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Principal Technical Program Manager

Principal Technical Program Manager

Job ID 
494425
Location 
US-WA-Seattle
Posted Date 
10/8/2017
Company 
Amazon Corporate LLC
Position Category 
Project/Program/Product Management--Technical
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Job Description

Alexa is the Amazon cloud service that powers Echo, the groundbreaking new Amazon device designed around your voice. We believe voice is the most natural user interface for interacting with technology across many domains; we are inventing the future.


Work hard. Have fun. Make history.

We're seeking a Principal Technical Program Manager. In this role you will be responsible for scoping and delivering large projects end-to-end. Responsibilities include ownership of a delivery program, driving project schedules from design to release, and managing the production launch. You will lead and coordinate design/implementation efforts between internal teams and outside merchants and vendors to develop optimal solutions. You will be making appropriate tradeoffs to optimize time-to-market, clearly communicate goals, roles, responsibilities, and desired outcomes to internal cross-functional and remote project teams. After technically following complexity of features and bugs, you will be able to recommend priority of issues keeping customers in focus.

The right candidate will possess a strong program management background, will have demonstrated experience leading medium to large projects, and will have a well-rounded technical background in current web technologies. You must be able to thrive and succeed in an entrepreneurial environment, and not be hindered by ambiguity or competing priorities. 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 Principal 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 projects and break them down into manageable pieces, develop functional specifications, then deliver them in a timely manner.

Basic Qualifications

• 10+ years of Technical Program Management experience in a related industry
• 3+ years of coding experience in OO language(s).
• 3+ years experience with API construction or management
• Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Computer Science or related technical field

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience with bug tracking systems
• Experience managing efforts in Unix/Linux environments, distributed systems and/or developing large scale cloud based platform for various cloud applications to run on.
• A first-hand working knowledge of current web technologies
• Experience with business applications such as Word, Excel and Project
• Ability to communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical individuals.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Track record for being detail-oriented with a demonstrated ability to self-motivate and follow-through on projects


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