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Software Development Leader - Cloud Computing- Amazon Web Services

Software Development Leader - Cloud Computing- Amazon Web Services

Job ID 
416430
Location 
US-MA-Cambridge
Posted Date 
5/4/2017
Company 
Amazon Corporate LLC
Position Category 
Software Development
Recruiting Team 
North American Teams - AWS

Job Description

Located in our high tech Development Center in Kendall Square/Cambridge, MA our Amazon Web Services (AWS) Storage Gateway team is looking for an incredible candidate to help leads the way by owning and building a new service.

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the world leader in providing a highly reliable, scalable, low-cost infrastructure platform in the cloud that powers hundreds of thousands of businesses in 190 countries around the world. At AWS we are continuously innovating and expanding our pay-as-you-go cloud based services to meet the growing needs of our customers. Amazon Web Services cover a wide range of computing, networking, storage, database and application deployment domains; providing IaaS, PaaS and SaaS solutions to a broad range of customers and use cases.

AWS Storage Gateway is a service connecting an on-premises software appliance with cloud-based storage to provide seamless and secure integration between an organization’s on-premises IT environment and AWS’s storage infrastructure. The service allows you to securely store data in the AWS cloud for scalable and cost-effective storage. The AWS Storage Gateway supports industry-standard storage protocols that work with your existing applications. It provides low-latency performance by maintaining frequently accessed data on-premises while securely storing all of your data encrypted in Amazon S3 or Amazon Glacier.

We are looking for an experienced Engineering Leader to grow this business. You will be a member of a leadership team on a game changing AWS service that is reliable, scalable and high-performing. To build on your superlative technical strength, we expect our engineers to interact with customers, to understand our business goals and to innovate rapidly, delivering high-quality and ground-breaking functionality.

As a member of the leadership team owning software development and service operations, you will be responsible for all aspects of the group’s success, including developing/realizing our roadmap, developing the careers of our engineers, ensuring high-quality software that exceeds customer expectations, and maintaining operational excellence for the systems and service that you will own.

The ideal candidate is excited about the incredible opportunity that cloud computing represents, and is passionate about delivering high quality services in a hyper-growth environment where priorities can shift swiftly. Our newest leader will bring proven experience building, leading, managing, and mentoring engineering teams. Experience with using, and especially operating web-based infrastructure services is a plus.

Basic Qualifications

Basic Qualifications:
  • BS degree or higher in Computer Science, Engineering or related field
  • 10+ years professional experience in system software development and delivery
  • 5+ years of experience building, leading, managing and mentoring high-performance engineering teams
  • Proven object-oriented design and implementation skills (Java, and/or C++), preferably on Linux
  • Deep understanding of computing systems, software architecture, data structures and algorithms
  • Proven track record iteratively delivering high quality software on time
  • Demonstrated passion for leadership, management and mentoring
  • Possess strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Possess strong analytical skills, with excellent problem solving abilities in the face of ambiguity
  • Experience developing system software, distributed systems and data networking offerings

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in Agile/SCRUM enterprise-scale software development
  • Knowledge of storage solutions
  • Working knowledge of storage performance challenges and their solutions
  • Proficient in network, distributed, asynchronous and concurrent programming
  • Familiar with building secure software and security algorithms
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve stretch goals in a highly innovative and fast paced environment
  • Experience developing a product vision
Professional traits that are not unique to this position, but are necessary for Amazon leaders:

- Exhibits excellent judgment
- Hires and develops great people
- Has relentlessly high standards (is never satisfied with the status quo)
- Is able to dive deep and is never out of touch with the details of the business
- Expects and requires innovation of her/his team
- Has passion and convictions and the innate ability to inspire passion in others
- Strong results orientation
- Thinks big!


AWS Storage Gateway is a service connecting an on-premises software appliance with cloud-based storage to provide seamless and secure integration between an organization’s on-premises IT environment and AWS’s storage infrastructure. The service allows you to securely store data in the AWS cloud for scalable and cost-effective storage. The AWS Storage Gateway supports industry-standard storage protocols that work with your existing applications. It provides low-latency performance by maintaining frequently accessed data on-premises while securely storing all of your data encrypted in Amazon S3 or Amazon Glacier.


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