Database Engineer III

Do you know the insides of Windows Server exceptionally well? Can you make it sit, lie down and roll over? Do you have nightmares about discovering that somebody screwed up a production system’s carefully-configured registry? Have you ever performance-tuned a box so well that even you were impressed? Do you have a habit of keeping your windows box brand spanking new in search of the latest service pack and patches? Do you always like to dabble with the latest OS version to keep systems running with the latest and greatest features? Do you like to keep the servers in lock down with the best security and auditing tools to keep intruders away? Do you have an insane obsession of making sure your windows boxes run with 99.999% uptime?
Seems like we should have a conversation.
At RDS, we manage one of the largest fleets of RDBMSes on Earth, and are always working to be better at it. We’re enhancing our teams with deep OS expertise, and you should be on it. Your job will be to work with our Software Engineers, Database Engineers and System Engineers to further develop the Windows platforms that host our databases. You’ll be responsible for defining performance and stability parameters for our database engines, OS tweaking that gets us to them, tooling that builds Windows images for each engine, and tests which certify that the images meet our very high standards.
If this sounds like the right mix of fun, challenge, and wheelhouse to you, drop us a line.

Basic Qualifications

BS Computer Science or other technical degree and/or related experience · 7+ years of Windows or Linux system administration experience · Performance Engineering experience in a Windows or Linux environment · System Engineering experience in the cloud · Firm grasp of networking fundamentals · Scripting and / or programming experience

Preferred Qualifications

Automation, testing or monitoring framework exposure or, even better, development · Experience with very large distributed systems · RDBMS performance Engineering experience Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation