The Amazon Business (B2B) organization is seeking a Software Development Manager for our Amazon Business Team. The charter of this organization is to develop innovative and compelling experiences for business customers to shop on Amazon.com via a range of devices. Our customers are challenging us to develop an Amazon-like shopping experience tailored for business purchases. Your team is tasked with developing solutions such that registered and verified businesses will experience a differentiated experience using mobile devices on Amazon.com.
The Amazon Business organization is focused on building solutions to enable B2B customers to research, discover and buy business, industrial and scientific products in large catalogs, across multiple devices, marketplaces and regions. Our customers include individual professionals, businesses and institutions that buy in either high frequency or in bulk quantities. Our customers have different needs than the traditional Amazon consumer customer base.
Amazon is looking for a leader to build a high performing team and lead the technical direction of mission critical mobile applications for millions of Amazon customers. As a leader of the team, you will have the end-to-end ownership of your areas. You will partner with other development teams company wide to deliver a coherent and unified B2B experience.
The Amazon Business team is comprised of Engineers, TPMs, Researchers, Designers and Product Managers, all tasked with a singular goal to create a world class and differentiated shopping experience for business customers. You will be a key member of this team, dedicated to our ongoing effort to launch best of breed business shopping features worldwide. The B2B team has signed up for big goals in 2016 and this could be a breakout opportunity in ones career at Amazon. Your team will be responsible for all aspects of the customer experience from the visual interface to the back end services. You will be working with new technologies that improve usability and increase performance and scalability - latest UX frameworks, parallel processing, rendering and machine learning are just a few examples. You will also partner with a wide range of teams across Amazon.
You will partner closely with Product Managers and TPMs to help translate business requirements into technical deliverables and deliver operationally stable solution that provides compelling customer experiences. You will also be responsible for managing, building, and growing a strong technical team.
We prefer candidates who can thrive in a fast paced, high energy and fun work environment where we deliver value incrementally and frequently. We value highly technical, hands-on, data driven leaders who know their subject matters deeply and are willing to learn new areas. We look for individuals who will set aside meaningful time to develop themselves and their teams as we continually learn from customers. Its still Day 1!
Bachelors Degree in Computer Science or equivalent work experience.
At least 4 years of experience managing software development efforts in distributed systems and/or developing large scale applications utilizing Agile methodologies (SCRUM a plus).
At least 6 years experience professionally developing software in an Object Oriented Programming (OOP) language like Java, C++, C# or Scala Experience building and developing strong technical teams
Experience leading development managers/technical leads
Deep, hands-on technical expertise in high scale, service-oriented architectures
Ability to handle multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment
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
Clear, professional communication skills able to contribute to team discussions, knowing when to contribute, when to listen, and when to ask questions
Experience building decoupled systems with rich user experience that can be built on a variety of platforms (mobile preferred) with a correspondingly complex backend with rich data services and business logic.
Proactively and continually improve their level of knowledge about Amazons business and relevant technologies, and use this knowledge to deliver high quality, accurate software deliverables
Strong business and technical vision