Software Development Engineer - AWS Aurora Engine
- Toronto, Canada
Are you interested in building hyper-scale database services in the cloud? Do you want to revolutionize the way databases are built for the cloud? Do you want to have direct and immediate impact on hundreds of thousands of users who use AWS database services?
Amazon Aurora is a MySQL-compatible, relational database engine that combines the speed and availability of high-end commercial databases with the simplicity and cost-effectiveness of open source databases. It provides up to five times better performance than MySQL at a price point one tenth that of a commercial database while delivering similar performance and availability.
We are looking for passionate developers, who are excited about building large scale database systems that run across thousands of servers across multiple datacenters worldwide. These are core systems development positions where you will own the design and development of significant system software components critical to our industry leading database services architected for the cloud.
You will work with experienced technical experts to help deliver industry leading next generation database services architected for the cloud. You will be part of the team that architects, designs, and implements highly scalable distributed database systems that provide availability, reliability and performance guarantees. This is a hands on position where you will have opportunities ranging from building rock-solid components to mentoring other engineers. This is a unique and rare opportunity to get in on the ground floor within a fast growing business and help shape the technology, product and the business.
Inclusive Team Culture
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Work/Life Balance info
Our team puts a high value on work-live 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. This position involves on-call responsibilities, typically three days a month, and also includes solving problems reported by customers. We don't like getting paged in the middle of the night or on the weekend, so we work to ensure that our systems are fault tolerant. When we do get paged, we work together to resolve the root cause so that we don't get paged for the same issue twice.
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 related field or four years of related experience in the software field
• Proficiency in, at least, one modern programming language such as C, C++, C#, Java, or Perl
• Experience building scalable distributed systems with service oriented architectures
• 2+ years of non-internship professional software development experience
• Database engine internals (storage): indexing, access methods, locking, logging, caching, transaction processing, replication, backup restore, buffer management
• Database engine internals (query processing): query compilation, optimization, execution, parallel execution
• Distributed systems: consensus-based quorum replication, NoSQL system implementation
• Candidates with strong backgrounds in file and storage systems, compilers, operating systems, networking, etc.are also encouraged to apply
• OS internals
• Low level performance and tuning
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to work well with people and be both highly motivated and motivating
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