Software Development Leader


Amazon Web Services (AWS) in Herndon, Virginia (Metro DC area) is seeking a software engineering leader to own delivery of next-generation capabilities within our Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2).

You will be responsible for defining and delivering high impact investment in compute space, driving customer adoption and usage growth while ensuring a world-class customer experience. You'll be building a diverse and highly talented engineering team that establish timelines and manage deliverables while thinking big ideas about the where you can take these services.

What you'll own:

  • Defining the road map for features and driving execution in engineering and product development, all while coordinating with sales, business development, and other internal stakeholders
  • Monitoring customer feedback to identify further opportunities to innovate and simplify our networking offerings
  • Establishing and exceeding a high bar for operational performance

We're looking for an ambitious self-starter with a passion for cloud computing and who can serve as a strong advocate for our customers. You have proven analytical capabilities, persuasive writing skills, and the tenacity to develop ideas independently and thrive in a fast-paced start-up environment.

Basic Qualifications

Basic Qualifications:

  • BS/MS in Computer Science, Engineering, or Math (or equivalent)
  • 8+ years experience managing senior software engineers
  • 5+ years of experience engineering distributed systems
  • Experience driving prioritization, development, and delivery
  • Demonstrated experience in writing and defending business plans/justifications
  • Successful experience in establishing and evolving engineering development processes across multiple teams

Preferred Qualifications

Ideal qualifications:

  • Exceptional analytic and problem solving skills
  • Deep knowledge of ritualized computing
  • Revel in operating large scale systems

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