Sr. Software Development Manager - Alexa Shopping

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

Job Description

At Amazon Alexa Shopping (also known as VANS), we strive to enable shopping in everyday life. We allow customers to instantly order whatever they need, by simply interacting with their Smart Devices such as Echo or Fire TV. Our Services allow you to shop, no matter where you are or what you are doing, you can go from 'I want that' to 'that's on the way' in a matter of seconds. We are seeking the industry's best to help us create new ways to interact, search and shop. Join us, and you'll be taking part in changing the future of everyday life.

We are seeking a Sr. Development Manager to lead the team that will build the customer loyalty and incentive programs for voice shopping. Your team will build the platform and features that are used to encourage voice shopping trials and purchases by customers. You will help re-imagine customer shopping incentives in a voice first world. In this capacity, you will work closely with Alexa teams to build delightful experiences and with Amazon Retail teams to harmonize the incentives across both shopping mediums.

In this role, you will have the freedom (and encouragement) to experiment, improve, invent, and innovate on behalf of our customers. You will have the satisfaction of being able to look back and say you were a key contributor to something special from its earliest stages. You will lead a team of talented and experienced engineers to define and deliver the natural language shopping experiences for Echo, Fire TV and other Amazon products. Your team will build and operate massively scalable services while also developing delightful app experiences. You will be working closely with multiple product managers and engineering leaders from partner teams in Speech Recognition, Amazon Retail and Hardware Development.

Basic Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience managing software engineering teams
  • 10+ years of software development experience in object-oriented design and coding in Java or C++ or related technologies
  • Strong design, architecture, and problem solving skills
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or equivalent

Preferred Qualifications

  • A Master's Degree in Computer Science
  • Background in distributed systems, machine learning
  • A history of working in startups and fast paced environments
  • A deep understanding of software development in a team, and a proven track record of shipping software on time
  • 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

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