Systems Development Engineer - AWS Redshift

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Job Type:Full Time

Are you a "Find it, Fix it, Automate it, Never worry about it again" kind of engineer? Are you interested in building hyper-scale services in the cloud? Do you want to have a direct and immediate impact on hundreds of thousands of users who use AWS database services?

Amazon Redshift is a fast, fully managed, petabyte-scale data warehouse that makes it simple and cost-effective to analyse all your data using your existing business intelligence tools.

As a Systems Development Engineer with Amazon Redshift in Sydney, you will work on the Redshift cloud platform to improve the technologies that orchestrate and manage Redshift clusters globally. You will build out automation of critical operational functions that ensure thousands of servers across multiple data centres worldwide maintain lights on. You will own the design and development of significant and impactful automation projects to future proof our industry's leading database service for the cloud.

This is a hands-on position where you will be asked to do everything from building solutions from the ground up to mentoring other engineers. You will have an excellent track record of delivery projects, excelling in communication, and displaying leadership qualities with a strong customer focus.

This is a unique and rare opportunity to get in on the ground floor within a fast-growing business and help shape the technology, product and the business. A successful candidate will bring deep technical, networking and coding expertise with the ability to work within a fast moving, startup environment in a large company to deliver a broad business impact.

Come, join us in reinventing database systems for the cloud!


  • 5+ years proficiency in shell, Java, Ruby, Python or other DevOps oriented language
  • 5+ years of proven operating systems knowledge Linux/Unix
  • Fundamental knowledge of systems (DNS, TCP, UDP etc)
  • Knowledge of various technologies, methodologies and applied engineering practices/standards such as OOD, SOAP, REST, Spring and AJAX


  • Bachelors Degree in Computer Science or related field, or 4+ years relevant work experience
  • Experience in communicating with users, other technical teams, and management to collect requirements, describe software product features, and technical designs
  • Deep experience integrating software solutions, automating manual processes and/or building portals or internal tools
  • Experience with UI development and building innovative user experiences.
  • Ability to take a project from scoping requirements through launch and operations of the project
  • Strong understanding of system and application performance characteristics
• DevOps evangelist and zealot
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