Big Data Architect

3+ months agoArlington, VA


This is an exciting opportunity to join the world class technical team at AWS! Come work with some of the best and brightest engineers, technical managers and product managers while also developing your skills and furthering your career within one of the most innovative technology companies anywhere.

Amazon Elasticsearch Service is looking for hands-on systems engineers/architects, who specialize in Elasticsearch or distributed systems and are excited to work with some of the largest and most advanced deployments of OpenSearch. Ideal candidates have a strong background in Elasticsearch, technical consulting, and customer management.

Amazon OpenSearch Service makes it easy to deploy, operate, and scale Elasticsearch for log analytics, application monitoring, full-text search, and more. Amazon OpenSearch Service is a fully managed service that delivers Elasticsearch's easy-to-use APIs and real-time capabilities along with offering predictable performance and seamless scalability for production workloads.

In this role, you will support AWS OpenSearch engineering, product and operations. This will include working directly with some of our largest and most important customers to identify and resolve issues, automating repetitive processes, and working closely with development and business teams. You will dive deep into code and logs, drive prioritization of operational issues, and become intimate with the architecture of our systems, while also deeply understanding customer use-cases and configurations.

The perfect candidate will have excellent customer obsession, deep experience working with Elasticsearch/Apache SOLR/Apache Lucene, preferably in large scale, distributed environments; and be very comfortable with networking and distributed architecture topics. You will have enthusiasm for digging deep and a flare for sharp technical communication, prioritization and organization.

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• Bachelor's Degree in Systems Engineering, Computer Science or related field, or relevant work experience
• 5+ years Elasticsearch consulting/engineering or closely related technology (Apache SOLR, Apache Lucene)
• 2+ year experience building scripts, tooling, and automation for large-scale computing environments.
• Experience troubleshooting applications and system performance and complex, production software issues
• Ability to benchmark products and contrast the various behaviors
• Possess excellent communication skills and experience working with external customers (both technical and non-technical audiences).


• Excellent problem solving skills with a strong attention to detail
• Ability to dive deep into complex technical problems
• Experience on Cloud Computing or on-premise Search technologies
• Experience managing large server fleets
• Experience with database systems internals, query optimization, understanding and providing recommendations to customers on their query patterns
• Good understanding of parallel system performance, efficiency and scalability measurement and analysis
• Act as a technical liaison between customers, service engineering teams and support
• Experience in characterizing, debugging and correcting performance issues in large scale distributed systems.
• Understanding of distributed systems in practice and their limitations
• Experience building and administering production databases
• Development background is desirable (strong coding skills will allow for automation/demos/tools development.

Job ID: Amazon-1264292