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Sr. Software Engineering Manager (Kubernetes Systems)

Vancouver, BC
Full Time
4 days ago
The AWS Kubernetes organization is looking for a Sr. Engineering Manager to lead the growth of a new team, to work with our customers building and deploying Kubernetes, to influence roadmap and strategy, and to work with our commercial and open source partners.

If you are someone who is passionate about building high quality services, in delighting developers, and have a passion for customers and developer communities, this job is for you.
The AWS Kubernetes organization is proud to be a diverse and inclusive organization. As the deeply technical leader of this operationally sound organization, your job is to inspire builders and recruit the best engineers and engineering leaders to build the services and technologies that will be the backbone of computation at AWS for the next decade and beyond. We're looking for someone who enjoys motivating and growing people. Executing through your team is the most important part of this role.

The ideal candidate understands software development and open source. You've kept your technical skills current, to the point where you contribute to architecture discussions and help your team identify and reduce risks in projects. You regularly take part in troubleshooting exercises and drive technical post-mortem discussions to identify the root cause of complex issues. AWS operates large-scale, mission critical workloads, so you must be comfortable taking responsibility for the operational excellence of your service.

Finally, you're excited by the opportunity to learn about and help solve our customers' challenges. In order to break new ground, we'll need to resolve ambiguity and take calculated risks You have a record of delivery and are comfortable managing not only your own roadmap, but also cross-team projects with other parts of AWS. You can organize disparate teams around a common goal. You know how to make data driven decisions about your operations, your processes, and your team's performance.

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Amazon is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minority / Women / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation / Age


• Experience in building and operating distributed systems at scale
• Experience leading high-performance engineering teams, including managing managers.
• Experience in open source and a desire to work with Kubernetes


Inclusive Team Culture
Here at AWS, we embrace our differences. We are committed to furthering our culture of inclusion. We have ten employee-led affinity groups, reaching 40,000 employees in over 190 chapters globally. We have innovative benefit offerings, and host annual and ongoing learning experiences, including our Conversations on Race and Ethnicity (CORE) and AmazeCon (gender diversity) conferences. Amazon's culture of inclusion is reinforced within our 14 Leadership Principles, which remind team members to seek diverse perspectives, learn and be curious, and earn trust.
Work/Life Balance
Our team puts a high value on work-life balance. It isn't about how many hours you spend at home or at work; it's about the flow you establish that brings energy to both parts of your life. We believe striking the right balance between your personal and professional life is critical to life-long happiness and fulfillment. We offer flexibility in working hours and encourage you to find your own balance between your work and personal lives.
This position involves on-call responsibilities, typically for one week every two months. We don't like getting paged in the middle of the night or on the weekend, so we work to ensure that our systems are fault tolerant. When we do get paged, we work together to resolve the root cause so that we don't get paged for the same issue twice.
Mentorship & Career Growth
Our team is dedicated to supporting new members. We have a broad mix of experience levels and tenures, and we're building an environment that celebrates knowledge sharing and mentorship. Our senior members enjoy one-on-one mentoring and thorough, but kind, code reviews. We care about your career growth and strive to assign projects based on what will help each team member develop into a better-rounded engineer and enable them to take on more complex tasks in the future.
Software and Programming