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Database Migration Specialist


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Migration Specialist AWS Database Services Migration as a Service

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The Cloud is where it’s at this goes without saying. Enterprises of all shapes and sizes are moving to the cloud and they need your help to do it. If you want to help migrate companies to the cloud while providing input on the products and services needed to enable this mass migration read on.
This is no small challenge as you’ll be helping large customers get a great start on their cloud migration journey. You’ll use your experience and real-world know how to help build proof of concept projects for customers and develop their own migration center of excellence teams. If you’re interested in having a measurable impact on businesses ranging from educations institutions through to multi-national corporations this is the role for you.
We are looking for talented migration specialists/architects that are passionate about databases and data warehouses, and are enthusiastic about applying bold new ideas to real-world problems. You will be forward-looking and aware of the latest DB technology offerings (including both relational and NoSQL), and migration methodologies.
Databases Services at AWS covers a range of data platforms including Amazon Aurora, DynamoDB, Redshift, Athena, as well as AWS Database Migration Service, Data Pipeline, Glue and more. As each service grows, so does adoption by customers world-wide. You will be responsible for implementing a program which merges all the service content, programs, and processes to drive migrations to the cloud.

Joining the AWS Database Services team as migration specialist on the MaaS team gives you the opportunity to:

• Engage with companies in a diverse range of industries and verticals.

• Solve challenging problems that will revolutionize computing in the cloud.

• Work for a company that’s at the forefront of the cloud computing space.

• Be involved in the fast growing managed services space learn from the experts.

• Join the team whose activities are regularly called out publicly by our CEO.

In this position you will deal with demanding customers and pressing deadlines but that just keeps things interesting. You’ll have exceptional problem solving skills, strong business judgment, and demonstrated experience working with cross-functional teams. You should have proven ability to execute both strategically and tactically, and be excited to take on new, ambiguous projects that will be industry defining. This position requires a solid technical background, and you should be customer-focused with a passion for the cloud and information technology. You should have deep understanding at least one of Oracle or SQL Server, Sybase, DB2, Teradata, Netezza or Greenplum databases, and knowledge of PostgreSQL, MySQL, or AWS native database engines is highly desirable. Past experience in migration technologies is a plus, but not required.

Specific responsibilities include the following:

• Working with customers, AWS sales, professional services, solution architects and product teams to drive migrations.

• Assisting with the execution of migration discovery workshops with the largest enterprise customers.

• Building out proof of concept migration projects including database and application migration.

• Identifying technical solutions to migration obstacles while ensuring appropriate resources including training and support are available as required.

• Research and identify new opportunities for AWS to innovate on behalf of our customers.

• Operate test environment in cloud, run and analyze test results, perform diagnostics and troubleshooting, open, prioritize, and help triage defects, track and report test status and results.

• Helping customers migrate legacy database and application workloads between database engines.

Note: Extensive travel will be required

Our team puts a high value on work-live 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.

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.


  • Experience working as a Senior / Lead Solution Architect, migration specialist, DBA, Database Engineer, or similar role is required.
  • Bachelors in Computer Science or Engineering, or equivalent experience.
  • Knowledge of one or more relational databases or NoSQL systems including Oracle, SQL Server, Sybase, DB2, MongoDB, Cassandra, Teradata, Netezza, Greenplum, MySQL, PostgreSQL.
  • Oral and written communication skills with the ability to influence others internally and externally.


  • Previous experience managing Software-as-a-Service technology products and managed services.
  • Knowledge of database migration software and technologies.
  • Native AWS Database knowledge is highly desirable.
  • Understanding of the Enterprise services space, particularly database and analytics.
  • Experience with building products and services for partners, resellers, managed services providers, and consulting companies.
  • Ability to analyze quantitatively, problem-solve, and scope business requirements.
  • Experience with software development methodologies and programming languages such as Java or C#.
  • Consulting experience.

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