Operations Manager

Amazon.com - Seattle, WA3.6

30+ days ago
Job Description
Amazon has built a reputation for excellence with recent examples of being named #1 in customer service, #1 most trusted, and #2 most innovative. Amazon Web Services (AWS) is carrying on that tradition while leading the world in Cloud technologies. As a member of the AWS Support team you will be at the forefront of this transformational technology assisting a global list of companies that are taking advantage of a growing set of services and features to run their mission-critical applications. You will work with leading companies in this space and directly with the engineering teams within Amazon developing these new capabilities.

The AWS Premium Support team is seeking an experienced Operations or Product Support Manager based in Seattle to lead a team of 15-20 Mandarin speaking Support Engineers providing world class support on all AWS offerings (http://aws.amazon.com/) in both our global offerings as well as within the Greater China Region. Our customer facing engineers resolve customer technical issues ranging from EC2 Linux general guidance through technical deep-dives identifying and resolving complex Big Data (EMR, Data Pipeline) configuration and 3rd party integration issues. Support engineers also develop many of their own tools and interact heavily with their peers developing the offerings.

Key expectations of the AWS Support Manager include:
  • Manage the day-to-day operations of the team, ensuring the team is staffed and SLA commitments are met.
  • Drive personnel management ensuring the engineers have what they need to provide best-in-class support.
  • Influence Sr Support Engineers and development teams to improve the customer support experience.
  • Propose, drive, and implement initiatives within the support organization to maximize the customer support experience.
  • Prime both proactive and reactive customer engagements.
Basic Qualifications
10+yrs experience of increasing responsibility in a technical support or technical customer-facing role.

5+yrs experience managing technical teams with significant personnel management experience and examples (developing engineers into managers, managing out poor performers, building teams).

Direct customer support experience, preferably at the executive and C-level.

BS degree in a technical field (CS, Engineering, Mathematics).

Preferred Qualifications

Hands-on experience with AWS.

Knowledge of at least one O/S (Linux/Windows).

System administration, network administration, database, Hadoop, or coding/scripting.

International experience (we utilize a follow-the-sun model with 8 teams in 6 countries, minimizing on-call duties)

Data and metrics driven focus, both qualitative and quantitative.

Persuasive communication, both verbal and written.

Strong analytical background, comfortable in ambiguous situations.

“Lives” Amazon leadership principles including customer obsession, ownership, and insist on the highest standards.

Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation.