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Amazon Software Development Manager, Alexa in Toronto, Ontario


Alexa is the voice-controlled personal assistant behind Amazon Echo, loved by millions of customers around the world. We are looking for a Software Development Manager to lead the team who seek to provide seamless experiences for customers with Alexa in the car.

As a Software Development Manager, you will be responsible for leading the development and launch of core product features, which will impact millions of Alexa customers globally. You will have significant influence on our overall strategy by helping define these product features, driving the system architecture, and spearheading the best practices that enable millions of customers to interact with Alexa on a daily basis.

You are excited about new Research and Development and have successfully delivered new features and products. You can communicate effectively both on complex technical issues and product and team vision. You are a committed people leader, supporting, advocating for and creating opportunities for development for your team. You foster an inclusive environment where diverse perspectives and opinions are valued.

Creating reliable, scalable, and high performance products requires exceptional technical expertise, a sound understanding of the fundamentals of Computer Science, and practical experience building low-level solutions.

You will need:

Basic Qualifications

  • 3+ years of engineering team management experience

  • 7+ years of working directly within engineering teams experience

  • 3+ years of designing or architecting (design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and existing systems experience

  • 8+ years of leading the definition and development of multi tier web services experience

  • Knowledge of engineering practices and patterns for the full software/hardware/networks development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, certification, and livesite operations

  • Experience partnering with product or program management teams

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in communicating with users, other technical teams, and senior leadership to collect requirements, describe software product features, technical designs, and product strategy

  • Experience in recruiting, hiring, mentoring/coaching and managing teams of Software Engineers to improve their skills, and make them more effective, product software engineers

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.