• Software Development Manager

    Location UK-London
    Posted Date 3 months ago(22/02/2018 17:27)
    Job ID
    625444
    Company
    AMZN Dev Center (London) Ltd
  • Job Description

    Amazon.co.uk opened its virtual doors in October 1998, and strives to be the world's most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything that they might want to buy online.

    The Selection Contribution Platform team (SCP) owns the systems that deliver a key part of that vision – we build the systems that allow Amazon carry the largest, highest quality and most up to date selection in the world.
    As a member of the SCP, you will play a key role in building Amazon’s business. You will solve technical challenges in web-scale computing, distributed systems, web applications, data mining, machine learning, optimization, scalability, availability and algorithms to name a few.

    Working with business teams to translate their needs into technical requirements you will build cutting-edge systems that meet challenging business and technical goals with Amazon efficiency so we can deliver great pricing to our customers. You will directly interact with Amazon’s Development teams across the globe, to design and deliver the best solutions to grow Amazon in being earth’s most customer centric company!

    Opportunity
    To meet these challenges, we are looking for a passionate, talented and super-smart Software Development Manager to lead a team of excellent Software Engineers. We’re looking for someone who innovates, loves solving hard problems and never takes no for an answer. Our engineers are some of the best software developers in the industry, who work hard, have fun and make history.

    With a broad technology and management toolbox you are able to develop the team and guide their technical implementations. You will lead the team to deliver robust solutions that drive ongoing expansion to Amazon's catalogs across our worldwide websites. Your solutions must be well designed, implemented, tested, deployed and supported. Your success will depend on your skills in understanding the big picture of Amazon's business and delivering incremental solutions contributing to the larger vision.

    Amazon.co.uk offers a competitive reward package, pension scheme and life cover, 25 days holiday per annum and a range of other excellent benefits including private healthcare. You will also have the opportunity to develop a rewarding career. Amazon is an equal opportunities employer. We believe passionately that employing a diverse workforce is central to our success. We make recruiting decisions based on your experience and skills. We value your passion to discover, invent, simplify and build. We welcome applications from all members of society irrespective of age, sex, disability, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief.

    Basic Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field.
    • Strong experience managing software engineering teams and developing technical direct reports (performance review communication, accountability, motivation/engagement).
    • Considerable knowledge of software development experience in object-oriented design and coding in Java or C++ or related technologies
    • Strong design, architecture, and problem solving skills
    • Academic and/or industry experience with one of more of the following domains: machine learning, product graphs, mobile computing, or large-scale distributed systems.
    • 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.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • A Master's Degree in Computer Science
    • A history of working in start-ups and fast paced environments handling multiple, competing priorities
    • A deep understanding of software development lifecycle, and a track record of shipping production quality software on time
    • Experience developing applications for Android and iOS.
    • Deep experience in web technologies and creating compelling mobile experiences using these technologies.
    • 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
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