Software Development Manager
A2Z Development Center, Inc. - Sunnyvale, CA

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Amazon Lab126 is an inventive research and development company that designs and engineers high-profile devices like the Kindle family of products. Lab126 began in 2004 as a subsidiary of Amazon.com, Inc. Since then, we have worked to produce best-selling tablets with breakthrough hardware technology as well as e-readers that have revolutionized reading. What will you help us create?

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The Role:

As a Software Development Manager, you will be responsible for leading a team of engineers in design, development, test, and deployment of a range of products on mobile platforms. 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. You will be helping to hire and build your team and systems.

You will be a strong leader who can prioritize well, communicate clearly, with a consistent track record of delivery. In this role, you will:
  • Be responsible for the overall systems development life cycle of a key product subsystem
  • Manage and execute against project plans and delivery commitments
  • Manage the day-to-day activities of the engineering team of engineers within an Agile/Scrum environment
  • Manage of departmental resources, staffing, mentoring, and enhancing and maintaining a best-of-class engineering team
  • Work closely with the engineers to architect and develop the best technical design and approach
  • Report on status of development, quality, operations, and system performance to management

Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field
  • Experience in Computer Science fundamentals
  • 7+ years of experience building production software systems
  • 2+ years of people management experience
  • Experience working with networking or communications devices in an embedded environment

Preferred Qualifications
  • Master’s degree
  • A deep understanding of software development in a team, and a track record of shipping software on time
  • The ability to take raw product requirements and develop software architectures and designs to bring them to life
  • Experience porting firmware to new hardware platforms and integrating new hardware capabilities
  • Extensive knowledge of the Linux kernel and experience adding new hardware drivers
  • Mastery of the tools of the trade, including a variety of modern programming languages (Java, C/C++, Objective C, Python) and open-source technologies (Linux, SQLite, OpenGL, busybox)
  • Development experience on mobile platforms such as Google Android, WebOS, Windows Mobile, Apple iPhone and RIM Blackberry.
  • Excellence in technical communication with peers and non-technical colleagues
  • Ability to handle multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • A strong track record of project delivery for large, cross-functional, projects
  • Strong business and technical vision
  • Deep hands-on technical expertise
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Lab126 is part of the Amazon.com, Inc. group of companies and is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer-Minority/Female/Disability/Vet

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