Sr. Software Development Manager – Alexa Shopping, Alexa Shopping Amazon Jobs – Sunnyvale, CA

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Job ID: 2283783

Job Title: Sr. Software Development Manager.

DESCRIPTION

Job summary
With Alexa devices proliferating across homes, offices, cars and mobile, Alexa is going to play a significant role in helping customers capture their needs in the moment. The Grocery Shopping Team, a team within Alexa Voice Shopping, enables customers to build baskets of grocery and consumable items using voice across device and formats. The convenience of shopping for groceries by voice, midstream of other activities, will bring a new level of convenience that will change how people shop for groceries and consumables.

Our vision is to enable a voice grocery experience that wows customers with its simplicity and convenience and creates long term highly engaged device owners and Amazon grocery shoppers. Customers will ask Alexa to buy grocery items and be delighted when she knows their favorite items, schedules deliveries, reminds them of items they may have forgotten, and helps them manage their household grocery needs.

We are seeking an experienced Sr. Software Development Manager to help make Alexa Grocery Shopping experiences the go to CXes for every household’s weekly grocery needs. If we succeed, we would have positively impacted a fundamental part of customers shopping journey, enabling them to save time and money in the process. In this role, 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. You will be responsible for leading teams of engineers in design, development, testing, and deployment of a range of products on voice and app capabilities.

What we are looking for: A strong technical background, customer obsession and solid people management skills to manage and develop a highly-talented and experienced engineering team. As we are a rapidly expanding team, you will also be required to have solid hiring and new hire development skills. Strong judgment and communication skills, long-term technical vision, and continuous focus on engineering and operational excellence are essential for the success in this role.

Given that this is an early-stage initiative, you will play an active role in translating business and functional requirements into concrete deliverables and build quick prototypes or proofs of concept in partnership with other technology leaders within the team. You should be comfortable with a degree of ambiguity that’s higher than most projects and relish the idea of solving problems. You will tackle challenging, novel situations every day and you’ll have the opportunity to work with multiple technical teams at Amazon. Along the way, we guarantee that you’ll learn a lot, have fun and delight millions of customers.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience in partnering with product and program management teams
  • 5+ years of people management experience, managing engineers
  • 10+ years of relevant engineering experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field.
  • 7yrs+ experience managing software engineering teams and developing technical direct reports (performance review communication, accountability, motivation/engagement).
  • 7yrs+ being a manager of managers, growing managers to scale with the needs of the organization and working through others to accomplish the day-to-day work of the organization.
  • Knowledge of software development, object-oriented design and coding in Java, C++ or related technologies
  • Design, architecture, and problem solving skills.
  • Industry experience with one of more of the following domains: web technologies, mobile development, or large-scale distributed systems.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

 

  • A Master’s Degree or equivalent in Computer Science
  • A history of working in start-ups and fast paced environments handling multiple, competing priorities
  • Experience in web technologies and creating compelling web experiences using these technologies.
  • Exceptional customer relationship skills including the ability to discover the true requirements underlying feature requests, recommend alternative technical and business approaches, and lead engineering efforts to meet aggressive timelines with optimal solutions
  • 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.
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