Amazon – Software Development Manager – AWS AI/ML (Computer Vision)

New York Area, NY, United States


We are seeking an Software Development Manager for AWS AI/ML (Computer Vision) Team in New York City. We are looking for Senior Leaders who have expertise in leading teams that build large-scale distributed systems to apply fast, efficient and highly scalable algorithms to deep learning-based image and video recognition problems.

Amazon recently announced Amazon Lookout for Vision, a new machine learning (ML) service that helps customers in industrial environments to detect visual defects on production units and equipment in an easy and cost-effective way. Read more about it here –
Amazon Lookout for Vision – New ML Service Simplifies Defect Detection for Manufacturing

In this role, you will lead the design, development, testing and deployment of these services. You will draw from a deep and broad technical expertise to mentor engineers, complete hands-on technical work and provide leadership on complex technical issues. You will manage and be responsible for delivering some of our most strategic technical projects, deliver large scalable systems, design new software systems at the cutting edge of distributed database technology and have a significant bottom-line impact on our business and competitive position.

As an engineering leader in AWS, you will be part of the larger technical leadership community that forms the backbone of the company, plays a critical role in the broad business planning, working closely with senior executives, influences our long-term technical and business strategy, helps us hire talented team of engineers and ultimately enables us to deliver innovative new solutions rapidly.

Inclusive Team Culture
Here at AWS, we embrace our differences. We are committed to furthering our culture of inclusion. We have ten employee-led affinity groups, reaching 40,000 employees in over 190 chapters globally. We have innovative benefit offerings, and host annual and ongoing learning experiences, including our Conversations on Race and Ethnicity (CORE) and AmazeCon (gender diversity) conferences. Amazon’s culture of inclusion is reinforced within our 14 Leadership Principles, which remind team members to seek diverse perspectives, learn and be curious, and earn trust.

Work/Life Balance
Our team puts a high value on work-life balance. It isn’t about how many hours you spend at home or at work; it’s about the flow you establish that brings energy to both parts of your life. We believe striking the right balance between your personal and professional life is critical to life-long happiness and fulfillment. We offer flexibility in working hours and encourage you to find your own balance between your work and personal lives.

Mentorship & Career Growth

Our team is dedicated to supporting new members. We have a broad mix of experience levels and tenures, and we’re building an environment that celebrates knowledge sharing and mentorship. We care about your career growth and strive to assign projects based on what will help each team member develop into a better-rounded engineer and enable them to take on more complex tasks in the future.

This position within AWS AI organization presents a unique and rare opportunity to get in on the ground floor within a fast growing business and help shape the technology, product and the business. A successful candidate will bring deep technical and software expertise, strong business acumen and judgment, an ability to define visionary, ground breaking products, ability to hire and lead a team, desire to have an industry wide impact and ability to work within a fast moving, startup environment in a large company to rapidly deliver services that have a broad business impact.


· 7+ years of relevant engineering experience
· Experience in partnering with product and program management teams
· 3+ years of people management experience, managing engineers
· Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or Engineering
· 10+ years of software development experience and 2+ years of experience managing engineering team(s)
· 2+ years of distributed systems experience
· 2+ years of machine learning experience


· Master’s Degree or PhD in Computer Science with specialization in machine learning / computer vision
· Excellent verbal and written communication skills
· Experience building scalable infrastructure software for commercial online services
· Experience in defining processes and establishing mechanisms that improves the efficiency of software development for customers and developers
· Programming in Python, Java, C and/or C++ in a Linux environment
· Experience with working on AWS services (S3, DynamoDB, EC2)

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