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Software Development Engineer in test II - RDS SqlServer

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Vancouver, BC
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Full Time
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Software and Programming

Are you excited by the prospect of solving some of the hardest and most valued technical challenges of cloud computing? Do you want to apply your deep analytical and engineering skills to the space of highly-available replicated databases? Come join us in Amazon RDS and help us innovate with always-on databases in the AWS cloud!

The AWS Relational Database Service (RDS) is one of the largest cloud database businesses, providing super-simple provisioning and management for databases in the cloud. Customers can set up a new database with just a few clicks, and complex administrative tasks like scaling, fail-over, and monitoring are handled in an automated fashion by our control systems. 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 multiple datacenters world-wide, and our service is growing rapidly, requiring constant innovations in our systems in order to handle the next order of magnitude in service scale.

RDS provides customers with databases that have multiple-nines of durability and availability. Achieving this level of reliability requires building control and monitoring systems that automatically detect and handle many types of failures within seconds, and data replication options that accommodate various geographical distribution and disaster recovery objectives. The challenge is further heightened by needing to handle huge numbers of databases, multiple database engines (RDS supports MySQL, Oracle, PostgreSQL, SQL Server, MariaDB, and Amazon Aurora), and a wide variety of customer workloads.

To achieve our goals in this area, we are looking for a Software development engineer in test who cares a lot about testability and quality. Candidates need to have a strong sense of ownership, passion to provide a great customer experience and excellent troubleshooting skills even when in high-pressure situations. If you'd like to be a part of creating always-on databases in the AWS cloud, this is the job for you!

Key Responsibilities

    •Deliver and maintain automated test suites
    •Design, develop and maintain testing tools and automation frameworks
    •Work closely with Project Managers, Quality Assurance Engineers and Developers, to drive best practices across the full Software Development Life cycle by improving improve testability, test coverage, and automation.
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Basic Qualifications

    •Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related field
    •3+ years of industry experience developing and testing software
    •3+ years of experience designing and building test tools and frameworks, and delivering test automation suites
    •Experience leading and mentoring junior engineers through a full product/service development lifecycle

Preferred Qualifications

    •Deep understanding of test planning and testing methodologies
    •Experience and deep understanding of professional software engineering models and best practices for the full software development lifecycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing and ongoing maintenance
    •Computer Science fundamentals in data structures, algorithms, problem solving and complexity analysis
    •Experience in programming in Java or C/C++
    •Experience in scripting languages, such as Perl and Python
    •Good knowledge of Oracle and SQL
    •Excellent Linux knowledge including tools and scripting languages
    •Strong verbal and written communications skills

Posted: April 23, 2017
Closes:April 30, 2017
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