Global Quality Assurance Engineer for Inside Plant Cabling

Amazon UK
Herndon, VA
Mar 14, 2018
Mar 15, 2018
Full Time
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a highly innovative company that collaborates across disciplines to produce cutting edge technology that changes our world. The AWS Inside Plant Design and Engineering Team is a new fast-growing and leading-edge research and development team that is rethinking the design for the critical arteries that connect the various pieces of hardware inside AWS' data centers and edge sites. As a manager in this team, you will work directly with engineers and managers across the company to provide structured cabling standards. You will also be ensuring that we are following these standards globally and improving upon them with lessons learned and best practices. Responsibilities will include: * Manage and develop a team of Quality Assurance Engineers * Working with other global teams, develop global cabling, design and installation standards. * Develop a schedule to visit AWS' data centers to ensure the standards are being followed. During those same visits, collect best practices and lessons learned to improve our standards * Identify and respond to risks and high-priority issues rapidly and effectively * Support New Product Introduction activities that improve infrastructure quality, reduce cost and installation time * Travel 33+% to review projects and coordinate with onsite personnel and contractors at AWS' Data Centers This is an opportunity to leverage and grow your existing engineering leadership experience in an innovative and highly collaborative environment where the results of your work will directly impact AWS and its customers.* 7+ years of management experience * 5+ years of experience in QA methodology and tools * Past experience in carrying new design concepts from exploration, concept, development, through deployment * Ability and willingness to think outside of the box to find creative and innovative solutions to reduce costs while maintaining or improving quality, reliability, or maintainability * Ability to perform complex business case analysis to justify technical decisions and present the justification to management in a high level review * Possess excellent communication skills, attention to detail, and maintain high quality standards * Demonstrates strong people/program management skills * Ability to prioritize & consistently deliver results in complex, fast-paced environment * Experience in communicating with users, other technical teams, and senior management to collect requirements, describe features, technical designs, and strategy * Experience mentoring individual contributors to improve their skills, and make them more effective, * Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or relevant discipline * Knowledge of fiber optic component, cabling, and interconnect products, technologies, and standards * Data center or other mission critical development experience * Comfort and familiarity with common data structures, algorithms and collections * Strong understanding of automation and how to apply where possible

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