Amazon Web Services (AWS) has formed a team to take a radically different approach to the web browser - an application central to the daily life of billions of customers. With our browser, Amazon Silk, we are leveraging the power of cloud computing to fundamentally change the way people experience the web. If you thrive in a startup-like environment where flexibility is essential and delivering rock solid, customer focused solutions is paramount and are interested in blazing new trails in the cloud computing space, this team is for you.
Imagine the possibilities when a web browser is powered by a vast, scalable server fleet, massive network connections, and limitless storage resources. Can you think of ways to use those assets to make the browsing experience faster or to introduce previously impossible features? If you thrive in a startup-like environment where flexibility is essential and delivering rock solid, customer focused solutions is paramount and are interested in blazing new trails in the cloud computing space, this team is for you.
Why would you want to work for the Amazon Silk team?
- Huge Impact: Everyone uses web browsers, and you will play a big role in implementing the next-generation web browser.
- Technology convergence: Amazon Silk is a unique opportunity to get involved in multiple cutting edge technology areas: web browsers, mobile platforms, and cloud computing.
- Wear many hats: You will have deep ownership of many different aspects of the service, such as product direction, technical design and implementation, and operations.
- Learning: Work alongside some of Amazon's most senior engineers.
- Scale: Build software systems that support millions of customers
- Have fun: Our mantra is to work hard, play hard, and have fun. We also find ways to relax and unwind, with beer bashes, team events, and lunches. You can also participate in a multitude of Amazon corporate events.
Software Development Manager
We are looking for a Software Development Manager to lead an engineering team, setting the team culture and best practices and, in concert with the other product, sales, and program management, set the strategy and product direction of this start-up business.
The ideal candidate will be passionate about the potential of cloud computing, and about building simple and elegant software solutions, customer-centric products, and utilizing agile development processes. 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 strong 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. They are a seasoned, mature engineering leader, someone who is comfortable building teams, developing staff, and building a culture of high quality and efficient execution. 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. Finally, this leader is going to be helping drive the definition, strategy, and vision for a new business, so they must be comfortable with ambiguity, willing to roll up their sleeves to do the definitional and set-up work needed for a start-up business, and have a high level of ownership and accountability.
Amazon has built a reputation for excellence with recent examples of being named #1 in customer service, #1 most trusted, and #2 most innovative. Amazon Web Services (AWS) is carrying on that tradition while leading the world in cloud technologies. As a member of the AWS Silk Support team you will be at the forefront of this transformational technology helping us build the most innovative browser in the world.
AWS has launched a team of creative engineers to challenge and rethink the experience of web browsing. No software application is used by more people than the web browser. There are dozens of browsers available today, but all of them are based on the same basic architecture introduced nearly two decades ago. Free from assumptions of the past, the Amazon Silk browser is leveraging the power of cloud computing to fundamentally transform the way people engage with the web. Whether you are interested in blazing new trails in the cloud computing space, or pioneering new frontiers in mobile, this team is for you.
AWS Silk is seeking engineers that enjoy solving hard problems, working with customers, and continually improving operations. If you have experience managing full application stacks from the OS up through a custom application; automating operations, build or other infrastructure; or with web-related programming that includes the consumption or support of web services, we’d like to talk with you!
We're currently hiring for positions in Seattle, WA, Palo Alto, CA, and Vancouver, British Columbia. If you don't currently live in Seattle, Palo Alto, or Vancouver, we offer comprehensive relocation and temporary housing as a part of our package.