• Amazon Aurora/MySQL - Systems Development Engineer

    Location IE-DUBLIN-Dublin
    Posted Date 1 month ago(09/11/2018 18:10)
    Job ID
    Amazon Data Services Ireland Limited
    Company/Location (search) : Country (Full Name)
  • 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.

    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.

    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 show good judgment and instincts in decision making.
    • You are able to prioritize in work in complex and fast-paced environment

    Basic Qualifications

    • Minimum 5 years’ experience in system administration and knowledge of scripting
    • A willingness to develop experience in at least one programming language (such as Ruby, Python, C or C++)
    • 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

    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
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