Amazon – Software Development Manager, AWS Elemental – Portland, OR

September 23, 2022

Job Description

Job title: Software Development Manager, AWS Elemental

Company: Amazon

Job description: DESCRIPTION

Job summary

AWS Elemental is an Amazon Web Services company that combines deep video expertise with the power and scale of the cloud. We are looking for a senior Software Development leader to define, build, and ship our strategy for video technologies over the next decade of media innovation.

Our customers cover a wide range of video producers and distributors, from the top global names in Media and Entertainment, enterprise, and MVPDs, as well as the startups who will build the next great video-centric platform to social media sites that rely on AWS Elemental for near-instant video processing. AWS Elemental is central to helping these customers develop new and innovative ways to deliver their content to end users through high quality video encoding, distribution, and monetization.

In this role, you will direct the work of multiple engineering teams with many talents. Your team members will include media software engineers, distributed systems engineers, and quality engineers. Together, you will focus on delivering new functionality, improving the architecture, and operating the most robust cloud transcoding services available. You’ll be challenged and rewarded by building and operating high-scale services that continually raise the bar on video streaming experiences.

Key job responsibilities

  • Lead your team of engineers as they design, implement, and test new features in our products.
  • Act as the technical product owner and work with product management to deliver high impact, high demand features.
  • Provide engineering estimates for candidate features to help with overall team planning.
  • Delight customers by actively managing their issues and delivering timely fixes.
  • Recruit new engineers and mentor existing engineers to grow and develop your team.
  • Identify and clear roadblocks for your team and empower them to do their best.
  • Work with other managers to evolve and optimize our processes.
  • Become an expert on media technologies.
  • Have fun in a challenging but rewarding environment.

About the team

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 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 16 Leadership Principles, which remind team members to seek diverse perspectives, learn and be curious, and earn trust.

Work/Life Balance

Our team puts a high value on work-life balance. It isn’t about how many hours you spend at home or at work; it’s about the flow you establish that brings energy to both parts of your life. We believe striking the right balance between your personal and professional life is critical to life-long happiness and fulfillment. We offer flexibility in working hours and encourage you to find your own balance between your work and personal lives.

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. We care about your career growth and strive to assign projects based on what will help each team member develop into a better-rounded professional and enable them to take on more complex tasks in the future.


  • 7+ years of experience working directly within engineering teams
  • Experience partnering with product OR program management teams
  • 3+ years of people management experience, managing engineers
  • 3+ years of experience architecting and designing (architecture, design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and current systems
  • A BS in a math, science, or an Engineering discipline, or equivalent experience


  • Experience with streaming and broadcast media technologies
  • A strong track record of shipping software as both an engineer and a manager
  • A proven ability to learn new domains and provide leadership

Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, 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

Expected salary:

Location: Portland, OR

Job date: Fri, 23 Sep 2022 04:18:36 GMT


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