Software Development Manager - Selection & Catalog Systems
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 to carry the largest, highest quality and most up-to-date selection in the world.
As a member of 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!
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 Qualifications & Experience
• Have a Bachelors or a Masters degree on Computer Science or related field such as Mathematics or Engineering.
• Have extensive experience in software development experience building large scale distributed systems.
• Have a solid track record of technical lead experience.
• Have strong experience in hiring, developing and evaluating performance of engineers.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS Preferred Qualifications
• An MBA or Masters in Computer Science or a related technical discipline
• Have a background in backend development and large distributed systems.
• Experience with managing an agile development process.