Software Development Manager - Aws Identity & Access

3+ months agoSeattle, WA


The AWS Identity team builds the secure identity, access, and resource management foundation for customers to scale in the AWS Cloud. By joining the AWS Identity team, you will work on massively scalable, core technologies used for authentication and authorization to all AWS services (such as Amazon EC2, Amazon S3, and Amazon DynamoDB).

Our mission is to make it easier, safer and convenient for AWS customers to run their business workloads confidently and securely. As part of this mission, we process large amounts of data and leverage large scale data analysis techniques such as machine learning and automated reasoning to help customers set appropriate access controls across all their AWS environments.

AWS has the most services and more features within those services, than any other cloud providerfrom infrastructure technologies like compute, storage, and databasesto emerging technologies, such as machine learning and artificial intelligence, data lakes and analytics, and Internet of Things. Whether its Identity features such as access management and sign on, cryptography, console, builder & developer tools, and even projects like automating all of our contractual billing systems, AWS Platform is always innovating with the customer in mind. The AWS Platform team sustains over 750 million transactions per second.

A successful candidate for this position is a hands-on manager with established background in either IT operations, cloud computing, or software as a service. You are interested in delivering high-performing, reliable systems in a distributed environment, building and using large data collections and machine learning to deliver the next generation permission experience for all AWS customers. It is a highly technical space.

A big part of your role will be to grow and develop your team members and make them successful. You should be able to coach, lead and guide on career, technical and growth topics. You like working in a customer oriented environment, managing with positive honest feedback, and look forward to work in a high quality international and diverse team. A big part of your role will be to grow and develop each individual in your team and make them successful and happy in their career. Finally, you will help drive the definition for new features and initiatives or even new AWS services, so you should be comfortable with ambiguity, willing to roll up your sleeves to do the definitional and set-up work needed, quickly unblock your team and have a high level of ownership and accountability.

Key Responsibilities:
• Develop and execute project plans and delivery commitments; handle the day-to-day activities of the engineering team within an agile environment.
• Staffing, mentoring, and growing a best-of-class engineering team.
• Operations of the service as a critical system.
• Work closely with the engineers to architect and develop the best technical design and approach. Be a hands-on technical leader and contributor.
• Report on status of development, quality, operations, and system performance to management.

Learn and Be Curious. We have a formal mentor search application that lets you find a mentor that works best for you based on location, job family, job level etc. Your manager can also help you find a mentor or two, because two is better than one. In addition to formal mentors, we work and train together so that we are always learning from one another, and we celebrate and support the career progression of our team members.

Inclusion and Diversity. 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.

Our team also puts a high value on work-life balance. Striking a healthy balance between your personal and professional life is crucial to your happiness and success here, which is why we aren't focused on how many hours you spend at work or online. Instead, we're happy to offer a flexible schedule so you can have a more productive and well-balanced lifeboth in and outside of work.

Meet some of our AWS Identity team members at


• Educational background (e.g. Masters, PHD) in Computer Science or similar background
• Several years of experience in software development
• Proven track-record of building and growing well-functional, happy and successful engineering teams


• Educational background (e.g. Masters, PHD) in Computer Science
• 10+ years industry experience as a Manager, Software Engineer or Developer
• 5+ years experience as a manager
• Experience with big data processing and/or machine learning
• Demonstrated ability to mentor and grow software engineers or software developers in all aspects
• Track record of interviewing & hiring top tier engineering talent
• Experience and/or a strong interest in AWS and/or cloud computing in general
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Job ID: Amazon-1474304