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Manager, Software Development

Full Time
6 days ago
Job summary
Ever shopped on Amazon's retail sites? My guess is, Yes! Wonder how Amazon innovates and decides how to invest in so many products and services? If the answer is yes, then this team is your answer. Even after 25 years of innovation, it's still Day 1 here in Amazon.

Our team equips Amazon with capability to validate experiments and expand our retail footprint. We scientifically assess customer actions using AI, Machine Learning and Economics. This position will require you to collaborate with software engineers, research scientists, program managers, product managers, marketing managers, business owners, business analysts and designers across Amazon - to build an intuitive experience for our scientific analytics.

With millions of users producing billions of transactions per day, we want you to experience big data at a whole new level. If you would like to own a major product in Amazon, have an entrepreneurial mindset, like to think big and are obsessed with your customers, then you've found the right job for you. Let's have some fun, do some experiments and build things for future.

Key job responsibilities
A Software Development Manager in our team leads the group from the front. They will be responsible for mentoring, growing and supporting the team in their short-term and long-term goals. They will be responsible for managing the operational health, goal delivery and team health. They will represent their team in forums, build their 1-year and 3-year vision. Most importantly, they need to focus on team's culture; and ensure that they and their team are enjoying their work.

A day in the life
A day in a life of SDM in our team includes (but is not limited to) working on vision, architecture designs, brainstorming with other engineers and leaders, risk mitigation, mentoring/supporting their team, planning their day-week-month. We have weekly demos, happy hours; bi-weekly retros, priority alignment; and monthly goal tracking; and quarterly team events.

About the team
We started a new team in 2020 with a small number of 6 people, to build user experience for a highly technical concept. Over the last 2 years, our team grew to 17 people (SDM, SDEs, Product Manager, Data Engineer, and Interns), we launched a UX platform, 2 products on that platform, expanded our mandate and we're just getting started.


  • 7+ years of experience working directly within engineering teams
  • Experience partnering with product OR program management teams
  • 3+ years of people management experience, managing engineers
  • 3+ years of experience architecting and designing (architecture, design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and current systems

  • Experience with developing cloud based software services and an understanding of design for scalability, privacy, performance and reliability
  • Experience in partnering with partner teams, product and program management stakeholders
  • Experience with running a startup or startup like team


  • Ability to take a project from requirements gathering and design to actual product launch
  • A track record of excellence in communication with executives and technical as well as non-technical leaders
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with minimal process and maximum productivity
  • Experience with running a startup or startup like team

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, disability, age, or other legally protected status. If you would like to request an accommodation, please notify your Recruiter.
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