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Software Development Engineer, RDS Proxy

Full Time
Job summary
Want to learn how you can play a big role in changing the way people think and interact with databases? Then read on.

Amazon RDS Proxy is a fully managed, highly available database proxy for Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS). It allows applications to pool and share connections established with the database, making them more scalable, more resilient to database failures, and more secure.

We are looking for a passionate, curious, and motivated engineer to help reinvent the customer experience with databases. You will work on a team that architects, designs, and delivers web service APIs around 'intelligent' distributed database systems with availability, reliability and performance guarantees to AWS customers. You will deal with core system level challenges in the area of networking , security , database protocols, performance engineering and deliver features for RDS-Proxy data plane .

You will participate in product direction and road-map planning, project execution scheduling, and hiring engineers to develop cutting-edge database services. This is a unique and rare opportunity to get in on the ground floor within a fast-growing service and help shape the technology, product and the business direction. Come join a fast-paced startup culture in a large company to deliver solid code that has a broad business impact.

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Inclusive Team Culture

Here at AWS, we embrace our differences. We are committed to furthering our culture of inclusion. We have 10 employee-led affinity groups, reaching 40,000 employees in over 190 chapters globally. We have innovative benefit offerings, and host annual and ongoing learning experiences, including our Conversations on Race and Ethnicity (CORE) and AmazeCon (gender diversity) conferences. Amazon's culture of inclusion is reinforced within our 14 Leadership Principles, which remind team members to seek diverse perspectives, learn and be curious, and earn trust.

Work/Life Balance

Our team places a high value on work-life balance. It isn't about how many hours you spend at work; it's about taking ownership of your responsibilities at home and at work, and striking the right balance between these two aspects of your life in order to be successful and happy in the long term. As such, we offer flexible working hours, and ample time for vacations and personal days.

This position does involve on-call responsibilities, typically for a 24-hour period, rotating among all the engineers (i.e. less frequently than once per week). We don't like being paged in the middle of the night or on the weekend, so we continuously work to ensure that our systems are fault tolerant, and that root causes of failures are fixed so that we aren't paged for the same issue repeatedly.

Mentorship & Career Growth

Our team is dedicated to supporting new members. We have a broad mix of experience levels and tenures, and we're building an environment that celebrates knowledge sharing and mentorship. Our senior members enjoy one-on-one mentoring and thorough, but kind, code reviews. We care about your career growth and strive to assign projects based on what will help each team member develop into a better-rounded engineer and enable them to take on more complex tasks in the future.


  • 2+years of professional experience in software development
  • Proficiency in at least one modern programming language, e.g. Java, C#, or C++
  • 1+ years of experience contributing to the architecture and design (architecture, design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and current systems.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related field, or an equivalent in relevant work experience


  • Experience in networking, database protocols
  • Experience in debugging system level issues
  • Experience operating large scale systems
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

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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