Senior Software Development Manager - AWS Observability
Vancouver, BC, CA
4d ago
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The AWS Observability team is currently looking for a senior software development manager to help us deliver several new services.

Is that you? How can you tell? Well, you are passionate about producing innovative products for real-time data streaming and analysis in an Agile environment.

You also love giving customers what they want : high quality, highly usable, always-on services. You're happiest when you're leading empowered, world-class managers and engineers to meet world-class challenges.

You are passionate about growing your team to meet new challenges.

This is a unique opportunity to drive a new AWS service from the ground up to a successful launch.

In this role, you will be positioning AWS as a thought leader in related open source projects by collaborating and influencing the open source community and contributing to open source projects.

With us, you would own staffing and managing a new engineering team. You would own product development, team culture, best practices, planning, and status-updates to the leadership team.

The successful candidate will be able to deal with ambiguity and will need to think big!

The ideal candidate will be passionate about building customer-centric cloud native solutions that are simple, elegant and can scale to meet the needs of any customer.

This leader has thrived and succeeded in delivering high quality technology products / services in a hyper-growth environment where priorities shift quickly.

The candidate is a leader who can prioritize well, communicate clearly, and compellingly and who understands how to drive a high level of focus and excellence with a strong team.

AWS in general, and this business in particular, operates at very large scale and on critical workloads, so a passion and discipline around operational excellence is key.

A high level of ownership and accountability is a must.


  • BS degree or higher in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field
  • 7+ years' experience in system software development and delivery
  • 4+ years' experience building, leading, managing and mentoring high-performance engineering teams
  • Experience with object-oriented design and implementation (Java and / or The Go programing language, and / or C++), preferably on Linux
  • Experience leading leaders
  • Excellent communication skills, both written, and verbal

  • Experience building scalable, fault-tolerant infrastructure software or distributed systems, preferably on a Unix or Linux platform
  • Experience in Agile / SCRUM enterprise-scale software development
  • MS Computer Science or related field and 10+ years of experience managing software development.
  • Expertise in Kubernetes and hands-on experience operating Kubernetes.
  • Expertise in Prometheus and / or Grafana and hands-on experience in distributed systems monitoring, alerting and interactive data visualization.
  • Experience as an open source contributor and / or maintainer.
  • Experience leading open source community engagement.
  • Experience with CNCF ecosystem of various container tools.
  • Experience implementing and / or developing log analytics, time series based monitoring and distributed tracing at scale.
  • Solid knowledge of Linux fundamentals.
  • Internet and operating system security fundamentals.
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