Technical Program Manager, Amazon Corretto Services, Inc.
 Austin, TX


Job summary

The Amazon Corretto team is looking for a Technical Program Manager to be responsible for delivery of secure and performant JDKs to our customers.

Our Amazon customers include thousands of Java-based services, many of them critical, who rely on our team to deliver the runtimes they use. Key programs to run here include JDK version upgrades and new platform adoption.

Our AWS customers are a wide selection of Java users who span from service providers to desktop software authors who distribute Corretto as part of their runtime. They rely on Corretto to keep their business running and key programs here involve making sure that we meet targets for regular releases and new features.

As a member of the team, you will have the opportunity to contribute to Corretto, OpenJDK, and successfully running Amazon and AWS customers’ services. As a TPM on the Corretto team, you will be working closely with developers and customers to keep projects on track, iterate based on customer feedback, and unblock teams. You will have the opportunity to define how the team works efficiently to deliver security updates on tight timelines to all our customers. You will be driving JDK users to take advantage of things like new JDK versions and performance improvements.

About the team

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.


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Work-Life Balance

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

Basic Qualifications

  • 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.
  • Proficiency in, at least, two modern programming languages such as C, C++, C#, Java, Python, or Ruby.

Preffered Qualifications

  • Masters degree or higher in Computer Science or related field.
  • Experience contributing to open source projects, preferably contributing to a runtime or widely used library.
  • 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.

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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