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Software Development Manager, Ad Server and Creative

Employer
Amazon
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
26 Jun 2022

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Sector
Technology & New Media
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Job summary
The Ad Server and Creative teams provide advertisers and agencies solutions to create, distribute, measure, and optimise their campaigns. Our global ad server delivers ads across mobile, web and video at massive scale, and our customers benefit from creative authoring tools, advanced analytics, and dynamic creative optimisation.
We are looking for outstanding candidates to join us as full-time Software Development Managers. Successful candidates will have led teams that solve complex and broad business problems with simple and straightforward solutions, applying appropriate technologies and software engineering best practices, building solutions that scaled and performed. You will also have a focus on the customer experience, great teamwork and communication skills, and a motivation to achieve results in a fast-paced environment.
You will lead a diverse, geographically distributed Agile team at our development centre in Tel Aviv, Israel, launching and growing new initiatives for Amazon's advertising tech stack. Your team will own the business, technology and operations, giving you the responsibility and authority to ensure success. You will be involved in every aspect of the process - from idea generation, business analysis and technical design through to software development across a variety of technologies. Your systems will meet remarkably high standards of performance and reliability, and will operate at massive scale, 24x7.
The position offers exceptional opportunities for every candidate to grow their technical and non-technical skills. If you are selected, you have the opportunity to really make a difference to our business by inventing, enhancing and building world class systems, delivering results, working on exciting and challenging projects.
Key job responsibilities
This role is suited to a manager with a strong technical background, ideally having previously worked as an engineer. You will lead a diverse engineering team and be expected to lead and contribute to design and technical solutions.
A day in the life
You will take on the Scrum Master responsibilities, leading the team to deliver a backlog of work groomed and prioritised according to the team and business requirements.
You will be involved in helping to innovate, design, improve and raise that bar in the technical deliverables, as well as looking for ways to improve operations and ways of working.
You will have the autonomy to lead the team and technology as you deem fit.
About the team
Our team strive to operate an efficient data processing pipeline, ensuring accuracy, freshness and security.
The team is diverse and geographically distributed, based in Edinburgh, Israel, Poland and the US. We have established ways of working remotely and there are many opportunities to be onsite (particularly in Edinburgh) to collaborate and socialise.
Basic qualifications
  • Experience working directly within engineering teams.
  • Experience partnering with product OR program management teams
  • People management experience, managing engineers.
  • Experience architecting and designing (architecture, design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and current systems.
  • Experience working directly within engineering teams.
  • Experience partnering with product OR program management teams
  • People management experience, managing engineers.
  • Experience architecting and designing (architecture, design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and current systems.
Preferred qualification
  • Experience leading engineering teams using Agile methodologies
  • People management experience including managing engineers
  • Experience of systems design
  • Experience operating large scale, distributed systems and an solid understanding of Operational Excellence
  • You will have significant experience in software engineering development and team lead roles, including line management
  • Prior experience of software development and a solid grounding in Computer Science, including algorithms, data structures, operating systems, programming languages and distributed systems.
  • Experience with modern software development practices including automated testing, refactoring, continuous integration and continuous deployment
  • Experience leading the delivery of large, cross-team projects
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience analysing business and operational metrics
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 your experience and skills. We value your passion to discover, invent, simplify and build. Protecting your privacy and the security of your data is a longstanding top priority for Amazon. Please consult our Privacy Notice (https://www.amazon.jobs/en/privacy_page) to know more about how we collect, use and transfer the personal data of our candidates.
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