Senior Manager, Software Development in Mexico City, Mexico

Senior Manager, Software Development – Engineering Site Leader, Mexico Development Center

Amazon’s continued growth and expansion has led to the creation of multiple distributed sites around the world. These sites vary from small single organization offices focused on specific verticals to complex, multi-org centers housing multiple functions and even multiple legal entities for Amazon. Populations vary from tens of Amazonians to several hundred. Leadership models vary from site to site, ranging from site leadership teams composed of the senior leaders from each resident business, to single site leaders, to no clearly defined leaders at all. We are looking for an engineering site leader for a new Software Development Center in Mexico City.

This is a new role and an opportunity for a technical leader to provide cross business support for all software development done, at an entire site.

You will have overall responsibility for launching, building, and leading a 40+ person software development organization in Mexico City, as part of the existing Amazon Mexico business site. You will work with business leaders and employees located at the site and in Seattle, along with IT, HR and GREF to define the short and long term needs and requirements of the site. You will also be responsible for working with all engineering employees at the site to build and maintain Amazon’s culture and will have responsibility for being the Amazon Tech Evangelist with the Local Community, where you will speak externally, invite external speakers in house, and build connections with local universities.

Key responsibilities for this role

Cultural Role Model and Ambassador: A core responsibility of site leaders is to embed Amazon’s culture and Leadership Principles within the resident teams and individuals in a remote site. In many cases, remote sites grow quickly and it is imperative that leaders are familiar with and aligned to our core LPs so they can act as role model. Site leaders are often emcees or key participants in activities such as New Hire Orientations, All Hands Meetings, tech talks, or regional internal technical conferences. In short, they set the tone for what it means to be an Amazonian.

“Face of Amazon” for Engineering and Local Relations: An engineering site leader is the primary engineering point of contact for any and all issues or concerns in the respective locale. This includes supporting HR needs, engaging with local tech groups, working closely with PR on appropriate media engagements and spokesperson training, and representing Amazon in the local community (e.g., industry-association events and conferences). Engineering site leaders also develop and nurture relationships with the local community, universities and schools including recruiting and Amazon brand/marketing activities.

Site-wide Communications and Event Planning for Engineering Teams: Seattle-based Amazonians are able to avail numerous activities and events that help to define our unique corporate culture, create a sense of community, and engage our staff. Outside of Seattle, the existence and ownership of such events – summer BBQs, winter parties, internal social events, and corporate social responsibility efforts (charitable causes, Pride events, educational engagements, etc.) – will be shared by the engineering site leader. These events become the glue which bonds people together as colleagues but also helps to solidify Amazon as a part of the local community. The engineering site leader partners with business leaders at the site to develop and execute these activities.

Defining Site Strategy for Evolution and Development: Site Leaders engage business leaders of different businesses at the site and in Seattle to understand and manage growth plans. Site leaders also have the responsibility of developing and executing longer term strategies for site growth and evolution. Site leaders champion programs around career development, leverage synergies within their site to create new opportunities or spur investments, and act as the “salesperson” for their location both inside Amazon and externally.

  • Minimum 3-year tenure at Amazon

  • Strong performance history

  • Strong track record of building and leading teams

  • Strong understand of Amazon SDE/SDM roles and tech bars

  • Ability to lead and influence across organizational boundaries

  • Deep knowledge and evangelism skills on the Amazon culture

  • Strong ability to prioritize and handle multiple assignments at any given time while maintaining commitments to deadlines

  • Ability to communicate priorities to management chain

  • Executive level written and spoken communication skills

  • Highly motivated, organized individual who is able to work effectively with minimal supervision

  • Fluency in Spanish is a plus

AMZR Req ID: 422777