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Asad S., AWS DynamoDB Developer

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Last Updated: 4 Jul 2023

- More than 8 years of Data Engineering experience in the Banking and Health sector. - Worked on Datawarehousing and ETL pipeline projects using AWS Glue, Databrew, Lambda, Fivetran, Kinesis, Snowflake, Redshift, and Quicksight. - Recent project involves loading data into Snowflake using Fivetran connector and automation of pipeline using Lambda and Eventbridge. - Performed Cloud Data Migrations and automation of ETL pipeline design and implementations. - Fluent English - Available from 18.08.2022

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- 9+ years experience working with Python; - 3+ years of experience with AI/ML projects - 5 years of experience with PowerBI and 4 years of experience with Tableau and other visualization tools like Spotfire, - 6 years of experience working with MySQL, SQL, and PostgreSQL; - 8 years of experience with various data sets (ETL, Data Engineer, Data Quality Engineer); - 3 years of experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform (GCP); - Proven commercial experience in HR and related Talent projects - Extensive experience with Spark and Hadoop - Background with TensorFlow, Scikit-learn and PyTorch - Data Analytics/Engineering with Cloud Service Providers (AWS, GCP) - Deep abilities working with Kubernetes (K8s); - Hands-on scripting experience with Python; Microsoft Power BI, Tableau, Sisense, CI/CD principles, Data Validation, Data QA, SQL, Pipelines, ETL, and Automated web scraping. - Pet web3 projects (solidity, wallet integration) - Upper-intermediate English

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Yuryi, AWS DynamoDB Developer

Warsaw, Poland
Last Updated: 21 Nov 2023

Experienced Software Engineer with a 5-year track record in JavaScript and TypeScript development, specializing in Node.js and AWS Cloud technologies. Proficient in building serverless and microservices applications, optimizing performance, and collaborating with cross-functional teams. Strong technical skills in JavaScript, TypeScript, Node.js, Express, AWS, SQL, and Git. Experienced in working with various methodologies, principles, and patterns in software development. Skilled in the SDLC and software development practices. Holds a degree in Computer Science. Notable achievements include optimizing lambda functions, improving pipeline execution speed, and successfully integrating with third-party platforms.

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Stephan S., AWS DynamoDB Developer

Brazil
Last Updated: 20 Oct 2023

- Highly experienced Software Engineer with over 13 years of industry experience - Strong expertise in Microsoft technologies, including .NET, C#, Azure, and SQL Server - Proficient in working with a wide range of technologies, including AWS, PostgreSQL, DynamoDB, Git, Docker, and React - Skilled in system architecture, frontend development (HTML, JavaScript, CSS), and agile methodologies (Scrum, Kanban) - Knowledgeable in Node.js, Python, and Machine Learning - Trilingual in Portuguese, English, and Spanish - Microsoft certified professional with a degree in Systems Analysis and Development from FATEC-SP

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Dmytro R, AWS DynamoDB Developer

Kharkiv, Ukraine
Last Updated: 3 Nov 2023

- 5 years of experience as a Data Engineer; - Proficient in Java, Python, JavaScript, and Bash scripting; - Experienced in working with databases such as MSSQL, MySQL, Postgresql, MongoDB, Oracle, DynamoDB, and Redshift; - Skilled in using IDEs like Eclipse and IntelliJ IDEA; - Knowledgeable in Maven, Servlets API, OOP, design patterns, JDBC, Hibernate, JPA, log4j, Git, SVN, Spring core, Spring MVC, Springboot, Hadoop, Spark, JSON, boto3, SQL Alchemy, spark, Pyspark, AWS lambda, AWS CLI, Jenkins, Kafka, jetty, REST; - Has experience in various domains including data engineering, backend web development, and software development; - Holds certifications in AWS machine learning and problem-solving; - English: Upper-intermediate.

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Hard skills of a AWS DynamoDB Developer

Hard skills

Hard skills of an AWS DynamoDB Developer:

Junior

  • AWS DynamoDB basics: Able to create and manage tables, understand the primary key and secondary indexes.
  • Data modeling: Familiar with designing efficient data models using partition keys, sort keys, and secondary indexes.
  • Querying and scanning: Knowledge of querying and scanning data using key conditions, filter expressions, and pagination.
  • Batch operations: Understanding of batch write and batch get operations to efficiently process multiple items.
  • Error handling and troubleshooting: Ability to handle errors, debug issues, and optimize DynamoDB performance.

Middle

  • Advanced data modeling: Proficient in designing complex data models with composite keys, global secondary indexes, and conditional expressions.
  • Advanced querying and scanning: Experience in optimizing queries and scans using partition key and sort key conditions, filter expressions, and parallel scans.
  • Index optimization: Knowledge of optimizing global secondary indexes for query efficiency, using projection expressions, and sparse indexes.
  • Performance tuning: Familiarity with optimizing DynamoDB performance through capacity planning, provisioned throughput, and adaptive capacity.
  • Data migration: Understanding of data migration strategies and tools for moving data in and out of DynamoDB.
  • Data backup and restore: Ability to implement backup and restore mechanisms to protect data integrity.
  • Security and access control: Proficiency in securing DynamoDB tables with fine-grained access control policies and encryption.

Senior

  • Advanced performance tuning: Expertise in optimizing DynamoDB performance through advanced capacity planning, adaptive capacity, and on-demand capacity.
  • Advanced data modeling techniques: Mastery in designing highly scalable and efficient data models using advanced techniques like hierarchical data structures and denormalization.
  • Advanced indexing strategies: Proficient in designing and optimizing indexes for complex query patterns, including composite indexes and sparse indexes.
  • Advanced backup and restore: Ability to implement advanced backup and restore mechanisms, such as point-in-time recovery and cross-region replication.
  • Advanced security and compliance: In-depth knowledge of securing DynamoDB with advanced encryption, auditing, and compliance controls.
  • Serverless architecture: Experience in building serverless applications using DynamoDB as a primary data store, leveraging AWS Lambda and other serverless services.
  • Monitoring and logging: Proficiency in monitoring DynamoDB performance, setting up alarms, and analyzing logs for troubleshooting and optimization.
  • Automation and infrastructure as code: Familiarity with automating DynamoDB deployments and configurations using infrastructure as code tools like AWS CloudFormation.

Expert/Team Lead

  • Architectural design: Ability to design highly scalable and fault-tolerant DynamoDB architectures, including multi-region replication and global tables.
  • Advanced data analysis: Expertise in analyzing DynamoDB performance metrics, identifying bottlenecks, and implementing optimizations at scale.
  • Advanced data migration and synchronization: Mastery in handling complex data migration scenarios, including data synchronization between multiple DynamoDB tables or other databases.
  • Advanced disaster recovery: Proficiency in implementing disaster recovery strategies for DynamoDB, including cross-region replication, data backups, and failover mechanisms.
  • Team leadership: Experience in leading a team of DynamoDB developers, providing technical guidance, and setting best practices.
  • Performance benchmarking and testing: Ability to conduct performance benchmarking and load testing of DynamoDB applications to ensure optimal performance under different workloads.
  • Cost optimization: Expertise in optimizing DynamoDB costs through efficient data modeling, capacity planning, and leveraging cost-saving features like auto scaling and reserved capacity.
  • Continuous integration and deployment: Familiarity with integrating DynamoDB into CI/CD pipelines and automating deployment processes using tools like AWS CodePipeline.
  • Training and mentoring: Capability to train and mentor other developers in DynamoDB best practices and advanced techniques.
  • Client management: Proficiency in understanding client requirements, translating them into DynamoDB solutions, and effectively communicating technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders.
  • Industry knowledge: In-depth knowledge of industry trends, best practices, and emerging technologies related to DynamoDB and NoSQL databases.

Let’s consider Difference between Junior, Middle, Senior, Expert/Team Lead developer roles.

Seniority NameYears of experienceResponsibilities and activitiesAverage salary (USD/year)
Junior0-2 years– Assisting senior developers in coding and debugging tasks
– Learning and applying programming languages and frameworks
– Participating in code reviews and testing
– Collaborating with the team to deliver software solutions
50,000 – 70,000
Middle2-5 years– Developing and implementing software solutions
– Participating in architectural and design discussions
– Mentoring junior developers
– Collaborating with cross-functional teams to deliver projects
– Participating in code reviews and ensuring code quality
70,000 – 90,000
Senior5-8 years– Designing and implementing complex software systems
– Leading and managing development projects
– Mentoring and providing technical guidance to junior and middle developers
– Collaborating with stakeholders to define project requirements
– Conducting code reviews and ensuring adherence to coding standards
90,000 – 120,000
Expert/Team Lead8+ years– Leading and managing a team of developers
– Setting technical direction and making strategic decisions
– Architecting scalable and robust software solutions
– Mentoring and coaching team members
– Collaborating with stakeholders to align technology solutions with business goals
120,000 – 150,000

TOP 15 Facts about AWS DynamoDB

Facts about
  • AWS DynamoDB is a fully managed NoSQL database service provided by Amazon Web Services.
  • It is designed for applications that require single-digit millisecond latency at any scale.
  • DynamoDB automatically scales tables up and down to handle the requested throughput capacity and storage requirements.
  • It offers seamless scalability and can handle millions of requests per second.
  • DynamoDB supports both document and key-value data models.
  • It is highly durable, with data automatically replicated across multiple Availability Zones within a region.
  • Users can choose between two types of read consistency: eventual consistency and strong consistency.
  • DynamoDB provides comprehensive security capabilities, including encryption at rest and in transit.
  • It integrates with AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) for fine-grained access control.
  • Users can create backups and restore tables at any point in time within a 35-day window.
  • DynamoDB offers built-in multi-region replication for global applications with low-latency data access.
  • It provides a flexible data model with support for nested objects, arrays, and sets.
  • DynamoDB integrates with popular AWS services like AWS Lambda, Amazon Kinesis, and Amazon CloudWatch.
  • It offers a pay-as-you-go pricing model based on the provisioned throughput capacity and storage consumed.
  • DynamoDB provides a set of APIs and SDKs that support multiple programming languages for easy application development.

How and where is AWS DynamoDB used?

How and where
Case NameCase Description
Real-time AnalyticsWith the ability to process millions of requests per second, AWS DynamoDB is ideal for real-time analytics. It can handle high-volume data streaming and provide instant insights for businesses. For example, an e-commerce platform can use DynamoDB to analyze customer behavior, track sales trends, and make data-driven decisions in real-time.
Internet of Things (IoT) ApplicationsDynamoDB is well-suited for IoT applications that generate massive amounts of data. It can store and process sensor data, device logs, and telemetry data in a highly scalable manner. For instance, a smart home system can leverage DynamoDB to store and analyze data from various connected devices, enabling users to monitor their energy consumption, security, and other metrics.
User Profiles and PersonalizationDynamoDB is commonly used to build personalized user experiences. It can store and retrieve user profiles, preferences, and behavioral data at scale. For example, a music streaming service can utilize DynamoDB to store user playlists, song recommendations, and play history, enabling a personalized music experience for each user.
Gaming LeaderboardsDynamoDB’s low latency and high throughput make it an excellent choice for gaming leaderboards. It can handle frequent updates and queries to track players’ scores, achievements, and rankings. Online gaming platforms can leverage DynamoDB to provide real-time leaderboards for multiplayer games, enhancing the competitive experience for players.
Content Management SystemsDynamoDB can serve as a backend for content management systems (CMS) by storing and retrieving content-related data. It can handle high traffic loads, making it suitable for websites with millions of users and frequent content updates. A news website, for example, can use DynamoDB to store articles, comments, and user interactions, ensuring fast and reliable content delivery.
Session ManagementDynamoDB can be utilized for session management in web applications. It can store session data and handle high read and write traffic. By using DynamoDB, web applications can maintain user sessions across multiple servers, ensuring seamless user experiences even during high traffic periods.
Ad Tech PlatformsDynamoDB’s ability to handle high volumes of requests and its low latency make it suitable for ad tech platforms. It can store and process ad impressions, user profiles, and campaign data efficiently. Ad tech companies can leverage DynamoDB to deliver targeted advertisements, track campaign performance, and optimize their ad delivery algorithms.

What are top AWS DynamoDB instruments and tools?

Instruments and tools
  • AWS CloudFormation: AWS CloudFormation is a service that helps you model and set up your Amazon Web Services resources so you can spend less time managing those resources and more time focusing on your applications that run in AWS. It provides a common language for you to describe and provision all the infrastructure resources in your cloud environment.
  • AWS Amplify: AWS Amplify is a set of tools and services that enables mobile and web application developers to build scalable and secure applications. It provides a comprehensive set of features for building serverless backends, managing authentication, and integrating with other AWS services.
  • AWS Lambda: AWS Lambda is a serverless compute service that lets you run code without provisioning or managing servers. It automatically scales your applications in response to incoming requests, and you only pay for the compute time that you consume.
  • AWS CloudWatch: AWS CloudWatch is a monitoring and observability service that provides you with data and actionable insights to monitor your applications, infrastructure, and services. It allows you to collect and track metrics, collect and monitor log files, and set alarms.
  • AWS X-Ray: AWS X-Ray is a service that helps developers analyze and debug distributed applications. It provides an end-to-end view of requests as they travel through your application, showing a map of your application’s underlying components and their dependencies.
  • AWS Glue: AWS Glue is a fully managed extract, transform, and load (ETL) service that makes it easy to prepare and load data for analytics. It offers a visual interface for creating, running, and monitoring ETL jobs, and it automatically generates the code needed to load your data into the target destination.
  • AWS AppSync: AWS AppSync is a fully managed service that makes it easy to develop GraphQL APIs by handling the heavy lifting of securely connecting to data sources like Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon Elasticsearch Service, AWS Lambda, and more.
  • AWS Step Functions: AWS Step Functions is a serverless workflow service that lets you coordinate the components of your applications using visual workflows. It allows you to build and run multi-step workflows that can include parallel branches, error handling, and retries.
  • AWS SDKs: AWS provides Software Development Kits (SDKs) for multiple programming languages, including Java, Python, JavaScript, and more. These SDKs make it easier to integrate AWS services into your applications by providing a convenient interface for interacting with the services.
  • AWS Command Line Interface (CLI): AWS CLI is a unified command line interface that allows you to interact with AWS services from the command line. It provides a consistent and convenient way to manage your AWS resources and automate your workflows.
  • AWS Cloud9: AWS Cloud9 is a cloud-based integrated development environment (IDE) that allows you to write, run, and debug your code with just a browser. It provides a collaborative environment for team coding, and it comes pre-configured with the AWS CLI and SDKs.

TOP 15 Tech facts and history of creation and versions about AWS DynamoDB Development

Facts and history
  • AWS DynamoDB was created in 2012, making it one of the pioneers in the NoSQL database market.
  • DynamoDB was developed by Amazon Web Services (AWS), a subsidiary of Amazon.com.
  • It was designed based on the principles outlined in the Dynamo paper, published by Amazon in 2007.
  • The DynamoDB data model is based on key-value pairs, allowing for fast and efficient retrieval of data.
  • DynamoDB offers seamless scalability, allowing users to scale their databases up or down without downtime.
  • With DynamoDB, developers can choose between two consistency models: eventually consistent reads or strongly consistent reads.
  • It provides automatic data replication across multiple availability zones, ensuring high availability and durability.
  • DynamoDB supports both document and key-value data models, offering flexibility for different use cases.
  • In 2018, AWS introduced DynamoDB Transactions, enabling developers to perform atomic, consistent, isolated, and durable (ACID) transactions.
  • The DynamoDB Accelerator (DAX) was launched in 2017, providing an in-memory cache for faster read performance.
  • AWS released the on-demand backup feature for DynamoDB in 2019, allowing users to create full backups of their tables with a single click.
  • In 2020, DynamoDB introduced the PartiQL query language, which allows developers to query both relational and non-relational data.
  • Amazon DynamoDB Global Tables, introduced in 2017, enables automatic replication of tables across multiple AWS regions for low-latency global access.
  • DynamoDB Streams, launched in 2014, provides a time-ordered sequence of item-level modifications in a table, enabling real-time data processing.
  • In 2019, AWS released DynamoDB On-Demand Capacity, allowing users to pay for only the read and write capacity they actually consume.

Cases when AWS DynamoDB does not work

Does not work
  1. Large-scale data processing: AWS DynamoDB is designed to handle massive amounts of data and provide high scalability. However, if you have a need for extensive data processing with complex analytical queries, DynamoDB may not be the best choice. Its primary focus is on fast and efficient key-value lookups rather than complex data analysis.
  2. Heavy relational data requirements: DynamoDB is a NoSQL database that does not support traditional relational database features like joins, foreign keys, or complex transactions. If your application heavily relies on complex relational data models or requires advanced querying capabilities, you may find DynamoDB’s limited support for relational data requirements to be a drawback.
  3. Real-time analytics: While DynamoDB offers fast and consistent read and write performance, it may not be the ideal choice for real-time analytics use cases. DynamoDB is optimized for high-speed data retrieval and storage, but it lacks advanced analytics features like aggregation functions, complex querying, or data visualization tools. For real-time analytics, you may need to consider other AWS services like Amazon Redshift or Amazon Athena.
  4. Strict consistency requirements: DynamoDB provides two consistency models: eventually consistent reads and strongly consistent reads. While eventually consistent reads offer low-latency and high throughput, they may return stale data. On the other hand, strongly consistent reads provide up-to-date data but may impact performance. If your application requires strict consistency guarantees and cannot tolerate any stale data, DynamoDB’s consistency models may not meet your requirements.
  5. Limited secondary index support: DynamoDB offers secondary indexes to enable efficient querying on attributes other than the primary key. However, secondary indexes have certain limitations. For instance, you can only project a subset of attributes into a secondary index, and they come with additional storage and performance costs. If your application heavily relies on complex querying patterns or requires extensive secondary index support, DynamoDB’s limitations may pose challenges.

TOP 10 AWS DynamoDB Related Technologies

Related Technologies
  • Languages: Python

    Python is one of the most popular languages for AWS DynamoDB software development. It offers a simple syntax and a wide range of libraries and frameworks that make it easy to work with DynamoDB. Python also has excellent support for data manipulation and analysis, which is crucial when dealing with large datasets in DynamoDB.

  • Languages: Java

    Java is another widely used language for DynamoDB development. It is known for its scalability, performance, and strong community support. Java provides robust libraries and frameworks that simplify DynamoDB integration and enable developers to build efficient and reliable applications.

  • Frameworks: AWS SDK

    The AWS SDK (Software Development Kit) is a comprehensive set of tools and libraries that facilitate DynamoDB development. It offers a wide range of APIs and utilities for interacting with DynamoDB, making it easier to handle data operations, manage tables, and handle error handling. The AWS SDK supports multiple programming languages, including Python, Java, and others.

  • Frameworks: Spring Boot

    Spring Boot is a popular Java framework that simplifies DynamoDB development by providing a set of pre-configured modules and libraries. It offers seamless integration with DynamoDB, allowing developers to focus on business logic rather than boilerplate code. Spring Boot also provides features like automatic table creation and data mapping, making it an excellent choice for DynamoDB development.

  • ORM: AWS DynamoDB Object Mapper

    The AWS DynamoDB Object Mapper is an ORM (Object-Relational Mapping) tool specifically designed for DynamoDB. It simplifies the process of mapping Java objects to DynamoDB tables, eliminating the need for manual data manipulation and reducing development time. The DynamoDB Object Mapper handles complex data relationships and provides efficient queries and data retrieval capabilities.

  • ORM: PynamoDB

    PynamoDB is a Python ORM for DynamoDB that offers an intuitive and Pythonic interface for working with DynamoDB tables. It provides features like automatic schema creation, attribute validation, and query optimization. PynamoDB simplifies DynamoDB development by abstracting away the low-level details and allowing developers to focus on writing clean and concise code.

  • CI/CD: AWS CodePipeline

    AWS CodePipeline is a fully managed continuous integration and continuous delivery service that can be used for DynamoDB software development. It automates the build, test, and deployment processes, enabling developers to deliver changes to DynamoDB applications quickly and reliably. CodePipeline integrates seamlessly with other AWS services, making it an ideal choice for end-to-end application deployment.

Pros & cons of AWS DynamoDB

Pros & cons

8 Pros of AWS DynamoDB

  • Scalability: DynamoDB provides automatic scaling of throughput capacity to handle any amount of traffic, allowing your applications to scale seamlessly without worrying about capacity planning or performance optimization.
  • Flexibility: DynamoDB offers a flexible schema, allowing you to store and retrieve any amount of structured or semi-structured data, making it suitable for a wide range of applications.
  • High Performance: DynamoDB is designed to deliver low-latency performance at any scale. It uses SSD storage to provide consistent, single-digit millisecond latency for read and write operations.
  • High Availability: DynamoDB offers built-in replication and automatic multi-region replication, ensuring your data is highly available and durable. It automatically handles failures and maintains multiple copies of your data across multiple data centers.
  • Security: DynamoDB provides robust security features, including fine-grained access control, encryption at rest and in transit, and integration with AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) for authentication and authorization.
  • Managed Service: DynamoDB is a fully managed service, meaning AWS takes care of the infrastructure management, including hardware provisioning, software patching, and data backups. This allows you to focus on building your application instead of managing the underlying infrastructure.
  • Integration with AWS Ecosystem: DynamoDB seamlessly integrates with other AWS services, such as AWS Lambda, Amazon S3, and Amazon CloudWatch, allowing you to build scalable and serverless applications.
  • Global Scalability: DynamoDB Global Tables enable you to replicate your data across multiple AWS regions with automatic multi-master replication. This allows you to serve low-latency read and write requests globally.

8 Cons of AWS DynamoDB

  • Cost: DynamoDB can be more expensive compared to traditional databases, especially for workloads with unpredictable or fluctuating traffic patterns. It charges based on provisioned throughput capacity and storage usage.
  • Complexity: DynamoDB’s flexible schema and advanced features can make it more complex to design and query compared to traditional databases. It requires careful consideration of data modeling and indexing strategies.
  • No SQL Joins: DynamoDB does not support traditional SQL joins, which can make querying complex relationships more challenging. It requires denormalizing data and using techniques like composite keys or secondary indexes.
  • No Transactions: DynamoDB does not support ACID transactions, which can be a limitation for applications that require strict data consistency across multiple operations.
  • Storage Limitations: DynamoDB has a maximum item size limit of 400 KB, which can be a constraint for applications that need to store larger items. It also has a limit on the total size of all items in a partition.
  • Limited Indexing Options: DynamoDB provides limited indexing options compared to traditional databases. It supports primary key-based queries and global secondary indexes, but lacks features like secondary indexes with range queries or full-text search.
  • Reserved Capacity Commitment: If you choose to provision throughput capacity in advance using DynamoDB Reserved Capacity, you need to commit to a specific capacity for a specified duration, which may not be suitable for workloads with unpredictable or fluctuating traffic.
  • Vendor Lock-in: DynamoDB is a proprietary service provided by AWS, which can result in vendor lock-in. It may not be as easily portable to other cloud providers or on-premises environments compared to open-source or standard SQL databases.

Soft skills of a AWS DynamoDB Developer

Soft skills

Soft skills are essential for AWS DynamoDB Developers as they work on designing and managing databases in the cloud. These skills complement their technical expertise and contribute to their effectiveness in collaborating with team members and delivering successful projects.

Junior

  • Effective Communication: Ability to clearly articulate ideas and requirements to team members and stakeholders.
  • Problem-Solving: Aptitude for identifying and resolving issues that arise during the development process.
  • Adaptability: Willingness to learn and adapt to new technologies and methodologies.
  • Collaboration: Capability to work well within a team and contribute positively to achieve project goals.
  • Time Management: Skill to prioritize tasks and meet project deadlines.

Middle

  • Leadership: Ability to take ownership of tasks and guide team members in achieving project objectives.
  • Critical Thinking: Proficiency in analyzing complex problems and developing creative solutions.
  • Client Management: Capability to understand client requirements and effectively communicate project progress and updates.
  • Conflict Resolution: Skill to identify and address conflicts within the team or with stakeholders.
  • Mentoring: Willingness to mentor junior developers and share knowledge to foster team growth.
  • Organizational Skills: Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and prioritize tasks accordingly.
  • Attention to Detail: Keen eye for detail to ensure accuracy and quality in database design and implementation.

Senior

  • Strategic Thinking: Capability to align database design and development with long-term business objectives.
  • Project Management: Proficiency in leading complex projects and overseeing the entire development lifecycle.
  • Presentation Skills: Ability to effectively present technical concepts and solutions to stakeholders.
  • Team Management: Skill to manage and inspire a team of developers, fostering collaboration and productivity.
  • Client Relationship Building: Ability to build strong relationships with clients and understand their evolving needs.
  • Innovation: Aptitude for exploring and implementing innovative approaches to improve database performance and efficiency.
  • Decision Making: Capability to make informed decisions based on data and analysis.
  • Continuous Learning: Commitment to staying updated with the latest AWS DynamoDB features and best practices.

Expert/Team Lead

  • Strategic Planning: Ability to develop long-term strategies for database architecture and performance optimization.
  • Technical Mentorship: Capability to provide guidance and mentorship to other developers, fostering their professional growth.
  • Business Acumen: Understanding of business requirements and the ability to align technical decisions with organizational goals.
  • Risk Management: Skill to identify and mitigate potential risks associated with database design and implementation.
  • Collaborative Leadership: Ability to lead a team while fostering a collaborative and inclusive work environment.
  • Vendor Management: Experience in managing relationships with external vendors and leveraging their expertise when needed.
  • Quality Assurance: Proficiency in implementing quality assurance processes to ensure database reliability and performance.
  • Strategic Partnerships: Capability to form strategic partnerships with stakeholders and external organizations to drive innovation and success.
  • Data Security: Deep understanding of data security principles and experience in implementing robust security measures.
  • Performance Optimization: Expertise in optimizing database performance, scalability, and efficiency.
  • Technical Evangelism: Skill to advocate for the use of AWS DynamoDB and communicate its benefits to stakeholders and the wider technical community.

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