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Senior Technical Program Manager - Self Service Advertising

Senior Technical Program Manager - Self Service Advertising

Job ID 
US-NY-New York
Posted Date 
Amazon Corporate LLC
Position Category 
Project/Program/Product Management--Technical
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Job Description

The Amazon Media Group engineering team has an opportunity to be part of something big! Working on advertising for, Kindle Special Offers, and Amazon Mobile Ads, the Ad Product Tools team provides critical tools that streamline ad delivery to millions of Amazon customers. You will work closely with the CST Display Ads engineering team and Product Management team in delivering on our product investments, plus other engineering teams in coordinating key deliverables. The ideal candidate is agile enough to thrive in an environment that blends a responsibility for not only envisioning creative solutions, but leverages a data-driven approach to validate these ideas

We are looking for you to be fully focused on the customer, understanding their needs and requirements, plus anticipating future trends that will serve their needs. You will also be excellent at getting results, being able to coordinate large, multi-functional projects on-time, anticipate bottlenecks, provide escalation management, anticipate and make tradeoffs, and balance business needs versus technical constraints. You define or review the systems-level technical design of your projects and balance near term business need with long term implications for the CST and Display Ads. You manage cross-functional communication to ensure all business and technical stakeholder’s needs are aligned.

You will possess a strong program management background, will have demonstrated experience leading medium to large projects. You will be data-driven and analytical. You constantly strive to expand our understanding of the metrics that drive the platform growth. Your communication skills - both verbal and written – will need to be excellent, and you will be able to clearly communicate at all levels in the organization, including senior management.

Basic Qualifications

  • 5+ years of Technical Program Management experience in a related industry
  • BS/MS in Computer Science, Math, Physics, or related field or MBA
  • Experience defining projects, collecting requirements, writing detailed functional and test specifications, coordinating efforts to scope, schedule and deploy new features sets
  • Experience in analyzing cost/benefit of feature selection
  • Experience in on-time and on-budget delivery of large complex software or hardware projects.

Preferred Qualifications

  • A first-hand working knowledge of current web and backend technologies
  • Online distributed systems and platform infrastructure design and implementation
  • Previously held a technical leadership role, delivering large-scale projects
  • Experience delivering with an agile methodology (SCRUM, RUP, XP)
  • Demonstrated ability to understand and discuss technical concepts, and a consideration for scale, efficiency and performance
  • Sharp analytical abilities and proven design skill
  • Prior software development and program management experience is a plus.
  • Product and/or Program Management experience in digital advertising, online services or related industry
  • Ability to operate and thrive with partial information and ambiguity
  • Excellent time management, resource management and planning skills
  • Ability to identify upcoming risks, issues, and bottlenecks and resolve issues that sometimes cross departmental boundaries