Senior Software Development Manager - Germany

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Amazon Web Services (AWS) provides companies of all sizes with cloud computing services. With AWS you can requisition compute power, storage, and other services – gaining access to a suite of elastic IT infrastructure services as your business demands them. AWS is used every day by thousands of companies like New York Times, Netflix and NASA/JPL. See details at

The AWS IDEs team owns and operates several tools in the developer productivity space, in particular around IDEs. Our group owns
AWS Cloud9 (cloud-based integrated development environment (IDE) that lets you write, run, and debug code with just a browser), AWS CloudShell (browser-based shell), AWS IDE Toolkit (extensions for third-party IDEs like IntelliJ or VS Code), and various internal tools and products used to support developers at Amazon.

We are looking for a senior manager to lead a new initiative in the IDE space and help support our growth. Our mission is to make AWS the best place to develop software and we are hoping that you want to be part of this journey. If you’re passionate about the developer experience and are excited about the thought of working in cloud computing, then we’d love to talk to you!

Joining the AWS IDEs team gives you the opportunity to:
· Work on and influence a disruptive product that’s still in its early stages
· Build a product that will leverage the scale of resources available in the cloud
· Collaborate with a diverse customer base to understand requirements, priorities, and processes
· Work for a company that invented most of the patterns used in cloud computing today
· Work with an international team out of our Berlin office

We are looking for a passionate and experienced technical individual to oversee a new product and all related software development teams. In this role, you will take overall responsibility for growing and leading the software development teams responsible for building development tools for customers running mission critical applications in the cloud. You will draw from your technical and management expertise to mentor and hire senior engineers and managers, as well as provide strong technical leadership to your team.

You will work closely with senior executives to direct the future of your product. As an engineering leader within developer tools, you will also work with senior executives to develop business targets and resource requirements, influence our technical and business strategy, help hire talented engineers and managers, and conceive innovative new solutions for our customers.

A successful candidate will therefore bring deep software expertise, have strong business intuition, and think broadly to identify visionary products that our customers will love.

The role requires you to be able to lead the overall software development life-cycle of an AWS service which includes the following responsibilities:

· Create and execute roadmaps and project plans
· Report on status of development, quality, operations, and system performance to senior leadership
· Work closely with senior and principal engineers to architect and develop the best technical design and approach
· Manage managers to build a high performance team with high velocity while maintaining a high bar for quality
· Foster culture of continuous engineering improvement through mentoring, feedback, and metrics
· Hire, coach, and mentor individuals; build a strong cross-functional organization and care about developing people
· Propose and implement new projects or recommend system improvements
· Own all operational metrics and support
· Have the obsession to drive a better customer experience through everything that we do here at Amazon
· Think critically to continuously put forward new ways to serve our customers
· Set clear, measurable quality goals for an organization in a data-driven way


· Several years of experience in Software development.
· 5+ years of experience in managing technical teams.
· Interested in working with a diverse team in Germany.


· Experience building scalable infrastructure software or software as a service.
· Experience owning and operating highly available systems.
· Demonstrable experience building simple and compelling user interfaces.
· Experience as manager of managers
· Familiarity with IDEs, debuggers, CI/CD, and release automation tools.

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