Developer Advocate - Aurora Open Source

Amazon Web Services
Arlington, VA
Oct 12, 2021
Oct 14, 2021
Full Time
DescriptionAmazon Web Services (AWS) is looking for a Developer Advocate to join the Amazon Aurora Open Source team. Amazon Aurora is a MySQL and PostgreSQL-compatible, relational database engine that combines the speed and availability of high-end commercial databases with the simplicity and cost-effectiveness of open source databases. Aurora also manages all the work needed to set up, operate, and scale a database, from provisioning capacity and installing software to monitoring and backing up the cluster, to applying patches and upgrades. By automating these labor-intensive tasks, Amazon Aurora enables customers to spend their time focusing on their data and business insights, rather than on procuring and managing infrastructure.This Developer Advocate will advocate and drive our Open Source efforts with Babelfish and other projects, working on our github repositories, evangelizing our open source software with the open source community and our customers. The Developer Advocate will leverage their hands-on technical experience and data gathered through our relationships with our customers to influence the product roadmap.As a Developer Advocate in the Amazon Aurora team, you will work to earn trust with our customers through your technical leadership and expertise. This is a high-impact role that's well-suited to someone with domain-specific technical experience that enjoys sharing what they have learned in order to help customers solve their technical issues and overcome any challenges they face. Your primary focus will be engaging with and bringing feedback back to the team from our Open Source community. Amazon Aurora is not only built on open source technology but is giving back to the open source community, through projects such as Babelfish ( will produce technical content to help our customers learn about new features, and guide their plans for adoption and growth. You'll offer opinionated and timely guidance on how to make the most of the features and functions of Amazon Aurora, and in particular engage with the open source community for open sourced products from the Amazon Aurora team. This content includes blog posts, technical presentations, workshops, and video content. You will work with open source customers, developers, and the broader open source community to create sample code and demo applications to help communicate complex ideas and scenarios, and engage directly with the community.In this role, you will spend time to learn and experiment on your customers' behalf. This experience will inform your influence on the product roadmap. You will work alongside product managers and engineering teams to define, design, test, and launch new features. You will identify gaps in our products and documentation, and have direct impact on addressing those gaps. You will work with marketers to identify areas to engage the community, amplify the materials and resources you create, and identify areas of improvement in our public content for Amazon Aurora.Inclusive Team CultureHere 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 we 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 BalanceOur team puts a high value on work-life balance. It isn't about how many hours you spend at home or at work; it's 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 GrowthOur 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.BASIC QUALIFICATIONS. 5+ years of technical experience in Development, DevOps, SRE, Developer Advocacy or a similar role. 2+ years experience in a role which includes writing and speaking on technical topics. 2+ years experience with Open Source databases as a developer, operator, or advocatePREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS. Open source experience, familiar with upstream workflows. Specific open source experience with MySQL or PostgreSQL, or other related open source database projects.. Database development experience in your preferred language(s). Database administration and operation. Product team experience. Project or product team leadership experienceAmazon 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, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, see

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