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Software Development Manager


Our mission: To be Earth's most customer-centric company.


Job summary
Come build the future of entertainment with us! Are you interested in shaping the future of movies and television? Do you want to define the next generation of how and what Amazon customers are watching?

Prime Video is a premium streaming service that offers customers a vast collection of TV shows and movies – all with the ease of finding what they love to watch in one place. We offer customers thousands of popular movies and TV shows from Originals and Exclusive content to exciting live sports events. We also offer our members the opportunity to subscribe to add-on channels which they can cancel at any time and to rent or buy new release movies and TV box sets on the Prime Video Store. Prime Video is a fast-paced, growth business – available in over 240 countries and territories worldwide. The team works in a dynamic environment where innovating on behalf of our customers is at the heart of everything we do. If this sounds exciting to you, please read on.

You will be responsible for leading a team of talented, software engineers, responsible raising the bar on quality, develop engineering solutions to manage prime video application build and release process, and maintain an automation platform and solutions for one of the largest native mobile apps at Amazon. The successful candidate will look at the big picture from business and technical perspectives and be key to supporting the large technical scale, growth and complexity facing the business.

Key job responsibilities
The successful candidate will:

• Be a champion of quality, automation, and operational excellence: establish team metrics for measurement of quality, automation and operational excellence and a consistent, regular process for assessment and improvements.

• Establish a consistent, project management framework and excellent development processes to deliver high quality software, in rapid iterations, for business partners in multiple geographies.

• Be responsible for the end to end ownership of a quality engineering team including setting the technical vision for developing test frameworks and automation for our systems to serve Amazon’s needs.

• Show strong business and technical judgment that will accelerate time to market of releases, while incrementally moving our services towards the long term vision.

• Be responsible for mentoring and developing engineers.

• Raise the bar on technical excellence, show thought leadership, and communicate well to different audiences.

A day in the life
We relentlessly emphasize quality, and take pride in engineering and operational excellence. We intend to build tools and services that stand the test of time and scale. You will manage engineers and own building end-to-end solution to automate the quality process from build to release. Your skill-set will become the leading edge in developer tools and test infrastructure software, and you will take pride in it.

About the team
Amazon Prime Video Mobile is dedicated to building the best streaming video experience possible for Kindle Tablets, Fire TV, iOS and Android Devices. The Quality Platform team is dedicated to ensuring that validating the quality of our applications is as streamlined as possible for developers. If you are an engineer who gravitates towards complex problems with complete autonomy over design and implementation, and willing to lead on mobile apps/client and devices space – this is a perfect role for you. We provide solutions that simplifies writing test automation for both iOS and Android applications. Thus off-loading some of the burden of test automation from our clients and expediting the development process as well while maintaining the quality standard.


• 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


• Degree in Computer Science or related field.
• Experience in managing and building quality mobile applications on Android/iOS
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively cross-group, and great passion for team collaboration
• Proven ability to work in a fast paced, agile and in an ownership and results oriented culture.
• Experience in building client applications
• Expertise in many disparate technologies, typically ranging from front-end user interfaces through to back-end systems and all points in between
• Experience in managing application development on cloud based infrastructure

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, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit https://www.amazon.jobs/en/disability/us.

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