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Director AWS Developer Productivity

Director AWS Developer Productivity

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Amazon Web Services, Inc.
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Software Development
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Job Description

The Builder Tools team at Amazon is responsible for both internal and external (AWS) developer tools. We enable our customers to manage their end-to-end software release process (CI/CD), including going from source code check-in, to building those changes, to testing those changes, to deploying those changes, and tracking issues through our ticketing and issue management systems. We own several dozen of the mission-critical internal systems that make Amazon run. We also own the external AWS developer experience. We are empowering AWS customers to build and operate software… just like Amazon does. CodeDeploy, CodeCommit, CodeBuild, CodePipelines, and Cloud9 are the beginning of a suite of tools that will put the power of Amazon’s homegrown tools in the hands of our customers. With thousands of internal and external developers as our customers, we run some of the biggest and most powerful developer tools on the planet.

The Builder Tools org is looking for an engineering leader to own a significant portion of this product portfolio, focused specifically on the developer and team productivity parts of the suite. This includes source code management, IDEs, dev environments, team collaboration, issue management. You will own the dev/test experience for Amazon and our AWS customers. Successful candidates would be passionate about developer tools and have years of experience leading large orgs in a related space. To be successful in this role, you’ll need a good balance of deep technical skills and strong product sense. You’ll need experience building and leading large software teams. You’ll need excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to represent the team with senior executives. And, you’ll need strong customer relationship skills, including the ability to discover the true requirements underlying customers’ feature requests.

This position represents a rare opportunity to lead and grow a large org inside of AWS that focuses on building web-scale developer tools for both internal and external customers.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related technical discipline
  • 10+ years of relevant engineering experience
  • 10+ years people management experience
Professional traits that are not unique to this position, but 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 or the technology
  • Thinks big
  • Expects and requires innovation of her/his team
  • Has passion and convictions and the innate ability to inspire passion in others
  • Has a bias for action
  • Delivers results
  • Communicates effectively both verbally and in writing

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge and experience in the developer tools and/or operational tools space. This could include source code management systems (SCM), build tools, testing tools, deployment tools, continuous delivery (CI/CD), ticketing and issue management tools, configuration management, change management tools, team productivity tools (project / collaboration), integrated development environments (IDEs), or software development kits (SDKs).

  • Knowledge and experience with web-scale services and distributed systems
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