Take the earth's most customer centric company. Mix in hundreds of millions of shoppers spending tens of billions of dollars annually and an opportunity to drive a next generation shopping experience. What do you get? The most exciting Big Data/Personalization position in the industry.
Are you passionate about working on disruptive ideas? Are you obsessed with finding and building the most innovative and customer-friendly user experiences? Have you built and launched new customer experiences for millions of customers?
This is a unique opportunity that combines the ability to build new and exciting user experiences for Amazon's customers, with the opportunity to work with 'big data', Machine Learning and advanced techniques to determine the best personalized experience for millions of Amazon's customers.
With the launch of Fire TV, Echo and Amazon's expanding stable of innovative devices, Amazon has made a significant investment across hardware, software and content licensing to bring together the best digital experience for our customers.
Do you want to be part of a revolution that is defining how people get their entertainment and information?
We are a small, high performing team that works on the full software life-cycle with a huge emphasis on diving deep and experimenting rapidly by leveraging Amazon's Machine Learning, Big Data and Recommendations/Personalization expertise. We design, experiment, implement, test and iterate and our goal is to make the Amazon ecosystem experience uniquely personal. Everything we do is global, iterative and data-driven. We run hundreds of experiments each year. Our org (a.k.a P13N) revolutionized e-commerce with features such as "Customers Who Bought Also Bought" and "Recommended for You" and we are looking for creative and innovative leaders with a penchant for deep technical problem solving and the ability to lead and mentor engineers across teams/divisions.
About the role:
This role requires outstanding technical skills and a passion for user experience and design. You must also have a demonstrated ability for optimizing, developing, launching and maintaining large scale production systems. As a key member of the team, you will oversee all aspects of the software lifecycle: design, experimentation, implementation and testing. You should be willing to dive deep, experiment rapidly and get things done. You should have an entrepreneurial spirit, love autonomy, know how to deliver, and long for the opportunity to build pioneering solutions to challenging problems. Experience building back-end systems utilized by low latency/high volume mobile applications, and having demonstrated ability optimizing systems across a variety of domains/surfaces (Web, Mobile Web, Apps, other devices) are a plus, but not a requirement.
As an Amazon Software Development Manager, you will be responsible for the design, development, testing, and operations of systems your team owns. You should have an established track record of launching customer-facing experiences, deep technical ability, and excellent project management and communication skills. This role requires working closely with product management to define strategy and requirements, and leading development teams from design through delivery and subsequent operation. This position will also require regular communication with senior management on status, risks and strategy.
You're a former engineer who can see the bigger picture. While your career is full of individual wins as an engineer, it is now more fulfilling when your team is able to build, deliver, and impress. You enjoy leading and mentoring software engineers. You want to work on projects that require innovative and creative thinking and deep technical problem solving. You challenge yourself and others to constantly come up with better solutions. You're a thought leader, have a high bar for coding excellence, a passion for design and architecture, and are a clear communicator.
Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.