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Amazon Web Services Senior Software Development Manager / Director Experience - Lead a New Platform in AWS in Boston, Massachusetts


Do you want to lead a team of talented engineers with a rare opportunity to innovate and build a new platform with Amazon Web Services?

Come join our teams in AWS, you’ll help us design and develop solutions that enables AWS to comply at scale. We're building a new platform that will radically change compliance across all industries for customers worldwide. You assume zero tech debt and get to greenfield software solutions with senior engineers. As a Software Development Manager (SDM), you’ll manage/lead the engineering design and decisions with a team of engineers and program partners. As a SDM with our team, you will empower engineers to take tech risks, collaborate with other managers on technical design and strategy with a career opportunity for growth that only AWS can offer.

To succeed in this role, you believe in high standards for code quality, code reviews, testing, and operational excellence. You believe people come first, and have experience managing engineers through autonomy and consensus building. You create mechanisms for achieving results and iterating improvements and can lead a team to deliver results in a space that operates like a start-up, with the autonomy to build the right solution from Day One.

This role is available in New York City (NY), Boston (MA) or Arlington (VA).

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 we 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 also puts a high value on work-life balance. Striking a healthy balance between your personal and professional life is crucial to your happiness and success here, which is why we aren’t focused on how many hours you spend at work or online. Instead, we’re happy to offer a flexible schedule so you can have a more productive and well balanced life—both in and outside of work.

Remote Work Options Available

We value your time to innovate and recognize the need for heads down time to focus on a build. We also value in-person collaboration and time spent face-to-face. Our team affords engineers with options to work in the office every day or work remotely in a flexible hybrid schedule.

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 one-on-one mentoring and thorough, but kind, code reviews. We care about your career growth and strive to assign projects based on what will help each team member develop into a better-rounded engineer and enable them to take on more complex tasks in the future.


· 7+ years of experience working directly with engineering teams

· 5+ years of people management experience, managing engineers

· Experience in partnering with product and program management teams

· Knowledge of emerging platforms, Linux, operating system principles, and programming best practices.


· Experience with serverless computing, enterprise-wide systems, and AWS products

· Experience working successfully with partner teams at remote locations

· Understanding of Agile software engineering practices

· Experience mentoring software engineers

· Meets/exceeds Amazon’s leadership principles requirements for this role

· Meets/exceeds Amazon’s functional/technical depth and complexity for this role

Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit