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Cloud Support Eng.II (Database), AWS Support Engineering

Amazon Development Centre Kenya Limited - O46

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KSh Confidential
1 month ago

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Job Description/Requirements

Amazon Web Services is the market leader and technology forerunner in the Cloud business. As a member of the AWS Support team you will be at the forefront of this transformational technology, assisting a global list of companies and developers that are taking advantage of a growing set of services and features to run their mission-critical applications. As a Cloud Support Engineer, you will act as the âCloud Ambassadorâ across all the cloud products, arming our customers with required tools & tactics to get the most out of their Product and Support investment.

Would you like to use the latest cloud computing technologies? Do you have an interest in helping customers understand application architectures and integration approaches? Are you familiar with best practices for applications, servers and networks? Do you want to be part of a customer facing technology team helping to ensure the success of Amazon Web Services (AWS) as a leading technology organization?

If you fit the description, you might be the person we are looking for! We are a group of smart people, passionate about cloud computing, and believe that world class support is critical to customer success.

Key job responsibilities
Every day will bring new and exciting challenges on the job while you:

â¢Learn and use groundbreaking technologies.
â¢Apply advanced troubleshooting techniques to provide unique solutions to our customers' individual needs.
â¢Interact with leading engineers around the world.
â¢Partner with Amazon Web Services teams to help reproduce and resolve customer issues.
â¢Leverage your extensive customer support experience to provide feedback to internal AWS teams on how to improve our services.
â¢Drive customer communication during critical events.
â¢Drive projects that improve support-related processes and our customersâ technical support experience.
â¢Write tutorials, how-to videos, and other technical articles for the developer community.
â¢Work on critical, highly complex customer problems that may span multiple AWS services.
â¢Work with Amazon's database technologies like Amazon Aurora, DocumentDB, Timestream, Database Migration Services

A day in the life
â¢First and foremost this is a customer support role â in The Cloud.
â¢On a typical day, a Support Engineer will be primarily responsible for solving customerâs cases through a variety of customer contact channels which include telephone, email, and web/live chat. You will apply advanced troubleshooting techniques to provide tailored solutions for our customers and drive customer interactions by thoughtfully working with customers to dive deep into the root cause of an issue.
â¢Apart from working on a broad spectrum of technical issues, an AWS Support Engineer may also coach/mentor new hires, develop & present training, partner with development teams on complex issues or contact deflection initiatives, participate in new hiring, write tools/script to help the team, or work with leadership on process improvement and strategic initiatives.
â¢Career development: We promote advancement opportunities across the organization to help you meet your career goals.
â¢Training: We have training programs to help you develop the skills required to be successful in your role.
We hire smart people who are keen to build a career with AWS, so we are more interested in the areas that you do know instead of those you havenât been exposed to yet.
â¢Support engineers interested in travel have presented training or participated in focused summits across our sites or at specific AWS events.
â¢As we operate on a follow-the-sun model, with Premium Support sites located globally, there is no after hours on-call or mandated overtime in this role.
â¢Meet Luis:

About the team
Inclusive Team Culture

Here at AWS, we embrace our differences. We are committed to furthering our culture of inclusion. We have ten 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. Amazonâs culture of inclusion is reinforced within our 16 Leadership Principles, which remind team members to seek diverse perspectives, learn and be curious, and earn trust.

Work/Life Balance

Our team puts a high value on work-life balance. It isnât about how many hours you spend at home or at work; itâs about the flow you establish that brings energy to both parts of your life. We believe striking the right balance between your personal and professional life is critical to life-long happiness and fulfillment. We offer flexibility in working hours and encourage you to find your own balance between your work and personal lives.

Mentorship & Career Growth

Our team is dedicated to supporting new members. We have a broad mix of experience levels and tenures, and weâre building an environment that celebrates knowledge sharing and mentorship. We care about your career growth and strive to assign projects based on what will help each team member develop into a better-rounded professional and enable them to take on more complex tasks in the future.

We are open to hiring candidates to work out of one of the following locations:

Nairobi, KEN


â¢Good in-depth Knowledge/experience in administration and troubleshooting for one or more of the following:
â¢Good in-depth knowledge in Database engines: MySQL/Oracle/PostgreSQL/MariaDB /SQL Server/Amazon Aurora.
â¢Good in-depth Knowledge of database installation process
â¢Good in-depth Knowledge of relevant database clients
â¢Good in-depth understanding of Database engine agnostic fundamentals
â¢Experience performing basic optimization of database
â¢Good knowledge of HA & DR topologies for databases
â¢Good understand of database migrations
â¢Good knowledge / experience of working basic OS and Networking database related issues.


â¢4 to 7 years of relevant experience
â¢Knowledge/experience in Database troubleshooting and performance tuning.
â¢Knowledge/experience in setting up monitoring/alarming for production DB environments.
â¢Database migration and ETL knowledge/experience.
â¢Experience setting up monitoring/alarming for production DB environments.
â¢Database migration and ETL experience.

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