Amazon Hiring Amazon web services-Database administrator


  • 5+ years experience supporting large scale systems and databases
  • Good working knowledge of UNIX
  • Strong SQL coding and tuning experience
  • Good problem diagnosis skills
  • Experience troubleshooting application and system performance and complex, production software issues
  • Experience executing and interpreting results from database performance benchmarks.
  • Ability to lead projects and drive them to completion
  • Ability to influence product road map based on customer pain points and requirements.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced and agile development environment
  • Possess excellent communication skills and experience working with external customers (both technical and non-technical audiences).
  • Bachelors in Computer Science or Engineering, or equivalent experience


  • Advanced SQL coding, tuning and query optimization
  • Knowledge of database internals as it relates to query and system performance and tuning
  • Understanding of overall system architecture, scalability, reliability, and performance in a database environment
  • Experience designing and leading database performance benchmarks.
  • Hands-on experience in scripting test-automation and execution framework
  • Experience in diagnosing and trouble-shooting complex, production software
  • Hands-on experience in testing open source databases (MySQL, Postgres)
  • Ability to drive tasks to completion and take ownership of projects
  • Ability to work in a fast paced and agile development environment
  • Possess excellent communication, sharp analytical abilities, and proven design skills
  • Experience in testing commercial databases (Oracle, MS SQL, DB2) is a plus
  • Experience in operating large scale, highly available distributed systems is a plus