• Systems Development Manager

    Location US-WA-Seattle
    Posted Date 3 months ago(12/12/2018 3:36 PM)
    Job ID
    754295
    Company/Location (search) : Country (Full Name)
    United States
  • Job Description

    Amazon is building some of the largest distributed systems in the world, and we need smart people to help make these successful. This is an excellent opportunity to join Amazon’s world class technical teams, as part of AWS, working with some of the best and brightest engineers and technical managers while also developing your skills and furthering your career within one of the most innovative and progressive technology companies anywhere.
    A successful Systems Development Manager will lead a team of talented engineers in designing, building and maintaining highly available, massively scalable systems. This team will have the opportunity to work on highly visible projects that directly impact thousands of customers. Responsibilities include direct management of development engineers, process and quality of service improvements, strategic planning, project management for software within the team, and management of resources across teams.
    The ideal candidate will look like this….


    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 & Networking Technologies.The ideal candidate will have past experience working as a 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 product 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. They will excel at using metrics, monitoring and alarming to measure and improve the operational processes and performance of their team.

    Basic Qualifications


    • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, or equivalent experience.

    • 5+ years experience planning, designing, developing and delivering software.

    • 4+ years experience as a People Manager.

    • Knowledge of Unix/Linux, Python, and Networking.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Experience with Agile engineering practices
    • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
    • Experience automating operational runbooks/workflows
    • Experience with the networking domain and related technologies
    • Experience with systems engineering and operations of Internet services
    • Experience with developing and maintaining software for Internet-based services
    • Meets/Exceeds Amazon's leadership principles requirements for this role
    • Meets/Exceeds Amazon's functional/technical depth and complexity for this role
    • Amazon is an Equal Opportunity - Affirmative Action Employer - Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation

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