Senior Manager of Software Development

Sep 06, 2012
Oct 06, 2012
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Full Time is seeking an experienced and innovative Senior Development Manager to lead the software development team for Amazon Student, a membership program that offers FREE Two-Day Shipping and exclusive promotions to college students. In this position you will provide both strategic and tactical oversight to build the features and functionality required to have a best in class offering for college students.

As the Senior Manager of Development for Amazon Student, you will be responsible for leading a team in design, development, test, and deployment of the student shopping experience on Amazon. A successful candidate will have an established background in developing customer-facing experiences, a strong technical ability, excellent project management skills, great communication skills, and a motivation to achieve results in a fast paced environment.

The ideal candidate must be able to think and act both strategically and tactically, and manage a team to flawlessly deliver a compelling customer experience and comprehensive set of benefits across both the website and mobile apps. He or she should be innovative, leadership and team oriented, and an effective communicator. You must excel in managing and navigating cross-functional efforts and be adept at synthesizing a variety of technologies and capabilities into high quality, simple products and features that customers love. The candidate will need to be a smart risk taker, who can deliver big ideas as well as transform them into scalable programs.

Role Responsibilities:
- Help define the strategy and direction for the Amazon Student program, including member benefits and customer experience
- Manage execution against project plans and delivery commitments along with the day-to-day activities of the engineering team within an Agile/Scrum environment
- Management of departmental resources, hiring, mentoring, and enhancing and maintaining a best-of-class product development team
- Work closely with the engineers and product managers to architect and develop the best technical design and approach
- Report on status of development, quality, operations, and system performance to management
- Define and monitor the appropriate measures of success
- Collaborate with various organizations across Amazon, including Prime, Retail Customer Experience and international teams

Basic Qualifications
- Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related technical discipline
- 10+ years of relevant engineering experience
- 7+ years people management experience
- Experience with OOD and object oriented programming languages

Preferred Qualifications
- Experience developing mobile applications and services
- Superior verbal and written communication skills
- Ability to handle multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment with minimal outside direction, while constantly advancing long term goal
- Master's degree
- Demonstrated ability to understand and discuss technical concepts
- Strong analytical and quantitative skills; ability to use hard data and metrics to back up assumptions and recommendations
- Strong track record of building and leading world-class software and operations teams, and delivering compelling customer experiences
- Master Degree preferred