Software Development Manager in Seattle, Washington

The Team: How often have you had an opportunity to be a founding member of a team that is tasked with solving a huge business problem through innovative technology? Are you passionate about using big data approaches to improving the availability and performance of the cloud? If this sounds intriguing, then we’d like to talk to you about a role on a new AWS team that's tackling a set of problems requiring significant innovation.

The Role: Everyone on the team needs to be entrepreneurial, wear many hats and work in a highly collaborative environment that’s more startup than big company. We’ll need to tackle problems that span a variety of domains: networking, big data analytics, client SDKs, user experience, monitoring and alerting.

As a Development manager, you will identify, hire and build a world-class team of Development Engineers to define, drive and execute on this vision. You will initiate processes that allow the team to collaborate with partner teams in Amazon with a high degree of efficiency. You will develop a team of highly motivated and talented individuals that can collaborate with Program Managers, Product Managers and SDEs across the company on high impact initiatives. You will design, build and own a new AWS service that will delight our customers.


  • Responsible for the overall development life cycle of the solution and manage complex projects with significant bottom line impact

  • Work with product managers in developing a strategy and road map to provide compelling customer benefits

  • Work closely with senior engineers to develop the best technical design and approach for new product development

  • Instill best practices for software development and documentation, assure designs meet requirements, and deliver high-quality work on tight schedules

  • Project management - prioritization, planning of projects and features, Stakeholder management and tracking of external commitments

  • Operational Excellence - monitoring & operation of production services

  • Career management and development of direct reports

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent combination of technical education and work experience;

  • 7+ years of Software Development experience; 3+ years of experience in building and leading strong engineering teams

  • Managed a team of 5+ engineers

  • Solid software development background including design patterns, data structures, test driven development

  • Thorough understanding of networking from L1 to L7

  • Deep hands-on technical expertise in building web services and highly scalable applications

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Analytical and statistical background

  • Experience building big data systems with extreme scale

  • Demonstrated ability of taking a project from scoping requirements through actual launch of the project

AMZR Req ID: 465214