Software Development Manager- AWS Security

Herndon, Virginia, USA

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Posted 1 month ago

Come and build innovative services that protect our cloud from security threats.

AWS Security owns security for all services offered by AWS. We work with service and security teams across AWS to solve security challenges at massive scale. Our services protect the AWS cloud for all customers and preserves our customers’ trust in us.

AWS Security is looking for a Software Development Manager (SDM) to lead a team of developers and help us continue to raise the security bar for cloud computing. You should be passionate about solving security hurdles in innovative ways. We do not desire to simply produce good software here at AWS Security... we want to produce disruptive, history changing innovations.

As a SDM, you are empowered to:

· Own vision, strategy planning, prioritization, driving architectural decisions, and end-to-end project delivery.
· Interface with our external customers to understand requirements, set priorities and communicate direction and progress.
· Identify, assess and mitigate risks, provide escalation management, anticipate and make tradeoffs balancing business needs versus constraints.
· Manage the careers of talented engineers, including making hiring decisions, setting goals, providing feedback and managing performance.
· Foster a strong team culture.
· Develop best practices to build and operate critical services

Work/Life Balance
Our teams are focused on balancing life with work. We are flexible when people occasionally need to work from home. We are offer flexibility and autonomy over your daily schedule, and are generally flexible when it comes to “core hours”. We are builder-operators of our services at AWS and most teams have a modest on-call rotation.

Mentorship & Career Growth
Our teams are dedicated to supporting new team members. Teams have a mix of experience levels, and we’re building an environment that celebrates knowledge sharing and mentorship. Our senior engineers and managers truly enjoy mentoring junior engineers and engineers from non-traditional backgrounds through one-on-one mentoring and thorough, but kind, code reviews.

We care about your career growth. We assign projects and tasks based on what will help team members develop into a better-rounded engineer and enable them to take on complex tasks in the future.

Inclusive and Diverse Culture
Our teams are intentional about attracting, developing, and retaining amazing talent from diverse backgrounds. Yes, we do get to build cool services, but we also believe a big reason for that is the inclusive and welcoming culture we try to cultivate every day.

We’re looking for new teammates who are enthusiastic, empathetic, curious, motivated, reliable, and able to work effectively with a diverse team of peers. We want someone who will help us amplify the positive & inclusive team culture we’re focused on building.

Basic Qualifications

· Bachelor's degree or higher in a technical field, such as computer science or engineering
· 5+ years of experience of software development experience including: working with professional software engineering practices & best practices for the full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operation.
· 3+ years of direct people management for a software development team including: hiring, recruiting, peformance management, coaching and career development
· Strong knowledge of systems design and architecture

Preferred Qualifications

· Master's degree in Computer Science or related fields
· Strong skills in project planning & execution, problem solving. Ability to take a project from initial scoping requirements through actual launch and support of the project
· Demonstrated delivery of large-scale, initially-ambiguous projects
· Some experience with security tools such as intrusion detection, log analysis, and network scanning
· Highly proficient in design and analysis of algorithms and data structures
· Experience in cloud computing (AWS, Azure, etc)
· Experience developing on Unix/Linux using Java, Golang, etc.
· Experience with big data technologies such as Hadoop, Spark, etc.
· Exposure to data analysis basics such as SQL, R, Python, etc.
· Working knowledge and understanding of security engineering, system and network security, authentication and security protocols, cryptography, or application security
· Sharp analytical abilities and proven design skills
· Excellent written and verbal communication skills
· Meets/exceeds Amazon’s leadership principles requirements for this role
· Meets/exceeds Amazon’s functional/technical depth and complexity for this role

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Job tags: AWS Azure Golang Hadoop Java Linux Python Spark SQL Unix
Job region(s): North America
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