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Sr. Manager, Software Development

Sr. Manager, Software Development

Job ID 
US-CA-Santa Monica
Posted Date 
Company Services, Inc.
Position Category 
Software Development
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Job Description

Position Summary
Innovation is at the heart of our product development. Streaming video and making it available everywhere, is our passion. As we continue to expand our product globally, we are expanding our senior product and technical leadership to ensure our strategy and organization maximizes the historic opportunity we have to deliver on the future of video entertainment. Managing and building the world’s biggest Movie and TV catalog, for both on-demand and Linear TV including live, is our opportunity. This new leader will manage the World Wide Amazon Video Catalog System, which includes leading teams that operate discreet functions such as asset storage & management, title assembly, content lifecycle processing, metadata management, multiple asset edits/cuts and versions, a program around continuously localizing all aspects of a title such as metadata, subtitles and audio files, and the operations of evolving and maintaining a highly flexible and extensible data store which can persist millions of objects including highly complex object relationships at scale. In addition to these functions, this role will be responsible for building highly scalable tier-1 systems with near real-time capability to process thousands of various different types of content via automation to meet on-time-publishing goals. Content quality, operational efficiency, timeliness, and increasing selection are key measures that drive the success of this program over the long run. Finally, designing and operating durable platform components servicing multiple business functions, features, and products, are necessary skills to succeed in this role.

The candidate must have large-scale, proven engineering expertise where s/he played a leading role in both setting product and technical strategy ideally for supply chain systems, and in owning day-to-day technical operations for a consumer service that was used by millions of customers.
Other key traits include:
• Has led software engineering teams in delivering a commercially successful consumer technology product
• Has held senior leadership role(s) in
• Has lead teams of at least 60 people and scaled teams 25%-30% per year

Basic Qualifications

· Bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related field
· At least seven years of software development
· At least two years of experience managing technical staff
· Proven track record in building effective teams and experience hiring and retaining software engineers and managers
· Strong project management skills, preferably with experience in an agile development environment
· Strong written and verbal communication skills
· Solid track record for delivery of high quality products

Preferred Qualifications

· Advanced degree in computer science or a related field
· Deep, hands-on technical expertise in large-scale, service-oriented architectures
· Strong business and technical vision
· Experience in digital media