Software Development Manager

Amazon Jobs | Detroit, MI

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Posted Date 10/06/2021

Job summary
The Strategic Initiatives team’s mission is to transform our customer experience and operational processes by isolating our investments on the business capabilities we aim to offer our customers. We are responsible for delivering the delivering end-to-end, customer-focused solutions to enable over 2 million Selling Partners worldwide to manage and grow their business. We are looking for an exceptional, innovative Software Development Manager to join our newly formed team to help shape the future of UI development for Selling Partner Services by leading a technology strategy, and roadmap. You will be a critical part of our helping our Amazon builders accelerate web development and drive velocity in creating best-in-class front-end experiences.
In this role, you will lead a team of Software Development Engineers and Front-End Engineers in the creation, evolution, and management of multiple products such as UI components, browser metrics and logging libraries, a design system, a build and deploy Webpack, and Amazon Site builder.
You will be a part of a dynamic group of designers and engineers where agility, teamwork, and creative thinking are highly valued. The ideal candidate will demonstrate thought leadership with both business and technical acumen. You will have the opportunity to build, scale and shape the direction of this business, and the products we offer our customers. This role requires technical expertise, excellent leadership skills, and strong business judgment. You will be responsible for systems that aim to be deployed globally, delivering an exceptional customer experience. In addition, you will partner with a diverse set of product management stake holders, and senior leaders to ensure the success of our products.
As a software development leader you will…
· Lead engineers and collaborate with engineering leaders across Selling Partner Interfaces in the design, development, deployment, and ongoing operations of the tools, processes, and services that our customers depend on.
· Build and implement the long-term technical strategy and roadmap for Strategic Initiatives team.
· Work closely with other leaders and their teams to deliver platform features that require cross-team leadership.
· Deliver swiftly and predictably, adjusting in an agile fashion to deliver what our customers need.
· Ensure that the tools, processes, and services you own or help deliver are well designed, scalable, highly available, and deliver timely results.
· Regularly dive into architecture, code, test plans, project plans, deployments, and operations to drive excellence on your team and all projects that your team participates in.
The role can be based in either Seattle, WA. or Detroit, MI.


· 7+ years of experience working directly within engineering teams
· Experience partnering with product OR program management teams
· 3+ years of people management experience, managing engineers
· 3+ years of experience architecting and designing (architecture, design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and current systems
Basic Qualifications

· Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field.
· 3+ years of people management experience, managing engineers.
· Demonstrated ability to communicate a technology strategy and roadmap based on short and long-term priorities and the corresponding mechanisms required to deliver the desired results.
· Strong OO analysis and design skills in Java, C++, or any modern programming language.
· Demonstrated experience in delivering software projects using Agile / Scrum methodologies.
· Strong verbal and written communication skills and demonstrated technical leadership.
· Works well in a dynamic team environment and is able to effectively drive cross-team solutions having complex dependencies and requirements.


Preferred Qualifications:
· M.S. or Ph.D. in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering
· Established skill designing and developing simple solutions to complex, interactive customer experiences.
· A strong track record of delivery for large, cross-functional technical projects.
· Entrepreneurial spirit combined with strong program and product management skills.
· Experience establishing and evolving engineering development processes.
· Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to present complex technical information clearly and concisely to a variety of audiences.

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Job Type
Full time

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