Sr. Software Development Manager, KDK

Oct 30, 2012
Nov 29, 2012
Full Time

As the development manager for Kindle Fire Developer Tools, you will lead a talented and nimble team of engineers to enable developers to easily and quickly author high quality apps and content for Kindle Fire. Responsibilities include direct management of engineers, process and quality of software development and releases, strategic planning, project management for software within the team, and management of resources across teams. Successful candidates will be strong leaders who can prioritize well, communicate clearly, and have a consistent track record of delivery. The Kindle Fire developer business requires creative engineering balanced with high quality and customer focus.

Professional traits that are not unique to this position, but are necessary for Amazon leaders:
  • Exhibits excellent judgment
  • Hires and develops great people
  • Has relentlessly high standards (is never satisfied with the status quo)
  • Is able to dive deep and is never out of touch with the details of the business or the technology
  • Expects and requires innovation of her/his team
  • Has passion and convictions and the innate ability to inspire passion in others
  • Strong results orientation
  • Thinks big

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related technical discipline
  • 7+ years of relevant engineering experience
  • 2+ years of relevant experience in designing, building and releasing developer tools
  • 2+ years people management experience
  • Experience with object oriented languages and design

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Deep hands-on technical expertise
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong business and technical vision
  • Ability to handle multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Familiarity with Agile and Scrum methodologies
  • A deep understanding of software development in a team, and a track record of shipping software on time
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