and development of significant system software components critical to our industry leading database services architected for the cloud.

    We are looking for experienced technical experts to help deliver industry leading next generation database services architected for the cloud. You will be part of the team that architects, designs, and implements highly scalable distributed database systems that provide availability, reliability and performance guarantees. This is a hands on position where you will be asked to do everything from building rock-solid components to mentoring other engineers. You need to not only be a top software developer with a good track record of delivering, but also excel in communication, leadership and customer focus. This is a unique and rare opportunity to get in on the ground floor within a fast growing business and help shape the technology, product and the business. A successful candidate will bring deep technical and software expertise and ability to work within a fast moving, startup environment in a large company to deliver solid code that has a broad business impact.

    For more information about Aurora, please visit http://aws.amazon.com/rds/aurora.

    Basic Qualifications

    • 10+ years of professional experience in software development
    • Proficiency C and C++
    • Experience building scalable distributed systems with service oriented architectures
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field, or an equivalent in relevant work experience

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Database engine internals (storage): indexing, access methods, locking, logging, caching, transaction processing, replication, backup restore, buffer management
    • Database engine internals (query processing): query compilation, optimization, execution, parallel execution
    • Distributed systems: consensus-based quorum replication, NoSQL system implementation
    • Candidates with strong backgrounds in file and storage systems, compilers, operating systems, networking, etc.are also encouraged to apply.
    • OS internals.
    • Low level performance and tuning.
    • Excellent leadership, verbal and written communication skills.
    • Ability to work well with people and be both highly motivated and motivating.
    • Strong mentoring and technical leadership skills

    Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation

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