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Senior Technical Program Manager

Senior Technical Program Manager

Job ID 
469702
Location 
US-WA-Seattle
Posted Date 
2/9/2017
Company 
Amazon Corporate LLC
Position Category 
Project/Program/Product Management--Technical
Recruiting Team 
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Job Description

Amazon is growing like crazy! In the US alone, we have a goal to hire 100,000 new employees by the middle of 2018 and the hiring doesn’t stop there. To achieve such a high rate of growth at Amazon scale, Amazon’s People Technology team is investing in building new BI and reporting systems to provide insights and metrics to leaders, recruiters, and analysts about their teams at every stage of the employee life cycle.

We are looking for a Technical Program Manager who can own the reporting platform program and drive product definition, process improvement, and execution for our team. Successful candidates will strive to clarify in an ambiguous environment, work with end users, stakeholders, system owners, and communicate clearly and concisely. Also, a successful TPM will understand the underlying technologies and system architecture, spot risks, and drive simplification where possible. A TPM will create, improve, and simplify processes, negotiate resources and priorities, and unblock the team so that we can delivery predictably.

You need to:
· manage communication with business owners, stakeholders, and technical teams,
· work with engineers and leaders to set technical direction,
· oversee high-level process and software design,
· coordinate projects and resources,
· report on project progress and status,
· report on project and program metrics,
· assist in preparing and reporting the annual roadmap and periodically amending the roadmap projects to meet changing business needs.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Computer Science or related technical field; or MBA degree
  • 3+ years of experience in project, program, and/or product management
  • 1+ years of experience with a modern coding language (Java for example)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, presentation skills and listening skills. This will include the ability to present complex technical information in a clear and concise manner to a variety of audiences, including non-technical
  • Basic query language skills (SQL) and data mining techniques

Preferred Qualifications

  • Track record for being detail-oriented with a demonstrated ability to self-motivate and follow-through on projects
  • Significant experience as a mentor within a technical organization.
  • Experience with Agile Management (SCRUM, RUP, XP) is preferred, Scrum Master is a plus
  • Experience with large databases (data warehouse) is a plus
  • Experience with cloud storage is a plus
  • Experience with BI tools is a plus