Senior Development Manager - Amazon Appstore

Feb 28, 2013
Mar 30, 2013
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Full Time
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The Amazon Appstore is aggressively seeking an extremely technical Senior Software Development Manager. On this team we work on many challenging & interesting things including Amazon's Mobile Appstore for Android, software for the Kindle Fire, & several new digital initiatives.The Appstore team is on the forefront of the tablet revolution designing software from the ground up for the Kindle Fire HD & Android mobile devices. The Amazon Appstore has the resources of a large organization combined with the autonomy & mentality of a start-up. This team is growing rapidly and provides extensive opportunities for career advancement in addition to working with some of the brightest minds in the software and mobile space.As the Manager you will lead the execution of deliverables emanating from our Developer Services organization, which provides platform tools to 3rd party app developers for Kindle Fire and Amazon's Mobile Appstore for Android.
  • Manage a team of high caliber Software Engineers working on building world class, scalable distributed systems.
  • Interface with our internal customers to understand requirements, set priorities & communicate direction and progress.
  • Help develop long-term development & business technology strategies.
  • Drive improvements in software engineering practices across engineering teams
  • Bachelors or Masters degree in Computer Science or a related discipline and a minimum of 5 years experience in development
  • 5+ years experience building and managing high performance software teams
  • 5+ years of OO software development experience in C++ or Java (preferably both)
  • Experience building & operating extremely high volume and highly scalable web services
  • Experience building & operating highly available, 24x7 services
  • Strong verbal & written communication skills & demonstrated technical leadership.
  • Strong business & technical vision.
  • Experience building & operating globally distributed systems

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