Alexa is the groundbreaking cloud-based intelligent agent that powers Echo and other devices designed around your voice. Our mission is to push the envelope in Artificial Intelligence (AI), Natural Language Understanding (NLU), Machine Learning (ML), Dialog Management, Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR), and Audio Signal Processing, in order to provide the best-possible experience for our customers. We're looking for a Senior Software Development Manager to help build industry-leading conversational and ML technologies that customers love. You will partner with world-class technical leaders, engineers, scientists and data analysts across the organization, who have expertise in a wide range of disciplines.
As a Software Development Manager for the Alexa Artificial Intelligence team, you will be responsible for leading multiple engineering teams and driving the design, development, testing, and deployment of distributed systems and big data solutions from AI, ML, and NLU research initiatives pushing the boundaries of machine intelligence. If you're as passionate as we are about making Alexa and Echo increasingly awesome for our customers all around the world, we'd love to chat with you! We're seeking highly talented, driven and motivated technical leaders with big ideas, who are also obsessed with finding new, intuitive, and engaging ways to interact with our customers.
A successful candidate will have an established background in building services, managing the development of existing code, scaling systems with large data sets, automation, developing customer-facing experiences, and delivering results in a fast-paced environment. Additional responsibilities include:
* Hiring, developing, and mentoring managers and engineers, and managing the day-to-day activities of the engineering team in an Agile/Scrum environment * Working closely with engineers and scientists to architect and develop the best technical design and approach * Owning the strategic planning and project management for long-term engineering projects, creating value for our customers * Management of the over-all systems development life cycle * Communicating effectively with senior management as well as with colleagues from research teams, software engineering teams, and other technical and business teams * Regular reporting on the status of development, quality, operations, and system performance to management
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