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Software Development Engineer, RDS Database Activity Streams

Vancouver, BC
Full Time
Do you want to be part of the engineering team that work side-by-side with science team to deliver security feature for RDS databases using machine learning (ML)?

Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) makes it easy to set up, operate, and scale relational databases in the cloud. We are looking for a software development engineer to help build a machine learning-powered service that will improve database security. This is a rare chance for you to be a part of a highly visible team and building a service from the ground up. We deliver transformative solutions to customers.

About You

You will have the opportunity to learn and solve our customers' database security challenges. You will work with product managers, principal engineers and other AWS teams to translate the requirements to technical deliverables and guide the team through the actual launch. As a customer-facing AWS service, our solutions have to be solid, scalable, efficient, and highly fault tolerant.

You will be solving the engineering challenges in distributed systems at massive scale. AWS operates large-scale, mission critical workloads, so you will have opportunity to take end to end responsibility for the operational excellence of your service.

About Us
Work/Life Balance
The Amazon RDS team puts a high value on work-life balance. It isn't about how many hours you spend at home or at work; it's about the flow you establish that brings energy to both parts of your life. We offer flexibility in working hours and encourage you to find your own balance between your work and personal lives.

Mentorship & Career Growth
Our team is dedicated to supporting new members. We have a broad mix of experience levels and tenures, and we're building an environment that celebrates knowledge sharing and mentorship. Our senior members enjoy one-on-one mentoring and thorough, but kind, code reviews. We care about your career growth and strive to assign projects based on what will help each team member develop into a better-rounded engineer and enable them to take on more complex tasks, problems to solve in the future.

Inclusive Team Culture
Here at AWS, we embrace our differences. We are committed to furthering our culture of inclusion. We have ten employee-led affinity groups, reaching 40,000 employees in over 190 chapters globally. We have innovative benefit offerings, and we host annual and ongoing learning experiences, including our Conversations on Race and Ethnicity (CORE) and Amaze on (gender diversity) conferences. Amazon's culture of inclusion is reinforced within our 14 Leadership Principles, which remind team members to seek diverse perspectives, learn and be curious, and earn trust.


• 2+ years of non-internship professional software development experience
• Programming experience with at least one modern language such as Java, C++, or C# including object-oriented design
• 1+ years of experience contributing to the architecture and design (architecture, design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and current systems.


• Understanding and knowledge of a relational database such as MySQL or PostgreSQL
• Knowledge of professional software engineering practices and best practices for the full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations
• Experience working with cloud services or operating large scale systems

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