Sr. Software Development Manager

US-WA-Seattle
5 months ago
Job ID
538517
Amazon Corporate LLC
Position Category
Software Development

Job Description

Amazon.com's long-term vision is to enable a seamless experience for all Amazon customers worldwide on any Amazon website and device, in any language and for any culture. This requires the development of platforms and tools, as well as mechanisms to drive adoption across the Amazon experience. Tools provide a critical component that enable our internal developers to better understand and support our global customers.

About you:
You're looking for a career where you'll be able to build, to deliver, and to impress. You look at problems holistically, and thrive on the intricate complexity of designing feedback loops and ecosystems. You want to work on projects where you are implementing solutions to real problems that require creative solutions and deep understanding of the problem space.

You challenge yourself and others to constantly come up with better solutions. This highly visible role requires frequent communication with senior leadership in order to help shape and deliver on the product roadmap, and requires you to nimbly switch between strategic and tactical initiatives to achieve technical, business, and customer experience goals. You'll be given the unique opportunity to own and drive initiatives across the Amazon Retail as a whole -- from algorithmic innovation, all the way down to the datasets that the back-end services consume.

About us together:
We're going to change the way that Amazon thinks about supporting our global customer. Along the way, we're going to face seemingly impossible problems. We're going to argue about how to solve them, and we'll work together to find a solution that is superior to each of the proposals we came in with. We'll make tough decisions, but we'll all understand why. We'll be the dream team.

The ideal manager for this space will be highly quantitative, have great judgment and passion for building a great customer experience, be inventive, and have a strong track record of delivery. You also have a pragmatic approach and iterative approach to building software: you have an ability to simplify and get things done with a demonstrated track record of building and delivering software and working effectively with external and internal teams.


Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related technical discipline
  • 10+ years of relevant engineering experience
  • 5+ years people management experience
  • 5+ years of experience building high-performance, reliable, compelling products that millions of people love to use
  • Experience with OOD and object oriented languages

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in computer science, Math or Physics or related field
  • Experience with Tools development and deployment
  • Experience building complex software systems that have been successfully delivered to customers
  • A high degree of pragmatism in building the simplest thing that does the job; we want to use technology to solve real-world problems expediently, not indulge in over-designed, unnecessarily intricate software architecture.
  • A willingness to dive deep, experiment rapidly and get things done.
  • A good understanding of SDLC models and a track record of shipping software efficiently. You recognize the difference between building software and shipping software.
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