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Technical Program Manager

Technical Program Manager

Job ID 
594122
Location 
US-MA-Cambridge
Posted Date 
11/8/2017

Job Description

We are a rapidly growing Amazon company that nurtures both its products and its people. We are the largest provider of audiobooks on the planet - a collection of artists, designers, and technologists with a love of innovation and the art of the spoken word. We work with the best technical people and services in the world. We need more great people!

The Audible on Alexa team owns the full experience of audiobooks on the very popular Alexa devices. Being able to control your experience using voice has been a total game-changer, for our customers and for our developers. Everything you've been doing for the past 10 years is now obsolete, we need to create an addictive and natural experience without a screen or a GUI to show the customer -- it needs to feel like you are talking to a friend, and asking them to read you a book. Many of our challenges haven't been solved, and some of them haven't even been uncovered yet. Come join a team of forward-thinking software professionals who are looking to bring this experience to our customers.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Play a leading role in managing the delivery of large cross functional projects spanning teams and divisions in Audible as well as Amazon
  • Collaborate to define core business objectives in order to deliver the best product, program or project with the most efficient use of company resources.
  • Work with cross functional teams – technology, business and operations to manage multiple projects that have conflicting needs and priorities from concept to launch.
  • Collaborate to define the technical architecture of solutions for mobile devices.
  • Communicate project risks, progress, launches and retrospectives across all stakeholders and teams – consistently and transparently.
  • Strive constantly to improve and establish a new bar in performance (using objective metrics) in project execution.
  • Actively mentor more junior members of the team, improving their skills, their knowledge of our systems, and their ability to get things

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree in Computer Science or related field
  • 8+ years experience of software development and deployment of distributed multi-tier applications.
  • 2+ years experience managing agile software projects across multiple and geographically distributed teams.
  • Ability to navigate an ambiguous environment in which change is the only constant.
  • Detail oriented to ensure that project success is paramount.
  • Strong written and verbal and communication skills.
  • Be able to diplomatically disagree and align when dealing with different stakeholders.
  • Results oriented and with a strong customer focus.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior experience in building service oriented (SOA) distributed systems
  • Prior experience in building web based systems using Java/J2EE, Apache Tomcat.
  • Experience building mobile device software and/or applications is highly preferred.
  • Adept at usage of various tools such as Microsoft Project

BENEFITS
We have a comprehensive benefits package but here are some of the fun perks.
  • All the snacks you can eat
  • 25% fitness reimbursement
  • Meaningful company sponsored events
  • Transit/Parking subsidies
  • Tuition assistance
  • Annual Amazon discount
  • Free lunch daily & weekly happy hour

Audible, Inc. is the world’s largest seller and producer of spoken audio entertainment, information and educational programming. Since inventing and commercializing the first portable digital audio player in 1997, our focus on technological innovation and superior programming has earned us millions of subscribers around the world. We’re an Amazon subsidiary with a presence on four different continents, yet we maintain a startup vibe and small company feel. We offer more than 375,000 downloadable audiobooks, audio editions of periodicals, and other programs, and an escalating array of listening products that enrich daily life for a growing population of people who want to be more productive, well-informed, and thoughtfully entertained.

Audible is an Equal Opportunity Employer-Minority/ Female/ Disability/ Vet