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Software Development Manager

Reference ID: 470195
Software and Programming
Full Time
Victoria, BC     

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About Us

AbeBooks, an Amazon company, connects millions of buyers with booksellers from around the world. We provide a marketplace for hundreds of millions of items that includes everything from exquisite manuscripts and long lost books from your childhood, to postcards from Mohandas Gandhi and signed first editions of “A Farewell to Arms”.

About the Role

Do you love technology? Do you have great interpersonal and communication skills? Do you live to build and support great software teams? Do you enjoy mentoring smart engineers into leadership roles? Do you thrive in a fast paced e-commerce environment? If the answer is yes, please read on. AbeBooks, an Amazon company, is seeking a talented, self-directed Software Development Manager to lead the team responsible for building and operating our ecommerce core and payment services. These services are a fundamental part of the AbeBooks marketplace: the performance, accuracy and availability of these services support every other aspect of our business.

About You

The successful candidate will manage a team that works at scale, deploys multiple services into the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud, and impacts millions of customers around the world. If you love to learn, perpetually strive to improve the technology you touch, and you have a strong track record of delivering superior software, then we want to talk to you!

It is a challenging job and we′re looking for an amazing person to fill it. We are seeking someone who is passionate about providing great leadership and who possesses deep technical skills. Someone who is comfortable resolving ambiguity and making the right choices to deliver great software on time. Someone who can help their team find the right balance between business necessity, invention, and technical and operational excellence.


  • Become a domain expert for the ecommerce team′s products, features and technology.
  • Hire, develop, and motivate a great engineering team.
  • Lead and contribute to the technical vision, strategy, and product roadmap for your team.
  • Recognize and remove technical, organizational and project roadblocks for your team.
  • Propose and implement new features and service improvements.
  • Develop relationships within AbeBooks and Amazon to support your team′s activities.
  • Work with your team to continually improve processes and outcomes.
  • Prioritize the work of your team, building product timelines and roadmaps.

Required Qualifications:

  • 6+ years in Software development.
  • 4+ years as a Development Manager or Team Lead.
  • BS/MS degree in Computer Science or equivalent.
  • Demonstrated passion for customer experience and usability.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and demonstrated technical leadership.
  • Ability to handle multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced, results-driven environment.
  • Understanding of relational databases and no-SQL data storage systems.
  • Working experience with Agile practices and methodologies.
  • An understanding of OO design patterns and programming.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with AWS and Linux environments.
  • Proficiency with client side technologies and best practices (HTML/JavaScript/CSS, React, Angular, etc.).
  • Familiar with ecommerce best practice and integration of payment providers
  • Experience designing and developing distributed, scalable and fault-tolerant services.
  • Experience deploying and supporting large-scale services, preferably in AWS.

Job Details:

Job location: 500-655 Tyee Road, Victoria, BC V9A 6X5

Salary Range: $107,900 - $180,200, commensurate with skills and experience

Benefits: AbeBooks provides a full range of benefits for our employees and their eligible family members. Eligible employees may also receive signing bonuses and Amazon Restricted Stock Units. Benefits for Canada include but are not limited to:

  • Extended Benefits, including health and dental plans
  • RRSP Savings Plan & Employer matching
  • Paid Time Off
  • Signing Bonuses
  • Employee Stock

To apply, please visit If you would like an update on your application, you may reach out to us directly at [email protected].

Posted: December 28, 2016
Closes:February 26, 2017
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