• Principal Technical Program Manager (Live Services)

    Location US-WA-Seattle
    Posted Date 2 months ago(1/31/2019 8:54 AM)
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    United States
  • Job Description

    Position Summary

    Continuing to innovate and delight our customers is our passion. We are expanding the senior technical leadership to ensure our strategy and organization maximizes the historic opportunity we have to deliver on the future of video entertainment. Prime Video has been offering Live content to our customers since end of 2015. Prime Video has a long term vision and an aggressive roadmap to make more live content available for our customers globally. We are building out our next generation Live Events capabilities that can scale to support a wide range of sports, tens of thousands of events globally. This involves new systems to be built, existing systems to be enhanced and a lot of complex integration to be accomplished across 100+ teams in Amazon Video across 5+ development locations. We are looking to hire a Principal Technical Program Manager who can work across Prime Video organization and partner teams, to ensure a successful integration and ensure a high degree of quality assurance across the integration points. This leader will define and implement mechanisms to ensure that the end-end system works as per the original design, meets requirements and the various QA teams have tested the end-end system to ensure high quality deliverable to our customers. This leader will have to work across multiple teams across Prime Video in multiple locations.
    A successful candidate will have an established background in developing customer facing experiences, a strong technical ability, excellent project management and organizational skill, great communication skills, a motivation to achieve results in a fast paced environment, high creativity and great analytical reasoning. The candidate should be motivated to ensure high quality delivery and must be capable of coordinating across a large number of teams. This person will be owning initiatives that have a hard delivery date that cannot be moved. The candidate should have extensive experience in defining projects and programs, driving requirements, coordinating efforts to scope, and communicating the overall plan and status to the broad organization and leadership. This role will be based in Seattle.

    Key Strategic Objectives

    World’s Best Live Experience – we intend to have the world’s best live/sports experience on the largest selection of devices in every locale where we operate. We are currently live in around 200+ countries. To achieve our objectives, we will need to build out the platform to manage sports data, deals, policies, and build systems to seamlessly integrate with several Amazon Video systems.
    High Quality Implementation – while we build a lot of new functionality and integrate several systems, ensure that the end-end system is built with high quality and ensure that the right mechanisms and quality processes are in place.

    Focus and Deliverables for first 12 Months

    While we work to build out the platform for the long term, we also need to incrementally deliver platform capabilities that will unlock Amazon’s ability to quickly launch new content to customers. We expect the TPM also to significantly contribute towards the definition of the projects, schedule and the delivery of the key features.

    Basic Qualifications

    Educational Requirements
    Required - Bachelors Degree.
    Preferred - MBA
    The candidate must have proven Technical Program Management experience, managing large scale systems owned by 100s of engineers. Previous deep technical experience is definitely a plus.
    Other key traits include:
    • Ability to multitask and manage multiple projects through work prioritization, planning and delegation, and building the right mechanisms.
    • Ability to work in an agile environment
    • Strong analytical and problem solving skills

    Preferred Qualifications

    Personal Qualities
    Professional traits that are not unique to this position, but necessary for Amazon leaders:
    • Thinks big and has convictions
    • Exhibits excellent judgment
    • Has the innate ability to inspire passion in others
    • Hires great people. Develops great people.
    • Has extremely high standards on behalf of our customers
    • Expects and requires innovation of her/his team
    • Thinks strategically, but stays on top of tactical execution
    • Remains positive and generates action despite setbacks
    • Results oriented

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