Director of Software Development, S3 Frontend Request Plane
- Arlington, VA
Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) provides industry-leading scalability, data availability, security, and performance for object storage. Through the use of pioneering techniques in large-scale distributed computing, developers can durably store their data on AWS's proven computing infrastructure to achieve virtually limitless storage capacity at minimal cost. Amazon S3 provides simple APIs that can be used to store and retrieve any amount of data at any time. Customers of all sizes, from day one startups to the world's largest enterprises, use Amazon S3 to deliver next-generation applications that range from data analytics to machine learning to photo and video archives. While S3 has seen tremendous growth since launch in 2006, we are still in the early stages of realizing its full potential.
As a Director of Software Development for the S3 Frontend Request Plane organization, you will be responsible for leading a group of top talent in the design and development of S3's API request processing distributed system. We build cutting-edge software solutions to provide S3 customers secure, high-available and performant S3 APIs. In this role, you will drive the roadmap, design and implementation of new API processing infrastructure to handle S3's massive scale of requests. You will define, plan and execute on programs that drive architectural innovations for S3's API processing infrastructure, build new capabilities for customers to interact with S3 and game-changing performance and throughput improvements to S3. You'll lead multiple engineering teams through managers across different geographic locations. You'll define and drive new features and services that excite customers and stoke their imaginations about what's possible in the cloud. You'll be a leader in the business as well, owning the financial health of your services. You'll personally engage with C-suite customers to represent the Amazon S3 business.
Success in this role requires a leader experienced in establishing and building relationships with a wide range of peers, including senior AWS executives, customers at all levels of experience and responsibility, deeply technical software and systems engineers within the team, and internal organizations. This leader must have the proven skills to easily switch between weighing in on complex engineering details, taking a long term view of the business, growing and developing the next generation of AWS leadership, and overall operating as a large-scale organization leader. It requires an ability to prioritize work for the direct team and partner teams, establish goals, and focus attention on the most important inputs to drive the desired business outcomes. This leader must be capable of scaling themselves and their team to meet the ever-increasing demands of a fast-growing business. You'll need to excel at hiring and developing your technical talent. S3 operates at large scale and stores critical data for customers world-wide, so a passion and discipline around operational excellence is key. Come work hard and make history with Amazon S3!
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• Bachelor's degree in Computer Science (related field) or equivalent work experience.
• 10+ years of experience on architecting fault tolerant and high available systems.
• 5+ years' experience managing people with 3+ years of managing multiple managers/teams.
• 5+ years of experience owning 24x7x365 service operations
• A leadership position in a team delivering solutions at scale.
• Masters or PhD in Computer Science or Engineering with a minimum of 10 years of relevant software development and engineering management experience.
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