• Manager Technical Program Management- Alexa Shopping

    Location US-WA-Seattle
    Posted Date 1 month ago(10/15/2018 7:59 AM)
    Job ID
    725268
    Company/Location (search) : Country (Full Name)
    United States
  • Job Description

    With Alexa devices proliferating across homes, offices, cars and mobile, Alexa is going to play a significant role in helping customers capture their needs in the moment. The Alexa Shopping Team is enabling this vision by becoming the preferred way to capture and manage customer's grocery needs. By combining the ease of talking to Alexa with social shopping through sophisticated AI, we will transform how customers shop in stores and online. We will help customers anticipate and keep track of what they need, help them save time and get the best value during shopping. We will ensure they always get everything on their shopping list without forgetting anything.

    What you will do: You will lead a team of talented and experienced engineers that will build and operate massively scalable services while also developing delightful shopping experiences for MShop, Echo, Fire TV and other Amazon products. Your team will contribute in the areas of distributed systems, machine learning, conversational technologies, front-end app development, data storage and data pipelines. You'll have the freedom (and encouragement) to experiment, improve, invent, and innovate on behalf of our customers. You will have an impact on Amazon's new devices and the way shopping is done in the area of virtual assistants, chatbots and IoT. And finally you will have the satisfaction of being able to look back and say you were a key contributor to something special from its earliest stages. You will be working closely with executive leadership, multiple product managers and leaders from partner teams in Amazon Retail, Alexa, Speech Recognition and a Research Sciences team.

    What we are looking for: We are looking for a talented Software Development Manager with a strong technical background and solid people management skills to build, manage and develop a highly-talented and experienced engineering team. We are seeking leaders that can guide technical and product innovation in the areas of voice and visual experiences, machine learning models and the distributed systems to bring our vision together. Strong judgment and communication skills, long term technical vision, and continuous focus on engineering and operational excellence are essential for the success in this role.

    Basic Qualifications

    * 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
    * 4+ years professional experience in software development
    * 3+ years professional experience in managing software development teams
    * Computer Science fundamentals in object-oriented design, data structures, algorithm design, problem solving, and complexity analysis
    * Knowledge of, at least, one modern programming language such as C, C++, Objective C, or Java

    Preferred Qualifications

    * A Master's Degree in Computer Science
    * A history of working in startups and fast paced environments
    * Experience building complex software systems that have been successfully delivered to customers at scale
    * Knowledge of software engineering practices & patterns for the full software/hardware/networks development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and livesite operations
    * Ability to take a project from scoping requirements through actual launch and SLA-driven operations of the project
    * Experience in communicating with end users, technical & business teams and management to collect requirements, describe product features, and technical designs.
    * Experience in any one or more of the following areas: distributed systems, app development, machine learning, full-stack development.

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