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(Expired) Software Development Manager

6 months ago by Amazon Game Studios

  Seattle (Washington), USA

Level: Senior

Contract: Full Time (Paid)

Sector: Software Engineering

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Amazon is all in on games.

We believe the evolution that began with arcade communities a quarter at a time, growing to the live streams and esports of today, will continue to a future where everyone is a gamer and every gamer can create, compete, collaborate and connect with others at massive scales. We are looking for pioneers who can imagine and deliver world-class technology. If you are excited about the opportunity to invent and build with the entire sandbox of Amazon technology, including AWS and Twitch, the Lumberyard games team is seeking an experienced game engineer and wants to talk to you.

You are a Software Development Manager with broad game development experience and world-class software engineering skills. You will work directly on a game team and with the Lumberyard team to lead a high performing engineering team to create a game and push the limits of Amazon Game Tech. Your team includes industry veterans of dozens of titles and strong expertise in live services. This is a rare opportunity to get in at the very beginning and help shape the foundation of a team delivering multiple game titles. Successful candidates will have a track record of shipping quality game software, leading teams on successful products, and also excel at both verbal and written communication, customer focus, and collaboration with game designers and artists to deliver the best product.

As a Software Development Manager, you will be expected to:

  • Lead the engineering effort on a new game team of high performing engineers, designers, and artists. Drive the architecture and technology choices that enable a world-class user experience.
  • Lead the development of project plans and commitments, and then deliver consistently against those commitments.
  • Be a champion for the gamer: Build games that thrill and entertain our players and create new ways to delight customers.


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering.
  • 5+ years of people management experience.
  • 10+ years of professional software engineering experience, working on multi-discipline teams.
  • At least 2 released games as an engineering leader.


  • Master’s degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering.
  • 15+ years of game development experience with multiple shipped titles.
  • Lumberyard 3D game engine development experience.
  • Mobile game development experience.
  • Console game development experience.
  • Demonstrated leadership responsibility for delivery of a technically demanding product, in a team environment, from idea conception through launch.
  • Proven ability to take a project from scoping requirements through launch and live operations.
  • Proven success in building, motivating and retaining teams of star players.
  • Has contributed source code changes to an in-house or third-party game engine.
  • Experience working on large scale, commercial online game services.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work effectively on shared projects with designers, artists, testers, and other developers.
  • Experience building tools and workflows supporting distributed teams.
  • Meets/exceeds Amazon’s leadership principles requirements for this role.
  • Meets/exceeds Amazon’s functional/technical depth and complexity for this role.

Amazon is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Minority / Women / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation / Age

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