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full time Sr. Software Development Manager - DynamoDB (Palo Alto, CA)

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Want to make database history? Come and join the team that is building the fastest growing AWS service in the history of AWS – Amazon DynamoDB! Amazon DynamoDB is a NoSQL database service that provides fast and predictable performance with seamless scalability. We are currently developing innovative new features, and we’re looking for top engineers to build them from the ground up.

Amazon Web Services (AWS) provides companies of all sizes with an infrastructure web services platform in the cloud. With AWS you can request compute power, storage, and databases gaining access to a suite of elastic IT infrastructure services as your business demands them. AWS is the leading platform for designing and developing applications for the cloud, has over 400,000 third party developers writing applications for the platform and is currently used by leading companies like New York Times, Netflix and NASA/JPL. See details at http://aws.amazon.com.

Database Services team within AWS is responsible for setting the database strategy and delivering distributed structured storage services to AWS customers for the relational and the non-relational database segments. We believe that both our AWS and Database Services business are in their infancy. Over the next few years, together they will represent a very large business for Amazon. We are looking for an experienced technical leader to take our early lead in the database services market and help us grow the business by defining and delivering industry leading next generation database services architected for the cloud.

In this role, you will hire and lead a database software development team responsible for rethinking the assumptions behind how traditional database services were built and thinking how to build database services best suited for the cloud. You will own the design, development, testing and deployment of these database services. You will draw from a deep and broad technical expertise to mentor engineers, complete hands-on technical work and provide leadership on complex technical issues. You will manage and be responsible for delivering some of our most strategic technical projects, deliver large scalable systems, design new software systems at the cutting edge of distributed database technology and have a significant bottom-line impact on our business and competitive position.

As a head of software development, you will part of the larger technical leadership community at Amazon. This community forms the backbone of the company, plays a critical role in the broad business planning, working closely with senior executives to develop business targets and resource requirements, influences our long-term technical and business strategy, helps us hire talented team of engineers and ultimately enables us to deliver innovative new solutions rapidly.

This position within Database Services team represents a unique and rare opportunity to get in on the ground floor within a fast growing business and help shape the technology, product and the business. A successful candidate will bring deep technical and software expertise, strong business acumen and judgment, Â ability to define visionary, ground breaking products, ability to hire and lead a team, desire to have an industry wide impact and ability to work within a fast moving, startup environment in a large company to rapidly deliver services that have a broad business impact.

Position Responsibilities:
Hire, mentor and lead a database software development team.
Lead design, implementation, and deployment of successful highly distributed, large scale services.
Responsible for identifying, commissioning and leading work on most complex, large-scale systems that have a major impact on the entire company.
Serve as a lead on demanding, multi-team, cross-functional projects.
Actively participate in hiring talented people and assist in the career development of others both on and outside your team, mentoring individuals and helping other managers guide the career growth of their team members.
Play a critical role in the broad business planning, working closely with senior executives to develop business targets and resource requirements. Help form long-term technical and business strategy and goals.
Demonstrate high levels of creativity and right judgments, most of the time.
Understand business context to decisions made within and across groups.
Maintain a current understanding of industry and technology trends.
Contribute to Amazon’s Intellectual Property through patents and/or external publications.
Please email our Sr. Recruiter, JC Smith jcsmith@amazon.com if you have any questions.

  • For more information on Amazon Web Services, please visit http://aws.amazon.com **

Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or Engineering AND 9+ years of software development experience and 5+ years of which must be in managing software engineers.
Masters or PhD in Computer Science with a minimum of 10 years of relevant software development and engineering management experience.
Experience with database systems will be a big plus. *LI-JCS


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