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Amazon

Senior Software Development Engineer, RDS

Location
Vancouver, BC
Details
Full Time
3 days ago
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 datacenters 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 Senior 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 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
• 4+ years of professional software development experience
• 3+ years of programming experience with at least one modern language such as Java, C++, or C# including object-oriented design
• 2+ years of experience contributing to the architecture and design (architecture, design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and current systems
• 4+ years of professional software development experience
• 3+ years of programming experience with at least one modern language such as Java, C++, or C# including object-oriented design
• 2+ years of experience contributing to the architecture and design (architecture, design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and current systems

Things We Like About You
• Your written and spoken English are excellent
• You've been developing software since you could tie your shoes or for more than 3 years, whichever is longer
• You are experienced with more than one of Java, C, C++
• You are experienced with one of MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle, MS SQL or similar
• You understand networking, network programming, network-oriented design patterns, distributed computing and best practices related to same
• You have excellent organizational, prioritization and time management skills
• You are familiar and comfortable with rapidly-evolving Agile development environments
• You have an understanding of and experience with common bug / task tracking, requirements tracking, traceability and test automation tools
• You have an ability to rapidly absorb and comprehend software and systems

Fine Print
The successful applicant will have a minimum of 3 years experience in software development, with at least 1 year in Enterprise / distributed systems. Post-secondary education and / or industry certification are both assets.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
Desirable experience
• Linux / UNIX systems experience
• Developing in extremely busy, highly scalable, highly available mission-critical distributed environments
• Deep experience with SQL / NoSQL databases
• Extensive software / database architecture
• Hands-on experience with AWS APIs and services

Category
Software and Programming