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Software Development Manager - Alexa AI

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Software Development Manager - Amazon Alexa Machine Learning Runtime Services Team - Cambridge, MA.

Do you want to work on one of the coolest and most innovative pieces of technology in recent years? Alexa is the groundbreaking cloud-based voice service that powers Amazon Echo and other devices designed around your voice. Our mission is to push the envelope in Artificial Intelligence (AI), Natural Language Understanding (NLU), and Machine Learning (ML), to provide the best possible experience for our customers. You have a chance to join us and together we will make ambient computing a reality.

As a Manager of Software Development within our state of the art Kendall Square/Cambridge, Massachusetts Development Center, you will be responsible for leading an organization of engineers in define, design, development, test, deployment, and operation of large scale distributed systems targeted at increasing the rate of innovation from our Machine Learning Science organization. A successful candidate will have an established background in driving clarity in highly ambiguous technical environments, developing long-term technical roadmaps, a strong technical ability to guide and coach, excellent project management skills, great communication skills, and a motivation to achieve results in a fast paced environment. You will be responsible for building, maintaining, and organizing your teams, defining the technical strategy and product road map for your organization, as well as defining, measuring, and reporting on your organizations key performance metrics.

Key Responsibilities:

Responsible for the over-all systems development life cycle
Management and execution against project plans and delivery commitments; Manage the day-to-day activities of the engineering team within an Agile/Scrum environment
Management of departmental resources, staffing, mentoring, and enhancing and maintaining a best-of-class engineering organization
Work closely with your teams to architect and develop the best technical design and approach
Report on status of development, quality, operations, and system performance to leadership and peers
If you have an entrepreneurial spirit, know how to deliver, are deeply technical, highly innovative and long for the opportunity to build pioneering solutions to challenging problems, we want to talk to you.


7+ years of relevant engineering experience
Experience in partnering with product and program management teams
3+ years of people management experience, managing engineers
5+ years of experience building and managing development teams that design and deliver distributed systems
5+ years of experience managing and operating a system that is reliable and scalable
5+ years of experience in object-oriented design, and agile development methodologies
Experience in developing long-term product and technical strategies
Experience influencing leadership decisions through presentation of complex technical information, both verbally and in writing.
BS in Computer Science or equivalent.


Masters or PhD degree in Computer Science or Engineering
10+ years of experience in building distributed systems
Demonstrated track record of project delivery for large, cross-functional, cross-organizational projects
Experience in leading multidisciplinary (dev/test/pm) organizations
Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to present complex technical information in a clear and concise manner to a variety of audiences
A track record of communicating well with executives and non-technical leaders
Experience managing teams in a DevOps culture
Experience with big data solutions
Knowledge of machine learning fundamentals

Amazon is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minority/Women/Disability/Veteran/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation/Age.

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