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Senior SDM

Senior SDM

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ADCI - Karnataka
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Job Description

Amazon is investing heavily in building a world class advertising business and we are responsible for defining and delivering a collection of self-service performance advertising products that drive discovery and sales. Our products are strategically important to our Retail and Marketplace businesses driving long term growth. We deliver billions of ad impressions and millions of clicks daily and are breaking fresh ground to create world-class products. We are highly motivated, collaborative and fun-loving with an entrepreneurial spirit and bias for action. With a broad mandate to experiment and innovate, we are growing at an unprecedented rate with a seemingly endless range of new opportunities.

We are looking for a senior engineering leader to solve complex, large scale problems in any of the following areas: machine learning, data mining, data retrieval, high performance ad serving, high performance transaction management, development of interactive crawler.

We are looking for a seasoned technology leader to head our Core Platform Engineering group. As the leader of this group, you will be responsible for:
  • Understanding the business needs, our product offerings and identify common needs, patterns in problems which can be solved efficiently to launch products providing best-in-class consumer experience products to the market quickly. You will work closely with product/program management, country business stakeholders, marketing and site merchandising, and other company leaders to enable product teams to successfully go from early-stage product concepts to launch. You must be responsive, flexible, and able to succeed within an open, fast-paced collaborative environment.
  • Driving the evolution of core platform, making fix/rebuild decisions for major subsystems to allow platform to scale 35x over the next few years while enabling new features to be built on top of the platform. Your work will include doing research on existing advertising platforms and their capabilities, understanding global requirements and appropriately prioritizing engineering work while maintaining a highly available and reliable platform which millions of customers use today.
  • You will also be responsible for ensuring sanity of architecture, operational excellence and quality, delivering results on time and working with other software teams in order for the feature to launch. You will be responsible for clarifying use cases, requirements and milestones.
  • You will be responsible for mentoring and managing a highly skilled set of SDMs and SDEs, and in providing them career growth opportunities.

We are looking for talented seasoned managers who enjoy defining new platforms and products, coming up with creative algorithms, helping build large scale systems, drive business initiatives and thrive in a fast paced fun environment. Having prior leadership in building and operationally managing platforms for consumer facing products, experience in managing fairly large sized engineering organizations is a must and experience in the online industry is a great plus.


Basic Qualifications

  • 15+ years of relevant work experience in Software Development.
  • 7+ years of software management and a proven ability to translate customer needs into business and product requirements.
  • Proven analytical and quantitative skills ability to use hard data and metrics to back up assumptions and develop project business cases and deciding the right priority.
  • Proven ability to architect large scale systems.
  • High attention to detail including precise and effective customer communications.
  • Ability to manage multiple, competing priorities simultaneously.
  • Ability to understand and discuss technical concepts, schedule trade-offs and opportunistic new ideas with technical employees.
  • Should be able to think strategically and execute methodically and tactically. offers competitive salary, stock grants, health and other benefits.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Superior verbal and written communications skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment where continuous innovation is desired.
  • Composed, poised and professional demeanor.
  • History of teamwork and willingness to roll up one’s sleeves to get the job done.