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Senior Manager, Tech. Program Management

Senior Manager, Tech. Program Management

Job ID 
507512
Location 
US-WA-Seattle
Posted Date 
5/25/2017
Company 
Amazon Corporate LLC
Position Category 
Project/Program/Product Management--Technical
Recruiting Team 
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Job Description

Amazon Lab126 is an inventive research and development company that designs and engineers high-profile consumer electronics. Lab126 began in 2004 as a subsidiary of Amazon.com, Inc., originally creating the best-selling Kindle family of products. Since then, we have produced groundbreaking devices like Fire tablets, Fire TV and Amazon Echo. What will you help us create?

The Team: How often have you had an opportunity to be a founding member of a team that is tasked with solving a huge business problem through innovative technology? Would you like to know more about how computer vision and machine learning can be used to solve these problems? If this sounds intriguing, then we’d like to talk to you about a role on a new Amazon team that's tackling a set of problems requiring significant innovation.

We're seeking a Sr. Manager, 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 trade offs 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

* Bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline
* 7+ years of relevant work experience in program/project management in a consumer electronics environment
* Knowledge of software development (Device, Application, Cloud)
* 3+ years’ experience in people management including hiring, people development, and managing multi-level teams
* Experience defining projects, collecting requirements, writing detailed functional and test specifications, coordinating efforts to scope, schedule and deploy new features sets
* Experience analyzing cost/benefit of feature selection
* Demonstrate experience in project management and coordinating/driving release schedules



Preferred Qualifications

* Master’s or advanced technical degree
* Creative leader with superior analytical abilities
* Strong problem solving and negotiation skills to earn trust and influence partners and teams
* Knowledge of hardware development process and lifecycle
* Familiarity with cloud-based services & development
* Prior experience as a software developer is a plus
* Expert in building and establishing relationships across all levels both within and external to the organization.

Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation