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Software Development Engineer, RDS Commercial Engines

Full Time
21 hours ago
Job summary
The Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) is the world's leading cloud database service and one of the fastest-growing Amazon businesses. RDS helps customers by providing a fully managed cloud database experience. Customers can set up a new production-ready database with just a few clicks, and complex administrative tasks like scaling, fail-over, and monitoring are all automatically handled by our control systems.

We are building a greenfield / emerging service launch at RDS from the ground up and need builders and owners like you.

We are breaking new ground and changing the rules at Amazon Web Services (AWS) constantly. AWS is core at serving world's public cloud traffic, serving customers at ultra large scale, and this volume is growing exponentially every day. At Amazon/AWS, we take software applications and services to their limits. Due to our scale, we see issues that no other companies see. We are creatively and disruptively solving some of the most complex problems related to immense growth, scaling, leveraging the cloud, extremely high performance and high availability. If these types of challenges excite you, then this is the place for you.

You will be playing a key role at solving challenging problems in distributed systems, secure multi-tenancy, concurrency, scale, availability, durability, and performance engineering. Surrounded by world-class technical talent, building on a pure AWS infrastructure, you will translate user requirements, help define roadmap, design, develop, deploy, and test end-to-end. The team is stronger due to your presence, and you regularly contribute to the professional development of colleagues. You understand the business impacts of technical decisions and guide technology choices to create amazing experiences for customers. You will be working closely with leaders in the org to ensure your solution's contract and functionality aligns with the broader objective.

This role requires ownership, autonomy, and an ability to deliver results, often within the ambiguity of building a new product. You will need to work efficiently to build the right things with limited guidance, and your experience will raise the bar to create an amazing experience for our customers.

We intend to be the world's best and most reliable service, built by an excellent team, all while having fun - come join us on the journey!


  • 1+ years of experience contributing to the system design or architecture (architecture, design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and current systems.
  • 2+ years of non-internship professional software development experience
  • Programming experience with at least one software programming language.


  • Familiarity with cloud computing concepts and experience working in cloud platforms such as AWS
  • Experience with Java, React, and web based technologies
  • Experience with Python
  • Experience in an engineering leadership position where you have been the owner of a technical architecture with other engineers working under your guidance.
  • Strong business and technical vision.
  • Experience in development of distributed/scalable systems and high-volume transaction applications that have been successfully delivered to customers
  • Security domain experience

The pay range for this position in Colorado is $143K- $194K(hr./yr.); however, base pay offered may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. A sign-on bonus and restricted stock units may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the position offered. This information is provided per the Colorado Equal Pay Act. Base pay information is based on market location. Applicants should apply via Amazon's internal or external careers site.

Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, or other legally protected status. If you would like to request an accommodation, please notify your Recruiter.
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