- 7+ years of relevant engineering experience
- 3+ years of people management experience, managing engineers
- Experience in partnering with product and program management teams
- Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or a related technical discipline.
- Experience with at least one modern programming language such as C, C++, C#, Java.
- Object Oriented Design and familiarity with application and database programming under UNIX/Linux.
- Experience with Agile (SCRUM, RUP, XP), OO modeling, web services, UNIX, middleware, database, and data mining systems
- Experience building software products that leverage machine learning / deep learning techniques
- Experience mentoring and training the engineering community on complex technical issue
About Amazon Advertising:
Amazon Advertising operates at the intersection of eCommerce and advertising, offering a rich array of digital display advertising solutions with the goal of helping our customers find and discover anything they want to buy. We help advertisers reach Amazon customers on Amazon.com, across our other owned and operated sites, on other high quality sites across the web, and on millions of Kindles, tablets, and mobile devices. We start with the customer and work backwards in everything we do, including advertising. If you’re interested in joining a rapidly growing team working to build a unique, world-class advertising group with a relentless focus on the customer, you’ve come to the right place.
About our team:
Sponsored Display is Amazon Advertising’s first self-service display advertising offering. With the introduction of Sponsored Display, any advertiser – regardless of budget size, advertising experience, or technical expertise, can set up display campaigns to run on key placements across Amazon retail website and apps, devices (Kindle, Fire Tablet, Fire TV, Echo), third party websites (e.g. nytimes.com) and mobile apps.
Our team is responsible for building and taking this new eCommerce self-service display and video advertising capabilities to market, with the goal of empowering over one million vendors, seller brand owners, traders, agencies and software solution providers, to independently plan and execute campaigns. As a startup product within Amazon Advertising, our team is highly nimble, moving quickly to release new features and capabilities. We also work cross-functionally to evangelize our offering – internally and externally – and educate the market on the value of Sponsored Display.
About this role:
As a seasoned Software Development Manager (SDM) on the Sponsored Display team you will hire and lead a team of engineers and scientists to build products that will enable thousands of advertisers to create, manage and optimize campaigns that leverages rich contextual signals to meet their objectives. You will be the technical lead for the fast-growing Sponsored Display program, working with your team and peers to grow the program by building new features and enhancements that spans our entire stack from UX to ad serving and machine learning model. You will mentor your team on best practices for building quality software and raising the bar on operational excellence.
Great candidates for this role will have good communication skills and know how to work collaborative in teams that are spread across time zones. We are looking for great leaders who think big and enjoy diving deep and understanding the technical details and take pride in solving customer problems. Most important, they will work shoulder-to-shoulder with engineers, scientists, product leaders, and software development managers to deliver on your roadmap.
If you enjoy working and growing high performance teams, being part of a rapidly growing business, and inventing creative solutions to complex problems, this may be the role for you.
Java, AWS, REST Web Services, Elastic Search, Redshift, React are all relevant technologies that the team will work on to build solutions across amazon advertising stack.
Will consider candidates in New York or Toronto.
- Master’s degree in a computer science related field
- Online display advertising industry experience
- Passion for building new products in a fast paced, team-oriented environment.
- Sharp analytical abilities, proven design skills, excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Strong sense of ownership, bias for action, urgency, and drive.
- Experience using Amazon Web Services (AWS), Hadoop, Dynamo, Lambda, ElasticSearch or related technologies.
- Agile development (SCRUM, Kanban) environment
Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation
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