• Sr. Manager, Software Development

    Location US-WA-Seattle
    Posted Date 7 days ago(6/12/2018 4:29 PM)
    Job ID
    Amazon.com Services, Inc.
    Position Category
    Software Development
  • Job Description

    Alexa is the groundbreaking cloud-based intelligent agent that powers Echo and other devices designed around your voice. Our mission is to push the envelope in Artificial Intelligence (AI), Natural Language Understanding (NLU), Machine Learning (ML), Dialog Management, Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR), and Audio Signal Processing, in order to provide the best-possible experience for our customers.
 We’re looking for a Senior Software Development Manager to build the massively parallel computing infrastructure used by our research scientists to develop the next generation of Alexa.

    As Senior Manager of Software Development, you will be responsible for leading a team of engineers in design, development, test, and deployment of our parallel computing platform and machine learning infrastructure systems. A successful candidate will have an established background in developing distributed systems, a strong technical ability, excellent project management skills, great communication skills, and a motivation to achieve results in a fast paced environment. You will be helping to hire and build your team and systems, and will own defining the road map for your group.

    Key Responsibilities:
    • Responsible for the over-all systems development life cycle
    • Management and execution against project plans and delivery commitments; Manage the day-to-day activities of the engineering team within an Agile/Scrum environment
    • Management of departmental resources, staffing, mentoring, and enhancing and maintaining a best-of-class engineering team
    • Work closely with the engineers to architect and develop the best technical design and approach
    • Report on status of development, quality, operations, and system performance to management
    • Customer engagement and product road map definition.
    • The key requirement for this position is established skill designing and developing solutions to complex problems in a distributed systems environment.

    Basic Qualifications

    • Master’s Degree in Computer Science
    • 5+ years managing engineers and managers of engineers.
    • 10+ years’ experience developing software
    • Familiarity with machine learning concepts and algorithms
    • Familiarity with big data tools and technologies.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Experience with Apache Mesos and Spark
    • Prior experience with machine learning algorithms
    • Prior experience running large scale distributed systems
    • Has relentless high standards while delivering strong results
    • Thinks strategically with the ability to dive deep when needed
    • Ability to communicate with senior leadership on strategic and tactical issues.
    Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer - Female/Minority/Disability/Veteran/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation

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