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Software Development Manager

Software Development Manager

Job ID 
556678
Location 
US-WA-Seattle
Posted Date 
8/17/2017
Company 
Amazon Corporate LLC
Position Category 
Software Development
Recruiting Team 
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Job Description

Are you passionate about delivering quality products? Are you equally comfortable digging into business requirements as you are drilling into architecture and design with development teams? Can you drive large cross-team projects that deliver state of the art hardware, software and services? If your answer to these questions is yes, then consider joining the Amazon Digital Products team!

The Amazon Devices team designs and engineers high-profile consumer electronics, including the best-selling Kindle family of products. We have also produced groundbreaking devices like Fire tablets, Fire TV, Amazon Dash, and Amazon Echo. What will you help us create?


We're seeking a Software Development Manager to lead our Product Launch Automation initiatives. In particular, you will reinvent how we take our products from early concept to market, building systems that reinvent the process and tools to launch our growing product lines.

As a Software Development Manager you enjoy taking on hard, ambiguous problems and breaking them down to their simple parts. You are creative, driven, and highly productive. You are a great team player who will naturally elevate the performance of the people around you. You have a track record of quickly ramping up on complex technical systems, demonstrating strong judgment, and identifying big picture opportunities for our customers.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Computer Science or related technical field

  • 5+ years of software development experience
  • 2+ years directly leading teams, responsible for individuals career development and performance evaluations
  • Experience using agile development practices (e.g SCRUM, Kanban, etc)
  • Hands on experience defining technical solutions and driving architectural design decisions;
  • Experience managing large scale software development projects end-to-end, from initial design through launch and ongoing support
  • Direct experience with supporting production systems (measuring system health and addressing operational issues)

  • Experience leading cross-functional teams to deliver projects with multiple dependencies and constraints
  • Experience driving a team of minimally 4 engineers to execute against yearly business goals that cross team boundaries

Preferred Qualifications


  • Direct management experience of cross functional teams (e.g. Software Engineers, Quality Engineers, Program Managers)
  • Strong track record of building team vision in a highly ambiguous space
  • Expertise in measuring and evaluate the health of systems you own and have an understanding of external dependencies
  • Creative problem solving abilities, can identify various technical solutions and trade-offs for a given business problem
  • Expertise in technical requirements gathering across diverse stakeholder groups
  • Experience within the Consumer Electronics space, specifically product development
  • Excellent project management skills; can manage large programs and communicate status to various audiences expertly
  • Ability to communicate effectively and establish credibility with technical and non-technical stakeholders including executive staff

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