• Systems Development Engineer - RDS

    Location AU-NSW-Sydney
    Posted Date 10 months ago(4/16/2018 8:40 PM)
    Job ID
    Amazon Web Services Australia Pty Ltd
    Position Category
    Systems, Quality, & Security Engineering
  • Job Description

    Become a part of a highly skilled global team, developing and building entire AWS RDS offering which is used by millions of users across the world.

    Would you like to work on one of the biggest systems inside AWS? At RDS we support hundreds of thousands of database instances, with customers of every (really, we mean every) workload, at SLAs that can be higher than those of our internal dependencies. How do we do that? Through super smart, dedicated engineers and builders in both our development and operations teams.

    This role will be working in a very hands-on, operations-focused team, but has the scope for first-class development and engineering of tools to support a massive product. Our mission is not to manually solve issues, but to write the automation to manage issues or, better yet, dive deep into the code and fix the root cause.

    We're looking for a person who believes software development and operational excellence go hand in hand, who has a solid understanding of Computer Science fundamentals and has the ability to deep dive into code to find and fix issues. This individual will build their own software systems that are more than just scripts. They will also have a strong passion for building their own software and seeing it all the way through the life-cycle and then owning the day-to-day operations of their systems.

    The ideal person will be passionate about building and running large scale services, will have Linux server administration and excellent troubleshooting skills with experience in software engineering.

    Basic Qualifications

    • Minimum 5 year’s experience with running / troubleshooting Linux-based servers (any distro)
    • Computer Science fundamentals, including data structures, algorithm design and complexity analysis
    • Knowledge and experience with troubleshooting DNS
    • Understanding of key networking concepts such as different protocols (TCP/IP, UDP, ICMP, etc), OSI model
    • Development experience with at least one object-oriented programming language (such as Java, Ruby, Python, C++/C#)

    Preferred Qualifications

    • B.S. or M.S. degree in Computer Science, MIS, CIS, or a related field
    • Knowledge of databases like MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle, SQL Server
    • 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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