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Senior Manager SW Engineering, AWS RDS

Senior Manager SW Engineering, AWS RDS

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Amazon Corporate LLC
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Software Development
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Job Description

AWS Relational Database Service (RDS) is an industry leading web service that makes it easy to set up, operate, and scale a relational database in the cloud. We are looking for a seasoned and talented Senior Software Development Manager to join the team in Seattle.

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About Us
Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) is an industry leading web service that makes it easy to set up, operate, and scale a relational database in the cloud. We are looking for a for a seasoned and talented software engineering director to join the team in Seattle.

More information on Amazon RDS is available at

About You
You have a passion for software development and are ready to help guide a new team through building a distributed platform that will be the underpinning for running large number of compute nodes across multiple data centers. You can explain why various design patterns are both awesome and constraining, you've seen production code fail (and fixed) in spectacular ways - and learned from it. You've come to the understanding that being passionate about an idea is different than taking it personally and believe that debate makes strong ideas stronger.

You've written and released lots of software, shipped products and contributed to platforms, tools and modules. Having worked with several frameworks, designs and scaling models you understand the challenges involved with building big, distributed systems used by thousands of people every day - and relish them. You love to learn new things and grow.

What You'll Do
  • As a multidisciplinary leader you’ll be required to not just lead the engineering functions but also lead the product/program management aspects as the complete owner of the product.
  • Effectively mentor and manage a team of software developers including their projects and performance
  • Deliver project roadmap on-time, communicating clearly with team, management and stakeholders
  • Work with other managers and team members to estimate effort and document scope
  • Contribute to and lead design, architecture, process and development discussions
  • Distil and communicate technical concepts to the team and other stakeholders
  • Argue for the right outcomes with data, conviction and diplomacy

Basic Qualifications

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or equivalent, Masters or PhD preferred.
  • 4+ years of experience as a manager of managers while leading multiple engineering teams
  • 4+ years of experience of managing products, budgets and justifying resource needs to senior leaders and finance partners
  • Experience in developing long-term strategies and influencing leadership decisions
  • Experience with more than one of Java, C/C++, C# or other object oriented programming languages
  • Experience in using at least one relational database engine
  • Strong understanding of distributed computing, network programming, network-oriented design patterns, and their best practices
  • Hands on experience with professional software engineering practices & best practices for the full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations
  • Excellent organizational, prioritization and time management skills

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications:
  • 10+ years of experience in designing and building sophisticated fault-tolerant distributed systems
  • Hands on experience building web platforms and services
  • Deep expertise in SQL/NoSQL databases