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Software Development Manager, AWS Load Balancing Amazon
Seattle, WA

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If the ability to deliver results and make an impact across Amazon (and the broader tech industry) are things that get you excited, then look no further. The AWS Load Balancing platform is one of the largest in the industry, managing service endpoints for Amazon services with billions of requests. Our team is responsible for the vast majority of load balancing for internal teams across Amazon. Regardless of whether you are surfing the Retail website, talking to Alexa, or calling an AWS API, you are likely using our service. We manage more than 620,000+ virtual load balancers with TB/s of traffic across Amazon. And, given our position in the software stack, we have the opportunity to significantly improve the operational excellence across all of Amazon services.

We are looking for a Software Development Manager to manage our capacity team. This team is responsible for ensuring we are able to meet the scale of our customers demands as well as balancing our virtual load balancers across our hardware so we are optimizing the utilization of our resources. This leader will also be responsible for working on a next generation product we are building. This leader will own staffing and managing the team for a key part of the service, setting the team culture, best practices, planning, and delivering on the product roadmap. The successful candidate will be comfortable dealing with ambiguity, be very customer-centric, and able to think big. This candidate will also be very savvy at motivating teams and managing change as we transform how we operate our service.

The ideal candidate will be passionate about the potential of high-scale load balancing solutions as well as about building great resilient, scalable and high-performance services. This leader has thrived and succeeded in delivering high quality technology products/services in a rapid growth environment where priorities shift quickly. We are looking for a strong leader who prioritizes well, communicates clearly and understands how to drive a high level of focus and excellence with a strong team. They are a seasoned, mature engineering leader who is comfortable building teams and developing staff. This person has a proven track record of building a culture centered on customer focus, efficient execution, high quality, rigorous testing, deep monitoring, and solid deployment practices. AWS in general, and this business in particular, operates at very large scale and on critical workloads, so a passion and discipline around operational excellence is key. A high level of ownership and accountability is a must.

As a manager of this team, you will be leading a team of highly motivated software and system developers that thrive on solving challenging problems with innovative solutions building large-scale distributed software systems in Java, Python, Perl, and other Amazon's proprietary technologies. You will own, build, and operate a fundamental Tier-0 service. You will also provide exceptional leadership & management for the engineers in your team. As a manager of this team, you will have the opportunity to:

* 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 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 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. 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.

Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer - Minority / Female / Disability / Vet

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Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.

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