Software Development Manager , Amazon Cognito

Published date Posted on Indeed on Jun 13, 2022 (14 d ago)
  • Established skill designing and developing simple solutions for complex user interactions.
  • Experience managing and growing full stack engineers
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to present complex technical information in a clear and concise manner to a variety of audiences
  • A track record of communicating well with executives and non-technical leaders
  • Experience running and maintaining a 24x7 Internet-scale production environment
  • Expertise in specifying, designing, and/or implementing system health, performance monitoring tools, and software management tools for 24x7 environments
  • Experience in diving deep into telemetry, metrics and usage data with help of data analytics tools
  • Ability to instrument and use data to justify your insights and improve user experience
  • Familiarity with challenges surrounding efficient operations and failure mode analysis in large complex distributed systems
  • B.S. in Computer Science/Engineering or five years’ equivalent experience in a large-scale enterprise environment is required

Job summary
Amazon Cognito powers authentication and authorization for numerous applications on the internet. We provide no-code hosted user flows like registration, sign-in, account recovery etc for end users. Customers can personalize these flows and add their own branding. We are identity standards compliant allowing customers to easily integrate with partners.
We also provide administrators ability to manage Cognito resources through the Cognito management console. Customers use the console as their introduction to all the Cognito services like Cognito Identity Pools, Cognito User Pools and Cognito Hosted UI. Our mission is to create simple user interfaces for users which provide developers the security they need to protect their data and resources. We recently launched a brand new console experience, check it out as an example of change we want to bring.

Our team 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.

We are looking for a Software Development Manager to lead a growing team of front end engineers. As a leader you will own the front end technology powering Cognito Hosted UI and Cognito management console. You will deliver browser based experiences which solve complex user problems in a simple manner. You will be architecting the systems for many user personas as well as different scales. You will work with product managers, UX designers to drive your roadmap. You will work with multiple technical and product teams to balance project prioritization, focusing on delivering a consistent customer experience to all AWS customers.
At Amazon, we hire hands-on managers at all levels. This leader must be able to dive deep into the details on business, operations and engineering. We need technical, detail-focused leaders who can build and grow organizations. You’ll need to excel at hiring and developing frontend engineers. You need to be able to grow leaders in your organization and define a charter that grows as your organization grows. Our services operate at large scale and on critical workloads, so a passion and discipline around operational excellence is key. You’ll also need to be willing to share big ideas and execute to deliver the next big innovations at rapid pace.

About Us
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 14 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-live 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. 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.

Hybrid 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 if located near one of our Amazon offices.

Learn more about Amazon on our Day 1 Blog: https://blog.aboutamazon.com/”
If you have a passion for how web applications should be built, are interested in upcoming web standards, and care about making it easier to secure data and applications of all different sizes and types, we'd love to talk to you!


  • Experience in Identity Standards like OAuth 2.0, OIDC.
  • Experience with user flows like registration, authentication and account recovery.
  • Experience working with Product Managers, User Experience Designers and Researchers
  • Genuinely excited about technology, have a strong interest in learning about and playing with the latest technologies and building compelling web applications and UI. The pay range for this position in Colorado is 213,784 - 351,000. Our range of benefits may include health care, employee discounts, 401(k) savings plans, paid time off, and more. 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.

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