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(Closed) Software Development Manager - Integrations - Twitch Prime DevX

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Amazon
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Join a fast growing team and influence how game developers use Twitch Prime!

Amazon is all in on games, and Twitch Prime is one of a series of disruptive new initiatives that highlight our investment and dedication to the industry and its players. Twitch Prime, launched on September 30, 2016, is a series of new benefits available to all Amazon Prime members geared toward making it a no-brainer for core gamers to join Amazon Prime. We believe the evolution that began with arcade communities a quarter at a time, growing to the live streams and eSports of today, will continue to a future in which fans are creators, players are celebrities, and games are a global cultural touchstone that cuts across age, gender and nationality. Games have the power to connect communities at a massive scale, and this role will delve into these communities, linking these communities to Amazon through content that is all about the gamers.

As a Software Development Manager (SDM) on Twitch Primeโ€™s Developer Experience (DX) team, you will lead a team focused on creating the core technologies and products for partnering game developers to efficiently integrate with Twitch Prime. You will help influence the teamโ€™s business/technical strategy, set engineering excellence standards, and help maintain highly reliable live services. You will work closely with your team to identify and solve ambiguous technical problems, architecture deficiencies, or areas where your teams services could improve developer integrations or related customer experiences.

The successful candidate will:

  • Keep the development team deeply connected to goals by broadcasting customer needs, customer feedback, product roadmaps, and product KPIs
  • Be passionate about forming and maintaining a highly effective team; both from hiring and developing others
  • Have strong product and project management skills
  • Be a champion for operational excellence: insisting on the highest standards and continuous improvements
  • Work closely with engineers to drive architecture and develop the best technical design
  • Collaborate on product road-mapping, project planning and consistently deliver against plans
  • Drive clarity on requirements and align on technical vision and execution
  • Manage the day-to-day activities of the engineering team within an Agile/Scrum environment
  • Regularly report on status of development, quality, operations, and system performance
  • Review technical deliverables to provide detailed feedback
  • Create and communicate a clear and concise vision to promote team autonomy and focus
  • Set and meet simultaneous short-term and long-term goals

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • 7+ years of relevant engineering experience
  • 3+ years of managing engineering teams that developed external services
  • Experience partnering with product/program management teams
  • Experience hiring and developing software engineers
  • Experience in software development (design, implementation, and live management)
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering or equivalent experience

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • An MBA and/or a degree in Computer Science (or the equivalent), or professional work experience as a software engineer is a huge plus
  • 5+ years of Product Management (tech) experience in a related industry
  • 3+ years of software development experience
  • Experience working as a game developer (mobile, console, and/or PC) or a strong understanding of the inner workings of game development/publishing
  • Experience delivering consumer software products and services in a high growth environment
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills; both technical and non-technical
  • Strong analytic and problem solving skills
  • Track record for being detail-oriented, self-motivated, and having strong follow-through from start to finish
  • Meets/exceeds Amazonโ€™s leadership principles requirements for this role
  • Meets/exceeds Amazonโ€™s functional/technical depth and complexity for this role
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