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Software Development Manager

Software Development Manager

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Amazon Support Services Australia Pty Ltd
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Software Development
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Job Description

We are are looking for a single-threaded engineering manager to lead the video transcoding and services team for a new ad product. You will build the team from the ground up in Sydney, Australia and own the web services and operations for the distributed systems that deliver world-class video services. We need a highly collaborative team player, but also one-person wrecking crew, we expect you to get a lot done working independently with your team with very little resources and lots of ambiguity.

Here are some reasons you should come work with us:
  • As a leader of a team in a growing region, you an have a large impact
  • You will handle the complete product and software development lifecycle with your team: defining, prioritizing, designing, building, and testing new features
  • You will understand what it takes to grow and operate a business at Amazon scale
  • A successful candidate will be a hands-on manager with strong technical ability, great communication skills, and a motivation to achieve results in a dynamic fast paced environment

Your day-to-day responsibilities:
  • Build a highly available, low-latency, and adaptable video management, transcoding, and delivery web service with hardened APIs
  • Drive a best-in-class engineering execution by delivering results through rapid iterations
  • Design and develop state-of-the-art approaches to solving complex and ambiguous problems
  • Cultivate engineering and operational excellence through metrics and continuous learning
  • Establish charter, tenets, and technical vision

Basic Qualifications

  • 5+ years of video advertising experience managing and running video platforms, transcoding and delivery services
  • 5+ years of experience hiring and managing software engineering teams in Australia
  • 5+ years of managing highly available, distributed web services on AWS or other sophisticated mainstream cloud technologies
  • 10+ years of software development experience in object-oriented design and coding in Java or C++ or related technologies
  • Strong design, architecture, and problem solving skills
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or equivalent

Preferred Qualifications

  • A history of product management in a startup environment
  • Experience with customer development and validating products through customer feedback
  • A deep understanding of software development in a team, and a proven track record of shipping software quickly then iterating on the experience

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