Sr Software Development Manager
Amazon Dev Centre South Africa
Cape Town, Western Cape, ZAF
6d ago has been rated one of the most admired company in the US, #1 in Innovation and #1 in Customer Service. Additionally, Amazon’s technology business has a history and growing tradition of leading the world in Web-related technologies and services.

Now, with Amazon Web Services (AWS), you have the opportunity to help individuals and businesses take their computing infrastructure and applications into the Cloud.

AWS has gained a reputation for innovation with a fast pace release cycle delivering hundreds of features a year, and AWS Support is one of the largest and fastest growing AWS business units.

We are a highly technical, innovative organization revolutionizing the way customers engage and seek help from AWS.

AWS Support organization is global with team members in 20 locations around the world. The organization is a self-standing business with revenue and P&L responsibility.

Our top candidate will lead two of our Software Development (Kumo South) teams in Cape Town, South Africa. These dynamic teams are comprised of Software Development Engineers and Development Managers.

This position will interact with all AWS services and leadership roles across the company. You will be surrounded by people that are smart and passionate about cloud computing, and on a mission to be the ultimate standard of customer experience and service.

Beyond the typical software development management skill set, we’re seeking someone that understands Distributed Computing, Big Data, Machine Learning and Web Development to deliver our required solutions.

  • BS in Computer Science (or equivalent) with at least 10 years of industry experience.
  • At least 10 years of experience managing enterprise software engineering teams.
  • Technically credible to lead a team of world class software engineers and development managers and be able to deliver the right product with a scalable engineering design.
  • The ability to achieve results in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment is critical.
  • A passion for people management and mentorship; hiring and developing great people
  • Able to balance technical leadership with sound business judgment
  • Proven results oriented person with a delivery focus
  • Ability to work well with people and be both highly motivated and motivating
  • Proven ability to architect and operate at large scale
  • High attention to detail including precise and effective customer communications
  • Ability to manage multiple, competing priorities simultaneously
  • Ability to understand and discuss technical concepts, schedule tradeoffs and opportunistic new ideas with technical employees
  • Ability to think strategically and execute methodically and tactically.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment where continuous innovation is a way of life.
  • Composed, poised and professional demeanor.
  • History of teamwork and willingness to roll up sleeves to get the job done.
  • Proven ability to deal with ambiguity and operate autonomously
  • MS in Computer Science (or equivalent)
  • Experience with analytics and handling large data sets
  • Experience with security technologies
  • Experience with large distributed systems
  • Has passion and convictions and the innate ability to inspire passion in others
  • Experience of working with or directly managing diverse and globally distributed software development teams
  • Superior verbal and written communications skills
  • Experience with modern web technologies
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