Software Development Manager - AWS EC2 Core Platform

2 months agoArlington, VA


Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) is a web service that provides secure, resizable compute capacity in the cloud ( Amazon EC2 Core Platform Services team owns the foundational services that enable our customers to launch millions of EC2 instances every day. The team is focused on software and systems development for various aspects of the EC2 core platform engineering including server provisioning, control plane capacity management, server health monitoring and remediation. We are looking for seasoned engineering leaders with passion for technology and an entrepreneurial mindset. At Amazon, it is all about working hard, having fun and making history. If you are ready to make history, we want to hear from you!.

EC2 Core Platform Services is looking for a strong technical leader. You will be partnering with senior engineering leaders across AWS and lead your team in designing and building the systems software, managing its operations, and delivering on customer performance expectations. A successful candidate must have experience dealing with ambiguity, be able to grow a highly qualified team of systems experts and be able to coordinate closely with other AWS teams. If you are interested in living every day at the forefront of high scale and cutting edge distributed technologies, we want you to help us grow EC2!

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Our team is diverse! We drive towards an inclusive culture and work environment. We are intentional about attracting, developing, and retaining amazing talent from diverse backgrounds. Team members are active in Amazon's 10+ affinity groups, sometimes known as employee resource groups, which bring employees together across businesses and locations around the world. These range from groups such as the Black Employee Network, Latinos at Amazon, Indigenous at Amazon, Families at Amazon, Amazon Women and Engineering, LGBTQ+, Warriors at Amazon (Military), Amazon People With Disabilities, and more.

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• Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related technical discipline.
• Minimum of 5+ years building and managing diverse and technically deep teams.
• 5+ years experience designing and building distributed systems.
• Knowledge of Unix/Linux, C++,or Java, Object oriented design and Service Oriented Architecture.
• Track record of building and delivering mission critical, 24x7 production software systems


• Demonstrated serial success in team building, agile processes, and cloud service development
• Has taken systems software products and services from inception to customer delivery
• Has a track record of successfully participating in roadmap prioritization with product management; able to successfully communicate complex topics to customers and business executives alike
• Has experience with large scale distributed systems and enterprise software development
• Experience with data engineers or business analysts in Big Data analytics