• Software Development Manager

    Location US-WA-Seattle
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(10/31/2018 11:55 AM)
    Job ID
    739502
    Company/Location (search) : Country (Full Name)
    United States
  • Job Description

    Amazon is looking for a Software Development Manager to lead and grow a technical team for a new initiative within Alexa search. Alexa search is part of our ongoing Alexa Information efforts focused on reinventing information extraction and retrieval for a voice-forward, multi-modal future.


    As a Manager of Software Development, you will be responsible for leading a team of engineers in design, development, test, and deployment of innovative solutions within a smart and passionate multi-disciplinary team. As successful candidate, you will have an established a strong technical ability, excellent project management skills, great communication skills, and a motivation to achieve results in a fast-paced environment. This is a distinctive opportunity to hire and build your team to bring a new service to market.


    What you will do
    • Be very hands-on: work closely with engineers to design and build scalable technical solutions, manage the day-to-day development activities, participate in design review, code review, and implementation
    • Equip the team with the necessary resources to execute on aggressive timelines
    • Manage staffing, program resources, and professional development
    • Help define the product roadmap and priorities, report on status of development, quality, operations, and system performance to senior management
    • Work across multiple teams to remove obstacles and external dependencies

    Basic Qualifications

    • Bachelor's degree in CS or related field
    • 5+ years leading engineering teams (e.g. hiring, mentoring, managing performance, providing technical leadership and design guidance)
    • Experience with distributed cloud applications and NoSQL databases
    • Experience using search technologies (e.g. ElasticSearch)
    • Experience working in a UNIX environment

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Masters or PhD degree in Computer Science or related field
    • 10+ years of relevant software development and engineering management experience
    • Experience related to Natural Language Processing (NLP), and Information Retrieval (IR) or Machine Learning (ML)
    • Experience hiring and building technical teams
    • Intimate knowledge of distributed systems concepts and AWS
    • Ability to achieve stretch goals in fast-paced, innovation-focused environment
    Amazon is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Minority / Women / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation
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