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Software Development Manager - Amazon Business International

Software Development Manager - Amazon Business International

Amazon Spain Services, S.L.
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Job Description

Our Amazon Business International (ABI) team is looking for an experienced Software Development Manager (SDM) to support growth of Amazon Business (AB) in Germany and UK and to support launch of AB in other countries.
AB aims to become the most customer-centric provider of products and procurement services for business, government and industry in the world. We’re off to a big start. After launching in 2015 in the United States, Amazon Business quickly reached $1 billion in annualized revenue. Now we’re expanding outside the United States. Building on top of Amazon’s long history of customer focus and innovation, and our drive to think big, AB is addressing a new set of customer needs in a vast new market segment. While we can rely on Amazon’s existing capabilities in user experience, convenience, selection, pricing and logistics, we need to re-invent core parts of the buying experience to serve the needs of businesses and other institutional buyers – from the kinds of products we offer, to our payment methods, to close integration with corporate purchasing systems. Furthermore, as we expand outside the U.S., we need to listen closely to local customer needs and tailor our approach to the requirements of local customers in Europe and Asia.
The ABI organization is focused on building solutions to enable International AB customers to research, discover and buy business, industrial and scientific products in large catalogs; across multiple devices, marketplaces and regions. Our customers include individual professionals, businesses and institutions and have different needs than the traditional Amazon consumer customers.

The role is based in Madrid, and likely will require some international travel.

Position Summary
ABI is rapidly growing and we're looking for an experienced SDM to build a high performing team and lead the technical direction of International features. This is a great opportunity to deal with a very ambiguous space and resolve high-impact problems. As a leader of the team, you will have the end-to-end ownership of your areas. You will partner with other development teams companywide to deliver a coherent and unified AB experience.

The AB team is comprised of Engineers, TPMs, Researchers, Designers and Product Managers, all tasked with a singular goal to create a world class and differentiated buying experience for business customers. You will be a key member of this team, dedicated to our ongoing effort to launch best of breed business features worldwide. You will also partner with a wide range of teams across Amazon. The ABI team has signed up for big goals in 2018 and this could be a breakout opportunity in one’s career at Amazon.

You will partner closely with Product Managers and TPMs to help translate business requirements into technical deliverables and deliver operationally stable solution that provides compelling customer experiences. You will also be responsible for managing, building, and growing a strong technical team.

We prefer candidates who can thrive in a fast paced, high energy and fun work environment where we deliver value incrementally and frequently. We value highly technical, hands-on, data driven leaders who know their subject matters deeply and are willing to learn new areas. We look for individuals who will set aside meaningful time to develop themselves and their teams as we continually learn from customers.

Notwendige Qualifikationen

· Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related field
· At least 8 years of experience managing software development efforts in distributed systems and/or developing large scale applications utilizing Agile methodologies.
· At least 6 years of experience professionally developing software in an Object Oriented Programming (OOP) language like Java, C++, C# or Scala Experience building and developing strong technical teams
· Experience leading technical leads
· Ability to handle multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment
· Good (English) communication and analytical skills, including strong ability to identify and solve ambiguous problems

Wünschenswerte Qualifikationen

· Hands-on technical expertise in high scale, service-oriented architectures
· Knowledge of professional software engineering practices & best practices for the full software development life cycle including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations
· Clear, professional communication skills able to contribute to team discussions, knowing when to contribute, when to listen, and when to ask questions
· Proactively and continually improve their level of knowledge about Amazon’s business and relevant technologies, and use this knowledge to deliver high quality, accurate software deliverables
· Strong problem solving, highly analytical, attention to detail and solid organizational skills
· International experience