People Tech SDM

Vancouver, BC
  • 7 years of relevant engineering experience
  • Experience in partnering with product and program management teams
  • 3 years of people management experience, managing engineers
  • Strong business judgment and record of making the right decisions
  • Experience hiring and developing engineers
  • Experience simplifying both processes and technical implementations
  • Passion for insisting on high standards (to the point that most other people would think they are being unreasonable)
  • Expects and requires innovation of her/his team
  • Experience delivering large, multi-year projects on time
  • Deep understanding of software engineering best practices
  • Ability to write clearly and concisely
  • Bachelor degree in a technical field or equivalent experience, MBA or advanced degree preferred

The location of this opportunity can be Vancouver or Toronto.

Build the future of work
At Amazon People Tech, we are building the future of work across Amazon and finding new ways to make our business run smoother, faster, and smarter.

How do you match the skills and preferences of millions of candidates and employees to Amazon’s continuously changing business? How can you use machine learning to streamline everyday processes? How do you connect employees to the resources they need with one click? Come and help us solve big, complex problems like these, and engineer technology that enhances the working lives of over 650,000 Amazonians around the world.

It’s an opportunity to impact every area of Amazon, from warehouse operations to the onboarding process. You will leverage innovation from across the business, using tools from Amazon Web Services and others. And because our users are fellow Amazonians, you will be able to invent, improve, and simplify products at rapid pace.

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As a Software Development Manager, you will be responsible for leading teams of engineers in design, development, test and deployment of software and services that enable managers to understand and grow their organizations. A successful candidate will have an established background in developing customer-facing experiences, a strong technical ability, excellent project management skills, great communication skills, and a motivation to achieve results in a fast paced environment.
Professional traits that are not unique to this position, but necessary for Amazon leaders:
  • Exhibits excellent judgment
  • Has relentlessly high standards (is never satisfied with the status quo)
  • Is able to dive deep and is never out of touch with the details of the business or the technology
  • Expects and requires innovation of her/his team
  • Has passion and convictions and the innate ability to inspire passion in others
  • Strong results orientation
  • Thinks big

Experience managing engineers across multiple locations
  • Track record of building and delivering critical, 24x7 production systems
  • Experience with Amazon Web Services
  • Deep understanding of enterprise systems and data integration
  • Deep understanding of agile project management methodologies
  • Experience writing production code
  • Experience with global technology implementation efforts
  • Experience with software quality assurance and performance testing

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