Services LLC


Software Development Manager (Highly Available Distributed Data Store)

Computer Science

Full Time

United States

Posted a week ago

About the Job

Salary - $150000 - $175000/Year

  • 7+ years of experience working directly within engineering teams
  • Experience partnering with product OR program management teams
  • 3+ years of people management experience, managing engineers
  • 3+ years of experience architecting and designing (architecture, design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and current systems

Job summary
We are looking for a Manager of Software Development for a team building high reliability distributed data storage systems, pushing the envelope on operating no matter what the 'internet weather' is that day. The data we host powers the tools AWS teams need to operate their systems. We are at the leading edge of technology for fault tolerance and reliability.

As a Manager of Software Development, you will drive key engineering and business decisions that impact team's long-term vision. You will be responsible for hiring and leading a team of engineers. In this position you will partner with product managers, UX designers, and our internal customers.

A successful candidate will have strong technical ability, excellent project management skills, great communication skills and enjoy working in a result driven fast-paced environment.

Key job responsibilities
The leader we are looking for will bring proven experience building, managing and mentoring engineering teams. In this role, you will:
  • Develop your people by ensuring the team has clear boundaries, priorities and support to be successful
  • Mentor your team, provide the right opportunities to challenge and develop them as engineers
  • Champion best practices for software development and documentation, assure designs meet requirements and deliver high-quality work
  • Report on status of development, quality, operations and system performance to management

Note this role is "virtual" but requires somebody that is within +/- 1 hour of the core team's PST time zone. Ideally you can travel approximately once per month to Seattle, WA, for team activities, critical meetings, offsites, and awesome white-boarding sessions to work through hard problems.


About the team
Amazon Issue Management builds the in-house software services, and applications that Amazon uses to manage tickets, tasks and projects. Our applications are among the top critical business apps used by more than 150,000 unique internal users every day across Amazon and AWS to collaborate on, monitor and manage all software events, agile deliveries, projects, programs, and business processes across the entire company. We are deeply passionate about delivering best in class tooling for Amazon builders, so they spend more time innovating for their customers.

Inclusive Team Culture
Here at AWS, we embrace our differences. We are committed to furthering our culture of inclusion. We have ten employee-led affinity groups, reaching 40,000 employees in over 190 chapters globally. We have innovative benefit offerings, and host annual and ongoing learning experiences, including our Conversations on Race and Ethnicity (CORE) and AmazeCon (gender diversity) conferences. Amazon’s culture of inclusion is reinforced within our 16 Leadership Principles, which remind team members to seek diverse perspectives, learn and be curious, and earn trust.

Work/Life Balance
Our team puts a high value on work-life balance. It isn’t about how many hours you spend at home or at work; it’s about the flow you establish that brings energy to both parts of your life. We believe striking the right balance between your personal and professional life is critical to life-long happiness and fulfillment. We offer flexibility in working hours and encourage you to find your own balance between your work and personal lives.

Mentorship & Career Growth
Our team is dedicated to supporting new members. We have a broad mix of experience levels and tenures, and we’re building an environment that celebrates knowledge sharing and mentorship. We care about your career growth and strive to assign projects based on what will help each team member develop into a better-rounded professional and enable them to take on more complex tasks in the future.

  • Experience managing a team of software engineers including performance and career management of team members
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to convey technical information to a wide variety of audiences
  • Strong and creative problem solving abilities
  • Knowledge of professional software engineering practices & best practices for the full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations
  • Demonstrated ability to take a project or significant feature from concept to launch

The pay range for this position in Colorado is $150,000-$175,000 annually; however, base pay offered may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. A sign-on bonus and restricted stock units may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the position offered. This information is provided per the Colorado Equal Pay Act. Base pay information is based on market location. Applicants should apply via Amazon's internal or external careers site.

Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit

Pursuant to the Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Workers in New York City who perform in-person work or interact with the public in the course of business must show proof they have been fully vaccinated against COVID or request and receive approval for a reasonable accommodation, including medical or religious accommodation.

Posted a week ago

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