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Sr Software Dev Manager

Sr Software Dev Manager

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Amazon (China) Holding Company Limited
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Project/Program/Product Management--Technical
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Job Description

Have you ever noticed the “See more buying choices” or “New & Used offers” while you’re shopping on Amazon? Maybe you’ve sold an old textbook or extra movie yourself. Selling on Amazon is one of the fastest growing businesses at with about one-third of all items currently sold originating from 3rd party merchants. The Merchant Technology team drives this multi-billion dollar business and develops solutions that enable millions of sellers around the world to sell on Amazon's Marketplaces.

We are looking for engineers with a strong sense of ownership and a passion for delivering creative solutions and driving best shipping experience on an unprecedented scale. As part of the team, you will be given the chance to have a significant impact on our systems, our business and most importantly, our customers as we take on significant challenges that can reshape the ecommerce industry.

The right candidate will possess a strong program management background, will have demonstrated experience leading medium to large projects, and will have a well-rounded technical background in current web technologies. You must be able to thrive and succeed in an entrepreneurial environment, and not be hindered by ambiguity or multiple competing priorities. This means you are not only able to develop and drive high-level strategic initiatives, but can also roll up your sleeves, dig in and get the job done. As a TPM, you will anticipate bottlenecks, provide escalation management, anticipate and make tradeoffs, and balance the business needs versus technical constraints. An ability to take large, complex projects and break them down into manageable pieces, develop functional specifications, then deliver them in a successful and timely manner is expected. Maturity, high judgment, negotiation skills, ability to influence, analytical talent, and leadership are essential to success in this role.

Basic Qualifications

  • 5+ years of Technical Program Management experience in a related industry.
  • 3+ years of experience with current web-technologies.
  • A bachelor's degree in Engineering, Information Systems, Computer Science or equivalent.
  • Proficient in English
  • Experience managing efforts in Unix/Linux environments, distributed systems and/or developing large scale web applications.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Computer Science, Engineering, Math, or Hard Science Degree
  • Prior Software Development Management experience
  • Experience with distributed SOA systems
  • Proficient in Mandarin Chinese