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Sr. Software Development Manager - Relational Database Service (RDS)

Full Time
5 days ago
Job summary

Help us revolutionize the Cloud! AWS is the fastest growing division within Amazon. Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) is an industry leading web service that makes it easy to set up, operate, and scale a relational database in the cloud. We are looking for a for a seasoned senior software engineering manager to lead a new greenfield startup service that will have impact across all AWS services with high visibility to top leadership. Reach out to us to learn more details.

About Us
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-live 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.

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 providing one-on-one mentoring and coaching to newer or more junior team members. We care about your career growth and strive to assign scope based on what will help you grow as a leader, and help each of your team members develop into a better-rounded engineer and enable them to take on more complex tasks in the future.

Key job responsibilities
Hiring managers and engineers to grow an organization for a new startup service in AWS. Working with top engineering leadership to guide the technical direction and roadmap. Regular engagement with top leadership.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or equivalent
  • 7+ years of experience managing software engineering teams
  • 2+ years managing managers
  • Strong understanding of distributed computing, network programming, network-oriented design patterns, and their best practices


  • Experience building highly scalable, distributed systems
  • Hands on experience 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 operations
  • Excellent organizational, prioritization and time management skills
  • Experience in designing and building sophisticated fault-tolerant distributed systems
  • Hands on experience building web platforms and services

Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, or other legally protected status. If you would like to request an accommodation, please notify your Recruiter.
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