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Software Development Engineer in Test-AWS-Relational Database Service

Reference ID: 358523
Software and Programming
Full Time
Vancouver, BC     

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About Us
The Amazon Relational Database Service is one of the fastest-growing businesses in AWS. We provide managed, reliable, scalable and highly available SQL databases on demand. We minimize the effort required to maintain databases by automating administrative tasks like backups, scale-out and high availability, allowing our customers to spend their valuable time focused on building their businesses. Providing such simplified management for customers comes with the challenge of building sophisticated and reliable control systems. The systems we build manage huge numbers of databases and vast amounts of storage across every AWS region around the world, requiring constant innovations in our systems in order to handle the next order of magnitude in service scale. Our customers include many names you'll recognize, and many that might surprise you.

About You
You love software, and you love to write software - but more than that, you love to delight customers with software that works properly and does so repeatably . You are passionate about engineering a test approach - and the tests themselves - such that contracts are provably met (or unmet), and the business can make assertions about the risk of deploying. You love to push the limits of software to figure out where it breaks, and have good instincts about how to prioritize tests based on business and technical risks. You are always helping to increase ownership of software quality in the team around you, and choose to be an SDET as an engineering specialization rather than as a hiding place.

You've designed and written lots of software, shipped products and contributed to frameworks, platforms, tools and modules. Having worked with several test approaches, designs and scaling models you understand the challenges involved with building and testing big, distributed systems used by thousands of people every day - and relish them. You love to learn new things and to grow.

Who are you? You're the new Software Development Engineer in Test joining us at RDS. We work hard, have fun and make history - let's go play.

Basic Qualifications

    •Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or equivalent
    •2 years professional experience in software development

    •Proficient in Java, C or C++
    •Multi-threaded programming
    •Knowledge of data structures, algorithms, operating systems, and/or distributed systems

Preferred Qualifications

    •Experience building, testing and operating large-scale online services and fault-tolerant distributed systems
    •Knowledge and experience with networking, virtualization and Linux internals

    •Knowledge of OS and Database engine internals
    •Strong verbal and written communication skills

Posted: January 22, 2017
Closes:February 13, 2017
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