Software Development Manager
DESCRIPTION Come build the future of entertainment with us.
Are you interested in shaping the future of movies and television? Do you want to define the next generation of how and what Amazon customers are watching?
Prime Video is a premium streaming service that offers customers a vast collection of TV shows and movies - all with the ease of finding what they love to watch in one place. We offer customers thousands of popular movies and TV shows from Originals and Exclusive content to exciting live sports events. We also offer our members the opportunity to subscribe to add-on channels which they can cancel at anytime and to rent or buy new release movies and TV box sets on the Prime Video Store. Prime Video is a fast-paced, growth business - available in over 240 countries and territories worldwide. The team works in a dynamic environment where innovating on behalf of our customers is at the heart of everything we do. If this sounds exciting to you, please read on.
The ideal candidate will be passionate about simple and elegant software solutions, customer-centric products, and agile development processes. You will look at problems beyond the borders of your team, and thrive on solutions that require thinking at multiple levels, from strategic to business tactical to system goals to specific interfaces. You don't shrink from the spotlight, able to coordinate cross-org meetings, field difficult questions, and create positive collaborative outcomes. You are adept at reading code and writing documents for an executive audience.
A day in the life
As an SDM for the PV Windows Application team, you will be responsible for leading a group of Software and QA Engineers on the development of a critical application for Prime Video. You will have significant influence on our overall strategy by helping define the features, working with our dedicated Product and UX teams and driving the system front end architecture by implementing best practices.
About the hiring group
We are looking for a Software Development Manager to lead Prime Video Windows app team, on a mission to design and build a simple, intuitive, personalised, high-performance experience, enabling customers to discover, subscribe, watch, and download videos that they love on windows devices globally. We aim to provide users with a simple and intuitive offline playback experience while they are travelling or offline.
You will lead an agile team, launching and growing new initiatives for Amazon's global business. As an SDM, you will be involved in every aspect of the process - from idea generation, business analysis and technical design and leading development and deployment across a variety of technologies - giving you a real sense of ownership. Together we build systems which meet high standards of performance and reliability and operate at massive scale.
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS • Relevant engineering experience
• Experience managing engineers
• Experience in partnering with product and program management teams
• BS/MS in Computer Science, Engineering or a related field
• Experience of hiring and developing software engineers with a passion to develop great people
• Experience of software development including design and implementation
• Technical leadership experience, with direct software engineering experience strongly preferred.
• Experience large scale distributed system design and development experience
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Attention to detail, organization, problem solving and multitasking skills
• Technical aptitude and demonstrated ability to work in a cross-functional environment
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS • Proficiency in at least one modern programming language such as Java, C++, C#, or Python
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 objective criteria including your experience and skills. We value your passion to discover, invent, simplify and build. We welcome applications from all sections of society irrespective of belief colour, race, religion or belief, nationality, ethnic or national origin, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, sex, marital status, disability, age or trade union membership. Please let us know if you have any special requirements in relation to this recruitment process.