Software Engineering Manager (Open Source Programs)

3+ months agoHerndon, VA


We will hire for this role in any of the following locations: Washington D.C. Metro or Seattle, WA

Amazon's Open Source Program Office (OSPO) is hiring an engineering manager. You will be responsible for the quality of the team's overall work along with assisting the individuals on the team to continually grow in their careers.

The OSPO is accountable for everything related to Amazon's consumption, usage, and distribution of open source software. We work closely with legal on licensing and compliance issues and we build the tools and processes that help engineers on different product and service teams to meet the requirements of the licenses in their open source code.
We also advise Amazon strategically, showing teaching teams how they can be more active contributors to some of the open source projects upon which they depend and assisting product managers and engineering managers in crafting their strategies and plans for the open-sourcing of new projects. We provide continuing services to our product and service team partners, helping them to evaluate the health of open source projects that they have started and helping them to define their success criteria and to measure how they are doing.

Amazon has been with Open Source for a long time a center for Perl development since the early days and a poster child for the use of Linux across the Enterprise in 2001 (when that was a shocking notion). Contributions have grown since 2007 and now we contribute to Kubernetes, Apache MXNet, Chromium, Boto, and Apache Hadoop related projects (Hive, Pig, Hadoop Core, HBase), plus many, many others. We also host our own Open Source projects recent examples are s2n, Firecracker, Corretto, and FreeRTOS.

About Us:

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. 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.

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• BS degree or higher in Computer Science, Engineering or related field
• 7+ years experience in software development and delivery
• 3+ years experience building, leading, managing, and mentoring high-performance engineering teams
• Experience building and delivering mission-critical, 24x7 production software systems


• Experience with Agile processes and cloud service development
• Experience with taking software products and services from inception to customer delivery
• Experience with product roadmap planning, prioritization with product management
• Experience with communicating complex topics to customers and business executives alike
• Past participation in open source communities
• Experience working with GitHub
• A balance of passion and pragmatism for open source

Job ID: Amazon-1378076