Want to lead a team responsible for some of Amazon's internal talent management technology, as experienced by hundreds of thousands of employees? You can help us deliver an awesome employee experience, building tools to manage career development and promotions processes. Come be part of a team that will directly shape and influence the future growth of every employee at Amazon.

We are looking for an outstanding Software Development Manager to join our Global Talent Management team in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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. You will need to help make architectural decisions with multi-year effects, drive consensus for hard technical trade-offs and lead risky R&D efforts to success, enabling world-class user experiences.

Qualified candidates will 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.

You will have significant experience in software engineering development and team lead roles, including line management. You will hold a Computer Science Honours degree (2:1 or better) or have undertaken postgraduate study (applicants with a degree in a related discipline who have demonstrated a strong grounding in Computer Science and experience in Software Engineering will also be considered).

Essential skills:
• Significant experience as an Agile project manager and a line manager in a software development team.
• Prior experience of software development and a solid grounding in Computer Science, including algorithms, data structures, operating systems, programming languages and distributed systems.
• Experience with best-practice software engineering including Agile methods, automated testing, refactoring, source control management, continuous integration and deployment.
• Strong analytical and excellent problem solving skills.
• Strong written and verbal English communications skills.

• Experience of end-to-end product ownership, working directly with designers as well as software developers to design, plan, develop, ship and iterate quickly.
• Experience developing complex interactive web/mobile products.
• Experience and a passion for recruiting engineering talent, including interviewing and resume reviewing.

Personal qualities:
• Results oriented with a strong customer and business focus.
• The ability to take raw product requirements and bring them to life.
• Highly innovative, flexible and self-directed, but also a cooperative team player.
• Ability to communicate and discuss topics with technical, design and business audiences.
• Ability to deal well with ambiguous and undefined problems.
• Able to thrive in a challenging and dynamic environment.
• Strong sense of ownership and a passion for leading a team to deliver a world-class user experience.

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!

Amazon is an equal opportunities employer. We believe passionately that employing a diverse workforce is central to our success. We make recruiting decisions based on your experience and skills.

All offers are conditional on references, verification of the right to work in the UK, and a successful background screening check. This check will include previous employment verification, qualification verification (if relevant) and a basic criminal check. Further details of this policy and procedure will be sent to you along with your conditional offer.