Thermal Mechanical Program Manager: AWS Server Hardware Development

Amazon Lab126 Seattle , WA 98113

Posted 12 months ago

Job Description:
Amazon Web Services (AWS) Hardware Engineering team creates compute and storage server designs for Amazon's innovative web services. Our designs are industry-leading in performance, frugality and operational excellence, and are critical to the success of the AWS business and the more than one million customers who use AWS today. Our Hardware Engineers solve challenging technology problems, and build architecturally sound, high-quality server platforms and components to enable AWS to realize critical business strategies. We are seeking experienced Thermal Mechanical Program Managers to work on the next generation of our cloud platforms. Our success depends on our world-class server infrastructure; we're handling massive scale and rapid integration of emergent technologies. What you will do: As a member of the Server Hardware Engineering team you'll be responsible for the design of our server platforms and AWS specific hardware components. You will interact with engineers across the company, and work with an interdisciplinary team to execute product designs from concept to production including design, development, validation, and the successful implementation of your work at large scale. You'll provide leadership in the application of new technologies to large scale server deployments in a continuous effort to deliver a world-class customer experience. This is a fast-paced, intellectually challenging position, and you'll work with thought leaders in multiple technology areas. You'll have high standards for yourself and everyone you work with, and you'll be constantly looking for ways to improve your products performance, quality and cost. We're changing an industry, and we want individuals who are ready for this challenge and want to reach beyond what is possible today. Specifically, for this position we are looking for an engineering project manager to lead the development of products utilizing a wide range of design and manufacturing partners. You will manage these supplier's activities to design, test, certify, manufacture, and integrate parts into final product SKUs and then deploy them to data centers around the world. You will know the intricate details of these designs and handle inter-supplier communication as needed. Why it matters: Public cloud IT services represent the majority of growth in the overall IT services market and will continue to do so for several years to come. The scale of AWS, combined with an understanding of how our hardware is used, creates a unique opportunity for hardware customizations that will directly benefit AWS customers. Amazon has thousands of unique services, both big and small that power the Retail website (, Amazon Web Services, Kindle, Amazon Instant Video and more. These services run on hardware around the world. We continually need to deploy newer, innovative, and more efficient and cost effective hardware. Your work will drive efficiency and significant cost savings while improving the performance and reliability of our websites and services. Your work will touch development teams and customers around the world. Why you will love it: You will work directly with engineers across the company to build next-generation hardware. You will have a direct impact on our bottom line and the ability to deliver improvements for our customers. You will be part of a growing, fast paced, and fun team. You will have ownership for the implementation of your work. Basic Qualifications*
  • BS or MS degree in a technical discipline or equivalent experience in an IT-related field.* 4 + years of project/program management experience * Demonstrated ability to managed project/task prioritization, procurement, project planning and schedule development.Preferred Qualifications * Master's degree in Mechanical, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or related field * Experience with design and manufacturing processes * Experience leading CMs, ODMs and other suppliers in the product development and manufacturing processes * Experience with server platform design and architecture * Experience with storage platform design and architecture * Experience with server technologies such as: power optimization, board design, thermal, mechanical, BIOS, BMC, signal integrity, networking. * Demonstrated ability to engage technology developers in the industry to track and apply emerging technologies to innovative server designs * Working with interdisciplinary teams to execute product design from concept to production. * Developing functional specifications, design verification plans and functional test procedures * Commitment to rigorous testing practices and design process flows * Strong organizational and planning skills * Customer focused * Desire to work in a fast-paced environment * Ability to resolve complex issues in creative, efficient, and effective ways * Able to provide the customer and company-wide perspective to detailed technical decisions * Excellent written and oral communication skills * Server validation and issue root cause experience * Knowledge of datacenter infrastructure constraints including networking, power, space, and cooling * Experience with deploying and operating hardware and Cloud applications across large data centers. * An understanding of multiple layers in the hardware-to-service stack. * An understanding of today's computing workloads and their resource utilization. * Meets/exceeds Amazon's leadership principles requirements for this role * Meets/exceeds Amazon's functional/technical depth and complexity for this role * Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation
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