Development Manager - AWS Mobile Services
Amazon Web Services, Inc. - Seattle, WA

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Amazon Web Services ("AWS") enables customers of all sizes to run their applications on Amazon’s industry leading cloud computing infrastructure. As we continue to grow our business, we are constantly looking for ways to help serve our customers with innovative offerings that fundamentally change the way people build, deploy, and manage AWS cloud applications. One area that has recently grown in importance is mobile applications and their interaction with the cloud. Mobile usage patterns are growing more intricate, evolving from browser-accessed content targeting individual devices, to applications that access information from a variety of web and cloud services. The importance of the cloud is especially true when we consider the explosion in the use of smartphones and mobile applications, not to mention other connected mobile devices such as tablets, e-readers, internet ready TVs, etc.

Amazon Web Services is looking for a Senior Software Development Manager to join a new team focused on developing new offerings targeted at the mobile space. We are seeking a seasoned engineering manager with a strong mobile background and experience in large-scale, distributed systems to help grow this business to be among the market leaders in mobile cloud offerings. As a manager, you will build, lead and grow an engineering team that will define, develop and enhance the features and functionality for developing cloud-based services on a massive scale. As a member of the leadership team, you will have a unique opportunity to drive the product direction and work with senior management and product managers to set strategy, define the product, and make the hard, high-judgment trade-offs between features and speed-to-market. You will be fully accountable for your team’s engineering deliverables and managing your dependency towards success.

This is a nascent area that presents an opportunity to understand market trends and customer needs in the mobile space and come up with compelling solutions. Success will take the form of identifying the key features that drive customer value and drive the prioritization and execution of our engineering efforts. This person has thrived in delivering high quality technology products/services in a fast-moving environment where priorities shift fast. You should be somebody who enjoys working on complex system software, is customer-centric, and feels strongly not only about building good software but about making that software achieve its goals in operational reality. In addition to strong technical background, this leader will be able to understand the business details and align the software development and deliverables with the broader business priorities. The ideal candidate will clearly be passionate about the large opportunity that the mobile space presents, with a track record of success in delivering products and services to the mobile consumer or enterprise segments.

Basic Qualifications

The ideal candidate will clearly be passionate about the large opportunity that the mobile space presents, with a track record of success in delivering products and services to the mobile consumer or enterprise segments. The Amazon Web Services business requires innovative thinking balanced with a strong customer and quality focus. This leader will have a strong track record of achieving that balance.

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related technical discipline
10+ years of relevant engineering experience
3+ years people management experience, including hiring and building a team

Experience with Java, Ruby, Python or programming languages/models

Preferred Qualifications

Professional traits that are not unique to this position, but necessary for Amazon leaders:

Exhibits excellent judgment
Hires and develops great people.
Deep hands-on technical expertise
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Strong business and technical vision
Ability to handle multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment
A deep understanding of software development in a team, and a track record of shipping software on time
Exceptional customer relationship skills including the ability to discover the true requirements underlying feature requests, recommend alternative technical and business approaches, and lead engineering efforts to meet aggressive timelines with optimal solutions

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