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Manager, Alexa Engineering

Manager, Alexa Engineering

Job ID 
540711
Location 
US-WA-Seattle
Posted Date 
10/8/2017
Company 
Amazon Corporate LLC
Position Category 
Software Development
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Job Description

Alexa is the name of the Amazon cloud service that powers Echo, the groundbreaking new Amazon device designed around your voice. Echo is always ready — just ask for information, music, news, weather, and more.

This role requires working closely with product management and design to define strategy and requirements, and leading development teams from concept through delivery and subsequent operation. This position involves regular communication with senior management on status, risks and product strategy. Excellent listening, writing skills and very strong technical competency are essential.

The ideal candidate has experience through multiple complete product development cycles, possesses superior analytical abilities and product judgment. This opportunity requires excellent technical, problem-solving, and communication skills. Key to success in this position is an equal passion for delivering new features as well as operating the current applications at the highest level of quality, ensuring that our customers have a world-class experience.

Ideal candidates have experience leading medium sized development teams, defining projects and features, coordinating efforts to scope, schedule, and deploy new features sets; as well as analyzing cost/benefit of feature selection with a rigorous approach to gathering and evaluating data and communicating results throughout the organization. An understanding of machine learning and AI concepts is desirable.

Knowledge of the following is required: programming (including Objective C, C++, Java, messaging protocols, and web services), build processes, project management, release schedules. The ideal candidate will have 7 or more years of relevant work experience in internet-related program and/or technical product management in a software applications environment. A bachelor degree in computer science or a related discipline is requirement.

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Deep hands-on technical expertise
  • Experience with OOD and object oriented languages
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong business and technical vision
  • Ability to handle multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • A deep understanding of software development in a team, and a 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
  • Practical working experience with machine learning and artificial intelligence concepts/technologies

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