• Sr. Technical Program Manager - Kindle Education

    Location US-WA-Seattle
    Posted Date 1 year ago(1/4/2017 11:27 AM)
    Job ID
    Amazon.com Services, Inc.
    Position Category
    Software Development
  • Job Description

    How can Amazon improve education for millions of students around the world? Are you interested in developing cutting-edge technology that will help students and learners to study more effectively? The Higher Education team at Amazon Kindle focuses on innovating e-Education to make it a crucial way of learning. Recall the mountain of heavy textbooks, notes, and other course materials you had to drag around in your backpack? E-learning will put all of that information literally at your fingertips. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg!

    If you are a talented Technical Program Manager who is passionate about transforming education, then we want to talk to you! As the senior member of the team, you will lead a group of talented engineers to build brand new software products and features from the ground up. Your work will allow you to utilize a melting pot of technologies, programming languages, and systems and require you to keep up with the ever-changing technological landscape. You will be the role model for the team to use best software practices and cutting edge technologies to build cool systems, services, apps and website features to help students, professors and life long learners while making Amazon an important figure in this field! Your responsibilities will include all aspects of software development, with the freedom and encouragement to explore your own ideas and the reward of seeing your contributions benefit customers worldwide.

    Basic Qualifications

    • 5+ years of Technical Program Management experience in a related industry
    • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent
    • Exceptional written and verbal communication, and comfortable presenting in large groups and handling high-pressure communication with senior management
    • Experience with managing large cross-functional projects
    • Thorough understanding of software development lifecycle from conception to delivery
    • A proven track record for being detail-oriented with a demonstrated ability to self-motivate and follow-through on projects

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Strong technical skills: you are an expert in Java, C++ or Objective C. You possess expertise in several following technologies: Linux, iOS, Android, Windows, HTML, AJAX, JavaScript, CSS, Web services, distributed systems, open source frameworks.
    • Software Development Best Practice Advocate: you are familiar with and willing to influence the team to follow the best professional software engineering practices for the full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, continuous deployment, testing, and operations. Experience in Agile development and working closely with designers and product managers.
    • Results Driven: you have a track record of rapid and iterative product development for large-scale distributed system.
    • Customer Obsession: you have a genuine passion for the team’s mission and purpose.

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