Software Development Manager

Abebooks.com

April 23, 2015

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Job Category: 
Technical
Job Specialization: 
Software Development
Job
Job Summary: 

Victoria, B.C.

Job Description

Do you love technology? Do you have great interpersonal and communication skills? Do you live to build and support great software teams? Do you enjoy mentoring smart engineers into leadership roles? Do you thrive in a fast paced e-commerce environment? If the answer is yes please read on.

AbeBooks, an Amazon company, is seeking a talented, self-directed Software Development Manager to lead the team responsible for building and operating our search systems. This is at the heart of what we do and allows customers to explore hundreds of millions of listing that are updated tens of millions of times a day by sellers from around the world. If you have an unbridled passion for technology and a can-do attitude, along with a strong track record of delivering superior software, then we want to talk to you!

Responsibilities:

· Becoming a domain expert for your team′s products, features and technology
· Hiring, developing, and motivating a great engineering team
· Contributing to the technical vision, strategy, and product roadmap for your team
· Recognizing and removing technical, organizational and project roadblocks for your team
· Proposing and implementing new features and system improvements
· Developing relationships within AbeBooks and Amazon to support your team′s activities
· Prioritizing the work of your team, and building product timelines and roadmaps

It is a challenging job and we′re looking for an amazing person to fill it. We are seeking someone who is passionate about providing great leadership and who possesses deep technical skills. Someone who is comfortable resolving ambiguity and making the right choices to deliver great software on time, someone who can help their team find the right balance between business necessity, invention, and technical and operational excellence.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:
 

· 5+ years experience in Software development
· 2+ years as a Development Manager or Team Lead
· BS/MS degree in Computer Science or equivalent
· Demonstrated passion for customer experience and usability
· Strong verbal and written communication skills and demonstrated technical leadership
· Experience in the development and architecture of distributed/scalable/fault tolerant systems
· Ability to handle multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced, results driven environment
· Familiar with Linux (Or Unix) environment
· Experience in testing and a passion for producing high quality code
· Understanding of relational databases, relational modeling and SQL (Oracle/MySQL)
· Agile practices and methodologies such as Test Driven Development and Scrum
· An understanding of OO design patterns and programming

Preferred Qualifications

The following qualifications are preferred but not required:

· Proficiency with client side technologies and best practices (XHTML/JavaScript/CSS)

How To Apply: 

Please send resume to  HR@abebooks.com