Software Development Manager - Prime Video Website

Recruiter
Amazon
Location
London, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
20 Aug 2019
Closes
22 Aug 2019
Ref
1229183786
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Amazon's Prime Video is a premium on-demand video entertainment service that offers customers the greatest choice in what to watch from popular Prime Original TV shows (made by Amazon Studios) such as The Grand Tour, Jack Ryan and the recent Golden Globe winning The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel to Prime Original Movies like the Oscar-winning Manchester by the Sea and The Salesman. The service also offers TV shows that are exclusively available for Prime members in each country such as American Gods, MR ROBOT and Outlander, and more recently live sport including the US Open tennis from 2018 and Premier League games from 2019. Beyond this content exclusivity, the service further differentiates from other video-on-demand services by offering Prime members the opportunity to subscribe to 60+ channels like HBO, Discovery, Starz, Eurosport Player and hayu and hundreds of thousands of additional titles to watch instantly with no extra apps to download or long term contracts. Prime Video is at the forefront of the entertainment industry and growing fast - now available in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide - and we work in a dynamic, and exciting 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. The Prime Video Web team is seeking a Software Development Manager to lead high-impact programs to provide our global customers access to a broad variety of movies and TV shows on Web surfaces. This team owns video detail pages (TV Shows, Movies, Sports, and Live Events etc.) and helps customers to choose & consume video content. The team drives complex business problems, using both company-wide platform solutions as well as designing them from the ground up when it makes sense. We build global technology solutions, going beyond localization to providing customized compelling content to customers in each country where we operate. Not only must our software scale, but it must adapt to all modern browsers and screen sizes, ranging from mobile web to desktop web. The ideal candidate will be passionate about simple and elegant software solutions, customer-centric products, and agile development processes. You will look at problems beyond the borders of your team, and thrive on solutions that require thinking at multiple levels, from strategic to business tactical to system goals to specific interfaces. You don't shrink from the spotlight, able to coordinate cross-org meetings, field difficult questions, and create positive collaborative outcomes. You are adept at reading code and writing documents for an executive audience. BS/MS in Computer Science, Engineering or a related field Experience of hiring and developing software engineers with a passion to develop great people Experience of software development including design and implementation Technical leadership experience, with direct software engineering experience strongly preferred. Proficiency in at least one modern programming language such as Java, C++, C#, or Python Experience large scale distributed system design and development experience Excellent written and verbal communication skills Attention to detail, organization, problem solving and multitasking skills Technical aptitude and demonstrated ability to work in a cross-functional environment Proactive attitude and willingness to dig deep to achieve goals Self-motivated individual who can set and meet simultaneous short- and long-term goals Ability to adapt to shifting priorities and timelines by exercising keen judgment Thinks strategically, but stays on top of tactical execution and is results oriented Amazon is an equal opportunities employer. We believe passionately that employing a diverse workforce is central to our success. We make recruiting decisions based on objective criteria including your experience and skills. We value your passion to discover, invent, simplify and build. We welcome applications from all sections of society irrespective of belief colour, race, religion or belief, nationality, ethnic or national origin, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, sex, marital status, disability, age or trade union membership. Please let us know if you have any special requirements in relation to this recruitment process.

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