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Sr. Database Engineer – AWS Database Services – Migration as a Service

Amazon.com Services, Inc. – Seattle, WA

  • 6+ years as a DBA, Database Engineer, or similar role is required.
  • Bachelors in Computer Science or Engineering, or equivalent experience.
  • Knowledge of relational databases, storage systems, distributed systems.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to influence others internally and externally.

The Cloud is where its at this goes without saying. Enterprises of all shapes and sizes are moving to the cloud and they need your help to do it. If you want to help migrate enterprises of all shapes and sizes to the cloud while providing input on the products and services needed to enable this mass migration read on.
This is no small challenge as youll be responsible for ensuring all the moving parts of customer migrations are heading in the right direction to get them moved to the cloud. If youre interested in having a measurable impact on businesses ranging from educations institutions through to multi-national corporations this is the role for you.
We are looking for talented database engineers that are passionate about databases and data warehouses, and are enthusiastic about applying bold new ideas to real-world problems. You will be forward-looking and aware of the latest DB technology offerings (including both relational and NoSQL), and migration methodologies. As a Sr. Database Engineer you will be responsible for engaging customers through workshops, helping them build their POCs, and develop their own migration center of excellence as part of the Database Freedom program.
Databases Services at AWS covers a range of data platforms including Amazon Aurora, DynamoDB, Redshift, Athena, as well as AWS Database Migration Service, Data Pipeline, Glue and more. As each service grows, so does adoption by customers world-wide. You will be responsible for creating a program which merges all the service content, programs, and processes to drive migrations to the cloud.
Joining the AWS Database Services team as a Sr. DB Eng on the MaaS team gives you the opportunity to:
  • Engage with companies in a diverse range of industries and verticals.
  • Solve challenging problems that will revolutionize computing in the cloud.
  • Work for a company thats at the forefront of the cloud computing space.
  • Be involved in the fast growing managed services space learn from the experts.
  • Join the team whose activities are regularly called out publically by our CEO.
In this position you will deal with demanding customers and pressing deadlines but that just keeps things interesting. Youll have exceptional problem solving skills, strong business judgment, and demonstrated experience working with cross-functional teams. You should have proven ability to execute both strategically and tactically, and be excited to take on new, ambiguous projects that will be industry defining. This position requires a solid technical background, and you should be customer-focused with a passion for the cloud and information technology. You should have deep understanding of either Oracle or SQL Server databases, and knowledge of PostgreSQL, MySQL, or AWS native database engines is highly desirable. Past experience in migration technologies is a plus, but not required.
Specific responsibilities include the following:
  • Working with customers, AWS sales, professional services, solution architects and product teams to drive migrations.
  • Supporting and shepherding the entire customer migration life cycle from strategic planning to tactical execution.
  • Supporting key customers along with a ProServe practice manager to ensure their projects execute successfully.
  • Running migration discovery workshops with the largest enterprise customers.
  • Identifying technical solutions to migration accelerators while ensuring appropriate resources including training and support are available as required.
  • Research and identify new opportunities for AWS to innovate on behalf of our customers.
  • Operate a test environment in the cloud, run and analyze test results, perform diagnostics and troubleshooting, open, prioritize, and help triage defects, track and report test status and results.
  • Helping customers migrate legacy database and application workloads between database engines.
  • Supporting Junior Database engineers on the team.
Note: Extensive travel will be required
  • Previous experience managing Software-as-a-Service technology products and managed services.
  • Knowledge of database migration software and technologies
  • Deep knowledge of either Microsoft SQL Server or Oracle and either PostgreSQL or MySQL
  • Understanding of the Enterprise services space, particularly database and analytics.
  • Experience with building products and services for partners, resellers, managed services providers, and consulting companies.
  • Ability to analyze quantitatively, problem-solve, and scope business requirements
  • Ability to deliver initiatives from conception through completion.
  • Excellent speaking-listening-writing skills, attention to details, proactive self-starter.
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines and prioritize workloads.
  • Ability to develop new ideas and creative solutions.
  • Experience with software development methodologies and programming languages such as Java or C#.
  • Consulting background is a plus.

Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation

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