1+ months

Senior Engineering Manager, Software Development

Seattle, WA 98104


Have you ever ordered a product on Amazon and when that box with the smile arrives you wonder how did the product reach from manufacturers to you and how is Amazon able to deliver such a large selection of products at low cost to your doorstep? Our systems use real time, large scale optimization techniques to automatically procure and source the product from suppliers and optimize the flow of goods across the supply chain to minimize the cost and lead time for customers. Our team is focused on saving hundreds of millions of dollars using cutting edge science, machine learning, and scalable distributed software on the Cloud that automates and optimizes supply chain under the uncertainty of demand, pricing and supply.
Our team is part of Amazon€™s Supply Chain Optimization Technology (SCOT) group and we are looking for a passionate, results oriented, and customer obsessed technical leader to lead our efforts in building the next generation of software systems for Inbound Optimization. As part of SCOT, we design and build systems to optimize Amazon€™s supplier network, and manage the flow of inbound products across our global fulfillment network. We do this for millions of SKUs, for hundreds of product lines worth billions of dollars of inventory procured world-wide. Our systems are built entirely in-house, and are on the cutting edge in automated large scale supply chain planning, optimization, and simulation. We are unique in that we€™re simultaneously developing the science of supply chain planning and solving some of the toughest computational challenges at Amazon. Unlike many companies who buy existing off-the-shelf planning systems, we are responsible for studying, designing, and building systems to suit Amazon€™s needs. Our team members have an opportunity to be on the forefront of supply chain thought leadership by working on some of the most difficult problems in the industry with some of the best product managers, research scientists/statisticians/economists and software engineers. Our software is used by every country Amazon services, and is a critical link to ensuring the products our customers want are available when they need them, and in helping us reduce costs for both Amazon and our vendor partners.
We are looking for leader of leaders who is passionate about building teams and cloud-scale systems from the ground up, and who want to help shape the roadmap for Amazon€™s world-class supply chain management systems. As one of the senior leaders on our team, you€™ll work closely with our engineering group, research scientists, and our executive team to design and execute your team€™s product roadmap to support Amazon's rapidly expanding retail portfolio and merchant portfolio. You will lead efforts to improve your team€™s performance and stability, drive recruiting and team building, developing and growing leaders, and help foster Amazon€™s developer-oriented culture.
Successful candidates will have an established track record of building and managing large teams to deliver complex distributed software systems, keen technical aptitude, excellent project management skills, solid communication skills, and be driven to achieve results in a fast paced environment.
We have a team culture that encourages innovation and expect developers and management alike to take high degree of ownership for the product vision, technical architecture and project delivery. You will act as a leader who can prioritize well, communicate clearly, and have a consistent track record of delivery. You are proactive in removing roadblocks, pave the way for innovation, and can handle multiple competing priorities. You are an experienced software development leader who understands and sets a high bar for all parts of the software development and deployment lifecycle, including design, development, documentation, testing and operations. You work hand-in-hand with finance and business leaders. You will be responsible for implementing a product vision while satisfying scalability, reliability, performance, and budget goals. You have excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to present complex technical ideas in a clear and concise manner to a variety of audiences including senior leadership.


· BS in Computer Science with at least 10 years of industry experience.
· At least 6 years of experience managing enterprise software engineering teams.
· Technically credible to lead a team of world class software engineers and development managers and be able to deliver the right product with a scalable engineering design.
· The ability to achieve results in a fast-paced environment is critical.
· A passion for people management and mentorship; hiring and developing technical leaders
· Able to balance technical leadership with sound business judgment.
· Thinks strategically, but stays on top of tactical execution
· Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
· Strong analytical and problem solving skills


· Has developed innovative solutions for optimization problems
· Experience with analytics and large data sets


Posted: 2020-05-22 Expires: 2020-09-20

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