• Senior Software Engineering Manager - Amazon Music

    Location US-CA-San Francisco
    Posted Date 6 months ago(6/5/2018 11:09 AM)
    Job ID
    A2Z Development Center, Inc.
    Position Category
    Software Development
    Company/Location (search) : Country (Full Name)
    United States
  • Job Description

    Amazon Music is growing fast, with Prime Music and now Unlimited! Check out our well-reviewed apps on iOS and Android. Check out our web player at http://music.amazon.com. Enjoy the voice experience with Alexa on Echo and third-party devices!

    As a Senior Engineering Manager you will be responsible for delivering the core technology for Music playback. You will be at the very center of delivering a good experience to our customers - the music itself! In this role you'll lead the team building the Amazon Music client-side playback library.

    Your team builds a native code library with C++ and delivers it across many platforms, including iOS, Android, FireOS, MacOS, Windows, and Linux. The library is responsible for communicating with the service to retrieve audio, decrypt DRM, decode the audio, and perform additional signal processing.

    You will be responsible for leading the effort to invent and build many new solutions that solve variety of customer facing problems. You'll do this by bringing your own passion for music and by obsessing over the customer's experience using our service. You'll also bring your genius architectural chops to drive engineering improvements across our entire client/service layer affecting all teams, not just your own.
    The ideal candidate is interested in being part of a nimble team, passionate about innovating for customers, and has a demonstrable track record of success in delivering new features and products. You'll have experience building teams and promoting people. A commitment to teamwork, hustle, and strong communication skills to both business and technical partners are absolute requirements. The role requires leaders with technical depth to guide the development process, project management skills to insure the proper solution is delivered to customers, and organizational skills to drive improvements across an organization. You bring an attention to detail and an ability to dive deep into technical issues.

    Amazon Digital Music
    Imagine being a part of a small, agile team where your ideas have the potential to reach millions within a matter of months. Picture working on cutting edge consumer-facing products, where every single team member is a critical voice in the decision-making process. Envision being able to leverage the resources of a Fortune-500 company within the atmosphere of a start-up. Welcome to Amazon Music, where ideas are born, and come to life as Prime Music, Unlimited, and the Digital Music store.

    In San Francisco we own and develop Amazon's core digital music services, Music Unlimited, Prime Music and the digital music store, through experiences such as Alexa, the web player and the Amazon Music mobile apps. Our music offerings are available in multiple countries, and our applications support our mission of delivering music to customers in a way that enhances their day-to-day lives. We can be found on platforms such as the Amazon Echo, Kindle Fire, iOS, Android, Windows, Mac, and Web, as well as on a mixture of home and auto streaming platforms. We develop software in Java, C++, Objective-C, HTML5/JavaScript, Python, and various AWS technologies.

    Basic Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related technical discipline
    • 5+ years of people management in software development
    • 10+ years of experience building production software
    • Experience in delivering products from inception.
    • Experience in OOAD and System Design.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Proficiency in C++ (or sufficient past experience in C++ to be proficient in code reviews, common pitfalls, and design patterns).
    • Experience with iterative, agile development methodologies (including scrum)
    • Excellence in verbal and written communication with peers and senior leaders
    • Experience with digital audio signal processing, including codecs, delivery protocols, and auditory quality.
    • Experience in data analysis and optimization is a plus
    • Experience with international markets is a plus.
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