Are you looking to work on the coolest technology while growing your career, in a group that cares about people just as much as products?
Amazon Aurora is breaking new ground and changing the rules for relational databases. Aurora is an exciting area of innovation for AWS, especially in its storage layer. Aurora storage is a distributed, scale-out, auto healing storage platform, built grounds up by Amazon engineers. This is truly the secret sauce behind the unmatched availability, durability and performance of Aurora. The storage team puts all the principles of distributed computing into practice, at AWS scale. If you're looking to grow, come on board! We have one of the most senior teams in AWS - and our senior engineers are eager to brainstorm, mentor, and get software built together.
We're are one of the fastest growing businesses within Amazon Web Services. We are currently spread across Seattle, the San Francisco Bay Area. We are successful because not only we solve deep database storage problems for our customers, we also minimize the effort required to maintain their databases by automating administrative tasks like backup, restore, disaster protection, fail-over for high availability etc. Aurora is the most advanced cloud database service out there, and we're proud to continuously raise the bar. We think we have a winning combination for both startups and enterprises who are moving all their most important data and applications to the cloud. We intend to be the world's best and fastest database, built by an excellent team, all while having fun - come join us on the journey!
We are looking for candidates that have solid analytical, design and problem diagnosis skills. Expertise with high-performance systems or service design is a plus. You should be comfortable through all phases of software development, including hiring and growing your own team of managers. The ability to translate high-level technical requirements into executable project plans is essential. If this sounds like you, come join us and help AWS continue to lead the cloud computing revolution.
What is in it for you?
• Huge impact: Work on a service that will be used, directly and indirectly, by millions of customers.
• Gratification: You will know you are solving problems most software developers don't yet know exist.
• Critical: Databases are cornerstones to many of our customers' applications.
• Ownership: you will quickly become responsible for key components of the service.
• Learn: If want to learn about challenges of large-scale fault tolerant systems in practice this is an opportunity of a lifetime.
• Innovate: We learn from our customers and invent every day.
• Make history: AWS is the leader in a current industry wide revolution.
• Have fun: Surround yourself with engineers that like to solve complex problems, but also work in a fun environment.
For more information about Aurora, please visit http://aws.amazon.com/rds/aurora.
Inclusive Team Culture
Here at AWS, we embrace our differences. We are committed to furthering our culture of inclusion. We have ten employee-led affinity groups, reaching 40,000 employees in over 190 chapters globally. We have innovative benefit offerings, and host annual and ongoing learning experiences, including our Conversations on Race and Ethnicity (CORE) and AmazeCon (gender diversity) conferences. Amazon's culture of inclusion is reinforced within our 14 Leadership Principles, which remind team members to seek diverse perspectives, learn and be curious, and earn trust.
Our team puts a high value on work-life balance. It isn't about how many hours you spend at home or at work; it's about the flow you establish that brings energy to both parts of your life. We believe striking the right balance between your personal and professional life is critical to life-long happiness and fulfillment. We offer flexibility in working hours and encourage you to find your own balance between your work and personal lives.
Mentorship & Career Growth
Our team is dedicated to supporting new members. We have a broad mix of experience levels and tenures, and we're building an environment that celebrates knowledge sharing and mentorship. Our senior members enjoy one-on-one mentoring and thorough, but kind, code reviews. We care about your career growth and strive to assign projects based on what will help each team member develop into a better-rounded engineer and enable them to take on more complex tasks in the future.
Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or Engineering AND 8+ years of relevant experience OR 8+ years of relevant work experience, 7 of which must be in developing software - 3+ years in engineering people management positions
• Experience with building highly-available and scalable distributed systems.
• Experience with AWS technologies.
• Strong desire to build, sense of ownership, urgency, and drive.
• Excellent , verbal and written communication skills.
Masters or PhD in Computer Science or Engineering with a minimum of 8 years of relevant software development and engineering management experience - A leadership position in a team delivering database kernel, virtualized storage, distributed systems or operating systems - Work experience delivering one or more version one products, ideally in a startup setting. Amazon is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minority / Women / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation / Age
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