Software Engineering Manager (Elastic Kubernetes Service)

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Posted 2 weeks ago

Amazon’s Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS) is looking for a Software Engineering Leader to head up our core Control Plane team. We have an ambitious road-map that seeks to redefine how our customers build their applications and run them at scale.

Amazon EKS allow our customers to use Kubernetes at scale without the undifferentiated heavy lifting required to manage Kubernetes. Our mission is to accelerate the adoption of AWS by providing the best possible experience for customers using Kubernetes. We are growing fast and we are expanding our team to help build additional features for our customers. This is a great time to join a growing team and help influence what we can do for customers who are adopting Kubernetes as a cornerstone in their AWS strategy.

As a leader of the EKS Control Plane team you will be responsible for building and owning core services responsible to EKS cluster management. Amazon EKS Control Plane team’s charter is to provide EKS cluster management operations by managing cluster lifecycle workflows that work at Amazon scale.

Your team will build solutions to ensure the safety and stability of cluster management, integrate with other AWS services with an eye towards simple and streamlined interfaces. You will own staffing and managing the engineering team, product development, setting the team culture, best practices, and organizational planning. The successful candidate will be able to deal with ambiguity and will need to think big.

The ideal candidate will be passionate about the potential of cloud computing, and about building simple and elegant software solutions and customer-centric products. 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.

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Basic Qualifications

· 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 C++), preferably on Linux

Preferred Qualifications

· Experience building scalable, fault-tolerant infrastructure software or distributed systems, preferably on a Unix or Linux platform
· Strong verbal and written communication skills.
· Technically sound in software development activities and life cycles.
· Experience in Kubernetes and hands-on experience operating Kubernetes
· Experience working on Open Source software

Job tags: AWS C High-performance Java Kubernetes Linux Open source Unix
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