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Innovation Development Manager

Innovation Development Manager

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Amazon Web Services UK Limited
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Job Description

AWS is passionate about inventing the future on behalf of our customers.

Come and build on AWS for AWS - We are launching a new innovation unit in London, and looking for passionate builders to join us in exploring, researching, experimenting, and developing new initiatives. We will identify and incubate promising ideas, work closely with specialist teams across AWS and Amazon, and rapidly iterate.

We are looking for a passionate and experienced technical leader to build and lead the new AWS technical team.

In this role, you will take overall technical ownership for creating, developing and leading a builders team. You will draw from your technical and management expertise to mentor and hire talented professionals, as well as provide strong technical leadership to your team. You will work closely with senior executives to direct the future offerings to our customers. You will influence our technical and business strategy, and conceive innovative new solutions for our customers.

A successful candidate will 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 experiments & prototypes development life-cycle which includes the following responsibilities:
· Have the obsession to drive a better customer experience through everything that we do here at AWS
· Hire, coach, and mentor individuals; build and develop a strong cross-functional team.
· Create and execute roadmaps and project plans together with Product.
· Report on status of development, quality, operations, and system performance to senior leadership
· Work closely with senior and principal product & engineers to architect and develop the best technical design and approach
· Foster culture of continuous engineering improvement through mentoring, feedback, and metrics
· Propose and implement new projects or recommend system improvements
· 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

Joining as the technical leader of the AWS Innovation team gives you the opportunity to:
· Build on AWS for AWS.
· Build and lead new AWS technical team
· Work on, influence and develop new disruptive products proposals from as early as the idea stage.
· 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 London office

Basic Qualifications

· Bachelor's Degree or higher in Computer Science or related field
· Knowledge of professional software engineering practices & best practices for the full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations
· 5+ years of experience in hiring, coaching and managing technical teams.
· Project management experience of several initiative in parallel involving multiple teams in the organization
· Experience with agile development methodology
· Strong object-oriented design and programming in one or more of the following: Java, Perl, Ruby, C#, C++, or Python
· Amazon Web Services experience
· Strong design and development experience of full stack distributed systems

Preferred Qualifications

· Experience building scalable infrastructure software or software as a service.
· Experience owning and operating online consumer products.
· Proven track record of building new products and services from ideation through to production in a fast-moving landscape with multiple unknowns is highly preferred.
· Experience working on production systems with operational support is strongly preferred