Sr Manager, Software Development - Alexa Skills Kit

3+ months agoSeattle, WA


Interested in Amazon Echo? Come work on the engine behind it - Alexa. We build Alexa Skills Kit, a collection of developer-facing services and tools that empower millions of developers across the world to create and publish voice-centric user experiences to any Alexa-enabled device. We're working hard, having fun, making history; come join us!

As a Sr Manager Software Development, you will lead an organization of experienced Engineers that are incredibly technical, agile, data driven, and highly collaborative. Your core focus in this role will be developer productivity. You will lead design, development, test, and deployment of a range of products related to skill development and management. You will own a portfolio of open-source developer tools (IDE, command-line, and more) and SDKs, which define the core developer experience for building voice-centric applications and enable developers to efficiently collaborate and manage the development lifecycle of their skills. An ideal candidate will have an established background in building developer 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 end-to-end development lifecycle of products under ownership
  • 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
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.


  • Experience in partnering with product and program management teams
  • 5+ years of people management experience, managing engineers
  • 10+ years of relevant engineering experience
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related degree.
  • 3+ years of experience in Software development
  • Experience as a Development Manager, managing teams of software engineers, and delivering on a technology roadmap.
  • Experience in development of distributed/scalable systems and high-volume transaction applications.
  • Experience with full stack web development and system architecture


  • MS, Ph.D. in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, etc.
  • Mastery of the tools of the trade, including a variety of modern programming languages (Java, JavaScript/TypeScript, Python, etc.) and software lifecycle management (GitHub, AWS, CI/CD)
  • A strong track record of project delivery for large, cross-functional, projects
  • 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
  • Candidates must possess strong verbal and written communication skills and demonstrated technical leadership.
  • Strong business and technical vision.
  • Exceptional customer support focus and skills
Amazon is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minority / Women / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation

Client-provided location(s): Seattle, WA, USA
Job ID: Amazon-1548477

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