Amazon Careers – Software Development Engineer

Website Amazon

Job Description:

Amazon Aurora is a MySQL-compatible, relational database engine that combines the speed and availability of high-end commercial databases with the simplicity and cost-effectiveness of open source databases. It provides up to five times better performance than MySQL at a price point one tenth that of a commercial database while delivering similar performance and availability.

We are looking for passionate developers, who are excited about building large scale database systems that run across thousands of servers across multiple datacenters worldwide. These are core systems development positions where you will own the design and development of significant system software components critical to our industry leading database services architected for the cloud.

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Job Responsibilities:

  • Our team puts a high value on work-live balance. It isn’t about how many hours you spend at home or at work; it’s about the flow you establish that brings energy to both parts of your life. We believe striking the right balance between your personal and professional life is critical to life-long happiness and fulfillment.
  • We offer flexibility in working hours and encourage you to find your own balance between your work and personal lives.
  • This position involves on-call responsibilities, typically three days a month, and also includes solving problems reported by customers.
  • We don’t like getting paged in the middle of the night or on the weekend, so we work to ensure that our systems are fault tolerant.
  • When we do get paged, we work together to resolve the root cause so that we don’t get paged for the same issue twice.
  • Our team is dedicated to supporting new members.
  • We have a broad mix of experience levels and tenures, and we’re building an environment that celebrates knowledge sharing and mentorship.
  • Our senior members enjoy one-on-one mentoring and thorough, but kind, code reviews.
  • We care about your career growth and strive to assign projects based on what will help each team member develop into a better-rounded engineer and enable them to take on more complex tasks in the future.

Job Requirements:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • OS internals
  • Low level performance and tuning
  • 2+ years of non-internship professional software development experience
  • Database engine internals (storage): indexing, access methods, locking, logging, caching, transaction processing, replication, backup restore, buffer management
  • Candidates with strong backgrounds in file and storage systems, compilers, operating systems, networking, etc.are also encouraged to apply
  • Database engine internals (query processing): query compilation, optimization, execution, parallel execution
  • Ability to work well with people and be both highly motivated and motivating
  • Distributed systems: consensus-based quorum replication, NoSQL system implementation

Job Details:

Company: Amazon

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Brampton, Ontario, CA

Application Deadline: N/A

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