Self Service Performance Advertising provides the platform for some of Amazon's fastest growing strategic businesses, such as Sponsored Products and Headline Search Ads. Our global advertising platform provides self-service low-latency systems for multiple performance-based advertising programs with large ad inventories. It supports both automated and advertiser-specified optimization controls and features particular integrations for using product data from across the entire Amazon catalog as a source of ad content. Our products are strategically important to our Retail and Marketplace businesses driving long term growth, and as such our organization's initiatives are highly visible to Amazon's executive leadership. We are growing at an unprecedented rate with a seemingly endless range of new opportunities, and have been a broad mandate to aggressively experiment and innovate.
Our API team is lean, curious about new technologies, collaborative and agile, with a great spirit for building great products. We are seeking a seasoned Sr. Technical Program Manager that shares our values and vision, responsible for defining and guiding the evolution and growth of this critical program. You will work closely with engineering teams and advertising platform teams to expose internal system capabilities to the outside world in a fashion that accommodates extreme load and low-latency requirements. You'll work on the design and implementation of all aspects of the API service, and will influence upstream platform services to operate at significantly larger scale than originally anticipated. You’ll have a direct impact on your customers by enabling external parties to advertise on Amazon using the full spectrum of platform features, enabling them to advertise their brands and products, increase sales, and improve the Amazon shopper experience.
Qualified candidates have experience defining projects and features, collecting requirements, writing detailed functional and test specifications, coordinating large cross functional projects and schedules, and delivering complex projects with accurate results at high scale.
From a business and technical perspective, this TPM will: - Have a strong track record of shaping business strategy for technical products or services - Understand how to design scalable software - Be conversant with internet technologies - Communicate effectively with both business and technical partners - Have an entrepreneurial spirit
Professional traits which are not unique to this position, but necessary for Amazon leaders: - Exhibits excellent judgment - Has relentlessly high standards (is never satisfied with the status quo) - Is able to dive deep and is never out of touch with the details of the business - Has passion and convictions and the innate ability to earn trust of others - Strong results orientation
The ideal candidate has thrived and succeeded in delivering broadly adopted technology products/services in a very high growth environment/ This candidate is a strong leader who can prioritize well, communicate clearly and compellingly and who understands how to drive a high level of focus and excellence.
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related field
7+ years experience as a program manager, product manager or engineering manager role overseeing technology implementations involving software development
Masters degree in Computer Science or related field
Ability to comfortably and confidently present to all levels within the enterprise and to work with both technical and non-technical stakeholders across multiple business units including at the executive level
Proven track record for being detail-oriented with a demonstrated ability to self-motivate and follow-through on projects
Ability to deliver initiatives from conception through completion
Curiosity to dig several layers deep into technical solutions with an eye toward continuous improvement
Ability to multitask and manage multiple projects - work prioritization, planning and task delegation
Strong understanding of the advertising industry and related technology