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Software Development Manager - Serverless Application Experience

Vancouver, BC
Full Time
4 days ago
Would you like to be part of a team building the tools that will enable developers to build serverless applications faster?

The Role: As a Software Development Manager, you will hire and develop a team of talented engineers to build the next generation of developer tooling. You will work with our product team to establish and execute a roadmap for investments in the first-party (AWS) and third-party (open source) tools and frameworks that developer use every day. You will collaborate with our developer advocacy team on materials for the features your team delivers. You will collaborate with service teams like Lambda and StepFunctions to ensure a great developer experience for new serverless features they launch. Importantly, you will help us to build and foster a collaborative open source community for developers around our tools. In this role, your team will deliver web experiences, CLIs, SDKs, and frameworks.

The ideal candidate is excited about technology and has a high degree of developer empathy. You don't accept "good enough," though you're pragmatic about where to invest. You see every interaction as an opportunity to create an exceptional customer experience. You'll have the opportunity to wear many hats and work in a highly collaborative environment that is more startup than big company. This is a new space and a new team, so there is plenty of ambiguity to be resolved and potential for you and your team to have a significant and lasting impact.

The Serverless Application Experience team are building a new generation of development tools to help customers achieve their goals - whether that means building our own tools or integrating with popular third-party tools. Come join us!

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-live 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.

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, please visit


• A passion for coaching and developing exceptional software developers
• Experience leading highly-skilled software engineering teams
• Experience developing and executing a software roadmap


• Deep hands-on technical expertise
• Experience with Agile processes and cloud service development
• Experience with product roadmap planning, prioritization with product management
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to present complex technical information in a clear and concise manner to a variety of audiences
• Ability to handle multiple, competing priorities in a fast-paced environment
• Ability to navigate ambiguity and delivery incrementally to the right direction
• A balance of passion and pragmatism for open source
• Past participation in open source communities
• Experience working with GitHub
• 3+ years of experience leading people and/or technical programs
• 3+ years of experience as a software developer
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