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Software Development Manager

Software Development Manager

Job ID 
588139
Company/Location (search) 
US-CA-Sunnyvale
Posted Date 
2/14/2018
Company 
Amazon.com Services, Inc.
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Job Description

The speech recognition team at Alexa is working on new services to expedite release of new features to our customers. Come work with us on launching several v1 projects that will redefine how we benchmark, evaluate, and launch new speech models.

As a member of the Alexa Language Technologies Infrastructure team, you will work with teams across the Alexa organization, both science and engineering, and have direct impact on how our customers interact with Alexa. You will be responsible for architecture, scoping, planning, implementation, and successful launch of one of our new initiatives. We are a new team with greenfield projects and have an opportunity to influence technology choices, so if you are passionate about software, then let’s talk!

As a Manager of Software Development, you will be responsible for leading a team of engineers in design, development, test, and deployment of a range of products on mobile platforms. A successful candidate will have an established background in developing customer-facing experiences, a strong technical ability, excellent project management skills, great communication skills, and a motivation to achieve results in a fast paced environment. You will be helping to hire and build your team and systems.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for the over-all systems development life cycle
  • Management and execution against project plans and delivery commitments; Manage the day-to-day activities of the engineering team within an Agile/Scrum environment
  • Management of departmental resources, staffing, mentoring, and enhancing and maintaining a best-of-class engineering team
  • Work closely with the engineers to architect and develop the best technical design and approach
  • Report on status of development, quality, operations, and system performance to management
If you have an entrepreneurial spirit, know how to deliver, are deeply technical, highly innovative and long for the opportunity to build pioneering solutions to challenging problems, we want to talk to you.

Basic Qualifications

• Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science (MS, Ph.D. in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, etc.)
• Experience designing and developing complex, interactive customer experiences.
• Minimum 3 years experience managing software development teams, ideally with some hands-on architectural or distributed systems experience
• Experience with advanced usage of the tools of the trade, including a variety of modern programming languages (Java, JavaScript, C/C++, Objective C) and open-source technologies (Spring, Hibernate)
• Development experience on multiple Platforms (J2ME, BREW, Cocoa, Symbian, Google Android, iOS, Series 60, Series 40, Windows Mobile, PalmOS, IE, Safari, FireFox) and mobile devices (Apple iPhone, RIM Blackberry, Windows Phone, Android phones and tablets.)
• Experience communicating with executives and non-technical leaders

Preferred Qualifications

  • MS, Ph.D. in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, etc.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to present complex technical information in a clear and concise manner to a variety of audiences

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