High quality data is the foundation of building awesome user experiences. Now take the world’s largest product catalog and imagine how you could influence the experience for millions of customers on the world’s largest e-commerce site. Amazon’s Catalog Quality group is looking for a customer focused Technical Program Manager (TPM) to help us make the world’s best product catalog even better.
An information-rich and accurate product catalog is a strategic asset for Amazon. It powers unrivaled product discovery, informs customer buying decisions, offers a large selection and positions Amazon as the first stop for shopping online. We use data analysis, and statistical and machine learning techniques to proactively identify, fix, and prevent data quality issues within the Amazon product catalog. This problem is challenging due to sheer scale (billions of products in the catalog), diversity (products ranging from electronics to groceries to instant video across multiple languages) and multitude of input sources (millions of sellers contributing product data with different quality).
In this role, you will coordinate and manage technical project and program development of large-scale, distributed software applications, machine-learning systems, platforms, services, or technologies using Object Oriented coding and design (Java, C++, Python) throughout the complete software development lifecycle, from design through release. Define projects, collect business requirements, and write functional and technical specifications. Drive software development efforts and manage priorities for project/program completion, including software application performance tuning. Create schedules, identify and communicate risks to stakeholders, define risk mitigation strategies, and facilitate appropriate software engineering solutions. Manage cross-functional teams and/or third party-vendors for implementation of project/program requirements. May require people management.