Contract Job

Sr. Software Development Manager

Amazon Studios

Seattle, WA 10-18-2021
  • Paid
  • Contract
  • Executive (10+ years) Experience
Job Description
Sr. Software Development Manager - Project Genoa

Amazon is developing a consumer-facing AI product that will help Amazon Studios create exciting movie experiences and make content accessible to more Prime Video customers. It presents a unique opportunity to work on cutting-edge AI technology in the entertainment and media industry, backed by the resources and expertise of one of the world's leading tech companies. Unfortunately we can't share any details about the program because it is under a strict NDA. This project has been approved at the highest levels of the company because its innovation has the potential to disrupt several large industries. We expect it to have a global launch and be enjoyed by customers all over the world. When it launches, you won't need to tell your friends and family about it --- they will message you to see if you've heard about the very cool thing Amazon just released.

Amazon's vision is to be Earth's most consumer-centric company. You will work within a new but highly specialized team that aims to change the fundamental way studios operates, creating solutions that delight our customers and partners. You will take a hands-on approach to designing and implementing a new generation of Studios Technology.

You will be responsible for solving big problems where answers need to be invented and roads are not yet paved. In order to meet our customer's high standards we hold each other and ourselves to higher standards. You will join a friendly culture filled with teammates that are really smart who encourage each other to learn more. We value diverse perspectives and are seeking engineers that can challenge unconscious bias while also working to disconfirm their own beliefs.

To be a successful candidate you need to be motivated by putting your customers first. You don't rest until the customer is happy. You have a strong technical background, are detail driven and have excellent problem-solving skills. You are self-motivated, a constant learner and always curious about how things work. You are constantly trying to improve processes, solutions, and yourself. You learn from your mistakes and you enjoy collaborating with others. You have a solid understanding of software fundamentals and an appreciation of how an IT ecosystem functions.

As a Senior Software Development Manager, you will have technical ownership of the development and sustainability of new applications that drive studio innovations. This is a new and exciting group and you'll be challenged to change the way an entire industry thinks about technology and then, disrupt it. You'll lead a strategic program within Amazon Studios Tech and will be a leader of leaders. Successful candidates will be strong leaders who can prioritize well, communicate clearly, and have a consistent track record of delivery. The Amazon Studios business requires creative engineering balanced with high quality and internal customer focus.

• 10+ years of relevant engineering experience
• 5+ years of experience, managing engineers and managers
• Experience in partnering with product and program management teams
• Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related technical discipline.
• Experience with OOD and object oriented languages

• Deep hands-on technical expertise combined with strategic business and tech vision
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to handle multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment
• Ability to work across multiple teams managing dependencies
• A deep understanding of software development in a team, and a track record of shipping software on time
• 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
• Experience working with AI/ML

Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status.

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