Database Engineer - PostgreSQL

2 months agoAmsterdam, Netherlands


Relational Database Service (RDS) is one of the fastest growing AWS businesses, providing and managing relational databases as a service. RDS is seeking talented database engineers who will innovate and engineer solutions in the area of database technology.

We need individuals who are enthusiastic about applying bold new ideas to solving real-world customer problems and who are passionate about working with customers. Candidates must be able to translate customers' needs and use cases into technical innovation and robust engineering solutions on AWS.

The Database Engineering team is actively engaged in the ongoing database engineering process, partnering with development groups and providing deep subject matter expertise to feature design, and as an advocate for bringing forward and resolving customer issues. In this role you act as the "Voice of the Customer" helping software engineers understand how customers use databases.

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• Deep knowledge and experience designing and maintaining PostgreSQL relational databases
• Experience migrating databases from commercial engines to Aurora PostgreSQL
• Familiarity with Amazon Web Services (EC2, EBS, S3, etc.)
• Systems engineering experience, including Linux performance, memory management, I/O tuning, configuration, security, networking, clusters and troubleshooting.
• Storage engineering experience, including NAS, SAN, SSD, multi-pathing and caching.
• Experience building and maintaining complex mission-critical production database systems
• Broad awareness of customer workloads and use cases, including performance, availability and scalability
• Experience analyzing issues holistically, from the application tier through the database, down to the storage.
• Experience working directly with customers, resolving database, systems and infrastructure-related issues and also providing systems architecture leadership.
• Awareness of emerging technologies and approaches in IT
• Working knowledge of relational database internals (locking, consistency, serialization, recovery paths)
• Working knowledge of at least one scripting language (shell, Python, Perl).
• Working knowledge of at least one application programming language (Java, C#, C, C++, Go)
• Coding skills in the procedural language for at least one database engine a must (PL/SQL, T-SQL etc.)
• Excellent communication skills.
• Experience engineering, administering and managing multiple relational database flavors (e.g. Oracle, MySQL, SQLServer, PostgreSQL)


• Experience migrating application code from commercial database engines to Aurora PostgreSQL
• Consulting experience is a plus

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