Senior Consultant, Database Migrations

3+ months agoCape Town, South Africa


Are you a database migrations expert who has experience with executing large-scale database migrations from on-premises to the AWS Cloud? Would you like to work with our customers to help them plan, prepare and execute large-scale database migrations and leverage the benefits of the AWS Cloud? Would you like a career that gives you opportunities to help customers and partners use cloud computing to do big new things faster and at lower cost? Do you want to be part of history and transform businesses through cloud computing adoption? Do you like to work on-site in a variety of business environments, leading teams through high impact projects that use the newest application technologies? Would you like a career path that enables you to progress with the rapid adoption of cloud computing?
At AWS, we are hiring the best hands-on database migration experts, who can help our clients and partners migrate their business-critical databases to take advantage of the global scale, elasticity, automation and high-availability features of the AWS cloud. Our consultants will collaborate with partner and client teams to determine database migration strategies, build database migration business cases, analyze customers' database portfolios, perform database assessments, develop database migration plans, design database migration processes, implement database migration tools, support the database migration execution, and ensure operational integration. These professional services engagements will focus on leading our customers through large-scale database migration programs and helping customers move from traditional commercial databases, warehouses, and NoSQL systems to AWS managed database services including open-source RDS, Aurora, DynamoDB, Redshift, DocumentDB and others.

This is a customer facing role. You will be required to travel to client locations and deliver professional services when needed.


Bachelor's degree, or equivalent experience, in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics or a related field
10+ years of experience in Oracle or SQL Server
Experience working with high availability and server tuning including parameters, resources, contention etc.
Experience in open-source database technology platforms such as PostgreSQL or MySQL
Experience with migrating database environments from one platform to another, with hands-on expertise in two or more of the following domains: database migration strategy design, database migration business case creation, database portfolio analysis, database assessment, database migration process design, database migration tool implementation, database migration execution, or operational integration
5+ years of experience as a technical specialist in customer-facing roles

Ability to think strategically about business, product, and technical challenges in an enterprise environment
Good experience with agile project management methodologies


Relevant application/database replatforming experience (commercial to open-source engines)
Experience with custom/COTS applications and their implementation/maintenance
Experience with multi-terabyte large databases across multiple database platforms (e.g. Oracle, SQL Server, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Netezza, Teradata, Vertica, etc.)
Experience in ETL/ELT workflow management
Ability to write and tune SQL queries
Experience in writing complex PL/SQL, PL/PgSQL and stored procedures
Understanding and ability to participate in all phases of the SDLC including requirements gathering, business analysis, configuration management and quality control

Masters or PhD in Computer Science, Physics, Engineering or Math
Understanding of virtualization technologies and system architectures that utilize load balancing, horizontal scalability and high availability
Presenting at public events such as technology conferences, hackathons, etc.
Experience working directly with customers and partner

Job ID: Amazon-1276019