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full time Senior Software Development Manager - Amazon Elastic MapReduce (Seattle, WA)

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Amazon Elastic MapReduce is a web service that enables businesses, researchers, data analysts, and developers to easily and cost-effectively process vast amounts of data. It utilizes a hosted Hadoop framework running on the web-scale infrastructure of Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) and Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3). We are currently looking for a senior leader who can continue to grow the team of software developers in order to expand on our feature set and manage our rapidly increasing scale in the face of explosive customer demand. We have a big opportunity to change the way the industry thinks about Big Data analytics, and we need smart people to help us get there.

The ideal candidate will be clearly passionate about the large opportunity that Amazon Elastic MapReduce presents and about cloud computing, in general. This person has thrived and succeeded in delivering high quality technology products/services in a hyper-growth environment where priorities shift fast. The leader we are looking for will bring proven experience building, managing, focusing, and mentoring engineering teams. Experience with building and operating web-based applications and/or web services-based applications, especially at massive scale, will be very applicable and helpful.

Ideal Candidates will:
Actively participate in hiring talented people and assist in the career development of others both on and outside your team, mentoring individuals and helping other managers guide the career growth of their team members.
Play a critical role in developing the broad plan for the business, working closely with senior executives to develop business targets and resource requirements. Help form long-term technical and business strategy and goals.
Bring a deep understanding of software development in a team, software development methodologies and scheduling, a track record of shipping software on time and services development to this high-accountability role.
Have experience operating services to deliver both high quality and high availability.
Possess strong verbal and written communication skills and demonstrate proven technical leadership.
Possess strong analytical skills with excellent problem solving abilities.
Have experience with distributed systems, experience building data processing solutions is a plus.
Demonstrate high levels of creativity and right judgments, most of the time.
Understand business context to decisions made within and across groups.
Contribute to Amazon's Intellectual Property through patents and/or external publications.

Possesses a strong understanding of the Big Data or HPC market
Is technically deep enough to engage with customers and participate in roadmap prioritization
Be technically adept in software development and experienced in the processes around it
Be experienced in using various software development methodologies
Have a proven track record of shipping high quality software on time
Have a minimum of 7 years of software development plus at least 3 years spent in a leadership/management role
Proven track record of building and managing high performing engineering teams

Experience with data processing systems such as Hadoop.
Experience with any of the popular relational databases and data warehouses.
Strong sense of ownership, urgency, and drive.
Demonstrated ability to achieve stretch goals in a highly innovative and fast paced environment.
BS/MS in Computer Science or equivalent
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