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Sr. Technical Program Manager, Sponsored Products

Sr. Technical Program Manager, Sponsored Products

Job ID 
423038
Location 
US-WA-Seattle
Posted Date 
10/20/2017
Company 
Amazon Corporate LLC
Position Category 
Project/Program/Product Management--Technical
Recruiting Team 
North American Teams - Biz Dev

Job Description

Self Service Performance Advertising (SSPA) provides the platform for some of Amazon's fastest growing strategic businesses, such as Sponsored Products and Headline Search Advertising. Our global advertising platform provides self-service low-latency ad serving for multiple performance-based advertising programs with large ad inventories. It supports both automated and advertiser-specified targeting options and features particular optimizations for managing product data from across the entire Amazon product catalog as a source of ad content. This is a unique problem space within the global advertising ecosystem and we encounter continued unique and interesting challenges in terms of scalability, latency, flexibility and efficacy. We value the productivity we’re able to achieve by using existing Amazon technologies, but the varied nature of our advertisers' business relationships with Amazon and our scaling, latency and relevance considerations are unique. As such, we are not shy about deviating from standard stack components and approaches and engineering our own deeper, pragmatically differentiated solutions when necessary.

We are a team of very passionate engineers and scientists who build offline big data processing and machine learning pipelines and online prediction libraries to support machine learning productionalization, as well as building tools to support easy machine learning experimentation. This Technical Program Manager (TPM) role will be responsible for defining and guiding the evolution of the software products to deliver features that meet the requirements of the business and partner teams.

The ideal candidate has thrived and succeeded in delivering broadly adopted technology products/services in a very high growth environment where priorities shift quickly. He or she 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.

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

Basic Qualifications

· A bachelor degree in CS or related field
· 6+ years of Technical Program Management experience in a related industry.
· Experience managing efforts in Unix/Linux environments, distributed systems and/or developing large scale web applications.
· Communication and data presentation skills

Preferred Qualifications

. MS+ in Computer Science or equivalent
· Large scaled web service development experience
· Results-oriented with a strong customer and business focus.
· Ability to deal well with ambiguous and undefined problems.
· Able to thrive in a fast paced environment.
· Proven track record of taking ownership and driving results
· Experience communicating (written and verbal) with technical and non-technical stakeholders across multiple business units including executive level
· Ability to multitask and manage multiple projects - work prioritization, planning and task delegation
· Strong understanding of the advertising industry and related technologies

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