Sr. Manager, Software Development, Amazon Fulfillment Technology

Amazon.Com, Inc. Seattle , WA 98113

Posted 3 months ago

Are you a hands-on leader that can make a huge impact on a dynamic, fast moving business? Are you equally comfortable digging in to business requirements and drilling into architecture and design with development teams? The Amazon Fulfillment Technologies (AFT) organization is looking for a Sr. Manager to lead multiple software development teams.

AFT powers the physical engine at the heart of Amazon. We build and operate software, hardware, and the processes that run the global network of fulfillment centers that move billions of units of inventory, employ tens of thousands of people, and ensure that customers get what they want when promised. We do this by building automated solutions to handle things that technology does well, while relying on people to handle things that humans do well.

We use innovative technologies to simplify the process by taking advantage of materials handling automation, sensors, computer vision, robotics, and machine learning. Our highly scalable distributed systems are designed to handle billions of transactions a year and run worldwide 24x7x365. We are seeking an innovative, intellectually curious, results-oriented technology leader who will be responsible for driving the vision, product roadmap and development of these systems. In this position, you will guide the efforts of multiple development teams as we build the next generation of Amazon's Fulfillment Centers.


  • Manage multiple high performing teams, possibly even a remote team with global scope

  • Manage overall software development life-cycle via your leaders

  • Create, prioritize, communicate, manage, and execute roadmaps, project plans, and commitments

  • Report on status of development, quality, operations, and system performance to management

  • Work closely with Sr. engineers and Team Leaders to architect and develop the best technical design and approach

  • Foster culture of continuous engineering improvement through mentoring, feedback, and metrics

  • Hire, coach, and mentor individuals; build a strong cross-functional organization

  • Interface with a diverse customer base to understand requirements, priorities, and processes

  • Propose and implement new projects or recommend system improvements.

  • Own all operational metrics and support

  • Have the obsession to drive a better customer experience through everything that we do here at Amazon

  • Bring innovative ideas to the table every day, in order to find better ways of accomplishing our customer objectives

  • Set clear, measurable quality goals for an organization in a data-driven way

Personal traits not unique to this position, but necessary for Amazon leaders:

  • Exhibits excellent judgment, are right a lot

  • Hire and develop the best people

  • Able to dive deep and never out of touch with the details of the business

  • Strong results orientated approach.

  • Thinks big and have a bias for Action

  • Deal well with ambiguity

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