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Quality Assurance Engineer II

Quality Assurance Engineer II

Job ID 
US-CA-Palo Alto
Posted Date 
Company Services, Inc.
Position Category 
Software Development
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Job Description

Amazon Web Services (AWS) provides companies of all sizes with an infrastructure web services platform in the cloud. With AWS, you can requisition compute power, storage, and other services – paying as you go for only the resources you need. Amazon Redshift is rapidly growing, fast and powerful, fully managed, petabyte-scale data warehouse service in the cloud. It enables customers to dramatically increase their query performance when analyzing virtually any size data set using the same SQL-based business intelligence tools they use today. Amazon Redshift manages all the work needed to set up, operate, and scale a data warehouse, from provisioning capacity and installing software to monitoring and backing up the cluster, to applying patches and upgrades. By automating these labor-intensive tasks, Amazon Redshift enables customers to spend their time focusing on their data and business insights, rather than on procuring and managing infrastructure.

Joining the Amazon Redshift team gives you the opportunity to:
  • Solve challenging problems that will revolutionize database computing in the cloud
  • Build a quality product that will leverage the scale of resources available in the cloud
  • Work for a company that’s a recognized leader in the cloud computing space
  • Be involved in the fast growing, big data space
We are looking for candidates with expertise and passion for building high quality, large scale distributed database systems in the cloud. In this role, you will have responsibility for:
  • Designing, developing and executing large scale functional, stress and performance tests
  • Execution and maintenance of existing test frameworks
  • Developing and deploying new test frameworks and monitoring systems
  • Reviewing new database technical requirements and assist in the development of a quality strategy for the new features
  • Gaining deep understanding of the AWS products and drive their quality
  • Working with other teams to deliver and operate large scale, distributed services in the cloud
  • Drive quality initiatives and point out areas that require attention.
  • Be able to define success criteria broadly and deeply within the system.

Basic Qualifications

  • 4+ years of hands-on experience with the ownership of software project testing: defining test strategy, writing test plans, designing and executing software tests, iterative development process improvement
  • Demonstrated knowledge of professional software engineering best practices for the full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control, build and release processes, continuous deployment, and test suite development and maintenance
  • Demonstrated experience utilizing high-quality automation to solve test problems
  • Experience with bug-tracking tools
  • Good working knowledge of SQL and UNIX
  • Good working knowledge of one of the following programming languages: Java or Python
  • Bachelors in Computer Science or Engineering, or equivalent experience
  • Experienced debugging, diagnosing, and troubleshooting complex, production software issues
  • Ability to run tests at large scale and filter out relevant information in large result sets.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced and agile development environment
  • Possess excellent communication, sharp analytical abilities, and proven design skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Creating and maintaining automated tests frameworks
  • Advanced SQL or database internals experience
  • Understanding of overall system architecture, scalability, reliability, and performance in a database environment
  • Experience with large-scale data analytics and data warehousing
  • Masters or PhD in Computer Science