• Sr. Manager, Software Development – Alexa, Echo, Skills

    Location US-CA-Irvine
    Posted Date 2 months ago(8/7/2018 8:24 AM)
    Job ID
    Amazon.com Services, Inc.
    Position Category
    Software Development
    Recruiting Team
    North American Teams - Alexa
    Company/Location (search) : Country (Full Name)
    United States
  • Job Description

    Amazon Alexa is seeking big leaders who want to evolve how people live.

    We are seeking a Sr. Software Development Manager. As a Senior Manager of Software Development, you will be responsible for leading teams of engineers in design, development, testing, and deployment of a range of products on voice, desktop, mobile platforms, and core backend capabilities. A successful candidate will have an established background in developing customer-facing experiences, proven track record of building and leading strong and motivated engineering organizations, have strong technical ability, excellent project management skills, great communication skills, and a motivation to achieve results in a fast paced environment.

    Specifically, you will:
    • Manage multiple teams of high caliber Software Engineers working on building world class, scalable distributed systems.
    • Recruit, hire, mentor, and coach Software Development Managers at different levels of experience.
    • Manage and execute against project plans and delivery commitments within an Agile/Scrum environment.
    • Interface with our internal customers to understand requirements, set priorities and communicate direction and progress.
    • Own all operational metrics and support for your teams' software.
    • Drive improvements in software engineering practices across engineering teams.

    If you have an entrepreneurial spirit, know how to deliver, are deeply technical, highly innovative, and long for the opportunity to build pioneering solutions to challenging problems, we want to talk to you.

    Basic Qualifications

    • Bachelors or Masters degree in Computer Science or a related discipline
    • 8+ years experience managing software development teams, ideally with some hands-on architectural or distributed systems experience
    • 8+ years of OO software development experience in Java, C#, or another OO-based language (preferably multiple)

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Experience building and operating extremely high volume and highly scalable web services
    • Experience building and operating highly available, 24x7 services
    • Experience leading through others and especially other software leaders
    • Candidates must possess strong verbal and written communication skills and demonstrated technical leadership
    • Experience building and operating globally distributed systems
    • Experience extending core capabilities of existing systems to anticipate future needs
    • Past success with being a forward thinker and an advocate for the customer
    • Strong business and technical vision
    We offer excellent pay, generous stock and bonus plans, great benefits including medical, dental, vision, 401k with matching, and more. Relocation is available for qualified candidates.

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