Database Architect

  • Virtual Location

You will:

  • Employ customer facing skills to represent AWS well within the customer’s environment and drive discussions with senior personnel regarding trade-offs, standard methodologies, project management and risk mitigation
  • Work closely with AWS Platform Service Engineering and Architecture teams to help ensure the success of project consulting engagements with customer
  • Work directly with customers’ technical resources to devise and recommend solutions based on the understood requirements
  • Think strategically about business, product, and technical challenges in an enterprise environment
  • Analyze on-premises database environments such as Oracle, SQL*Server, or other Commercial DB Engines to Open Source Engines like Aurora-PostgreSQL/MySQL or RedShift, DynamoDB.
  • Consult for optimal design of database environments, analyzing complex distributed production deployments, and making recommendations to optimize performance
  • Develop innovative solutions to complex business and technology problems
  • Extended travel to customer locations may be required to sell and deliver professional services, up to 80% as needed.


  • 10+ years of experience in Oracle or SQL*Server
  • Experience in Open Source Database Technology Platforms such as PostgreSQL or MySQL
  • Experience with C-Level/Director level customers in IT/Business to craft their Enterprise Architecture and IT Strategies
  • Ability to lead client specific strategic engagements involving customer/partner teams
  • Experience with migrating mission critical database environments from one platform to another
  • Experience working with high availability, disaster recovery and server tuning strategies including parameters, resources, contention, etc.
  • Experience in writing complex procedural language artifacts: PL/SQL ,TSQL PL/PgSQL, stored procedures
  • Experience in Shell/Perl/Python Scripting
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer science or equivalent experience


  • Relevant Application/Database replatforming experience (Commercial to Open Source Engines)
  • Experience in AWS Platforms and Service
  • Experience with Custom/COTS Applications and their implementation/maintenance is highly desired
  • Experience with TCP/IP Networking a plus
  • Experience with mission critical databases across multiple database platforms (e.g. Oracle, SQL Server, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Netezza, Teradata, Vertica, etc.) desired
  • Experience in Data Modelling, ETL/ELT workflow management desired & ability to write, tune SQL queries desired
  • Understanding and ability to participate in all phases of the SDLC including requirements gathering, business analysis, configuration management and quality control desired