• Software Development Manager - Alexa Vancouver Hiring Event 2017

    Company/Location (search) CA-ON
    Posted Date 8 months ago(10/19/2017 1:24 PM)
    Job ID
    Amazon Data Services Canada, Inc.
  • Job Description

    Alexa will be hosting a hiring event in Vancouver and will take place the week of Dec 15. We will be hiring for our offices in Canada and the role will require relocation.
    Software Development Manager

    The Amazon Alexa team focuses on bringing user-delighting, voice-activated experiences to Amazon customers. The Alexa team first began with the development of Amazon Echo, a new category of device designed entirely around your voice. It's always ready, connected, and fast — just ask for information, music, news, weather, and more. Echo begins working as soon as it detects the wake word.
    But the team of speech scientists, voice designers, developers, and more didn’t stop there. The Echo family of devices has grown to include Echo Dot and Amazon Tap, and Alexa is now available on Fire tablets and Amazon Fire TV. The Alexa Voice Service is bringing Alexa to other connected products, and the Alexa Skills Kit (ASK) allows third-party developers to easily build and add their own skills to Alexa, like ordering an Uber or making a Capital One credit card payment.

    Key Responsibilities:

    · Responsible for the overall systems development life cycle
    · Develop the long-term strategy for your programs and translate that into an achievable road map/action plan
    · Management and execution against project plans and delivery commitments
    · Manage the day-to-day activities of the engineering team within an Agile/Scrum environment
    · 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

    Professional traits that are not unique to this position, but necessary for Amazon leaders:
    · Exhibits excellent judgment
    · Hires and develops great people
    · Has relentlessly high standards (is never satisfied with the status quo)
    · Is able to dive deep and is never out of touch with the details of the business or the technology
    · Expects and requires innovation of her/his team
    · Has passion and convictions and the innate ability to inspire passion in others
    · Strong results orientation
    · Thinks big

    Basic Qualifications

    · Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related technical discipline
    · 10+ years of experience as a software developer
    · 5+ years’ experience managing people
    · Software development experience in OOP, Java, C++, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Linux/UNIX, Ruby, AJAX, MySQL, Flash, XML

    Preferred Qualifications

    · Deep hands-on technical expertise
    · Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    · Strong business and technical vision
    · Ability to handle multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment
    · A deep understanding of software development in a team, and a track record of shipping software on time
    · Exceptional customer relationship skills including the ability to discover the true requirements underlying feature requests, recommend alternative technical and business approaches, and lead engineering efforts to meet aggressive timelines with optimal solutions

    Amazon is an Equal Opportunity - Affirmative Action Employer - Female/Minority/Disability/Vet.
    Qualified applicants with criminal histories will be considered in a manner consistent with all applicable
    local, state and federal laws.

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