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Senior Engineering Leader in Madrid


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Job Description

Amazon is looking for a world-class engineering leader who can both own one of EU’s top business initiatives and support the technical growth and best practices of Amazon International Technology’s Madrid presence.

As a leader of multiple single-threaded leaders of EU technical business initiatives, you will co-own strategy, design and execution with your EU-based business partners. You will support building and managing your teams from both the product and engineering perspectives. With your teams, you will help build and drive roadmaps with business partners from around the world. Your teams own engineering strategy and you will lead your engineers to design and architect the right solutions. Together you define and launch high-quality product on time and within budget. You will help break down large, complex and ambiguous problems, and solve them using data-driven decisions. You will find and strike the best balance between innovation, operational excellence, and leverage of Amazon technology, in order to build solutions that are robust, secure, scalable and compelling for customers.

This leader will also play a major role on the VP of International Technology’s (In Tech) Leadership Team as the Site Manager for In Tech’s Madrid presence, an engineering team spanning multiple teams and engineers. In this capacity, you will be responsible for advising and supporting the technical growth and best practices of the teams on the ground and working with In Tech Leadership to drive the development of a world-class engineering organization.

The successful candidate will have a proven track record building and running highly scalable technical products, strong leadership and technical skills, excellent project management abilities, great communication skills, and a drive to achieve results in a fast paced environment.
  • Partner with business leadership to understand business requirements, influence product vision and deliver strategic solutions
  • Drive high standards through your recruitment and professional development of your technical teams, aligning closely with Amazon's larger technology organization
  • Think big and build big for the long term, while maintaining nimbleness to experiment and deliver small and valuable new features for customers
  • Develop quality engineering approaches that best fit business’s strategic direction
  • Define, drive and oversee a broad range of service integrations, systems improvements and customer-facing features
  • Build innovative solutions which leverage Amazon's technology platforms, tools, and processes
  • Manage and execute against project plans and delivery commitments
  • Operate at all levels of the technology stack, including front-end user experience, mobile applications, and back-end services
  • Provide visibility on status of development, quality, operations, and system performance to leadership team

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or the equivalent
  • 5+ years as a professional engineer
  • 10+ years as a software development engineering, including 3 or more years managing multiple development teams
  • Track record of shipping high-quality, highly-scaled, web- and/or service-based software

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Computer Science or equivalent, or MBA
  • Experience with e-commerce, payments, or financial services
  • Experience working in the EU, and working with international business partners


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