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Senior Software Development Manager

Vancouver, BC
Full Time
6 days ago
Would you like to work on one of the world's largest transactional distributed systems? How about working with customers and peers from the entire range of Amazon's business on cool new features? Whether you're passionate about building highly scalable and reliable systems or one who likes to solve complex business problems through team and machine learning, Tax Services is the place for you.

Amazon's eCommerce Services group is looking for a passionate, results-oriented inventive Senior Software Development Manager. As the development manager, you'll lead a talented team of managers and engineers. In this role you will manage an organization of multiple two pizza teams, relentlessly evolve it's best practices, and own organization's product vision and roadmap. Your responsibility would include direct and indirect management of engineers and scientists, process and quality of service improvements, strategic planning, project management for software within the team, and management of resources across teams. A successful candidate will have an established background in developing customer-facing experiences, a strong technical ability, excellent project management skills, great communication skills, and a motivation to achieve results in a fast paced environment.

Key Responsibilities:
* Responsible for the overall systems development life cycle
* Develop the long-term strategy for your programs and translate that into an achievable road map/action plan
* Management and execution against project plans and delivery commitments
* Manage the day-to-day activities of the engineering team within an Agile/Scrum environment
* Management of departmental resources, staffing, mentoring, and enhancing and maintaining a best-of-class engineering team
* Work closely with the engineers to architect and develop the best technical design and approach
* 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


• 15+ years of professional software development experience
• 10+ years of management experience of running software development teams.
• 5+ years of management experience of running multiple software development teams through other leaders
• 10+ years of experience running large scale systems and contributing to the architecture and design (architecture, design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and current systems


* Experience in building teams ground up
* 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
* Exceptional customer relationship skills including the ability to discover the true requirements underlying feature requests, recommend alternative technical and business approaches, and lead engineering efforts to meet aggressive timelines with optimal solutions
* Experience in managing Machine learning projects and ML scientists
Software and Programming