Sr Software Development Manager-Alexa Machine Learning Platform in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Amazon Alexa, the speech processing and personal assistant technology behind Amazon Echo, is seeking a Sr. Software Development Manager for our Machine Learning Data Platform.

As a Senior Manager of Software Development, you will be responsible for leading an organization of engineers in define, design, development, test, deployment, and operation of large scale distributed systems targeted at increasing the rate of innovation from our Machine Learning Science organization. A successful candidate will have an established background in driving clarity in highly ambiguous technical environments, developing long-term technical roadmaps, a strong technical ability to guide and coach, excellent project management skills, great communication skills, and a motivation to achieve results in a fast paced environment. You will be responsible for building, maintaining, and organizing your teams, defining the technical strategy and product road map for your organization, as well as defining, measuring, and reporting on your organizations key performance metrics.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the over-all systems development life cycle

  • 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 organization

  • Work closely with your teams to architect and develop the best technical design and approach

  • Report on status of development, quality, operations, and system performance to leadership and peers

If you have an entrepreneurial spirit, know how to deliver, are deeply technical, highly innovative and long for the opportunity to build pioneering solutions to challenging problems, we want to talk to you.

  • 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 of experience in object-oriented design, and agile development methodologies

  • 4+ years of experience as a manager of managers while leading multiple engineering teams

  • 4+ years of experience of managing products, budgets and justifying resource needs to senior leaders and finance partners

  • Experience in developing long-term product and technical strategies

  • Experience influencing leadership decisions through presentation of complex technical information, both verbally and in writing.

  • Demonstrated track record of project delivery for large, cross-functional, cross-organizational projects

  • BS/MS/PhD in Computer Science or equivalent.

  • Masters degree in Computer Science or Engineering

  • 15+ years of experience in building distributed systems

  • Experience in leading multidisciplinary (dev/test/pm) organizations

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to present complex technical information in a clear and concise manner to a variety of audiences

  • A track record of communicating well with executives and non-technical leaders

  • Experience managing teams in a DevOps culture

  • Experience with big data solutions

  • Knowledge of ML fundamentals

Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer-Female/Minority/Disability/Veteran/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation


AMZR Req ID: 508622

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