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Senior Software Development Manager - Alexa AI

at Amazon

Posted: 8/30/2019
Job Reference #: 779570
Keywords: system, technical

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  • LocationUS-WA-Seattle
    Posted Date8 months ago(1/21/2019 6:28 AM)
    Job ID
    Company Services, Inc.
    Position Category
    Software Development
    Company/Location (search) : Country (Full Name)
    United States
  • Job Description

    Interested in Machine Learning? Do you want to learn how Speech Recognition and Natural Language processing is powering Amazon Alexa and Echo? We’re building the Alexa Science Modeling Lifecycle Platform. We’re working hard, having fun, making history; come join us!

    As a Senior Manager of Software Development, you will be responsible for leading an organization of engineers in define, design, development, test, deployment, and operation of large-scale distributed systems targeted at increasing the rate of innovation from our Machine Learning Science organization. A successful candidate will have an established background in driving clarity in highly ambiguous technical environments, developing long-term technical roadmaps, a strong technical ability to guide and coach, excellent project management skills, great communication skills, and a motivation to achieve results in a fast-paced environment. You will be responsible for building, maintaining, and organizing your teams, defining the technical strategy and product road map for your organization, as well as defining, measuring, and reporting on your organization’s key performance metrics.

    Key Responsibilities:
    · Responsible for the over-all systems development life cycle
    · Management and execution against project plans and delivery commitments; Manage the day-to-day activities of the engineering team within an Agile/Scrum environment
    · Management of departmental resources, staffing, mentoring, and enhancing and maintaining a best-of-class engineering organization
    · Work closely with your teams to architect and develop the best technical design and approach
    · Report on status of development, quality, operations, and system performance to leadership and peers

    If you have an entrepreneurial spirit, know how to deliver, are deeply technical, highly innovative and long for the opportunity to build pioneering solutions to challenging problems, we want to talk to you.
    Internal job description

    Basic Qualifications

    · 10+ years of experience building and managing development teams that design and deliver large distributed systems
    · 5+ years of experience managing and effectively operating a complex system that is highly reliable and scalable
    · 5+ years of experience in object-oriented design, and agile development methodologies
    · 4+ years of experience as a manager of managers while leading multiple engineering teams
    · 4+ years of experience of managing products, budgets and justifying resource needs to senior leaders and finance partners
    · Experience in developing long-term product and technical strategies
    · Experience influencing leadership decisions through presentation of complex technical information, both verbally and in writing.
    · BS in Computer Science or equivalent.

    Preferred Qualifications

    · MS, Ph.D. in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, etc.
    · Demonstrated track record of project delivery for large, cross-functional, cross-organizational projects
    · Experience with big data solutions
    · Knowledge of ML fundamentals
    · Experience in presenting complex technical information in a clear and concise manner to a variety of audiences, both verbally and in writing
    Amazon is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Minority / Women / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation / Age.