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Software Development Manager, Product Classification for Tax

Full Time
7 days ago
Job summary
Would you like to work on one of the world's largest transactional distributed systems? How about working with customers and peers from the entire range of Amazon's business on cool new features? We are responsible for classifying billions of products in Amazon's catalogue, calculating accurate Tax amount for every transaction that happens on Amazon's platform. We do it via Machine Learning and software having state of the art complex yet scalable architecture. Whether you're passionate about building highly scalable and reliable systems or one who likes to solve complex business problems through team, Tax Services is the place for you.

Amazon's eCommerce Services group is looking for a passionate, results-oriented inventive Software Development Manager. As the development manager, you'll lead a talented and nimble team of engineers. Responsibilities include direct management of engineers, process and quality of service improvements, strategic planning, project management for software within the team, and management of resources across teams. A successful candidate will have an established background in developing customer-facing experiences, a strong technical ability, excellent project management skills, great communication skills, and a motivation to achieve results in a fast paced environment.


  • 7+ years of experience working directly within engineering teams
  • Experience partnering with product OR program management teams
  • 3+ years of people management experience, managing engineers
  • 3+ years of experience architecting and designing (architecture, design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and current systems

  • Responsible for the overall systems development life cycle* Develop the long-term strategy for your programs and translate that into an achievable road map/action plan
  • Management and execution against project plans and delivery commitments
  • Manage the day-to-day activities of the engineering team within an Agile/Scrum environment
  • Management of departmental resources, staffing, mentoring, and enhancing and maintaining a best-of-class engineering team
  • Work closely with the engineers to architect and develop the best technical design and approach
  • Report on status of development, quality, operations, and system performance to management
  • Professional traits that are not unique to this position, but necessary for

Amazon leaders:
* Exhibit excellent judgment
* Hire and develop great people
* Have relentlessly high standards (is never satisfied with the status quo)
* Are able to dive deep and are never out of touch with the details of the business or the technology
* Expect and require innovation of their team
* Have passion and convictions and the innate ability to inspire passion in others
* Strong results Orientation
* Think big


  • Experience with large scale distributed systems
  • Experience in developing long-term product and technical strategies
  • Effective analytical skills, with problem solving abilities in the face of ambiguity
  • Ability to communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical individuals
  • Work effectively across functional teams
  • Experience working with senior leadership

Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, or other legally protected status. If you would like to request an accommodation, please notify your Recruiter.
Software and Programming