Amazon.com Manager, Software Development - Alexa Communications in Seattle, Washington
Alexa is the name of the Amazon cloud service that powers Echo, the groundbreaking Amazon device designed around your voice. Echo is always ready – talk to friends and family with Alexa calling and messaging or just ask for information, music, news, weather, and more.
You will have an enormous opportunity to impact the customer experience, design, architecture, and implementation of cutting edge products that will be used every day by people you know. No matter what the role, we’re looking for people who are passionate about innovating on behalf of customers, demonstrate a high degree of product ownership, and want to have fun while they make history.
As Software Development Manager, you will be responsible for leading a team of engineers in design, development, test, and deployment of Alexa capabilities. A successful candidate will have an established background in building customer facing products and services at scale, the ability to build and manage a team of skilled engineers, a strong technical ability, excellent project management skills, great communication skills, and a motivation to achieve results in a fast-paced environment.
Responsible for the overall 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.
Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related field
7+ years of experience designing and developing complex, interactive consumer applications
Technical credentials, with at least 4 years of experience managing software development teams, ideally with some hands-on architectural or distributed systems experience
Experience building customer and developer facing products and services
MS, Ph.D. in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering
A strong track record of project delivery for large, cross-functional, projects
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
A track record of communicating well with executives and non-technical leaders
Experience building frameworks for creating applications on various platforms
Experience with communications products (e.g. IP messaging, voice , and video)
Ability to work in a dynamic environment
Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation
AMZR Req ID: 579215
External Company URL: www.amazon.com