Sr. Manager, Software Development

Description

Amazon Alexa, the cloud service that powers Amazon Echo, is seeking a Sr. Software Development Manager.

As a Senior Manager of Software Development, you will be responsible for leading a team of engineers in design, development, test, and deployment of a range of products on mobile platforms. A successful candidate will have an established background in developing customer-facing experiences, 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.

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
  • The key requirement for this position is established skill designing and developing complex, interactive customer experiences.

If you have an entrepreneurial spirit, know how to deliver, are deeply technical, highly innovative and long for the opportunity to build pioneering solutions to challenging problems, we want to talk to you

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science (MS, Ph.D. in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, etc.)
  • 3+ years' experience managing software development managers
  • At least 8 years' experience managing software development teams, ideally with some hands-on architectural or distributed systems experience
  • 5+ years of experience with the tools of the trade, including a variety of modern programming languages (Java, JavaScript, C/C++, Objective C) and open-source technologies (Spring, Hibernate)
  • 1+ years of experience with development on multiple Platforms (J2ME, BREW, Cocoa, Symbian, Google Android, Series 60, Series 40, Windows Mobile, PalmOS, IE, Safari, FireFox) and mobile devices (Apple iPhone, RIM Blackberry, Nokia, Motorola, Samsung, HTC, LG, Sony Ericsson)
  • A track record of project delivery for large, cross-functional, projects

Preferred Qualifications

  • MS, Ph.D. in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, etc.
  • 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
  • A track record of project delivery for large, cross-functional, projects

Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer-Female/Minority/Disability/Veteran/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation


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