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Software Development Manager - Alexa on Amazon Devices

Software Development Manager - Alexa on Amazon Devices

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Company Services, Inc.
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Software Development
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Job Description

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?

Help bring the magic of Alexa to Amazon Devices!

The Amazon Devices team designs and engineers high-profile consumer electronics, including the best-selling Kindle family of products. We're looking for a passionate, results-oriented manager to help lead voice integration.

As a Software Development Manager, you will be responsible for hiring and leading a team of application engineers responsible for core applications on embedded devices. In this position you will partner with product managers, project managers, user experience designers and other internal resources. A successful candidate will have an established background with strong technical ability, excellent project management skills, great communication skills and motivation to achieve results in a fast-paced environment.

This hands-on position requires broad engineering competence and in-depth technical knowledge of software development, as well as demonstrated experience successfully planning, organizing and conducting software development projects in a dynamic environment.

The ideal candidate will be passionate about simple and elegant software solutions and focus on improving performance. The leader we are looking for will bring proven experience building, managing and mentoring engineering teams. In this role, you will:
· Work closely with the engineers to architect and develop the best technical design and approach
· Instill best practices for software development and documentation, assure designs meet requirements and deliver high-quality work on tight schedules
· Manage departmental resources, staffing and mentoring and enhance and maintain a best-in-class engineering team.
· Maintain and improve existing software
· Prepare technical requirements and software design specifications
· Report on status of development, quality, operations and system performance to management

This is an enormous opportunity to lead the design, architecture, and implementation of products used every day by people you know.

Basic Qualifications

  • Master's Degree in Computer Science or relevant skills and 5 years of industry experience in consumer-focused software development companies
  • 7+ years of product development experience in consumer-focused companies
  • 2+ years of management experience
  • 3+ years of technical experience as software developer, software development manager, or related role
  • Professional experience with the full lifecycle of software develiery in an agile development environment
  • Development knowledge to include at least one of Java, C/C++

Preferred Qualifications

  • Must be able to think creatively, deal with ambiguity, and manage changing priorities
  • Must possess strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Must have bias for action, and experience making things happen in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Experience with Android or other mobile development
  • Proven experience in measuring and reporting quality and driving improvements across teams via consensus.
  • Experience managing and growing SDEs.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to present complex technical information in a clear and concise manner to a variety of audiences

Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation