• Software Development Manager, Prime Air

    Location US-WA-Seattle
    Posted Date 2 months ago(1/17/2019 6:20 AM)
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  • Job Description

    We’re working on the future. If you are seeking an iterative fast-paced environment where you can drive innovation, apply state-of-the-art technologies to solve extreme-scale real world challenges, and provide visible benefit to end-users, this is your opportunity.

    We’re looking for an experienced and creative Software Development Manager. If you like working at a strategic level, but enjoy diving deep to solve tough problems, this is the role for you. Come work on the Amazon Prime Air team!

    A SDM for Prime Air is responsible for working with computer vision scientists and machine learning scientists to provide all the necessary data to create and train their models. To do that you will work with product managers, research scientists, operations and hardware engineers to build solutions.

    The candidate is expected to ensure we are delivering innovative solutions on time. The candidate is expected to have experience driving large scale projects across teams and geographies.The individual is responsible for:
    • Think big and work with product management and senior leadership to define strategy and requirements
    • Deliver results by leading software development teams
    • Earn trust through regular communication with peers on product and program management on status, risks, and change control
    • Own triaging technical features and prioritizing resources
    • Provide regular updates to senior leaders - exceptional communication abilities are essential
    • Be resourceful and creative to overcome obstacles and turn challenges into opportunities
    • Have fun in the process

    Export Control License: This position may require a deemed export control license for compliance with applicable laws and regulations. Placement is contingent on Amazon’s ability to apply for and obtain an export control license on your behalf

    Basic Qualifications

    • 10+ years software development experience
    • 5+ years experience managing a team software engineers
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field (or equivalent experience)
    • Experience writing software in at least one modern programming language such as Java, C, C++, or C# including object-oriented design
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to convey technical information to a wide variety of audiences
    • Knowledge of full life-cycle software engineering practices including coding standards, testing, source control management, and operations

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Creative problem solving abilities
    • Deep understanding of Linux systems and networking
    • Knowledge and experience with machine learning, artificial intelligence and/or computer vision preferred
    • Passion for simplifying user experiences
    • Demonstrated ability to take a project or significant feature from concept to launch
    • Distributed systems experience
    • Strong bias for action; ability to juggle multiple priorities and create a sense of urgency in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
    • Tenacity, diplomacy, and a sense of humor

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