Director, Fashion Technology

5 months ago
Job ID
Amazon Corporate LLC
Position Category
Software Development

Job Description

Are you a technology leader who wants to shape a large and strategic investment area for Amazon?

Fashion is extremely fast-moving, visual and subjective, and it presents numerous unique technical challenges in areas such as product recommendations, product discovery and evaluation, and data quality. The Amazon Fashion Technology team is responsible for creating new experiences, tools and platforms to support an innovative and engaging fashion journey for customers, across mobile and desktop, using the foundational technology of Amazon’s eCommerce platform. We are looking for a seasoned technology leader who is passionate about delivering high-impact, cross-functional customer-facing experiences. The ideal leader will be a builder, integrator, and influencer – a big thinker who can build large scale architecture, as well as driving disruptive invention in search, discovery and personalization. This leader would have broad influence across multiple platform teams at Amazon, driving changes of significant scale. This role is ideal for a technologist who can envision the future potential of Amazon Fashion, incorporating new technology, devices, and platforms.
Are you passionate about building systems that process massive amounts of data and reach millions of customers? Are you excited by developing and productionizing both proven and experimental machine learning and computer vision algorithms? Do you enjoy working with a huge diversity of engineers, machine learning specialists and user-experience designers? If so, come and help us reinvent fashion! Experimentation, machine learning, automation, scalable system engineering plus some creativity are key components to success. The Fashion Technology Director will partner closely with the business and lead a team &gt100 engineers, scientists, and product and program managers. We use agile development and want candidates who can thrive in a fast paced, high energy work environment where we deliver value to our customers.
Successful candidates will be strong leaders who can prioritize well, communicate clearly, and have a consistent track record of delivery. Candidates should also be able to:
- Foster a culture of innovation and continuous engineering improvement and set clear, measurable quality goals for an organization in a data-driven way.
- Define strategy and roadmap for the Amazon Fashion experience through the identification of opportunities, experimentation, and the delivery of new products.
- Interface with a diverse stakeholder base - business leaders, global partners, and other technology organizations.
- Hire and develop teams at scale.
- Have the obsession to drive a better customer experience for Amazon.

Basic Qualifications

- Bachelor's degree and/or Master's degree in Computer Science with 10+ years of industry experience of increasing responsibility running engineering and product teams
- Strong knowledge of systems architecture, loosely coupled and distributed systems for massive scale
- Prior leadership experience managing a number of development teams concurrently as well as multiple, competing priorities simultaneously
- Multidisciplinary experience overseeing software development, product development, and QA
- Experience with solving and operating business solutions requiring high availability, high scaling, low latency
- Proficiency in system-level design, and experience with web services and service oriented architectures; Candidates must think at scale
- Superior communication and analytical skills, including strong ability to identify and solve ambiguous problems.
- Candidates must be creative, flexible and self-motivated.
- Proven ability to lead cross-functional teams through influence versus direct management; excellent interpersonal skills.

Preferred Qualifications

- Passionate about Hiring and Developing the best engineering talent
- Experience in the Machine Learning, Computer Vision, and Search and Discovery spaces
- Excellent Business and Technical Judgment
- Relentlessly high standards
- Experience architecting and operating large scale systems
- Strong orientation towards delivering business results
- Big Thinker
- Interest in fashion a plus
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