Our Special Projects team within Amazon Web Services is looking for a Sr. Software Development Manager to lead the build out and architect a new product from the ground up. We are looking for a talented Sr. Software Development Manager with a strong front-end technical background, familiarity with tools and best practices for developing cloud technologies, a passion for serving and working with developers and developer communities, and solid people management skills to manage and develop a highly-talented and experienced engineering team. As we are a rapidly expanding small team, you will also be required to have solid hiring and new hire development skills. Strong judgment and communication skills, long term technical vision, and continuous focus on engineering and operational excellence are essential for the success in this role.
As an early team member, you will take responsibility for technical problem solving, creatively meeting product objectives, hiring engineering teams, and developing best practices. You will demonstrate cross-functional resource interaction to accomplish your goals. In addition, you will play a role in defining processes and methods to improve the productivity of the entire team. You will identify and initiate investigations of new technologies, prototype and test solutions for product features, and design and validate designs that deliver an exceptional user experience.
Our team is committed to a strong design centric model of front-end development backed up by rapid prototyping with early users to validate and optimize concepts. The most successful candidates are those willing to get their hands dirty, understand how to balance an agile process that builds towards a production release while leaving room for rapid prototyping to help the team test and validate new features before hardening them for production.