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Manager, Software Development - Business Data Technologies

Vancouver, BC
Full Time
4 days ago
Amazon's eCommerce Foundation (eCF) organization is responsible for the core components that drive the Amazon website and customer experience. Serving millions of customer page views and orders per day, eCF builds for scale. As an organization within eCF, the Business Data Technologies (BDT) group is no exception. We collect petabytes of data from thousands of data sources inside and outside Amazon including the Amazon catalog system, inventory system, customer order system, page views on the website and Alexa systems. We also support Amazon subsidiaries such as IMDB and Audible. We provide interfaces for our internal customers to access and query the data hundreds of thousands of times per day, using Amazon Web Service's (AWS) Redshift, Hive, and Spark. We build scalable solutions that grow with the Amazon business.

BDT is growing, and the data processing landscape is shifting. Our data is consumed by thousands of teams across Amazon including Research Scientists, Machine Learning Specialists, Business Analysts and Data Engineers. BDT team is building an enterprise-wide big data marketplace leveraging AWS technologies. We enable teams at Amazon to produce analytical data in any form of storage (S3, DynamoDB, Aurora, etc.) and process that data using any type of compute environment such as EMR/Spark, Redshift, Athena, and others via a common bus. We are developing innovative products including the next-generation of data catalog, data discovery engine, data transformation platform, and more with state-of-the-art user experience. We're looking for top engineers to build them from the ground up.

This is a hands-on position where you will formulate strategy and direction for big data at Amazon. You will own the execution engine that supports the analytics on Amazon's big data. You will work with the most sophisticated customers in the business to help them get the best results. As a development manager, you will identify, hire and build a world-class team of software engineers to define, drive and execute on this vision. You will initiate processes that allow the team to collaborate with local as well as global teams with a high degree of efficiency. You will develop a team of highly motivated and talented individuals that can collaborate with Product Managers, Technical Program Managers, and SDEs across the company on this high impact initiative. You will lead your team to design and build truly scalable products and cutting-edge features to advance the big data charter of Amazon.

• Responsible for the overall development life cycle of the solution and manage complex projects with significant bottom line impact.
• Experienced in developing long-term strategies for products and translating them into an achievable roadmap.
• Work with product managers in developing a strategy and road map to provide compelling capabilities for the analytical needs of the Amazon businesses and help them succeed in their business goals.
• Ability to hire and develop strong technical team members
• Great problem solving skills, desire to solve problems that have no textbook solution.
• Work closely with senior engineers to develop the best technical design and approach for new product development.
• Instill best practices for software development and documentation, assure designs meet requirements, and deliver high-quality work on tight schedules.
• Project management - prioritization , planning of projects and features, Stakeholder management and tracking of external commitments.
• Translate business requirements into technical solutions, recommend alternative technical and business approaches, and lead engineering efforts to meet aggressive timelines with optimal solutions.
• Operational Excellence - monitoring & operation of production services
• Career management and development of direct reports

Come help us build for the future of Big Data!

• Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent combination of technical education and work experience;
• 7+ years of Software Development experience; 3+ years of experience in building and leading strong engineering teams
• Deep hands-on technical expertise in big data and analytics domain.
• Experienced in developing long-term strategies for products and translating them into an achievable roadmap.
• Experienced in building and managing teams that design and deliver scalable and extensible distributed systems to address complex business challenges.
• Understands how to scope and justify resources and budget needs to senior leaders and finance partners.
• Solid software development background including design patterns, data structures, test driven development
• Software development experience in building web services and highly scalable applications
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills for all audience including VPs/Directors and Software Engineers.
• Managed a team of 10+ engineers

• Master's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related technical discipline
• Knowledge of professional software engineering practices & best practices for the full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations
• Experience with ETL (Extract Transform Load), Data Warehousing systems, and big data technologies.
• Linux, UNIX, UNIX tools
• Experience in communicating with customers, technical, business teams and management to collect requirements, describe product features, and technical designs.
• Experience with large scale systems.
• Ability to excel in a fast-paced, startup-like environment
• Experience working with AWS technologies like Dynamo DB, Redshift, S3.

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