Software Development Manager

US, TX, Virtual Location - Texas

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Are you excited by the opportunity to build a diverse and high performing software development team? Do you want to help the world read more and get more out of reading every day? Do you like the idea of seeing your work impact tens of millions of customers? Answer yes to any of these and you’ll fit right in here at Amazon Kindle and Books. We are a smart team of builders working together to deliver an amazing reading experience to our customers across a large and growing number of computing and mobile environments.

As a Software Development Manager, you will guide an engineering team to define, develop, deploy, and operate large-scale mobile and web client applications and distributed cloud services to deliver an immersive reading experience for our global customers. You will be responsible for building, maintaining, and organizing your team, defining your technical strategy and product road map, and defining, measuring, and reporting on your key performance and operational excellence metrics.

A successful candidate will have a track record of building diverse and high performing teams that invent, build, and operate high quality software at scale in a global organization. The candidate will also be passionate about recruiting and retaining top talent, thrive while driving clarity in highly ambiguous technical environments, be skilled at developing long-term technical roadmaps, and have the technical depth and ability to guide and coach developers. This position also requires excellent project management skills, great empathy and communication skills, and a motivation to achieve results in a fast-paced environment.

Basic Qualifications


· Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field or equivalent experience.
· 8+ years experience building production software systems
· 5+ years of people management experience

Preferred Qualifications

· Strong operational background in a SaaS like production environment
· Experience with build systems the importance of them, and the impact that they have on improving the speed and quality of delivered code
· Strong fundamentals in core Computer Science areas like Data Structures and Algorithms
· A deep appreciation of scalability issues and high volume data handling
· Experience with cloud architectures that scale horizontally
· Quickly adapt to new development environments and changing business requirements
· Create reliable/maintainable code, and find creative and scalable solutions to hard problems
· Excellence in technical communication with users, other technical teams, and senior management to collect requirements, describe software product features, technical designs, and product strategy
· A strong track record of and passion for delivering complex, engaging customer experiences

Job tags: Mobile People management Project Management Recruiting SaaS
Job region(s): North America
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