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Software Development Manager

Software Development Manager

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Job Duties

AbeBooks is seeking a talented leader with a strong technical and management background to build the next generation platform that is configuration driven, self-service capable, to serve the fast growing needs of various businesses at AbeBooks. These systems play a critical role in enabling the business to launch on time, by minimizing the SDE effort involved in handling the new business events and translate them into financial events that could then be persisted onto systems within AbeBooks.
As a Manager here, you will lead your team of high performing engineers to build, scale, monitor, and optimize the platforms that processes these business events. You will interface with several teams including Marketplace Systems, Order Pipeline Systems and Financial systems. Our mission is to provide a world-class customer experience using scalable and robust software, so the challenges and opportunities span both the business and technical realms.
The successful candidate will be a hands-on manager with an established background in developing high volume and highly available services, strong technical ability, great communication skills, and a motivation to achieve results in a dynamic fast paced environment.

  • Build a best-in-class engineering team that delivers excellent results through rapid iterations
  • Design and develop state-of-the-art approaches to solving complex and ambiguous problems
  • Cultivate engineering and operational excellence through metrics and continuous learning
  • Provide thought leadership and establish technical vision for the team
  • Mentor and grow super star SDEs to take on increasingly higher responsibilities
Job Details:

Job location: 500-655 Tyee Road, Victoria, BC V9A 6X5

Salary Range: $113,200 - $189,000, commensurate with skills and experience

Benefits: AbeBooks provides a full range of benefits for our employees and their eligible family members. Eligible employees may also receive signing bonuses and Amazon Restricted Stock Units. Benefits for Canada include but are not limited to:
  • Extended Benefits, including health and dental plans
  • RRSP Savings Plan & Employer matching
  • Paid Time Off
  • Signing Bonuses
  • Employee Stock
  • Parking / Transportation Subsidy
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Basic Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:
  • 5+ years’ experience planning, designing, developing and delivering consumer software.
  • 3+ years’ experience as a People Manager in a software development organization.
  • Experience leading teams of 5+ Engineers
  • Hands-on experience with design and development of highly scalable web services and systems
  • Knowledge of Unix/Linux, C++ or Java, OO, and Service Oriented Architecture.
  • Proven track record of delivering significant results.
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Computer or Electrical Engineering, Math, or directly related field.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications
  • All applicants must meet the qualifications above.