• Systems Engineer - Database Services

    Location US-VA-Herndon
    Posted Date 5 months ago(5 months ago)
    Job ID
    383831
    Company
    Amazon Web Services, Inc.
    Position Category
    Operations, IT, & Support Engineering
    Recruiting Team
    North American Teams - AWS
  • Job Description

    Systems Engineer - AWS Database Services

    This is an excellent opportunity to join Amazon's world class technical team in either Seattle, WA or Herndon, VA, working with some of the best and brightest engineers and technical managers while also developing your skills and furthering your career within one of the most innovative and progressive technology companies anywhere.

    Amazon Web Service is building some of the largest distributed systems in the world. Amazon's database offerings like Aurora, DynamoDB, ElastiCache, EMR, RDS, RedShift are massively scaled services that make up a critical piece of the internet today.

    A successful Engineer joining the team will do much more than write code and triage problems. They will work with Amazon's largest and most demanding customers to address specific needs across a full suite of services. They will dive deeply into technical issues and work relentlessly to improve the customer experience. The ideal candidate will...

    Be great fun to work with. Our company credo is "Work hard. Have fun. Make history". The right candidate will love what they do and instinctively know how to make work fun.

    Have strong Linux & Networking Fu. The ideal candidate will have deep experience working with Linux, preferably in a large scale, distributed environment. You understand networking technology and how servers and networks inter-relate. You regularly take part in deep-dive troubleshooting and conduct technical post-mortem discussions to identify the root cause of complex issues.

    Think Big. The ideal candidate will build and deploy solutions across thousands of devices. You will strive to improve and streamline processes to allow for work on a massive scale.

    This role can be based in either Herndon, VA or Seattle, WA.

    Basic Qualifications

    - B.S. or M.S. degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or equivalent experience
    - Minimum 4 years Linux experience

    This position requires that the candidate selected be a U.S. citizen and must currently possess an active Top Secret security clearance. The position further requires that, after start, the selected candidate obtain and maintain an active TS/SCI security clearance with polygraph and satisfy other security related requirements.


    Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation.

    Preferred Qualifications

    - Experience developing in a modern programming language, such as C++, Java, C#, Python, or Ruby
    - Experience operating large scale systems
    - Solid grasp of networking fundamentals
    - Experience in a 24/7 production environment
    - Knowledge of databases like MySQL, Oracle, SQLServer, or MongoDB
    - Must be able to see opportunities for improvement, take ownership and closely work with development team to drive product improvement.
    - Passion for providing a great customer experience
    - Proficiency in design and analysis of algorithms and data structures
    - Ability to work in a fast paced and agile development environment
    - Excellent communication, prioritization, and analytical skills

    Please email Topher Nuccio (tophern@amazon.com) if you have any questions about this opportunity. Thank you for your interest!

    Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation.

    For more information on Amazon Web Services please visit: http://aws.amazon.com/


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