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Job Title: Software Development Engineer - Database
Company Name: Amazon Web Services
Location: Seattle, WA United States
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 10/23/2020
Expire Date: 12/23/2020
Job Categories: Computers, Software
Job Description
Software Development Engineer - Database
Are you interested in building hyper-scale database services in the cloud? Do you want to revolutionize the way databases are built for the cloud? Do you want to have direct and immediate impact on hundreds of thousands of users who use AWS database services?

Amazon Aurora offers MySQL and Postgres compatible, relational database engines that combine 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, up to twice the performance of PostgreSQL, all at a price point one tenth that of a commercial database while delivering similar performance and availability.

Amazon Redshift is a fast, scalable data warehouse that makes it simple and cost-effective for our customers to analyze data across their data warehouse and data lakes. Redshift delivers ten times faster performance than other data warehouses by using machine learning, massively parallel query execution, and columnar storage on high-performance disk.

Amazon Athena is a serverless query engine built to analyze structured and unstructured data stored in S3 using standard SQL. Athena requires no clusters to manage and tune nor infrastructure to setup or manage and scales automatically to TB of data for complex queries. Customer can use Athena to also create S3-based data lakes.

Amazon Aurora, Redshift and Athena Engine teams are looking for software developers who are passionate about databases and large-scale storage system technologies, and excited about building database systems that run across thousands of servers across multiple datacenters worldwide. These are core systems development positions where you will grow to own the design and development of significant system software components critical to our industry leading database services architected for the cloud.

We are looking for candidates who are exceptional in systems programming, data structures and algorithms, and advanced databases. Research and hands-on experience working in database research groups and labs is preferred. You not only need to be a top software developer with a good academic and/or research track record, but also need to excel in communication and leadership. This is a unique and rare opportunity to get in on the ground floor within a fast-growing business and help shape the technology and the product.

Qualifications & Requirements
Programming experience with at least one modern language such as Java, C++, or C# including object-oriented design
Enrolled in, or received B.S / M.S / Ph.D. in Computer Science (graduation date on or after December 2020) with focused study and research experience in three or more of the following areas:
Advanced databases/query processing areas
Database engine internals (storage): indexing, access methods, concurrency control, logging, caching, transaction processing, replication, backup restore, buffer management
Database engine internals (query processing): query compilation, optimization, execution, parallel execution
Distributed systems: consensus-based quorum replication, NoSQL system implementation

Candidates with strong interests and academic qualifications/research focus in file and storage systems, compilers, operating systems, networking, computer architecture

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. For an update on your status, or to confirm your application was submitted successfully, please login to your candidate portal.
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Company Name: Amazon Web Services
Company Description:
Launched in 2006, Amazon Web Services (AWS) began exposing key infrastructure services to businesses in the form of web services -- now widely known as cloud computing. The ultimate benefit of cloud computing, and AWS, is the ability to leverage a new business model and turn capital infrastructure expenses into variable costs. Businesses no longer need to plan and procure servers and other IT resources weeks or months in advance. Using AWS, businesses can take advantage of Amazon's expertise and economies of scale to access resources when their business needs them, delivering results faster and at a lower cost. Today, Amazon Web Services provides a highly reliable, scalable, low-cost infrastructure platform in the cloud that powers hundreds of thousands of businesses in 190 countries around the world. With data center locations in the U.S., Europe, Singapore, and Japan, customers across all industries are taking advantage of our low cost, elastic, open and flexible, secure platform.
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