Software Development Manager - Accessibility

3+ months agoSeattle, WA


At Alexa Shopping, we strive to enable shopping in everyday life. We allow customers to instantly order whatever they need, by simply interacting with their Devices such as Amazon Show, Spot, Echo, Dot or Tap. Our Services allow customers to shop, no matter where they are or what they are doing.

The Alexa Shopping group is seeking talented and experienced engineers to provide independence and care to our customers with disabilities and aging customers as they shop on Amazon across web, mobile, and Echo family devices. You will be part of developing exceptional front-end experiences to enable customers to shop on their own and seek help from others in relevant moments, leveraging natural language understanding or computer vision technology. You will also be part of developing internal accessibility tools to raise the internal bar of all developer teams in Alexa Shopping.

You will partner with other Amazon and third-party services and device teams as required. An ability to collaborate to design and deliver integrated systems across teams is a must.

As Software Development Manager for the Alexa Accessibility team you will:
• Lead and grow a team of Software Development Engineers
• Design and launch innovative features focused on shopping for customer with accessibility needs
• Work closely with product managers, UX designers, business development, legal, and senior leaders across Alexa
• Develop tools & processes to enable best-in-class operations

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• 7+ years of experience working directly with engineering teams
• Experience in partnering with product and program management teams
• 3+ years of people management experience, managing engineers
• Master's Degree in Computer Science or related field.
• Experience developing Alexa skills.
• Experience with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, ARIA implementation and accessibility best practices.
• Experience influencing engineering teams that are not part of your management reporting chain (experiencing influencing without authority).
• Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related field
• Equivalent experience to a Bachelor's degree based on 3 years of work experience for every 1 year of education


• Master's Degree in Computer Science or related field
• Experience developing Alexa skills
• Experience with Accessibility guidelines (WCAG 2.1, ARIA implementation) and accessibility best practices
• Experience influencing engineering teams that are not part of your management reporting chain (experiencing influencing without authority).

Job ID: Amazon-1269105