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Director, Software Development

Reference ID: 384085
Software and Programming
Full Time
Vancouver, BC     

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Amazon Prime is looking for an experienced Senior Software Leader to lead the development of highly-visible and incredibly technically complex global delivery experience infrastructure to support a multi-billion dollar business for Amazon.

Some info about this opportunity and our team:

    •Our mission is to provide consistent, accurate, and relevant delivery information to every single page on every Amazon-owned site , which means millions of customers will be impacted by your contributions.
    •The changes we make directly impact the customer experience on Amazon websites on numerous platforms (mobile/tablets, desktop, set top boxes, etc.).
    •This is a highly visible role, operating with many technical organizations and product managers across Amazon - with stakeholders at all levels of the organization, including senior leadership.
    •You will drive strategic planning and project execution, recruit, hire, and develop the industry's top engineering talent.
    •This is a great position for someone who likes backend development and Service-Oriented Architecture, but wants to see and measure their direct impact on customers.
    •We're looking for candidates that have acted as a technical leader and built high-performance, scalable and robust systems in a complex, multi-tiered, distributed environment.
We are looking for a person who thrives on big challenges! A person who is not afraid of thinking big and challenging the status quo. As a leader of this organization, you will manage several disciplines including Software Development, User Experience Program Management. You will work closely with senior leaders across Amazon's Consumer business, including Retail, Finance and other technology teams.

We offer a start up like environment with excellent benefits, and career growth opportunities, including exposure to executive leadership across Amazon.

Basic Qualifications Basic Qualifications:

    •10+ years of professional experience in software development/engineering
    •10+ years of engineering management experience
    •5+ years of experience managing development managers
    •Computer Science fundamentals in object-oriented design
    •Computer Science fundamentals in data structures
    •Computer Science fundamentals in algorithm design, problem solving, and complexity analysis
    •Experience with distributed computing and enterprise-wide systems
    •Experience recruiting, hiring, and managing a team
    •Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related field

Preferred Qualifications Preferred Qualifications:

    •Experience taking a leading role in building complex software systems that have been successfully delivered to customers
    •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
    •Experience communicating with users, other technical teams, and senior management to collect requirements, describe software product features, technical designs, and product strategy
    •Experience mentoring junior software engineers to improve their skills and make them more effective product software engineers
    •Experience influencing software engineers' best practices within your team
    •Hands-on expertise in many disparate technologies, ranging from front-end user interfaces through to back-end systems and all points in between
    •Experience working backwards from the customer and delivering innovative, simple solutions
    •Master's Degree/PhD in Computer Science or related field

Posted: October 16, 2016
Closes:November 14, 2016
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