Software Development Manager (AWS Lambda)

1 month agoSeattle, WA


AWS Lambda, at the heart of the Serverless movement, is a fast growing service that is becoming the default compute infrastructure for a wide range of applications

We are looking for a proven leader to help lead teams of exceptional software engineers to tackle some of the hardest problems at global scale. We want someone who has a proven record of delivering highly operable and maintainable software on time, has relentlessly high standards for themselves and everyone around them and who will drive engineering best practices throughout the while constantly looking for ways to make the systems we own better.

In this role you will own services at the core of Lambda's execution fleet responsible for keeping millions of containers running, tackling large scale performance and availability challenges, delivering new improved features for Lambda execution and leading the way in making Lambda an ever more efficient compute platform. You will navigate the competing priorities of delivering lightweight services, embracing modern languages like Rust and Go.

The ideal candidate will look like this....

  • Be great fun to work with. Our company credo is "Work hard. Have fun. Make history". The right candidate will love what they do and instinctively know how to make work fun.
  • Enjoys being a great people manager. i.e., building, motivating and mentoring a truly innovative software engineering team is the most important part of this role. You should have a proven track record in recruiting and retaining top talent and excel in day-to-day people and performance management tasks.
  • Brings a strong set of project & product management experience.
  • The successful candidate will create product roadmaps for the team. This will include helping innovate and invent new value-add services layered on top of our existing services.
  • You will be intensely customer focused: you understand your customers' challenges and are constantly looking for ways to solve them.
  • You have great communication skills, and enjoy working in a fast-paced, collaborative team environment.
About Us:
Inclusive Team Culture
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.

Work/Life Balance
Our team puts a high value on work-life balance. It isn't about how many hours you spend at home or at work; it's about the flow you establish that brings energy to both parts of your life. We believe striking the right balance between your personal and professional life is critical to life-long happiness and fulfillment. We offer flexibility in working hours and encourage you to find your own balance between your work and personal lives. This position involves on-call responsibilities, typically for one week every two months. We don't like getting paged in the middle of the night or on the weekend, so we work to ensure that our systems are fault tolerant. When we do get paged, we work together to resolve the root cause so that we don't get paged for the same issue twice.

Mentorship & Career Growth
Our team is dedicated to supporting new members. We have a broad mix of experience levels and tenures, and we're building an environment that celebrates knowledge sharing and mentorship. Our senior members enjoy one-on-one mentoring and thorough, but kind, code reviews. We care about your career growth and strive to assign projects based on what will help each team member develop into a better-rounded engineer and enable them to take on more complex tasks in the future.


  • Bachelor's degree in Mathematics, Computer Science, or related field
  • 7+ years of relevant engineering experience, and 3+ years of people management experience
  • 5+ years' experience in developing mission critical online services.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and demonstrated technical leadership.


  • Strong business and technical vision
  • Track record of delivering large scale software systems on time
  • Have been successful working across organizational boundaries, bringing together people with diverse perspectives and experience to find solutions
  • Ability to handle multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Exceptional customer relationship skills and experience of managing vendors.
Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, visit US Disability Accommodations ( ).

Client-provided location(s): Seattle, WA, USA
Job ID: Amazon-1488690

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