Software Development Manager - JDK & JVM

Remote, USA
Full Time
Programming
Posted on: October 27, 2022

  • Knowledge of language, compiler and/or runtime internals. Java and JDK ideal, but other managed runtimes (such as .NET CLR) are valuable experiences.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field or equivalent experience to a Bachelor's degree based on 3 years of work experience for every 1-year of education.
  • 5+ years professional experience in software development
  • Computer Science fundamentals in object-oriented design, data structures, and performance analysis.

Job summary

Are you a technical manager with an interest in compilers and performance? Have you worked with teams delivering low-level software such as managed runtimes which are used across an organization? Would you like to have a positive impact on millions of developers around the world, including many of the teams running JVM-based services at Amazon? The Amazon Corretto team is looking for a technical leader with a track record of delivering performance improvements and features in areas like compilers, garbage collection, or other systems-level software.

As a leader in this team, you will be working with other leaders across Amazon to collaborate on performance and other improvements for some of Amazon’s biggest services. You will be helping to set the direction and vision for Corretto with a focus on performance, compilers, architectures, and garbage collection. You will enable the engineers on your team to prioritize and maintain a high technical bar for their contributions to OpenJDK and Corretto. You will also work with the community at large, including developers and customers, to contribute the features that your team delivers and make sure they are valuable.

This is a fully remote position for an individual with extensive experience running a team of experts in JVM/JDK development and a solid background themselves. If you are interested but think you don't have the experience, we are also able to hire in our Seattle or Bay Area offices so please don't hesitate to get in touch.

About Amazon Corretto

Amazon Corretto is Amazon’s distribution of OpenJDK, used to run our thousands of Java services and also deployed by many AWS customers. The Corretto team is focused on improving OpenJDK for all Java users by focusing on performance, particularly on ARM64 as used by AWS’ Graviton range of processors, and features like the Generational Shenandoah garbage collector. We work with the community to help maintain the Long-Term Supported (LTS) versions of OpenJDK as well as contribute to the bleeding edge. We are looking to expand the Corretto team to participate even more in the community and contribute to the long-term success of OpenJDK as a platform.

While Corretto is a relative newcomer to the scene, our team is composed of OpenJDK Authors, Committers, and Reviewers, some with decades of experience in JDK, languages, compilers, and managed runtimes. We learn about where to invest in OpenJDK from running some of the world’s largest Java services. We are firm believers in Open Source and are looking for like-minded people who are interested in working in the open with the community.

EVEN IF YOU ONLY MEET SOME OF THE REQUIREMENTS, OR BELIEVE YOU AREN’T EXPERIENCED ENOUGH, WE ARE STILL INTERESTED IN HEARING FROM YOU. We believe that a solid technical foundation and a strong interest in the subject matter can make you successful on the team and we have the opportunities to help you learn and grow in this space. Knowledge and experience in related technologies are generally applicable and valuable.

Java is used for the majority of services in Amazon and nearly all public-facing AWS services. Because of this, we have a vested interest in running the best-possible JDK in areas like security and performance. In 2018, the AWS JDK team migrated Amazon's default JDK to OpenJDK. In order to do this we built rigorous security and quality mechanisms around OpenJDK. We are now able to apply security and Amazon custom patches to the internal OpenJDK as soon as they're available. In early 2019, we took this work public and launched Amazon Corretto, our distribution of OpenJDK. With Corretto, we make our work on OpenJDK available to our customers and the OpenJDK community at large.

About AWS Platform

AWS has the most services and more features within those services, than any other cloud provider–from infrastructure technologies like compute, storage, and databases–to emerging technologies, such as machine learning and artificial intelligence, data lakes and analytics, and Internet of Things. AWS Platform is the glue that holds the AWS ecosystem together. Whether its Identity features such as access management and sign on, cryptography, console, builder & developer tools, and even projects like automating all of our contractual billing systems, AWS Platform is always innovating with the customer in mind. The AWS Platform team sustains over 750 million transactions per second.

Mentor

We have a formal mentor search application that lets you find a mentor that works best for you based on location, job family, job level etc. Your manager can also help you find a mentor or two, because two is better than one. In addition to formal mentors, we work and train together so that we are always learning from one another, and we celebrate and support the career progression of our team members.

Inclusion

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

We offer flexibility in working hours and encourage you to find your own balance between your work and personal life.

  • Masters degree or higher in Computer Science or related field.
  • Experience taking a leading role in building complex software systems that have been successfully delivered to customers.
  • Practice of modern software engineering, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and releasing.
  • Experience with distributed computing and enterprise-wide system operations.
  • Experience in communicating with users, other technical teams, and senior management to collect requirements, describe software product features, technical designs, and product strategy.
  • Experience mentoring junior software engineers and make them more effective.
  • Experience influencing software engineers' best practices in your organization.
  • Hands-on expertise in many disparate technologies, typically ranging from front-end user interfaces through to back-end systems and all points in between.

The pay range for this position in Colorado is $184,900 - $250,200 /yr; however, base pay offered may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. A sign-on bonus and restricted stock units may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the position offered. This information is provided per the Colorado Equal Pay Act. Base pay information is based on market location. Applicants should apply via Amazon's internal or external careers site.

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 https://www.amazon.jobs/en/disability/us

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 https://www.amazon.jobs/en/disability/us.

Pursuant to the Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Workers in New York City who perform in-person work or interact with the public in the course of business must show proof they have been fully vaccinated against COVID or request and receive approval for a reasonable accommodation, including medical or religious accommodation.

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