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Software Development Manager

Software Development Manager

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US-CA-East Palo Alto
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A2Z Development Center, Inc.
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Job Description

Amazon Lab126 is an inventive research and development company that designs and engineers high-profile consumer electronics. Lab126 began in 2004 as a subsidiary of, Inc., originally creating the best-selling Kindle family of products. Since then, we have produced groundbreaking devices like Fire tablets, Fire TV, and Amazon Echo. What will you help us create?
Work hard. Have fun. Make history.

The Role:

As a Software Development Manager, you will be responsible for hiring and leading a team of engineers responsible for core features on embedded devices. In this position you will partner with product managers, project managers, user experience designers and other internal resources. A successful candidate will have an established background with strong technical ability, excellent project management skills, great communication skills and motivation to achieve results in a fast-paced environment.

This hands-on position requires broad engineering competence and in-depth technical knowledge of embedded application software development, as well as demonstrated experience successfully planning, organizing and conducting software development projects in a dynamic environment.

The ideal candidate will be passionate about simple and elegant software solutions and focus on improving performance. The leader we are looking for will bring proven experience building, managing and mentoring engineering teams. In this role, you will:
· Work closely with the engineers to architect and develop the best technical design and approach
· Instill best practices for software development and documentation, assure designs meet requirements and deliver high-quality work on tight schedules
· Manage departmental resources, staffing and mentoring and enhance and maintain a best-in-class engineering team.
· Maintain and improve existing software
· Prepare technical requirements and software design specifications
Report on status of development, quality, operations and system performance to management

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field
  • Knowledge of Computer Science fundamentals
  • 7+ years of experience building successful production software systems
  • 3+ years of people management experience
  • 7+ years of engineering process expertise, with understanding of Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) principles

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Computer Science or related field
  • Deep understanding of software development in a team and a track record of shipping software on time
  • Can take raw product requirements and develop software architectures and designs to bring them to life
  • Mastery of the tools of the trade, including a variety of modern programming languages (Java, C++) and open-source technologies
  • Experience building large scale enterprise software.
  • Excellence in technical communication with peers and non-technical cohorts
  • Can handle multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong track record of project delivery for large, cross-functional projects
  • Strong business and technical vision
  • Deep hands-on technical expertise
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Lab126 is part of the, Inc. group of companies and is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation.