• Software Development Manager, Amazon Game Studios

    Location US-WA-Seattle
    Posted Date 1 week ago(11/8/2018 9:50 AM)
    Job ID
    739612
    Company/Location (search) : Country (Full Name)
    United States
  • Job Description

    Amazon is all in on games.
    We believe the evolution that began with arcade communities a quarter at a time, growing to the live streams and eSports of today, will continue to a future where everyone is a gamer and every gamer can create, compete, collaborate and connect with others at massive scales. If you share our belief that games will produce some of the future’s most influential voices in media and art, come join us. At Amazon Game Studios, you’ll have the power of Amazon Web Services’ cloud, Twitch, Amazon Lumberyard, and our digital and physical media publishing infrastructure available as raw material to forge a future filled with amazing experiences for players, streamers and creators.


    We are looking for a seasoned software development manager with a strong track record of owning and delivering on large scale services. As a software development manager leading an advanced technology group, you will be a creative problem solver who is obsessed with delivering the best customer experience and equally obsessed with building and growing a healthy team of passionate engineers. You will have excellent communication skill and can work well with world class game development teams to expand the Amazon Games app’s feature set. You take pride in delivering results on time and with high quality. If you have these traits and are excited about making a big impact in the game industry, we're looking for you!

    Key responsibilities include
    • Hire and develop a strong and highly effective team
    • Lead an organization of senior and junior engineers responsible for the development of highly-scalable, manageable, and secure technologies and tools
    • Create project plans and commitments for yourself and your team, then deliver consistently against those commitments
    • Drive the architecture and technology choices for the Amazon Games app

    Basic Qualifications

    • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science (or equivalent) experience
    • 5+ years of large-scale engineering experience in a leadership capacity
    • 3+ years in a management capacity

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Game industry experience working on large-scale, commercial online game services
    • Distinguished track record of delivering complex and innovative distributed systems
    • Great communication skills and ability to work effectively on shared projects with designers, testers, engineers, and executives

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