• Sr. Mgr, RDS QA

    Location US-WA-Seattle
    Posted Date 1 year ago(3/28/2017 2:16 PM)
    Job ID
    Amazon.com Services, Inc.
    Position Category
    Software Development
  • Job Description

    Want to work on the coolest technology while growing your career, in a group that cares about people just as much as products?

    Amazon is breaking new ground and changing the rules for relational Databases. The PostgreSQL-compatible edition of Amazon Aurora is helping customers have enterprise performance, availability and durability, along with compatibility with the world's most advanced open source database - PostgreSQL. If you’re an engineer who is 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 built software, we patent new things, and we attend conferences around the world to learn even more.
    Amazon Aurora is an exciting new area of innovation for AWS, and the PostgreSQL-compatible edition of Amazon Aurora is the newest part of it, built on one of the cleanest code bases in the open source community. The PostgreSQL-compatible version of Amazon Aurora is a new relational database which offers enterprise-class performance, availability and durability - all at open source prices - to our customers, along with the management benefits of RDS. We’re a relatively new team in Database Services, one of the fastest growing businesses within Amazon Web Services. We are currently spread across Seattle, the San Francisco Bay Area, Boston, Sydney, and Dublin. Not only do we have deep database and systems programming problems to solve for our customers, but we also minimize the effort required to maintain SQL databases by automating administrative tasks like backup / restore, scaling CPU / RAM / storage and replication / failover for high availability, allowing our customers to spend their valuable time focused on building their businesses.

    RDS for PostgreSQL runs the largest fleet of PostgreSQL databases in the world. We make regular software releases, take care of our customers, and take care of our engineers. PostgreSQL is the most advanced open source database out there, and we’re proud to contribute to it’s success. By combining the open source power and popularity of PostgreSQL with Amazon Web Services, for both our database engines, 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. Check out the awesomeness of PostgreSQL at https://www.postgresql.org/.

    We have challenging problems to solve in distributed systems, concurrency, database internals, caching, query optimization, languages, and performance engineering. 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!

    For more information about Aurora, please visit http://aws.amazon.com/rds/aurora.
    For more information about RDS for PostgreSQL, please visit https://aws.amazon.com/rds/postgresql/.

    What About You?

    As our Sr. Database Quality Assurance Manager, you will create a team and build it out to test our Aurora (PostgreSQL) database software at an enterprise level. You will plan the strategy and tactics to deliver on this charter while managing a team of Quality Assurance professionals. In addition to experience with building and leading successful test teams, we're looking for someone to drive quality through both software and process improvements and drive engineering excellence across multiple development teams.

    The Role

    To be successful, you will be obsessed with quality improvement, experienced and highly committed to creating world class automation for functional and performance regression and feature testing, able to develop and drive a high-level test strategy, as well as take a hands-on approach to implementing that strategy. You will be deeply passionate about databases. In this role, you will:
    • Become (or already be) a world-class expert on testing, specifically on testing databases.
    • Work with business and development teams to understand product vision and requirements
    • Understand how all elements of the system software ecosystem work together and develop QA approaches that fit the overall strategy
    • Become an expert on both database and cloud failure modes and how to test for them
    • Be responsible for development of test strategies and creation of appropriate test harnesses
    • Oversee the development and execution of test plans and monitoring and reporting on test execution
    • Work with a team of SDETs and QAEs to ensure the highest quality product delivery

    Basic Qualifications

    • 15+ years of experience with at least 3 years in a QA / Software Quality Manager role
    • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or equivalent combination of technical education and experience.
    • Strong QA background with experience in identifying and reviewing test plans, test cases and testing results.
    • Proven track record in identifying and implementing automated testing tools and frameworks.
    • Solid track record for delivery of high quality products.
    • Experience in web technologies and back-end services. Understanding of Java technologies.
    • Experience in preparing quality metrics and effectively engaging with stakeholders to set and drive quality goals
    • Strong people management skills with a proven track record in hiring, developing and retaining high performing talent.
    • Strong project management skills, preferably with experience in an agile development environment and continuous integration.
    • Experience in testing databases, specifically relational databases like MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle and SQL Server
    • Experience in testing languages such as PL/SQL, T-SQL, etc

    Preferred Qualifications

    • 20 years of experience in the Software Development Industry
    • Internal database knowledge
    • Proven delivery of QA for a large business

    Tags: Databases, Postgres, PostgreSQL, Concurrency, Systems Programming, Storage, Availability, Durability, Performance, Internals, Oracle, SQL Server

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