Software Development Manager- Amazon DynamoDB Accelerator (DAX)
- Seattle, WA
Want to shape the future of a NoSQL database service that supports mission-critical workloads operating at more than 20 million requests per second? How about we make it (even) faster?
Amazon DynamoDB is one of the largest distributed database systems in the market, yet we continue to believe it is Day 1 for the DynamoDB business. We are looking for a technical leader for an elite team of developers committed to the goal of growing the DynamoDB business by ten times over the next two years.
The DynamoDB Accelerator (DAX) team's charter is to provide an in-memory caching service that makes reading data from DynamoDB even faster for our customers, improving the already fast response times of DynamoDB up to ten times-from milliseconds to microseconds-even at millions of requests per second.
As a relatively new product feature, DAX adoption is continuing to grow. As a result, we're looking for entrepreneurial-focused individuals who not only want to build a fantastic distributed cache for DynamoDB, but also who can set direction, lead, and influence how we further evolve the product to better meet customer needs.
Engineers say DynamoDB is a technically challenging space that requires innovative solutions. As an engineering manager in the DynamoDB team, you will build, lead, and grow an amazing team of software developers to solve technical problems for which there are no easy answers.
You will closely partner with our product management team to better understand customer needs, to regularly solicit feedback from key customers, and to set the vision of how to evolve the product going forward.
You will own setting your team's roadmap. You also will own ensuring that DAX is continually operating at the scale and with the high availability, reliability, and security that AWS customers expect-and at the microsecond-level speeds that DAX customers need.
If the intersection of core computer science and product vision intrigues you, this might be the right place for you.
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• A Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, or a related field, or five or more years of work experience in software development as an equivalent.
• Two or more years of people management experience leading software development teams.
• Experience designing, building, and operating large-scale distributed systems or web services running on servers in multiple data centers or Availability Zones.
• A Master's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, or a related field.
• Seven or more years of work experience in software development, including four or more years as a people manager.
• A track record of successfully leading an agile software development team to deliver projects on a schedule.
• The ability to handle multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to present complex technical information in a clear and concise manner to a variety of audiences.
• A track record of hiring and retaining great software development engineers.
• Experience with relational and nonrelational database systems.
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