You: "Alexa, I'm looking for a job where I can build products straight out of science fiction."
Alexa: "I have found matching jobs for you in Seattle. What role are you looking for?"
You: "I'd like to manage an amazing team of engineers to make you even smarter than you are today."
Alexa: "Wonderful. I found the perfect role for you in Seattle where you can do just that, here are the details … "
Our focus is on mining massive volumes of data to allow Alexa to answer more questions for our customers in ways that delight them. We've solved many complex problems to get to where we are today, but there are still plenty of challenges ahead of us, and Alexa is getting smarter every day.
We set out to build Alexa at Amazon, because we believe that voice will fundamentally improve the way people will interact with technology, and we wanted to create a computer in the cloud that could be controlled entirely by your voice.
Alexa is at the forefront of Amazon's cutting edge work in Machine Learning. We operate globally, serving millions of customers. This is a role for people who like hard, interesting problems.
We need a smart and creative software development manager to help design and develop a revolutionary new way of gathering and extracting data for Alexa. Using automation and machine learning you can help Alexa make a leap in understanding our customers!
As the software manager on the product knowledge team, based in Seattle, you will play a key role in the establishment of a new platform, with opportunities to create enormous benefit for our customers and Amazon. You will manage the team that takes academic research from theory to production implementation by overcoming performance, scalability, and resiliency challenges. You should enjoy optimization through rapid experimentation, have extremely high standards, and strong ability to implement in the face of ambiguity. Expertise in specialized areas such as Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Text Mining, Graph Processing, Search, Recommendation Systems, or Signal Processing, is desired.
You will be recruiting software development engineers. We seek a creative lead who: (1) is passionate about their work, (2) works well with others, (3) has a positive attitude, and (4) can collaborate closely with the product graph science team and other client teams.
You will build and lead a talented and nimble team of engineers to design and build several services. Responsibilities include direct management of engineers, processes ensuring quality of software development and releases, strategic planning, project management for software within the team.
You will work closely with the Science Lead and the science team to bring new ML and graph-based algorithms into production.
You will work closely with the product manager to help define the product features, roadmaps, and use cases to deliver services to current and future client teams.
* Manage your group of engineers into a highly performing engineering organization * Hire and develop top-performing engineers * Develop and execute on project plans and delivery commitments * Work with business leaders, science lead, and product managers to help define product requirements and with engineers to execute on them * Build and maintain world-class customer experience and operational excellence for your deliverables
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