General Manager, AWS Identity
Vancouver, BC, CA
1d ago
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The days of corporate firewalls being the most prominent component of a strong information security defense are long gone.

Industry trends including mobile, IoT, SaaS applications, and cloud computing are driving the need for new zero trust architectures that put digital identity as the cornerstone of modern digital security.

And new privacy regulations such as GDPR are forcing customers to rethink their legacy identity and access management systems and look for more modern cloud-based solutions.

AWS Identity provides services that enable customers to control who can access what in the cloud. Our services enable identity, resource, and access management as well as governance across all of our customers' AWS accounts.

We support ALL AWS services in ALL AWS regions around the world, and 100% of AWS customers use our services. We take our responsibility for securely enforcing access control for AWS customers as our absolute top priority.

The ideal leader will :

  • Bring a think big product vision to re-imagine what identity and access management means at cloud scale, and be able to influence hundreds of AWS services and millions of AWS customers to get behind that vision.
  • Have the ability to provide hands-on technical leadership to drive the execution of that vision to delivery, owning teams that design, build, and operate some of the highest-scale services on the internet.
  • Be a genuinely inclusive leader, with an enthusiasm for building and leading a diverse team spanning multiple development sites spanning the globe (Seattle, WA;
  • Herndon, VA; Arlington, VA; Vancouver, Canada; Toronto, Canada; Berlin, Germany).

  • Rise to the challenge of owning and operating a service that is mission critical to the call path of all AWS API calls worldwide.
  • Experience working directly with customers in both engineering and C-suite level discussions.
  • All the while, displaying a passion for making lives easier for AWS customers.

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or related discipline
  • Extensive years of industry experience growing and managing diverse and deeply talented software development teams
  • Several years of experience managing managers & leaders within development teams
  • Proven track record of high-scale hiring and talent management (not dotted line) on teams of multiple disciplines / job families (such as development, operations, testing, and / or product management)
  • Proven ability to dive deep into software and systems architecture

  • Many years of interacting regularly and directly with senior executives
  • Experience building scalable infrastructure software or distributed systems
  • Strong sense of ownership, urgency, and drive
  • Strong systems operations skills
  • Strong performance engineering fundamentals
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve stretch goals
  • Experience leading teams that participate in, and influence, open standards work (e.g. OpenID Connect, SAML, FIDO Alliance, etc.)
  • Experience owning the P&L for a high-growth technology business
  • Ability to thrive in a startup-like environment Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer - Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation.
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