Software Development Manager - Rds

3+ months agoSeattle, WA


Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) is an industry leading web service that makes it easy to set up, operate, and scale a relational database in the cloud. We are looking for a seasoned software engineering manager to grow a strategic service, RDS Proxy. The team owns a fully managed database proxy that allows applications to pool and share connections established with a database, which makes applications more scalable, resilient to database failures, and secure. You will help set the direction of the business and execute on the team's ideas.

About You
We're looking for someone who enjoys motivating and managing people. Executing through your team is the most important part of this role.

The ideal candidate understands software development. You've kept your technical skills current, to the point where you contribute to architecture discussions and help your team identify and reduce risks in projects. You take part in troubleshooting exercises and drive technical post-mortem discussions to identify the root cause of complex issues. AWS operates large-scale, mission critical workloads, so you must be comfortable taking responsibility for the operational excellence of your service. Having worked with several frameworks, designs, and scaling models, you understand the challenges involved with building big, distributed systems used by many customers every day.

Finally, you're excited by the opportunity to learn about and help solve our customers' challenges. In order to break new ground, we'll need to resolve ambiguity and take calculated risks. You have a record of delivery and are comfortable managing not only your own roadmap, but also cross-team projects with other parts of RDS. You can organize disparate teams around a common goal. You know how to make data driven decisions about your operations, your processes, and your team's performance.

What You'll Do
• Effectively mentor and manage a team of software developers, including their projects and performance.
• Deliver on a project roadmap, and communicate clearly about projects with the team, management, and stakeholders.
• Contribute to and lead design, architecture, process and development discussions. Persuade using data, conviction and diplomacy.
• Distill and communicate technical concepts to the team and other stakeholders.
• Be responsible for operations and security.

Inclusive Team 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 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.

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.

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 Computer Science or equivalent, Masters or PhD preferred.
• 5+ years of engineering experience using modern programming languages, such as Java, C/C++, C#, Python, Go, or Rust.
• 3+ years of people management experience.
• Strong understanding of distributed computing, network programming, and network-oriented design patterns.


• Deep understanding and knowledge of MySQL or PostgreSQL database engines.
• Excellent organizational, prioritization and time management skills.
• Experience in designing and building sophisticated fault-tolerant distributed systems.
• Hands on experience building web platforms and services.
• Hands on experience with professional software engineering practices and best practices, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations.

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Job ID: Amazon-1455345