• Software Development Manager

    Location US-CA-Sunnyvale
    Posted Date 2 months ago(12/20/2018 11:06 AM)
    Job ID
    A2Z Development Center, Inc.
    Company/Location (search) : Country (Full Name)
    United States
  • 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 Amazon.com, 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:

    Amazon Alexa is the cloud-based voice service behind Amazon Echo. We are hiring software engineers who share our passion for enabling it on all IoT devices and not just Echo. Interested? Come join our team!

    You will help drive the strategy, vision, and roadmap, with ownership over critical features and the customer experience. This role is inherently cross-functional - you will work closely with engineering, design, operations, and executive teams to deliver new products, features, and platforms. A successful candidate will be comfortable with ambiguity, able to creatively solve difficult customer problems, and highly analytical. As the Manager you will represent our organization across Amazon. This entails understanding the short and long term goals, then translating these into an actionable technology roadmap and people growth plan. In this role you will be responsible for:
    • Hiring, leading, and mentoring a world-class engineering team
    • Working effectively with product managers, designers, and business teams to deliver the best overall experience factoring in financial goals and usability goals
    • Working closely with engineers to architect and develop the best technical design and approach
    • Establishing a consistent, scalable engineering framework and excellent development processes
    • Owning and reporting on status of development, quality, technical operations, and system performance

    Basic Qualifications

    • A Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related field
    • 1+ years of people management experience
    • 6+ years of software development experience
    • Experience using computer science fundamentals (data structures, algorithms and programming languages, messaging and rendering architectures)
    • Experience hiring technical team members and leaders
    • Experience working with cross-functional (technical and non-technical) stakeholders.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Masters of Science in Computer Science or a related field
    • Experience building user experiences, such as web tier, for a high traffic and highly visible product
    • Experience analyzing and optimizing website latency, on both server and client-side
    • High attention to detail and proven ability to manage multiple, competing priorities simultaneously
    • Ability to manage multiple competing priorities, and proficient at leveraging precious resources
    • Ability to achieve stretch goals in a highly innovative and fast-paced environment
    • Analytical approach to problem solving and a track record of driving results through continuous improvement

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

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