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Software Development Manager, Alexa Mobile

Sunnyvale, CA 94086
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Job summary
Want to transform the way people use Alexa? Come join the team that put Alexa on to customers phones and has forever changed the way that people think about their digital assistant. We have developed the app, now we are building and expanding on that vision so that anyone can leverage the power of Alexa. Our mission is to ensure customers have her on the devices they care about the most, no matter where they are, at home, at work, on the beach, where-ever life may take them Alexa should be there and ready to help.

We are looking for an experienced Software Development Manager to drive the development of the iOS version of the Alexa app. You will be in charge of building a scalable and performant app foundation (start up, navigation, experimentation) that can support rapid development by hundreds of engineers. You will lead a team of engineers in design, development, test, and deployment of cloud-connected mobile apps to a huge user base. A successful candidate will have an established background of building native mobile apps, with extensive technical knowledge of development techniques and latest practices on iOS. You are a leader with progressive technical experience, a demonstrated progression of management scope, and a passion for managing engineering talent in a fast-paced environment. You have kept your coding skills sharp, and possess exceptional project management and communication skills.

Key job responsibilities

  • Responsible for the overall software development life cycle.
  • Management and execution against project plans and delivery commitments; Manage the day-to-day activities of the engineering team within an Agile/Scrum environment.
  • Management of departmental resources, staffing, mentoring, enhancing and maintaining a best-of-class engineering team.
  • Work closely with the engineers to architect and develop the best technical design and approach.
  • Contribute substantively to innovation on mobile and overcome technology limitations to deliver on customer experience.
  • Report on status of development, quality, operations, and system performance to management.
  • Responsible for the maintenance and enhancement of frameworks.

About the team
You will be joining a team of product, program, and engineering professionals focused the development of the Alexa app that is deployed to the Apple, Google, and Amazon App Stores. Help us develop and re-imagine the Alexa experiences that customers will take with them no matter where life takes them.


  • 7+ years of experience working directly within engineering teams
  • Experience partnering with product OR program management teams
  • 3+ years of people management experience, managing engineers
  • 3+ years of experience architecting and designing (architecture, design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and current systems


  • A strong desire to have fun while changing the world.
  • Experience managing efforts in cloud software services, distributed systems and/or developing large scale mobile applications
  • Ability to communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical individuals including external partners
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Track record for being detail-oriented with a demonstrated ability to self-motivate and follow-through on projects
  • Experience developing and launching products that require collaboration between internal cross-functional tech teams and external partner teams.

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, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit https://www.amazon.jobs/en/disability/us.


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Posted: 2022-05-13 Expires: 2022-06-12

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