We are looking for a Software Manager for Translation Services and Platforms organization. We prefer individuals who are passionate technologists at their core, but have the business skills and leadership acumen to grow an organization of word class engineering leaders and build a set of products that will serve all of Amazon and beyond. In this role, you will be expected to build and expand Amazon's translation capabilities. You need to be able to differentiate between $5MM and $50MM opportunities. You should really enjoy finding new ways to take technology, especially localization and translation technologies, and find ways to disrupt the status quo. This role will require someone who can see the value in taking data and learning how to continuously improve our translation platforms.
In this role, you will wear many hats; you lead leaders and influence Amazon Sr. Leaders across the organization; you are a coach and a talent development expert who can work with managers or engineers to help them achieve their maximum potential; you are an architectural heavyweight - you aren't afraid to grab a marker and walk up to the whiteboard to share ideas; and you have strong judgment and can help drive programs through high levels of ambiguity to deliver the right results.
The right candidate will thrive and succeed in an entrepreneurial environment, and not be hindered by ambiguity or competing priorities. You will have leadership maturity and know how to handle a variety of tough people leadership situations. You will develop and drive high-level strategic initiatives that will help Amazon teams unlock the full potential of translation technologies. You will help develop architectures and technical solutions for complex problems, anticipate bottlenecks, provide escalation management, anticipate and make trade-offs, and balance the business needs versus technical constraints. An ability to take large, complex projects and break them down into manageable pieces, develop functional specifications, then deliver them in a successful and timely manner is expected.
You would be a part of Amazon's Translation Services and Platforms organization. Our mission is to own the tools and technologies to translate all Amazon content into any language, no matter what the content is. Our tools and services are used by all of Amazon's businesses, including AWS, Kindle and of course, the Amazon websites. We continue to crush our year over year translation volumes, and only plan on accelerating.