Database Migration Specialist

3+ months agoHyderabad, India


Amazon has built a reputation for excellence with recent examples of being named #1 in customer service, #1 most trusted, and #2 most innovative. Amazon has a fast-paced environment where we "Work Hard, Have Fun, Make History."

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is carrying on that tradition while leading the world in Cloud technologies. As a member of the AWS Professional Services team you will be at the forefront of this transformational technology assisting a global list of companies that are taking advantage of a growing set of services and features to run their mission-critical applications.

Global Competency Center (GCC) team enables and supports global enterprises in their journey from on-premise database to AWS. You will collaborate with our customers and partners on key engagements and will develop and deliver proof-of-concept projects, technical workshops, feature comparisons, and execute migration projects.

Location: Hyderabad/Bangalore/Pune

• Employ customer facing skills to represent AWS well within the customer's environment and drive discussions with senior personnel regarding trade-offs, standard methodologies, project management and risk mitigation
• Work directly with customers' technical and business teams to devise and recommend solutions based on the understood requirements
• As a leader of the team/project, ensure success in designing, building and migrating applications, databases, and services on the AWS platform
• Help design and implement AWS RDS, Aurora and/or Redshift architectures and configurations for customer
• Think strategically about business, product, and technical challenges in an enterprise environment
• Analyze on premise transactional database environments such as Oracle, SQL Server, MySQL and/or PostgreSQL, evaluate and plan migrations to AWS RDS, Aurora
• Participate in architectural discussions and design exercises to create large scale solutions built on AWS and also be part of the development lifecycle.
• Identity workarounds for specific issues and corner scenarios observed during migration
• Automate solutions for repeatable problems
• Develop test plan to demonstrate application/database readiness post migration
• Consult for optimal design of database environments, analyzing complex distributed production deployments, and making recommendations to optimize performance
• Develop innovative solutions to complex business and technology problems
• Educate customers on the value proposition of AWS and AWS services
• Conduct technical sessions for internal teams, partners and customers
• Travel to customer locations when required to sell and deliver professional services.


• 15 + years of experience in a technical position working for enterprise customers
• 10+ years of experience in database development/migration using PLSQL/PLpgSQL
• 5 + years mentoring and leading a team
• 5+ years hands-on experience on PostgreSQL
• Experience with databases of 1-10TB in size across multiple database platforms (e.g. PostgreSQL, Oracle, SQL Server, MySQL, MariaDB, etc.)
• Proven expertise on architecture patterns and continuous improvement
• Experience with heterogenous database migrations from one database engine to another
• Experience in performance optimization techniques
• Bachelor's degree in Computer science or equivalent
• AWS Solutions Architect Certified
• High end Troubleshooting and Communication skills


• Strong verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to work effectively across internal and external organizations.
• Customer facing skills to represent AWS well within the customer's environment and drive discussions with senior personnel regarding trade-offs, best practices, project management and risk mitigation
• Demonstrated ability to think strategically about business, product, and technical challenges
• Proven experience with software development life cycle (SDLC) and agile/iterative methodologies required
• Integration of AWS cloud services with on-premise technologies from Microsoft, IBM, Oracle, HP, SAP etc.
• Scripting language (bash, Perl, python)
• Experience in Database Administration backup/restore, replication, etc.
• Experience in ETL workflow management
• Experience in non-relational databases DynamoDB, Mongo, etc.
• Experience in MPP data warehouse solutions Redshift, Greenplum, etc.

Job ID: Amazon-1384526