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Software Development Manager, Amazon Beauty Tech

Job ID: 1772066 | Amazon Dev Centre Canada ULC


Job summary
Technology is giving the beauty industry a makeover! Are you interested to disrupt and redefine the way customers buy Beauty products online? Are you interested in using the latest advances in machine learning, computer vision, and big-data technologies to build online customer experiences for Beauty products that can equal or even surpass an in-store experience? Amazon Beauty is reinventing the shopping experience for all beauty customers across the largest selection of brands to become the most trusted beauty destination. Beauty is unique in retail with a diverse customer set along with products that are emotional, fun, and creative. This is your chance to get in on the ground floor to build something entirely new and transform an industry!

To achieve our vision, we think big and tackle technological challenges every day. We need builders and disruptors who are not afraid to innovate! Our architecture and development processes support rapid experimentation, global deployments, and self-service capabilities that allow us to scale better.

We build:
· Amazon scale systems: All our technology needs to work at Amazon scale, serving millions of customers with millisecond-level latency.
· Immersive customer experiences: We will create elevated and immersive customer experiences that using cutting-edge UI-technologies and user-centric design patterns.
· Computer Vision and augmented reality (AR) experiences: We bring exciting experiences directly to the customer's mobile phone using their cameras and combinations of computer vision and AR.
· Personalization using machine learning: We will be working with machine learning (ML) technologies such as recommendation algorithms and reinforced learning to provide better-personalized shopping experiences.
· Data & analytics pipelines: Amazon is data-driven, and a robust data backbone is necessary for our systems. We build on core AWS services such as EC2, S3, DynamoDB, SageMaker, StepFunctions, etc.
· Multi-device support: We build for all traditional surfaces - desktop browsers, mobile browsers, and mobile applications.

Key job responsibilities
As a software manager at Amazon Beauty Tech, you will be part of the larger technical leadership community that forms the backbone of Amazon’s retail org. You will lead the initiative to revolutionize customer shopping experience across the world's most extensive catalog of beauty products. You will help with broad business planning, work closely with senior leaders, influence our long-term technical/business strategy, and help us hire and develop talented engineering teams. You will bring deep technical expertise in building massively scalable web and mobile applications, provide technical mentorship to engineers, and lead the delivery of high-impact customer-facing features.

About the team
Amazon Beauty Tech is a rapidly expanding division within the Consumables organization. We are a passionate group of engineers, scientists, product managers, and designers who drive technological innovation to improve the customer shopping experience. We have a startup-like work culture where innovation is encouraged; we are never afraid to propose big ideas for fear of failing!


· Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related fields.
· 5+ years of experience as a software developer.
· 3+ years of professional experience in building and shipping high-impact and client-facing web/mobile applications.
· Proficiency in one or more modern programming language such as Java, Python, C#, Go, or NodeJs.
· Demonstrated ability to own and design complex technical architectures, making trade-offs to balance speed of delivery while maintaining the quality bar.
· 2+ years of experience hiring, mentoring, and managing high-performant engineering teams.
· Passion for technical innovation and learning new systems/technologies.
· Excellent written and oral communication skills.


· Masters degree or PhD in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related topics.
· Familiarity with AWS services such as EC2, DynamoDB, RDS, AWS Lambda, and Amazon SageMaker.
· Familiarity with HTML5, CSS, and one or more web frameworks (React, Vue, Angular, Node).
· 3+ years of experience hiring, mentoring, and managing high-performant engineering teams.
· 8+ years industry experience shipping complex technology projects.

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.