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Software Development Manager - VUE

Software Development Manager - VUE

Job ID 
600494
Location 
IN-KA-Bangalore
Posted Date 
05-12-2017
Company 
ADCI - Karnataka
Recruiting Team 
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Job Description

The Ad Optimization group in Bangalore has the charter to solve optimization problems for ad-programs in Amazon and enable our advertisers to deliver their ads on high quality impressions. We develop advanced algorithms and systems to optimize performance for our advertisers and publishers. We are focused on solving a wide variety of problems in the area of computational advertising like traffic quality prediction, web crawling, publisher quality, robot detection, fraud detection, performance prediction, pricing, publisher monetization and experimentation platform. Our group includes experts in the areas of distributed computing, machine learning, statistics, optimization, text mining, information theory, control systems, security engineering, combinatorics and econometrics.

We are looking for a talented manager to lead the Viewability and User Engagement (VUE) initiatives for Amazon Advertising. The team consists of javascript experts, backend engineers and scientists who are building technologies to capture viewability of ads, track user engagement with ads, detect fraudulent activity using client side pixels, predict probability of view and engagement at bid time, and build a generic framework for client side components. The team has very high visibility within the advertising organization and is very active in inventing new solutions to solve this complex problem. An ideal person for this position would enjoy ideating new features, product definitions, creative algorithms, and who thrive in a fast paced fun environment. As a Software Development Manager leading the VUEteam, you will be responsible for

a) Working closely with scientists, product managers and business leaders to drive the next set of features, develop solutions and track influence of our systems on the overall advertising business. Your work will include doing research on existing advertising products, analyzing data, feature gap analysis and prioritizing features in an incremental way.

b) 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.

c) You will be responsible for mentoring and managing a highly skilled and specialized set of SDEs, and in providing them career growth opportunities.

d) Technical deep dive, architectural skills and bias for action are a must.

e) Having prior leadership experience managing people is a must and experience in the online industry is a great plus.

We offer a fast-paced and fun workplace with competitive salary and great benefits.

Basic Qualifications

- A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related field is a must, as is relevant work experience in software development.
- 5+ 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 tradeoffs and opportunistic new ideas with technical employees.
- Should be able to think strategically and execute methodically and tactically.
- 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.

Preferred Qualifications

- Experience with client side metrics measurement and analytics
- Experience in the advertising industry is desired
- Knowledge of security, web browser and mobile app fundamentals would be an added plus