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Software Development Manager - Maps and Location Services

Software Development Manager - Maps and Location Services

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Amazon Corporate LLC
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Software Development
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Job Description

The Amazon Maps team builds maps for delivering packages to Amazon’s customers. The team owns a variety of technology to leverage different sources of geo-spatial data including crowd-sourced data to build and enrich maps. From statistical models for converting signals to road networks, learning models to react to real world changes, algorithms to merge seemingly disparate data-sets into simple data models, build scalable systems, and schemas to render maps – we solve problems that require a spectrum of skills.
As a leader on the team, you will be responsible guiding your team through the design, development, testing, and deployment of a range of products that will enable location awareness in Amazon logistics while ensuring reliability. In addition, you will build and manage the roadmaps for software teams, developing cutting edge experiences. You will have sound technical acumen, excellent project management skills, great communication skills, and hire, build, and develop your team. You are a true owner - you are deeply interested in product design, architecture, and you innovate relentlessly on behalf of our customers. We have a very flat team structure, and offer a unique opportunity for technical leaders who want to work closely with the business in defining, designing, building and operating products that are used by millions of customers.

What you’ll do:
  • Provide technical expertise and leadership throughout product life cycles, influence software engineers best practices for your team and own operational metrics
  • Create, prioritize, communicate, maintain, and execute roadmaps, project plans, and commitments
  • Collaborate with a diverse customer base to understand requirements, priorities, and processes
  • Hire, coach, and mentor individuals; build a strong cross-functional team
  • Report on status of development, quality, operations, and system performance to leadership and stakeholders
  • Work closely with engineers and managers to architect and develop the best technical design and approach while proposing and implementing new projects or system improvements
  • Exceptional customer relationship skills including the ability to discover the true requirements underlying feature requests, recommend alternative technical and business approaches, and lead engineering efforts to meet aggressive timelines with optimal solutions

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a quantitative discipline such as Computer Science, Engineering and Economics are advantageous, but not required or equivalent qualifications/experience
  • 5+ years of experience managing software development teams, with hands-on architecture, developing complex systems and design
  • 6+ years of relevant industry experience, with 2+ years of hands-on technical leadership and people management experience
  • Demonstrated experience with distributed computing and enterprise-wide systems
  • 3+ years of experience in communicating with users, other technical teams, and senior management to collect requirements, describe software product features, technical designs, and product strategy

Preferred Qualifications

  • MBA, Master’s or advanced degree
  • 7+ years of experience in systems-level software development
  • Demonstrated track record of recruiting excellent engineers and building a strong technical bench
  • Demonstrated expertise in solving complex system issues and technical innovation, capable of "rolling up the sleeves and getting hands"
  • Experience in bringing machine learning prediction systems to production including ongoing operations and tuning
  • Experience in handling large data sets in both local team analysis and collaboration with research teams
Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation.