Software Development Manager - Amazon DynamoDB

2 months agoSeattle, WA


Want to shape the future of a NoSQL database service that serves mission-critical workloads with peaks of more than 20 million requests per second?

Amazon DynamoDB is looking for an engineering leader eager to own a new initiative on the DynamoDB team.

DynamoDB is one of the largest NoSQL databases on the planet, and this requires an engineering team that can solve the unique challenges that come with its scale. DynamoDB is a key-value and document database that delivers single-digit-millisecond performance at any scale. As a fast-growing service at the core of the AWS Cloud, our business and engineering decisions have widespread impact across AWS, Amazon, and beyond. Many of the world's fastest growing businesses such as Lyft, Airbnb, and Redfin as well as enterprises such as Samsung, Toyota, and Capital One depend on the scale and performance of DynamoDB to support their mission-critical workloads.

As a software development manager on the DynamoDB team, you will lead a team of passionate engineers to build reliable, highly scalable distributed systems. This is a good opportunity to pave the path for a new generation of cloud database services, grow as a technology leader, and work with some really smart people. You need to not only be a top software development leader with a good track record of delivering, but also passionate about managing people.

If you want to test your limits and tackle technical challenges at a scale that you won't see anywhere else, join our team.

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Work/Life Balance
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Mentorship & Career Growth
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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.
• 5 or more years of people management experience leading software development teams.
• Proficiency in one or more general-purpose programming languages such as Java, C/C++, C#, Objective C, Python, JavaScript, Ruby, and Go.
• Experience designing, building, and operating large-scale distributed systems or web services.


• 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 proven track record of leading a team to deliver complex, scalable, fault-tolerant systems successfully.
• The ability to drive major projects across teams and within a team.
• Demonstrated success working across organizational boundaries, bringing together people with diverse perspectives and experience to find solutions.
• 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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Job ID: Amazon-1425172