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Systems Engineer

Systems Engineer

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Amazon Data Services Ireland Limited
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Job Description

Amazon is building some of the largest distributed systems in the world, and we need smart people to help plan and put together the pieces. As part of Amazon Web Services (AWS), we are pioneering the Database as a Service market segment. We have high standards for our computer systems as well as our employees: our systems are highly reliable, highly available, and turn scale into an advantage for our business and an asset to our customers. Our employees are super smart, driven to serve customers, and fun to work with.

This role comprehends the following capabilities, among others:
  • You solve problems at their root, stepping back to understand the broader context.
  • You have a strong aptitude for troubleshooting and problem solving.
  • You maintain service level agreements through the implementation of proactive issue detection and reporting.
  • You can setup and configure monitors to prevent prolonged outages.
  • You write and review accurate and complete support procedures, system documentation, and issue tracking entries.
  • You help other members of the team troubleshoot the more complex issues
  • You write scripts that automate the longer, most complex and tedious procedures
  • You show good judgment and instincts in decision making
  • You proactively identify mechanisms to improve the customer experience
  • You are able to prioritize in work in complex and fast-paced environment.

Basic Qualifications

  • Computer Science fundamentals in data structures and problem solving
  • Solid understanding of the Linux operating system
  • Solid networking knowledge
  • Advanced troubleshooting skills
  • Proficiency in using the typical Unix/Linux toolbox of open source software and management tools.
  • Knowledge of common scripting languages such as Python or Ruby

Preferred Qualifications

  • B.S. or M.S. degree in Computer Science, MIS, CIS, or a related field
  • Knowledge of relational databases like MySQL, Oracle, SQLServer, or MariaDB
  • Experience in a 24/7 production environment
  • Excellent communication, prioritization, and analytical skills
  • Ability to work in a fast paced and agile development environment
  • Must be able to see opportunities for improvement, take ownership and closely work with development team to drive product improvement
  • Passion for providing a great customer experience