Amazon Corporate LLC Software Development Manager, Alexa Spoken Word Content in Seattle, Washington

Software Development Manager, Alexa Spoken Word Content Job ID 532242 Location US-WA-Seattle Posted Date 5/5/2017 Company Amazon Corporate LLC Position Category Software Development Recruiting Team .. Job DescriptionWant to transform the way people enjoy books, podcasts, and spoken word content? Come join the team that made Prime Music, Spotify, Pandora, Live radio, Dish TV, Audible books, Kindle books, Podcasts, and more available to Alexa customers. You will have an enormous opportunity to impact the customer experience, design, architecture, and implementation of cutting edge products that will be used every day by people you know. We're looking for people who are passionate about innovating on behalf of customers, demonstrate a high degree of product ownership, and want to have fun while they make history. This role reports to the Director of the Alexa Entertainment group and will manage software development and product management teams focused on enabling customers to use voice to find, browse, and listen to their favorite book and podcast content. You are a customer-obsessed technology leader with proven experience building and leading cross-functional teams. You have refined product instincts that enhance your data-driven approach to product management. You have a demonstrated capability of driving dev-ops operational excellence for Internet scale services. You start with the customer and work backwards. Your technical knowledge and expertise is broad and deep. You have experience designing, building, and operating public APIs at Internet scale. The systems you build support highly complex business requirements, and scale with simple and elegant solutions that are highly decoupled. You raise the bar for hiring, developing, motivating, and retaining engineering talent. You thrive in a fast-paced, agile environment where new value is delivered to customers weekly. As a Sr. Manager for Software Development for Alexa's Entertainment capabilities, you will be responsible for the invention of disruptive technologies designed to simplify and personalize consumer customers' media consumption experiences. The problem space spans IoT-scale (billions of devices) cloud services, home entertainment devices, and low-latency, secure, and reliable, home networks. It involves challenging customer experience problems as well as developing 3rd party ecosystems. You will be joining a select group of a people making history producing one of the most highly rated products in Amazon's history. As a software development leader you will... Lead teams of software engineers in the design, development, test, deployment and operation of the Entertainment capabilities of Alexa. Lead teams of product managers who own the roadmaps and business performance of a portfolio of customer-facing products. Contribute directly to our growth by hiring smart and motivated engineers and managers to establish teams that can deliver swiftly and predictably, adjusting in an agile fashion to deliver what our customers need. Be responsible for ensuring sanity of architecture, operational excellence and quality, delivering results on time. Work closely with other teams across Alexa and AWS to deliver platform features that require cross-team leadership. Mentor a large group of people and lead as a manager of managers with a direct handle on the pulse of each employee on your team. Regularly dive into architecture, code, test plans, project plans, deployments and operations to drive excellence through your organization. Represent your business and operations to the highest level of leadership within Amazon on a weekly basis. Basic Qualifications 10+ years of experience building and managing development teams that design and deliver large distributed systems 5+ years of experience managing and effectively operating a complex system that is highly reliable and scalable 5+ years ex