Sr. Software Development Manager - Browse


Amazon's Catalog team is looking for a passionate, results-oriented, inventive leader of leaders to help us build and execute on our 2.0 Vision.

Amazon Selection and Catalog Systems (ASCS) builds the systems that host and run the world's largest e-Commerce products catalog - it powers the online buying experience for customers worldwide so they can find, discover and buy anything they want. Our systems process hundreds of millions of updates on the billions of products across physical, digital and services offerings. We ensure that we serve up the freshest and most complete product information to hundreds of millions of Amazon's customers around the world 24x7x365. We develop the algorithms and build the systems and tools to ensure safety of the selection and maximize their impact on the Amazon top-line - all the while continuously growing the selection. We develop and apply technologies spanning parallel processing, storage, Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, and Image Recognition. We stretch the limits of distributed systems and big data processing to solve some of the hardest technical problems and unprecedented scale challenges. With the continuing growth in the scale and diversity of the Amazon business, these challenges only get bigger, requiring us to constantly innovate as there are no "textbook solutions." Come pioneer with us as we take e-Commerce to the 5 billion people on earth who don't yet have it today!

As the Senior Manager, you will have technical ownership of mission critical systems that drive this program. You'll lead a talented and nimble team of managers and engineers and will define the vision for the program. You will build the team to deliver the vision.

Responsibilities include direct management of multiple teams, process and quality of service improvements, strategic planning, project management for software within the team, and management of resources across teams. Successful candidates will be strong leaders who can prioritize well, communicate clearly, and have a consistent track record of delivery.

Professional traits that are not unique to this position, but necessary for Amazon leaders:

  • Exhibits excellent judgment
  • Hires and develops great people
  • Has relentlessly high standards (is never satisfied with the status quo)
  • Is able to dive deep and is never out of touch with the details of the business or the technology
  • Expects and requires innovation of her/his team
  • Has passion and convictions and the innate ability to inspire passion in others
  • Strong results orientation
  • Thinks big

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related technical discipline
  • 7+ years of relevant software engineering experience
  • 5+ years of technical project management experience
  • 4+ years of experience managing people, specifically software development managers or other leaders

Preferred Qualifications

  • Deep hands-on technical expertise
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and demonstrated technical leadership
  • Strong business and technical vision
  • Ability to handle multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • A deep understanding of software development in a team, and a proven track record of shipping software on time
  • Exceptional customer relationship skills including the ability to discover the true requirements underlying feature requests, recommend alternative technical and business approaches, and lead engineering efforts to meet aggressive timelines with optimal solutions
  • Experience with large scale server infrastructure
  • Experience with Java, Linux/Unix, Perl, SOA and UNIX tools
  • Experience in Agile/Scrum software development practices
  • Master's degree in Computer Science or related field

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

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