11 months ago

Software Development Manager - Private Brands PLM

California, USA Competitive Permanent

Job Reference: AUS-SDM1

Posted on behalf of

Amazon

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related field (or equivalent experience)
  • 3+ years of experience building, leading, managing and mentoring high-performance engineering teams
  • 5+ years professional software engineering experience with Java, C# or C++
  • Proven track record delivering high quality software on time
  • Demonstrated passion for people leadership, management and mentoring
  • Proven ability to hire, retain and grow a team of extremely talented engineers
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Possess strong analytical skills, with excellent problem solving abilities in the face of ambiguity

Private Brands is fast-growing within Amazon, and is a highly visible, emerging business. We have a unique business and obsess over quality and building global brands our customers love. We aspire to be part of our customers’ everyday lives by offering them unique products at compelling prices backed by Amazon’s strong customer obsessed reputation.

The Role: We are looking for an exceptional Software Development Manager to help build a new Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution for Global Private Brands. Product development in Private Brands is a complex and global process. Some of the steps involved in getting a product from inception to the customer include Product design, Quality certification, Third-party and in-house testing, Mass production, Finalizing product label and packing, FDA approval (if ingestible) etc. Finally, since this is a WW platform, the unique international requirements add another layer of complexity. These different workflows involve complex sub-tasks and interactions with different retail systems, making this a truly complex and challenging capability with deep tentacles across many systems. The goal of this platform is to improve speed, drastically reduce the time to market, and enhance productivity across the entire product development process. You will work with stakeholders across the US & EU in Hardlines, Softlines, and Consumables Private Brands to define requirements and gain alignment to deliver a seamless product experience.

What do we expect you to do? You will play a key role in building software products and features from the ground up. You will use a wide range of technologies, programming languages and systems. Your responsibilities will include all aspects of software development. You will have the freedom and encouragement to explore your own ideas. You will partner with product and design team to build highly intuitive web applications and large scale distributed back-end services that will delight customers. Above all else, you will be a passionate builder of talent and teams. You will hire, coach, and mentor engineers on the team.

Successful candidates for this position will have an ability to multi-task, navigate ambiguity, adapt quickly to changing business requirements, learn new systems, gain new skills, and find creative, scalable solutions to difficult problems.

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  • Experience with Agile methodologies
  • Deep understanding and hands-on technical expertise in rich user experiences, distributed systems, workflow management and high scale, service-oriented architectures.
  • Ability to handle multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience presenting technical information to executive audiences, peers, and non-technical stakeholders
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