• Sr. Technical Program Manager

    Location US-WA-Seattle
    Posted Date 2 months ago(1/23/2019 3:05 PM)
    Job ID
    777854
    Company/Location (search) : Country (Full Name)
    United States
  • Job Description

    Amazon Alexa is seeking a Senior Technical Program Manager. In this role you will be responsible for scoping and delivering large programs across Alexa. Responsibilities include collection of business and systems requirements from internal customers, writing specifications, driving delivery timelines from design to release, and managing the production launch. You will lead and orchestrate design/implementation efforts between internal teams to develop optimal solutions. You will make tradeoffs to optimize time-to-market, clearly communicate goals, roles, responsibilities, and desired outcomes to internal cross-functional and remote project teams. Your work will have Alexa wide impact on product reliability and cost.

    The right candidate will possess a strong program management background, will have demonstrated experience leading large programs, and will have a well-rounded technical background in current web technologies and cloud infrastructure. You must enjoy an entrepreneurial environment and manage ambiguity and competing priorities to deliver high value features and products. This means you are not only able to develop and drive high-level strategic initiatives, but can also roll up your sleeves, dig in and get the job done. As a Senior TPM, you will anticipate bottlenecks, provide escalation management, anticipate and make tradeoffs, and balance the business needs versus technical constraints. An ability to take large, complex programs and break them down into manageable pieces, develop functional specifications, then deliver them in a successful and timely manner is expected. Maturity, high judgment, negotiation skills, ability to influence, analytical talent and leadership are essential to success in this role.

    Basic Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field
    • 7+ years of experience building production software systems
    • 2+ years of people management experience

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Minimum 5 years experience managing cross functional projects with dependencies and bottlenecks, providing escalations to management, anticipating and making trade-offs, balancing the business needs versus technical constraints and minimizing business benefit while building great customer experience.
    • Experience in driving global programs while working with remote teams
    • TPM with 5+ years of experience managing technically complex projects with aggressive schedules and scarce resources.
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
    • Track record of being detail oriented with a demonstrated ability to self–motivate and follow through on projects.
    • Hands-on software engineering experience, preferably in Cloud Services setting
    • 8+ years of (Technical) Program Management experience, preferably in Cloud Services setting
    • Prior experience with agile methodologies, object oriented languages and service oriented architecture.
    • A passion for technology, digital content and voice experiences
    • Meticulous attention to detail; the ability to juggle many tasks in parallel without lowering the quality bar
    • Street smarts; willingness to roll up the sleeves and do whatever is necessary to meet team goals
    • Ability to understand and handle rapidly evolving business challenges and complexities (without getting too overwhelmed) and be able to focus on the projects at hand


    Amazon is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Minority / Women / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation / Age.
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