Software Development Manager, Amazon Storyteller

Software Development Manager, Amazon Storyteller

We are looking for an Agile Software Development Manager to lead the Amazon Storyteller team at our development centre in Edinburgh, Scotland. Storyteller is part of Amazon Studios, an online, collaborative motion picture development project, where people from anywhere can upload scripts or turn scripts into test movies and where customer feedback on test movies informs development decisions. Amazon Studios is combining technical innovation with the vast reach of the internet to redefine how commercial movies will be developed in the future. Your team owns the business, technology and operations for Amazon Storyteller, an application that helps user create visually test movies to test user reaction. 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.

The position offers an exceptional opportunity to really make a difference to the future of movie making. You will lead the team in inventing, enhancing and building a world class creative system to help our users deliver amazing results. You will need to make architectural decisions with multi-year effects, drive consensus for hard technical trade-offs and lead risky R&D efforts to success, enabling a world-class user experience. You will develop the long-term strategy for your programs and translate that into an achievable roadmap and then manage execution against project plans and delivery commitments. You will continue to hire world-class colleagues, developing and retaining your team.

Qualified candidates must have excellent leadership and strategic customer-focused thinking skills demonstrated through multiple successful product release cycles. A proven ability to collaborate, communicate well, as well as mentor and grow high-potential engineers is a must. Successful candidates are not only passionate about creating reliable and maintainable systems but also motivated to develop high-performance teams through effective goal setting, attention to performance and operational metrics, continuous process improvement and mentorship.

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We offer a highly competitive salary, and other excellent benefits including healthcare. This is your opportunity to develop a rewarding career, work in a unique environment, and be part of a passionate and international team to work hard, have fun and make history!