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Senior Systems Development Engineer, RDS

Senior Systems Development Engineer, RDS

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Job Description

* Do you want to work on something that has an immediate impact to your customers and the business?
* Do you want to work on projects that will allow you to keep up to date with technology?
* Do you thrive in an environment where there is always something to investigate or automate?

Amazon Web Services is looking for a Systems Engineer to join our RDS Engineering team. Our projects include massively scalable distributed systems that provide inexpensive, reliable, global distribution. This is an opportunity to join a world class team that is at the forefront of creating the next major computing platform. As a member of this AWS team you will help create the environment that will set the pattern for a generation to come. You should be somebody who enjoys working on solving problems, is customer-centric, and feels strongly not only about operations but also about running systems and software in the real world. You must enjoy a close-knit team environment of shared responsibility. The ideal candidate will have progressively stronger experience in distributed systems, Linux/Unix design, networking, implementation and systems engineering.

You will be participating with team members from multiple disciplines to provide solutions that meet cost and availability needs for our customers.

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

Basic Qualifications

  • BS Computer Science or other technical degree or related experience
  • 5 years experience in 24x7 online internet computing environments
  • Extensive experience scripting in some of the common languages used by System Engineers (perl, python, shell, ruby, other?)
  • 5 plus years of solid *NIX system engineering experience
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Preferred Qualifications

· Automation, testing or monitoring framework exposure or, even better, development
· Experience with very large distributed systems
· RDBMS performance Engineering experience