Software Development Manager

Software Development Manager

7-10 years
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Job Description

Software has revolutionized every industry it has touched. While online learning has taken a strong root over the last two decades, we are at the cusp of the next wave of innovation in the learning space with Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. And where better to influence that than in the company known for innovation at a global scale.
Amazon's Employee Services Technology (ES Tech) team is seeking a Senior Software Development Manager for Learning Products at Amazon. We're looking for highly technical entrepreneurs 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. This role will be responsible for the technical ownership of an Amazon mission critical system.
As Sr. Software Development Manager, you will be responsible for leading a team of engineers in design, development, testing, and deployment of new tools and developer-facing capabilities. Your solutions will be used by virtually every employee worldwide and raise the bar on the employee experience. In this role you will have independent technical ownership of a new system, interfacing with critical internal and 3P service providers. You will define the technical vision, drive end-to-end architectural design and development through delivery and global launch. You will contribute to architecture discussions and conduct code reviews. You will regularly take part in deep-dive exercises and drive technical discussions to identify the best solution for development. You will own operational excellence and insist on the highest standards of system support and service to our customers and our employees. You will have an enormous opportunity to impact the employee experience with products used every day by you, your team and your colleagues.
A successful candidate will have an established background in working with 3P developers and companies. They will be experienced in building enterprise tooling and automation for customer facing products and services. Candidates should have demonstrated the ability to build and manage a team of skilled engineers. Candidates will need strong technical ability, project management expertise, and a motivation to achieve results in a fast-paced environment. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated solid communication skills and be comfortable briefing executive leadership and partnering with the senior leadership of internal and external organizations.
Day-to-day responsibilities include:
· Build a best-in-class engineering team that delivers results through rapid iterations
· Cultivate engineering and operational excellence through metrics and continuous learning
· Manage and execute against project plans and delivery commitments within an Agile/Scrum environment
· Maintain frugality and efficiency in system costs and utilization
· Report on status of development, quality, operations, and system performance to leadership and program interfaces
· Provide thought leadership and establish technical vision for the team
· Mentor and grow SDEs to take on increasingly higher responsibilities
· 7+ years of relevant engineering experience
· 3+ years of people management experience, managing engineers
· Experience in partnering with product and program management teams
· Hands-on experience with design and development of highly scalable services and systems
· Experience leveraging AWS or another cloud provider
· Experience in modern object-oriented and functional languages
· Experience building scalable infrastructure, APIs, and distributed systems for high-throughput services targeting 0 downtime
· Advanced degree in Computer Science or a related field.
· Experience with Content and Learning management Systems
· Experience with 3P integration and risk mitigation
· A 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
· Experience building frameworks for creating applications on various platforms
Amazon is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minority / Women / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation / Age.

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