Sr. Software Development Manager, Softlines Innovation

3 months ago
Job ID
Amazon Corporate LLC
Position Category
Software Development
Recruiting Team
North American Teams - Consumer - Retail Plus

Job Description

tl;dr: We are a growing multi-disciplinary team addressing everyday customer needs through a combination of software engineering, web development, hardware development, and applied research. We are looking for a senior leader to build and lead multiple high-impact software engineering teams. If this is intriguing, read on.

For apparel and shoes (“softlines”), the convenience, selection, and price benefits of shopping online have yet to be fully realized. Today the online shopper faces challenges on multiple fronts: discovering interesting items in a sea of products, evaluating fit, and assessing cut and other style details.

Our team’s ultimate goal is for customers to easily discover items they will like and to get the right size on the first try: across the globe, on laptops and mobile, etc.

Our technical challenges involve hardware engineering, applied science, back-end software engineering, and user interface development. We need to build and use hardware for data capture. We need to develop and apply quantitative algorithms (e.g. machine learning, computer vision) to make recommendations. We need to build software to train models and apply them…at Amazon scale. We need to build beautiful, intuitive, responsive user interfaces that our customers will use to discover items, evaluate fit and style, and refine our understanding of their tastes.

As a member of the team, you can have a huge impact on everything from the functionality we deliver for our customers, to the architecture of our systems, to the algorithms we employ, to the culture we build.

If you are interested and relate to Amazon's Leadership Principles (, please apply: we would love to explore opportunities for you on our team.

Basic Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree in computer science or equivalent skills and knowledge
  • Several years’ experience designing, building, shipping, and maintaining production software as an engineer
  • At least two years’ experience as an engineering manager leading multiple teams
  • Demonstrated success delivering cross-team technical projects
  • Demonstrated experience employing Agile development practices such as Scrum and Kanban
  • Demonstrated consistency in communicating status and forward-looking plans with transparency to stakeholders, including skip-level management
  • Demonstrated ability to audit and provide constructive feedback on technical designs, code, project plans, and project execution
  • Demonstrated ability to hire, enable, coach, and promote technical staff
  • An ability to communicate ideas effectively, to listen to others’ ideas, and to collaborate to arrive at great solutions, including effective written communication skills
  • Demonstrated application of high standards with consistency over time
  • A demonstrated mindset of continuous improvement, applied to oneself and others

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience operating 24x7 production systems, as an engineer or manager
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