Amazon

Returning Candidate?

Software Development Manager, Alexa Entertainment

Software Development Manager, Alexa Entertainment

Job ID 
459358
Location 
US-WA-Seattle
Posted Date 
1/10/2017
Company 
Amazon Corporate LLC
Position Category 
Software Development
Recruiting Team 
..

Job Description

Want to transform the way people consume and interact with video? Come join the team that’s enabling developers to create world class voice-forward video experiences, across devices and services. We brought Alexa to Fire TV, Hulu, Showtime, Dish TV, and are building a platform (Video Skill APIs) so that anyone can leverage the power of Alexa to ensure customers get to the content they care about, faster.
We work with top tier internal and external video partners to drive innovation with video and voice.
On the Alexa Entertainment Team, you will have an enormous opportunity to impact the customer experience, design, architecture, and implementation of cutting edge products that will be used every day by people you know. No matter what the role, we’re looking for people who are passionate about innovating on behalf of customers, demonstrate a high degree of product ownership, and want to have fun while they make history.
As Software Development Manager, you will be responsible for leading a team of engineers in design, development, test, and deployment of a range of products on Alexa. A successful candidate will have an established background in developing customer-facing experiences, a strong technical ability, excellent project management skills, great communication skills, and a motivation to achieve results in a fast paced environment. You will be helping to hire and build your team and systems.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for the over-all systems development life cycle

  • Management and execution against project plans and delivery commitments; Manage the day-to-day activities of the engineering team within an Agile/Scrum environment

  • Management of departmental resources, staffing, mentoring, and enhancing and maintaining a best-of-class engineering team

  • Work closely with the engineers to architect and develop the best technical design and approach

  • Report on status of development, quality, operations, and system performance to management

  • The key requirement for this position is established skill designing and developing complex, interactive customer experiences.

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


  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science (MS, Ph.D. in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, etc.)

  • 8+ years experience managing software development teams with some hands-on architectural or distributed systems experience

  • Experience with the tools of the trade, including a variety of modern programming languages (Java, JavaScript, C/C++, Objective C) and open-source technologies (Spring, Hibernate)

  • Experience delivering large, cross-functional projects

Preferred Qualifications


  • MS, Ph.D. in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, etc.

  • Develops long-term strategies and influences leadership decisions

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to present complex technical information in a clear and concise manner to a variety of audiences

  • A track record of communicating well with executives and non-technical leaders