Sr. Manager, Software Development - Kindle

Oct 30, 2012
Nov 29, 2012
Full Time

- Report on status of development, quality, operations, and system performance to management

Professional traits that are not unique to this position, but 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

  • 8+ years of industry experience.
  • 3+ years of software management experience in leading full lifecycle development
  • 5+ years Software development experience in C/C++, Java, or equivalent
  • A passion for people management and mentorship.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • BS/MS in Computer Science or equivalent.

  • Proven track record of software delivery
  • Deep hands-on technical expertise
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to present complex technical information in a clear and concise manner to a variety of audiences
  • Strong business and technical vision
  • Ability to handle multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • A deep understanding of software development in a team, and a track record of shipping software on time
  • Capable of thinking creatively, deal with ambiguity, and manage changing priorities
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Experience designing for scalability, reliability and performance
  • Experience with object-oriented design and development
  • Experience with service oriented architecture and distributed systems
  • Experience with web application technology and user experience