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Amazon Corporate LLC Software Development Manager, Alexa AI in Seattle, Washington

Alexa is the groundbreaking cloud-based intelligent agent that powers Echo and other devices designed around your voice. Our mission is to push the envelope in Artificial Intelligence (AI), Natural Language Understanding (NLU), Machine Learning (ML), Dialog Management, Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR), and Audio Signal Processing, in order to provide the best-possible experience for our customers.We're looking for a Software Development Manager to help build industry-leading conversational technologies that customers love.As a Software Development Manager for the Alexa AI team, you will be responsible for leading a team of engineers and driving the design, development, testing, and deployment of distributed systems and big data solutions from AI, ML, Natural Language Question Answering, Personalization, pushing the boundaries of machine intelligence. A successful candidate will have an established background in building services, managing the development of existing code, scaling systems with large data sets, automation, developing customer-facing experiences, and delivering results in a fast-paced environment. Additional responsibilities include:* Hiring, developing, and mentoring engineers, and managing the day-to-day activities of the engineering team in an Agile/Scrum environment* Working closely with engineers and scientists to architect and develop the best technical design and approach* Owning the strategic planning and project management for long-term engineering projects, creating value for our customers* Management of the over-all systems development life cycle* Communicating effectively with senior management as well as with colleagues from research teams, software engineering teams, and other technical and business teams* Regular reporting on the status of development, quality, operations, and system performance to management* 7+ years of experience working directly with engineering teams* Experience in partnering with product and program management teams* 3+ years of people management experience, managing engineers* 5+ years of experience managing software development teams* Hands on experience with programming languages such as C/C++, Java, Perl or Python* Knowledge of professional software engineering practices for the full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operationsAmazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit