Software Development Manager – Audio

February 3, 2020
San Francisco Bay Area, California
Job Type


Amazon Lab126 is an inventive research and development company that designs and engineers high-profile consumer electronics. Lab126 began in 2004 as a subsidiary of, Inc., originally creating the best-selling Kindle family of products. Since then, we have produced groundbreaking devices like Fire tablets, Fire TV and Amazon Echo. What will you help us create?

The Role:

As a Manager, Software Development, you will be responsible for hiring and leading a team of engineers and applied scientists responsible for audio technology development on embedded devices. In this position, you will partner with product managers, project managers, user experience designers, and other internal resources. A successful candidate will have an established background with strong technical ability, excellent project management skills, great communication skills, and motivation to achieve results in a fast-paced environment.

The Manager, Software Development will provide technical leadership and management for an audio digital signal processing team. This hands-on position requires broad engineering competence and in-depth technical knowledge of embedded software development, as well as demonstrated experience successfully planning, organizing, and conducting software development projects in a dynamic environment.

The ideal candidate will be passionate about simple and elegant software solutions and focus on improving performance in the digital signal processing domain. The leader we are looking for will bring proven experience building, managing, and mentoring engineering teams. In this role, you will:

  • Work closely with the engineers to architect and develop the best technical design and approach
  • Instill best practices for software development and documentation, assure designs meet requirements and deliver high-quality work on tight schedules
  • Manage departmental resources, staffing and mentoring and enhance and maintain a best-in-class engineering team
  • Maintain and improve existing software, develop new software
  • Prepare technical requirements and software design specifications
  • Report on status of development, quality, operations and system performance to management


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or related field
  • 8+ years of industry experience, preferably in Embedded Linux or DSP
  • 5+ years of management experience
  • Engineering process expertise, with understanding of Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) principles
  • 5+ years of development experience in /CC++ for embedded audio systems
  • 5+ years of experience in signal processing development


  • Master’s degree or PhD in computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering
  • Linux or Android experience
  • Fixed-point optimization
  • ARM Neon and x86 architecture code optimization
  • Acoustics, psycho-acoustics, and sound reproduction
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task across multiple product deliverables and manage multiple schedules
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to present complex technical information in a clear and concise manner to executives and non-technical leaders
  • Excellent judgment, organizational and problem solving skills
  • Superior design and architecture knowledge

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