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Sr Manager Technical Program Manager

Sr Manager Technical Program Manager

Job ID 
289179
Location 
US-WA-Seattle
Posted Date 
4/1/2015
Company 
Amazon Corporate LLC
Position Category 
Project/Program/Product Management--Technical
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Job Description

Senior Leader, Technology and Program Management

Does the challenge of advancing one of the Web's most scalable, reliable, and secure Payments Platforms that processes tens of Billions of dollars in transactions excite you? Amazon.com is seeking a smart, talented leader with strong technical and management background to join our Payments Platform Team! The Payments Platform provides the foundation on which all payment solutions and experiences at Amazon are built.

In this role, you will be the driving force that collaborates with business and technical teams around the globe to deliver world class solutions that are highly scalable, secure, and flexible - all the while maintaining a strong customer focus. You will work with stakeholders at various levels and multiple business teams to identify, define, and specify solutions meeting our customers' needs. You will work with multiple technical teams to deliver those solutions. You will be the driving force that orchestrates all the moving pieces as needed to ensure successful and on-time delivery. You will also be the face and voice for the project teams you work with. You will ensure that all stakeholders are aware of outstanding issues and project status. You will tailor your communications to specific audiences as well as communicate clearly and concisely to both business and technical audiences. As an owner of Payments roadmap, you will be responsible for building quarterly roadmap for the Payments Platform so that all clients of payments platform can expand their business effectively. Finally, as a senior member of the engineering management team you will take an active role in shaping the vision and strategy for Payments at Amazon. We are always on the lookout for ways to improve our SDLC and other processes as well as increasing quality and overall efficiency.


A successful candidate will be a hands-on manager with strong technical ability, great communication skills, and a motivation to achieve results in a dynamic fast paced environment. The candidate will have hands-on project and program management skills, leading large cross-functional projects from definition to launch. The person should also have excellent people management skills with proven track record of building high performing teams. A qualified candidate is a creative leader with superior analytical abilities across business and technology. This opportunity requires excellent Program and Project management, technical, problem-solving, and communication skills. Successful candidates will be influential leaders with business and technology knowledge, a tremendous customer focus, a first class problem solver, and inspirational people manager. This opportunity requires excellent program management, technical, problem solving, and communication skills. At the core of the position is passion for managing a team of talented engineers and technical program managers focused on delivering high quality experiences for third-party sellers. Ideal candidates will be strong technology leaders who can prioritize well, communicate clearly, and have a consistent track record of delivery.
Basic Qualifications:

· Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Computer Science or related technical field (or equivalent)
· 5+ years of management experience
· 5+ years managing Technical Program Managers
· 7+ years of software development experience
· Experience leading small and large, multi-tiered organizations (10 – 75+ people)
· Ability to communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical individuals

Preferred Qualifications:

· 7+ years of Technical Program Management experience in an internet-related program or applications environment (or equivalent)
· Experience managing teams and building solutions in distributed systems and/or developing large scale web applications
· Prior experience establishing/leading an Program Management Office (PMO)
· Must be technically credible to lead teams of world-class software engineers and be able to make the right design decisions and technology choices
· Deep understanding of overall systems development life cycle including various methodologies (agile, waterfall, iterative)
· Experienced in developing the long-term strategy for technology platforms and that translate into an achievable roadmap.
· Experienced building and managing teams that designs and delivers scalable, extensible complex distributed systems
· has managed departmental resources, staffing, mentoring, and enhancing and maintaining best-of-class teams
· Understands how to scope and justify resources and budget needs to senior leaders and finance partners

Basic Qualifications

  • 5+ years managing Technical Program Managers
  • 7+ years of Technical Program Management experience in an internet-related program or applications environment (or equivalent)
  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Computer Science or related technical field (or equivalent)
  • Experience managing teams and building solutions in distributed systems and/or developing large scale web applications
  • Experience with agile/iterative development and program management methodologies
  • Ability to communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical individuals

Preferred Qualifications

  • Track record for being detail-oriented with a demonstrated ability to influence, self-motivate and follow-through on projects while consistently delivering on schedule
  • Product development experience
  • Master's degree in computer science, engineering or a related technical discipline
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to handle multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment