Principal TPM, Amazon Linux

US-WA-Seattle
6 months ago
Job ID
510651
Amazon Corporate LLC
Position Category
Project/Program/Product Management--Technical

Job Description

Amazon Linux is the premier operating system for AWS, optimized to enable all AWS features and high performance on EC2. As a Principal TPM in Amazon Linux, you will help build the roadmap and execution for new releases of Amazon Linux, and maintain and provide security for current releases. You will help drive complex migrations inside of Amazon. The team also works closely with our partners in other open source distributions. Our goal is for every major Linux distribution to be great on AWS, which we do through a combination of upstreaming our improvements, and working directly with partners. Finally, the team provides the Linux distribution used for AWS’s Xen-based hypervisor, making it a key component of EC2.

To be successful in this role, you should be able to manage complex dependencies, and understand the complexities of building and distributing operating systems. You’ll need to work in the open source world, and understand how the OS interacts with other ecosystems. You’ll need to deeply understand and prioritize complex customer requirements. This position represents a rare opportunity to join Amazon Linux at a critical time, as we take Amazon Linux to the next level.

Basic Qualifications

· 10+ years of relevant engineering experience in a fast paced and highly dynamic environment
· 7 + years TPM experience in technically deep teams
· 5+ years of experience in/around OS development

Preferred Qualifications

· Deep experience with the open source community (7+ years)
· Deep experience with hypervisors, including hypervisor development, preferably Xen or KVM
· Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related technical discipline


Professional traits that are not unique to this position, but necessary for Amazon leaders:

· Exhibits excellent judgment
· Hire and develop top talent
· 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, and encourages the team to follow suite
· Drives and builds innovation within their team
· Passion and conviction and the innate ability to inspire passion in others
· Has a bias for action that delivers exceptional results

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