Software Development Manager, Aws

3+ months agoSeattle, WA


Come build the future of data streaming with the Amazon Managed Streaming for Kafka (MSK) team!

We are seeking an engineering leader to manage one of the engineering teams in the Amazon MSK service, a fully managed service that makes it easy for customers to build and run applications that use Apache Kafka to process streaming data. We are looking for an engineering manager who is enthusiastic about data streaming, and using open source technologies to solve real customers' business needs, at AWS scale.

Building a High-Performing & Inclusive Team Culture
You should be passionate about attracting & developing a world-class team that welcomes, celebrates, and leverages a diverse set of backgrounds and skill-sets to deliver results. Driving results through others is your primary responsibility, and doing so in a way that builds on our inclusive culture is key to our long term success.

Work/Life Balance
MSK values work-life balance. Most days, our entire team is co-located in the Seattle office, but we're also flexible when people occasionally need to work from home. We generally keep core in-office hours from 10am to 4pm. About half of us come in earlier and the other half of us stay later. We are builder-operators of our services at AWS and have a modest on-call rotation where you'll participate once every 2-3 months.

Energizing and Interesting Technical Problems
You will be working on enabling your team to build and operate an open source data streaming platform, Apache Kafka, to make MSK the de facto service to run data streaming applications. Up-stream changes are a key investment in this space, so this is a truly unique role where you'll get to partner closely with a vibrant open source community to define the features and roadmap. It's humbling and energizing to integrate the latest open-source technologies with AWS scale.

Mentorship & Career Growth
We're committed to the growth and development of every member of MSK, and that includes our development managers. You will have the opportunity to contribute to the culture and direction of the entire Data Streaming organization and deliver site-wide initiatives that will improve the life of all of our teams.

MSK is a growth environment - we're hiring and scaling rapidly to meet the needs of our customers. You'll have the opportunity to grow your scope of influence naturally as we scale and will have get to hire & develop other leaders along the way.

Inclusive 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 we 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.


• 3+ years of building, retaining, and managing high performing diverse and inclusive teams
• 3+ years experience growing and mentoring software engineers
• Familiarity with modern programming languages (i.e. Java, JavaScript, C/C++, Objective C) and open-source technologies (i.e. Apache, Hadoop, Spark)


• Working knowledge of Kinesis, Kafka, Flink, Spark, Storm, or other streaming data platforms
• Experience with systems engineering and operations of Internet services
• Experience with open source contributions
• Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
• Experience with Agile engineering practices (continuous integration, TDD, etc.)
• Experience managing rapidly growing teams, driving hiring, and managing employee careers
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Job ID: Amazon-1226143