Aws Aurora Mysql - Software Development Engineer

3+ months agoPalo Alto, CA


Are you interested in building hyper-scale database services in the cloud? Do you want to revolutionize the way databases are built for the cloud ? Do you want to have direct and immediate impact on hundreds of thousands of users who use AWS database services?
Amazon Aurora is a 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. It provides up to five times better performance than MySQL at a price point one tenth that of a commercial database while delivering similar performance and availability.
Amazon Aurora Engine team is looking for experienced technical experts, who are excited about developing tools that serve our large scale database systems. This is the glue that stitches together the issue tracking, log analysis, and automated mitigations for thousands of servers across multiple datacenters worldwide. These are core systems development and internal tooling positions where you will own the design and development of significant code and potentially system software components for our industry leading database services for the cloud.
We are looking for experienced tooling developers to help deliver industry leading next generation database services infrastructure 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 data pipelines to assisting in developing tooling components with other engineers. You need to be a strong software developer with a good track record of delivering, but must 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.

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• 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.

• B.S / M.S / Ph.D. in Computer Science or related field with research experience/focus in advanced databases / query processing areas
• Proficiency in at least one modern programming language, e.g. C/C++/Java


• Software development using AWS tools
• Data automation engineering or ETL pipelines to glue together systems
• Development experience integrating SDKs and restful endpoints
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Ability to work well with people and be both highly motivated and motivating.
• Candidates with strong interests and academic qualifications / research focus in file and storage systems, compilers, operating systems, networking, computer architecture, etc. are also encouraged to apply.
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Job ID: Amazon-1482772