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Sr. Manager Software Development

Sr. Manager Software Development

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Amazon Chennai (Dev Ctr - IN)
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Job Description


The Senior Software development Manager will be part of the Fire OS organization and will be responsible for leading multiple teams including development & QA for Fire OS devices. Fire OS (based on Android) is used across a wide family of Amazon devices including Tablets and TV.

As a Senior Software Development Manager, you will be responsible for hiring and leading a team of framework, middleware and low level engineers developing software for FireOS based devices. In this position you will partner with product teams (Tablet, TV etc.), product managers, project managers and other internal resources.

The Senior Software Development Manager will provide technical leadership and management for the Chennai teams. This hands-on position requires broad engineering competence, low level system background, Android expertise and and a good understanding of the system (including hardware). In addition, it will require demonstrated experience successfully planning, organizing and conducting software development projects in a dynamic environment.

The ideal candidate will be passionate about simple and elegant software solutions and focus on improving performance and reliability. The leader we are looking for will bring proven experience building, managing and mentoring engineering teams. In this role, you will:
· Work closely with the engineers to architect and develop the best technical design and approach
· Instill best practices for software development and documentation, assure designs meet requirements and deliver high-quality work on tight schedules
· Manage departmental resources, staffing and mentoring and enhance and maintain a best-in-class engineering team.
· Maintain and improve existing software
· Prepare technical requirements and software design specifications
· Report on status of development, quality, operations and system performance to management

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field
· 10+ years of industry experience, preferably in Android
· 5+ years of management experience
· Demonstrated experience delivering innovative products
· Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to present complex technical information in a clear and concise manner to executives and non-technical leaders
· Excellent judgment, organizational and problem solving skills
· Proven success in building, motivating and retaining teams of star players
· Engineering process expertise, with a full understanding of Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) principles

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree or PhD in computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering
Linux or Android experience
Superior hw/sw design and architecture knowledge
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Knowledge in one or more of the following areas –
- Power Management for embedded devices.
- Graphics – UI Composition and Fluidity for mobile applications.
- Android Framework / Android Runtime(s) / Compilers
- Linux Kernel / Device peripherals
QA management
Robust project planning/execution skills including estimating, scheduling and executing on committed schedules
Deeply technical with a track record of successful delivery as an individual contributor and leader
Entrepreneurial spirit combined with strong program and product management skills