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(Expired) Manager of Development - Twitch Prime

1 month ago by Amazon

  Seattle (Washington), USA

Level: Intermediate

Contract: Full Time (Paid)

Sector: Software Engineering

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Interested in working on a new mobile initiative? Help us build new mobile experiences for our customers world-wide. We’re working hard, having fun, making history; come join us!

Amazon is all in on games, and Twitch Prime is one of a series of disruptive new initiatives that highlights our investment and dedication to the industry and its players. Twitch Prime, launched on September 30, 2016, is both the premium version of Twitch and includes a series of new benefit available to all Amazon Prime members geared at making Prime a no-brainer for core gamers. 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 in which fans are creators, players are celebrities, and games are a global cultural touchstone that cuts across age, gender and nationality. Games have the power to connect communities at a massive scale, and this role will delve into these communities, linking these communities to Amazon’s broader ecosystem through content that is all about the gamers.

Amazon has a strong and growing reputation in the video game business, including being named the best place to buy games in a recent industry survey, the release of several award winning games on android and iOS, the launch of own cloud based game engine, the announcement of soon to be released PC games and our acquisitions of Twitch. Twitch, Lumberyard, Amazon Web Services, Amazon game development and services, our digital and physical media retail, Comixology, Merch by Amazon and the Amazon Appstore are just some of our current assets that are relevant to this growing community.

As the Manager of Software Development you will be responsible for leading the development and launch of core mobile product features. You will have significant influence on our overall strategy by helping define these mobile product features, drive the system architecture, and spearhead the best practices that enable a quality product. You will build and launch new mobile strategies and features that will position our business to expand on a massive scale. You will enable this scale by shipping features that improve and broaden our value proposition for our customers. The target opportunity through mobile is massive, but also ambiguous so you will be leading your own newly formed team to clarify, simplify and prioritize. You will also navigate how to best to adapt and scale the product across a range of distinct geographic markets and mobile platforms.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • BS/MS in Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • 3+ years of industry experience.
  • 3+ years experience in mobile development (Android and/or iOS)
  • 3+ years experience with the tools of the trade, including a variety of modern programming languages (Java, C/C++, Objective C, Python, JavaScript) and open-source technologies (JQuery, etc).

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience developing cloud software services and an understanding of design for scalability, performance and reliability.
  • Development experience defining, developing and maintaining REST based interfaces
  • Excellence in technical communication with peers and non-technical cohorts
  • Experience with full-native, hybrid, and pure-web mobile app development
  • Experience building developer facing products and services
  • Experience building frameworks for creating applications on various platforms
  • Strong sense of ownership, urgency, and drive.
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities in an engineering environment in driving operational excellence and best practices.
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve stretch goals in a highly innovative and fast paced environment.
  • Gaming experience a plus

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

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