Sr. Software Eng Dev (Test Engineering)

Amazon.Com, Inc. East Palo Alto , CA 94303

Posted 2 months ago

Software Development Engineer(Test Engineering) - AWS Relational Database Service team

Are you looking 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. Amazon Aurora is helping customers get enterprise performance, availability and durability.

If you're a test engineering manager who is looking to grow, come on board! We have one of the most senior teams in AWS - and our engineers are eager to brainstorm, mentor, and get software built together. We build software, we patent new things, and we attend conferences around the world to learn even more.

Amazon Aurora is an exciting area of innovation for AWS, with MySQL and Postgres compatible versions available. These offer enterprise-class performance, availability and durability - all at open source prices - to our customers, along with the management benefits of RDS.

We're are one of the fastest growing businesses within Amazon Web Services. We are currently spread across Seattle, the San Francisco Bay Area. Not only do we have deep database storage 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 / fail-over for high availability, allowing our customers to spend their valuable time focused on building their businesses.

We make regular software releases, take care of our customers, and take care of our engineers. Aurora is the most advanced cloud database service out there, and we're proud to continuously raise the bar. 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.

We have challenging problems to solve in distributed systems, concurrency, peta byte scale OLTP storage systems and scale out cluster management. We intend to be the world's highest quality and performance database, built by an excellent team, all while having fun - come join us on the journey!

We are looking for a strong software development engineer for test to join our team and help us take the service to the next level. To apply for this role, you should possess solid analytical, test design and problem diagnosis skills.

Expertise with high-performance systems or service design is a plus. You should be comfortable building and managing teams through all phases of software development. The ability to translate high-level technical requirements into executable project plans is essential. If this sounds like you, come join us and help AWS continue to lead the cloud computing revolution.

What is in it for you?

  • Huge impact: Work on a service that will be used, directly and indirectly, by millions of customers.

  • Gratification: You will know you are solving problems most software developers don't yet know exist.

  • Critical: Databases are cornerstones to many of our customers' applications.

  • Ownership: you will quickly become responsible for key components of the service.

  • Learn: If want to learn about challenges of large-scale fault tolerant systems in practice - this is an opportunity of a lifetime.

  • Innovate: We learn from our customers and invent every day.

  • Make history: AWS is the leader in a current industry wide revolution.

  • Have fun: Surround yourself with engineers that like to solve complex problems, but also work in a fun environment.

For more information about Aurora, please visit

  • 4+ years of professional software development experience
  • 3+ years of programming experience with at least one modern language such as Java, C++, or C# including object-oriented design
  • 2+ years of experience contributing to the architecture and design (architecture, design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and current systems

Position Requirements:

Master's degree or foreign equivalent in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, or a related field and two years of experience in the job offered or as a Software Engineer, Software Developer, or a related occupation. Employer will accept a Bachelor's degree or foreign equivalent in Computer Science, Engineer, Mathematics, or a related field and five years of experience in the job offered or a related occupation as equivalent to the Master's degree and two years of experience. Two years of experience in the job offered or a related occupation must involve: providing technical leadership and project management for all aspects of the software development lifecycle; and developing large-scale, multi-tiered distributed software systems using Java, C#, or C++; service-oriented architecture; and distributed programming.

Applicants must meet all of the above listed requirements for this position.

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