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Sr. Region Build Program Manager

Sr. Region Build Program Manager

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Amazon Web Services provides a highly reliable, scalable, low-cost infrastructure platform in the cloud that powers hundreds of thousands of businesses in 190 countries around the world. To meet the growing demand for AWS Services around the globe, we need exceptionally talented, bright, and driven people. If you have strong program management, IT infrastructure and/or programming experience, and can communicate highly technical concepts to audiences at different stages in the AWS journey, we’d like to speak with you. We are looking for a dynamic, organized self-starter to join AWS to manage new region builds across the globe. In this role, your primary responsibility will be the technical program management of new AWS region builds.

You will have the opportunity to work closely with Service Teams, Infrastructure and Business Development to design and delivery new AWS regions that are expedited by focusing on dependency mapping, lessons learned and run-books. You will collaborate with Product Teams to deliver the best solutions with efficient use of resources and technologies. You will work with all stakeholders to assemble build teams, assign responsibilities, identify appropriate resources needed, and develop schedules to ensure timely launch of new regions. You will also assess risks, anticipate bottlenecks, provide escalation management, make tradeoffs, balance the business needs versus technical constraints and encourage risk-taking behavior to maximize business benefit.

Successful candidates will have a technical background, be detail driven and have excellent problem solving abilities. You will have a deep understanding of region build design and implementation details both from a Services and Infrastructure perspective. You will successfully represent region builds to senior leadership. Your program management expertise and operational excellence will influence the team’s decisions and drive secure and robust solutions. You should not only be passionate about delivering great customer service and deploying new AWS regions, but should also be obsessed with researching and developing new region build methodologies.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent professional experience.
  • 7+ years of program management in a technical environment
  • 3-5 years of experience with software development lifecycle from conception to delivery.
  • Experience working with senior leadership and defining and delivering on a product road map.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proven experience in prioritizing and managing large scale enterprise projects
  • Solid foundation in service-oriented and web-service technologies to be able to understand service inter-dependencies and drive towards technical solutions for multi-tiered systems
  • Can independently identify down-stream technical problems (i.e. system incompatibility, resource unavailability) and escalate them to the appropriate tech resource before they become project threatening.

This position may require that applicant selected be a U.S. citizen and obtain and maintain a TS/SCI US Government clearance with polygraph
  • TS/SCI eligibility is not required to start; however, the applicant selected may be subject to a Single-Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified national security information.
  • Applicants with a current SSBI, SBPR, or PPR, may be eligible for crossover in accordance with ICPG 704.4

**If you are interested in scheduling a time to discuss this role in greater detail feel free to make an appointment with Renee Rushefski or e-mail her directly at with any questions.**

Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation.