Systems Engineering Manager
- Arlington, VA
This is an excellent opportunity to join Amazon's world class technical team in Seattle, WA working with some of the best and brightest engineers and technical managers while also developing your skills and furthering your career within one of the most innovative and progressive technology companies anywhere.
We are currently looking for a Systems Engineering and Operations Leader to help us grow our systems organization. You love to work with internal and external customers to execute projects and resolve issues. You are a believer in the dev-ops model of service engineering, and you are excited to run operations in an environment where developers don't toss problems over the wall. And you are happiest when you are working with empowered, world-class engineers to meet world-class challenges. Finally, with your strong ownership bias, you have an infectious desire to continually improve how things are done.
AWS Cryptography and Identity are building and delivering the next generation of cloud computing security. We are innovating new ways of building massively scalable distributed security systems involving identity management, federation, web services security, and much more. We enable our customers to control some of the most sensitive secrets on the Internet.
In this role, you will lead a team of highly talented individuals, in managing and operating Cryptography and Identity systems. This is a great opportunity to manage some of the largest-scaled systems in the world and work with some of the smartest people in the industry, while having a huge impact.
What does it take to succeed in this role?
A successful Systems Development Manager will do much more than manage infrastructure, tools, and people. You will provide leadership in driving automation that makes operating a massive large scale distributed system easy, while improving customer experience. You will own and drive the performance of applications, while auditing and driving operational efficiencies.
The ideal candidate is:
A good people manager. Building, motivating and mentoring a world-class DevOps 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.
Is technically and operationally deep. You will regularly take part in deep-dive troubleshooting exercises and drive technical post-mortem discussions to identify root cause of complex issues. The ideal candidate has experience as a software or systems engineer.
Has strong project management experience. The successful candidate will create roadmaps for the team. This will include helping innovate and invent new value-add services layered on top of our existing services. You will need excellent technical project management skills to deliver roadmap items as well as other cross-team projects. Experience with Agile methodologies is an advantage.
This position requires that the candidate selected be a US Citizen and must currently possess an active Top Secret security clearance. The position further requires that, after start, the selected candidate obtain and maintain an active TS/SCI security clearance with polygraph and satisfy other security related requirements. A Day 1 start is contingent on a successful clearance crossover.
• BA/BS degree in Computer Science or related field, or relevant work experience
• 4+ years of relevant hands-on systems engineering and administrative experience in networking, storage systems, operating systems
• 2+ years of experience as a Systems Engineering and Operations leader/people manager
• Current, active US Government Security Clearance of Top Secret or above
• Demonstrated success building and leading teams
• Performance engineering and capacity planning background
• Systems engineering fundamentals (networking, storage, operating systems)
• Leading development life cycle processes and best practices, esp. in the areas of deployment automation and monitoring
• Mentoring/training systems engineers
• Communication skills, both written and verbal
• Deployment and usage of monitoring systems
• Leading software development organizations in a "DevOps" model
• Exposure with distributed systems at scale
• Forecasting and capacity planning systems
• Experience with Agile engineering practices (Kanban, continuous delivery, etc.)
• Using AWS on commercial or government a plus
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 we 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.
We are dedicated to supporting our new team members. Our team has a broad mix of experience levels and Amazon tenures, and we're building an environment that celebrates knowledge sharing and mentorship.
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 life-both in and outside of work.
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