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.