Software Development Engineer - PartiQL

2 months agoSeattle, WA


Want to make database history? Come and join the Amazon Database services team the creators of DynamoDB, Redshift and Amazon Relational Database (RDS) services. Thousands of customers run managed databases on Amazon's industry leading cloud computing platform. Whether you need a SQL database or NoSQL datastore (DynamoDB, ElastiCache, DocumentDB, Neptune, QLDB) or Managed Blockchain, Amazon DB Services team makes it easier for you to set up, operate, and scale databases in the cloud.

PartiQL is a SQL-compatible query language that makes it easy to query relational, semi-structured, and nested data. PartiQL is an open source initiative, with a formal specification and full-fledged reference implementation. Within Amazon, PartiQL is widely used and available as part of AWS services such as Amazon S3 Select, Amazon Glacier Select, Amazon Redshift Spectrum, Amazon Quantum Ledger Database and more in the future.

We are looking for a software engineer to work on the PartiQL open source project. This is a unique opportunity to join a growing community of passionate developers to work on the PartiQL specification and query engine. You will get to collaborate with some of the best and brightest minds in the industry and join a fast-paced and growing team in one of the most innovative technology companies. Come join us to Work Hard, Have Fun, and Make History!

As a member of the team:
• You will design, implement, test, document, and provide operational support for new PartiQL features.
• You will develop and help launch of new PartiQL features to the open source community (
• You will participate in all stages of the software development cycle, including estimation, sprint planning, design and development and improvements.
• You will produce comprehensive software documentation.
• You will help evolve the technical direction of PartiQL.
• You will follow software development and operational best practices.
• You will help hire and mentor junior developers.
Information about PartiQL and AWS
• AWS re:Invent 2019: PartiQL (

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• 2+ years of non-internship professional software development experience
• Programming experience with at least one modern language such as Java, C++, or C# including object-oriented design
• 1+ years of experience contributing to the architecture and design (architecture, design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and current systems.
• Bachelor's degree or higher in Computer Science, Engineering or related field
• 5+ years of professional software engineering experience
• Excellent Computer Science fundamentals in algorithm design, data structures, problem solving, and complexity analysis
• Strong proficiency in developing objected-oriented software in one or more relevant languages (Java, Kotlin, C, C++, C#)
• Strong analytical skills, with excellent problem-solving abilities
• Proven track record of delivering high quality software on time
• Good written and verbal communication skills, be a fast learner and have the ability to adapt quickly to a fast-paced development environment.


• Master's Degree in Computer Science or related field
• Experience on a UNIX or Linux platform
• Experience with distributed (multi-tiered) systems, algorithms, databases and optimization
• Thorough understanding of distributed systems, concurrency, asynchronous architectures
• Experience working in an agile software development organization
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Mentorship & Career Growth
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