• Sr. Technical Program Manager

    Location US-CA-Cupertino
    Posted Date 5 months ago(10/26/2018 1:04 PM)
    Job ID
    737147
    Company/Location (search) : Country (Full Name)
    United States
  • Job Description

    Amazon Web Services (AWS) Hardware Engineering is a fast growing and leading-edge research and development team that creates enterprise compute and storage server designs for our innovative web service and e-commerce technology platforms. Our designs are industry-leading in terms of performance, frugality and operational excellence, and are critical to the success of the AWS business and the hundreds of thousands of customers who use utility computing today. We are seeking an experienced Technical Program Manager (TPM) to define and build the next generation of our cloud platforms. Our success depends on our world-class server infrastructure; we’re handling massive scale and rapid integration of emergent technologies.

    The ideal TPM candidate will be an experienced program manager who is skilled in managing server hardware product development projects across several geographic regions using a variety of suppliers. The successful candidate will be an innovative self-starter and leader. The candidate will be familiar with the cloud computing industry and AWS offerings and will be passionate about providing the best possible customer experience at the best cost. The candidate will have an obsession for data and precise analysis and will use these as inputs to make decisions.

    What you will do: As a TPM on the Compute Hardware Engineering team you will be responsible for leading multiple simultaneous hardware development programs in a highly cross-functional environment which includes internal customers, external vendors and technology partners. This is a fast-paced, intellectually challenging position, and you’ll work with thought leaders in multiple technology areas. You’ll have relentlessly high standards for yourself and everyone you work with, and you’ll be constantly looking for ways to improve the performance, cost, and quality of our product. Using data and key metrics, you will also drive and measure process improvements that enhance our operational effectiveness. You will work independently in a dynamic, challenging, and fast-changing organization. We’re changing an industry, and we need individuals who are ready for this challenge and who want to reach beyond what is possible today.

    Why it matters: Amazon has thousands of unique services, both big and small that power the Retail website (Amazon.com), Amazon Web Services, Kindle, Amazon Instant Video and more. These services run on hardware around the world. We continually need to deploy newer, innovative, and more efficient and cost-effective hardware. Your work will drive efficiency and significant cost savings while improving the performance and reliability of our websites and services. Your work will touch development teams and customers around the world.

    Why you will love it: You will have exposure to teams and leaders across the entire company. You will be a part of a leading-edge research and development team. You will see many aspects of the Amazon business. You will have a direct impact on our bottom line and the ability to improve things for our developers. You will be part of a growing, fast paced, and fun team. You will have ownership and responsibility for defining and executing processes that deliver both savings and productivity for Amazon.

    Basic Qualifications

    • BS or MS degree in a technical discipline or equivalent experience in an IT-related field. Experience in project/program management with a proven ability to work effectively at levels of the organizational.
    • 4+ years of project/program management experience in the server, storage, or networking hardware industry
    • Demonstrated ability to managed project/task prioritization, procurement, project planning and schedule development.
    • Proven success of influencing and developing productive working relationships with resources and internal or external customers.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or related field
    • 8+ years of compute/server industry experience
    • Experience in working with overseas CM/OEM/ODM vendors in product development
    • Expertise in motherboard design, thermal, mechanical, power, and signal integrity.
    • Experience in component selection and understanding of component reliability.
    • Experienced in delivering products against plan in a fast-paced, multi-disciplined, distributed-responsibility and often ambiguous environment
    • Confident leader who can prioritize and analyze tradeoffs, communicate clearly and compellingly, and effectively influence internally and externally, across organization boundaries. Able to independently influence and resolve conflicts with others
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Strong technical and problem-solving skills
    • Knowledge of datacenter infrastructure constraints including networking, power, space, and cooling
    • Ability to drive effective teamwork, communication, collaboration and commitment across multiple disparate groups with competing priorities
    • A strong track record of executing in dynamic and fast-paced environments. Highly experienced with data-driven decision making.


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