Software Development Manager - Alexa Mobile


Alexa is the Amazon cloud service that powers Echo, the groundbreaking Amazon device designed around your voice. We believe voice is the most natural user interface for interacting with technology across many domains; we are inventing the future.We're looking for entrepreneurs who are passionate about innovating on behalf of customers, demonstrate a high degree of product ownership, and want to have fun while they make history.

This role will lead the engineering effort of building the next generation of the Alexa experience on Mobile, and platform capabilities for partner ecosystems. You will have an enormous opportunity to impact the customer experience, design, architecture, and implementation of cutting edge mobile experiences that will be used every day by Alexa customers.

As the Manager for Software Development for Alexa's Mobile capabilities, you will be responsible for the invention of disruptive technologies designed to simplify consumer customers' lives. The problem space spans mobile, cloud services and low-latency, and on-the-go experiences with Alexa. A successful candidate will have an established background of building native mobile apps and SDKs, with extensive technical knowledge of development techniques and latest practices on iOS and Android. You are a leader with progressive technical experience, a demonstrated progression of management scope, and a passion for managing engineering talent in a fast-paced environment. You have kept your coding skills sharp, and possess exceptional project management and communication skills.

You will be joining a select group of a people making history producing one of the most highly rated products in Amazon's history.

As a software development leader you will...

▪ Lead a team of software engineers in the design, development, test, deployment and operations.

▪ Contribute directly to our growth by hiring smart and motivated engineers and managers to establish teams that can deliver swiftly and predictably, adjusting in an agile fashion to deliver what our customers need.

▪ Be responsible for ensuring sanity of architecture, operational excellence and quality, delivering results on time.

▪ Work closely with other teams across Alexa to deliver platform features that require cross-team leadership.

▪ Regularly dive into architecture, code, test plans, project plans, deployments and operations to drive excellence through your organization.

▪ Represent your business and operations to the highest level of leadership within Amazon on a weekly basis. Contribute substantively to innovation on mobile and overcome technology limitations to deliver on customer experience.

▪Responsible for the maintenance and enhancement of frameworks.

We are looking for entrepreneurial, innovative individuals who thrive on solving tough problems. You will be joining a select group of a people making history producing one of the most highly rated products in Amazon's history.

Basic Qualifications

  • 6+ years of experience with mobile application and SDK development (iOS, Android) and variety of modern programming languages (Java, JavaScript, C/C++, Objective C, Python) and open-source technologies.
  • At least 5 years managing software development teams including hands-on architectural or distributed systems experience
  • Experience with delivering software projects using Agile / Scrum methodologies
  • Experience with full-native, hybrid, and pure-web mobile app development
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related field

Preferred Qualifications

  • MS, Ph.D. in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering
  • A strong track record of project delivery for large, cross-functional, projects
  • Track record of bringing in and growing engineering talent
  • 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
  • A track record of communicating well with executives and non-technical leaders
  • Experience with full-native, hybrid, and pure-web mobile app development
  • Experience with speech and language understanding systems
  • Certified Scrum Master, Agile Certified Practitioner or similar certification
  • Entrepreneurial spirit combined with strong program and product management skills

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