Software Development Manager, Prime Video Search

Software Development Manager, Prime Video Search

04 Apr 2022
New York, New york city, 10001 New york city USA

Software Development Manager, Prime Video Search

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Job summary
Prime Video Search team seek a Software Development Manager to grow and develop a team of passionate engineers in shaping the Prime Video Search experience across all devices (Living Room, iOS, Android, FireTV etc.). This team is responsible for defining, designing, building and supporting systems to provide fast access to the right answer for any video search for our customers, no matter what device customer is using.

The ideal candidate will be passionate about simple and elegant software solutions, customer-centric products, and utilizing agile development processes. You will look at problems holistically, beyond the borders of your team, and thrive on solutions that require thinking at multiple levels. You will be the core driver of search from an engineering standpoint and will be coordinating cross-org meetings, field difficult questions, and create positive collaborative outcomes. You evaluate research and write documents for executive audiences. You ensure solutions are reliable, scalable, and secure.

Key job responsibilities
What you'll do:

  • Manage and grow a team of software engineers and direct their projects, performance, and career growth.
  • Clearly communicate project roadmaps with your team, management, and principal stakeholders
  • Work with Product and Engineers to determine scope and estimate development effort
  • Lead systems design, architecture, and scaling discussions
  • Have fun and make history!

A day in the life
On a typical day, you may:
  • Work closely with Product Managers, Technical Program Managers and other teams in Prime Video to plan development activities for your team
  • Run daily agile activities to drive your team to deliver results
  • Have 1:1s with your direct reports to drive their career progression
  • Learn and use cutting-edge AWS technologies
  • Oversee code quality for your team (testing, deployments, operational readiness)
  • Eliminate blockers and ambiguity so team can execute on their tasks

About the team
Prime Video is a premium entertainment service that offers customers the greatest choices in what to watch, and how to watch it. This is a young and evolving business within Amazon where creativity and drive can have a lasting impact on the way video is enjoyed worldwide.
Prime Video Search is responsible for developing structured video search systems that understand the intent of search query accurately, utilize rich metadata sets, and consistently display relevant search results to millions of Prime Video customers across all Prime Video surfaces (e.g. iOS, Android, PS4, TV Apps, Retail Web). We're a high energy, fast growth business excited to have the opportunity to shape new ways for search to reach their audiences. We need your passion, innovative ideas, and creativity to help continue to expand our space and enhance the search experience.


  • 7+ years of experience working directly within engineering teams
  • Experience partnering with product OR program management teams
  • 3+ years of people management experience, managing engineers
  • 3+ years of experience architecting and designing (architecture, design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and current systems

  • Ability to audit and contribute to technical designs of large systems.
  • Proven experience launching and maintaining software products into a production environment.


  • E/commerce and retail experience a plus
  • Experience in Search spaces and related technologies a plus

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