Are you a technical leader with the drive and passion to help us make game-changing innovations in cloud technologies? Do you enjoy leading the delivery of high-performance distributed systems and solving complex technical challenges in this space? The Government Cloud Solutions team is looking for an experienced System Manager with a strong focus on operations ownership to coordinate the work done across teams responsible for delivering Amazon Web Services (AWS) products to US Intelligence Community (IC) customers. This position is highly customer centric, working directly with the IC on operational requirements and security compliance and with AWS teams to plan and deploy new infrastructure, services, and features.
As a System Manager within Amazon, you create, deploy, operate, and scale large software systems. This opportunity requires excellent technical, problem-solving, and communication skills. You will be responsible for working with internal and external customers to understand their goals and requirements as well as coordination of project dependencies across the organization.
The ideal candidate will look like this…. Be great fun to work with
. Our company credo is “Work hard. Have fun. Make history”. The right candidate will love what they do and instinctively know how to make work fun. Enjoy being a really great people manager.
Building, motivating, and mentoring a world-class systems & software engineering team is the most important part of this role. You should have a proven track record in recruiting and retaining top talent and excel in day-to-day people and performance management tasks. Have a strong understanding of Software Development, Linux, and Networking Technologies.
The ideal candidate will have past experience working as a systems or software development engineer. You will also have a strong level of knowledge in Linux. You will enjoy keeping your technical skills reasonably current, to the point that you can still contribute to architecture discussions. You regularly take part in deep-dive troubleshooting exercises and drive technical post-mortem discussions to identify the root cause of complex issues. Have strong project & product management experience.
The successful candidate will create roadmaps for the team. This will include helping innovate and invent new value-add services layered on top of our existing services. You will need excellent technical project management skills to deliver product roadmap items as well as other cross-team projects. Experience with Agile methodologies is an advantage. Know how to run a tight, lean, efficient operation.
The right candidate will want to measure everything and be very data driven. He/she will excel at using metrics, monitoring, and alarming to measure and improve the operational processes and performance of their team.