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Software Development Manager

Full Time
8 hours ago
Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS) is looking for a well-rounded Software Development Manager (SDM) to lead the critical development of a new ground breaking product within the EKS offering (EKS-Edge). We have an ambitious roadmap that will redefine how customers can use EKS on edge devices in complex connectivity scenarios.

Amazon EKS allows our customers to use Kubernetes at scale without the undifferentiated heavy lifting required to manage Kubernetes. Our mission is to accelerate the adoption of AWS by providing the best possible experience for customers using Kubernetes. We are growing fast and we are expanding our organization to help build additional features for our customers. This is a great time to join a growing organization and help influence what we can do for customers who are adopting Kubernetes as a cornerstone of their AWS strategy.

As a leader within the EKS-Edge service offering, you will be responsible for building and owning core services in charge of supporting EKS on different edge compute environments by owning the relevant EKS-Edge APIs, cloud formation support, and supporting tooling. If you are someone who is passionate about building high quality services, in delighting developers with an eye towards simple and streamlined interfaces, and have a passion for customers and developer communities, this job is for you.

The AWS Kubernetes organization is proud to be a diverse and inclusive organization. As the deeply technical leader of this operationally sound organization, your job is to inspire builders and recruit the best engineers and technical leaders to build the services and technologies that will be the backbone of computation at AWS for the next decade and beyond.

We're looking for someone who enjoys motivating and growing 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 regularly 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.

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 AWS. 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.

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About us
We're a new team within AWS EKS that is building a net new service offering to address a complex challenge required by some of our biggest customers. We contribute back to the EKS core service and the K8S open source community and collaborate closely with other teams at AWS to deliver this ground breaking new capability.

About AWS
Inclusive Team Culture
Here at AWS, we embrace our differences. We are committed to furthering our culture of inclusion. We have thirteen 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 16 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 three days a month, and also includes solving problems reported by customers. 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 Opportunities
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.


• 5+ years' experience in system & software development and delivery
• 2+ years' experience building, leading, managing and mentoring high-performance engineering teams
• Experience in building and operating distributed systems at scale


• Experience leading the delivery of large-scale systems
• Experience in open source and a desire to work with Kubernetes
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills, ability to present complex technical information in a clear and concise manner to a variety of audiences, including non-technical audience
• Possess a track record of successfully participating in roadmap prioritization with product management
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, disability, age, or other legally protected status. If you would like to request an accommodation, please notify your Recruiter.

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