Software Development Engineer

2 months agoAustin, TX


The AWS Applications team builds powerful, intuitive, and market-defining business and productivity applications to help our customers stay ahead of their changing business needs, and remove the burden of undifferentiated heavy lifting that business users go through daily. We are building a new category of AWS applications that will make customer-centric technology developed to support available to AWS customers. These applications will leverage the power of machine learning and the large ecosystem of AWS services such as SageMaker, AWS Lambda, Amazon S3, and Amazon QuickSight to provide a truly frustration-free, easy-to-use, extensible, and natural customer experience. These AWS applications provide an immense green-field market to tap into, and has tremendous opportunity for growth.

Joining the AWS Apps team gives you the opportunity to:
>Solve challenging problems and help customers modernize their core IT applications
>Work for a company that's a recognized leader in the cloud computing space
>Have direct impact on hundreds of thousands of users of AWS Apps services
>Be involved in the fast growing big data space learn from the experts

What you will do here
Our team is growing quickly and we're looking for a seasoned technical product manager to own the product strategy, development, launch, and ongoing execution for new applications. In this position, you will play a pivotal role defining product requirements, setting the go-to-market strategy, and tirelessly championing the needs of our customers. Given the breadth of these new applications, this role will require coordination across many internal and external teams and will be visible at the highest levels of the company. You'll work with our customers, partners, software vendors, and operational stakeholders to prioritize roadmap features, and spearhead the definition of new capabilities through expertly crafted business requirements documents.

The successful candidate must have exceptional problem solving skills, strong business judgment, and demonstrated experience leading cross-functional teams. We are looking for a proven ability to execute both strategically and tactically, and someone who is excited to take on new, ambiguous projects that will be industry defining. This position requires a solid technical background, and the candidate should be customer-focused with a passion for the cloud and information technology. Past experience in business applications is a plus, but not required.

Specific responsibilities include the following:
>Creating a product strategy that appeals to the unique needs and requirements of our customers
>Managing the entire product life cycle from strategic planning to tactical execution
>Launching the vision, product strategy and roadmap for our products and working with key stakeholders in the company to deliver on that vision
>Defining product requirements documents based on an intimate knowledge of the specific market segments, target customers, and product
>Defining go-to-market plan and driving enablement, working to insure that sales, SAs, Pro Serve, and the partner teams have what they need to be successful
>Driving sales by enabling business development and sales teams, leading calls with key customers, creating tools to support the success, helping to identify opportunities to increase that success
>Establishing goals and reviewing metrics to identify opportunities and deliver success
>Identify new opportunities for AWS to innovate on behalf of our customers

What you will get from us:
We are a team that cares about work-life balance, while challenging ourselves to solve problems at AWS scale. You will join a strong team in a fast-paced, start-up environment where agile development is embraced and innovation is encouraged. You will get support and resources from some of the smartest people in the industry to continue your personal and professional growth. You'll be joining a diverse, fun, collaborative team with an inclusive and trusting culture that love working together towards a common goal and making history in launching new strategic services in the industry.

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 14 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. Our senior members enjoy one-on-one mentoring. We care about your career growth and strive to assign projects based on what will help each team member develop into a better-rounded engineer and enable them to take on more complex tasks in the future.


• Programming experience with at least one modern language such as Java, C++, or C# including object-oriented design
• Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related field.
• 1+ years experience building successful production software systems.
• 1+ years of experience building and maintaining distributed systems
• 1+ years' experience in, at least, one modern programming language such as C++, Java and C#.


• Experience building complex software systems that have been successfully delivered to customers
• 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
• Hands-on expertise in many disparate technologies, typically ranging from front-end user interfaces through to back-end systems and all points in between
• Experience in driving systemic operational improvementsExperience mentoring junior software engineers to improve their skills, and make them more effective, product software engineersExperience influencing software engineers best practices within your team
• Experience in communicating with users, other technical teams, and management to collect requirements, describe software product features, technical designs, and product strategy
• Master's degree in computer science or related technical discipline, or equivalent experience
• Experience with or knowledge of AWS servicesAdditional Locations include: San Francisco, CA; Cupertino, CA; New York City, NY and Austin, TX

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Job ID: Amazon-1456076