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Sr. Technical Program Manager

Sr. Technical Program Manager

Job ID 
518298
Location 
US-WA-Seattle
Posted Date 
11/16/2017
Company 
Amazon Corporate LLC
Position Category 
Project/Program/Product Management--Technical
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Job Description

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.


Basic Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Computer Science, Computer or Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, or a related field. Or, Bachelor’s degree and and five years of progressively responsible experience in the job offered or a related occupation
  • Two years of experience in the job offered or related occupations of Project Lead, Product Manager, Software Engineer, or another related occupation
  • One year of experience in the job offered or related occupation must involve managing technical projects from design to release for large-scale software applications
  • One year of experience in the job offered or related occupation must involve software application performance tuning
  • One year of experience in the job offered or related occupation must involve hands-on Object Oriented coding and design using C++ or Java

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience building and maintaining distributed software solutions on top of Amazon Web Services, including EC2, Elastic MapReduce, S3, and Redshift
  • Strong background in data analytics, ability to analyze large data sets using SQL and/or R

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