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Sr. Technical Program Manager

Sr. Technical Program Manager

Job ID 
519798
Location 
US-CA-Sunnyvale
Posted Date 
4/18/2017
Company 
A2Z Development Center, Inc.
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 Role:


Are you passionate about delivering quality products? Are you equally comfortable digging into business requirements as you are drilling into architecture and design with development teams? Can you drive large cross-team projects that deliver cutting edge hardware, software and services? If your answer to these questions is yes, then you need to consider joining the Amazon Design Technologies team!

We're seeking a Sr. Technical Program Manager. In this role you will be responsible for scoping and delivering large projects end-to-end. Responsibilities include collection of business and systems requirements from internal and external customers, writing specifications, 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 expected to make appropriate trade-offs to optimize time-to-market, clearly communicate goals, roles, responsibilities, and desired outcomes to internal cross-functional and remote project teams.

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 development 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 Sr. 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 successful and timely manner is expected. Maturity, high judgment, negotiation skills, ability to influence, analytical talent and leadership are essential to success in this role.

Basic Qualifications


  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Computer Science or related technical field
  • 7+ years of technical program/project management experience
  • Experience managing large scale software development projects
  • Experience leading cross-functional teams to deliver projects with multiple dependencies and constraints
  • Experience with Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) and/or Product Data Management tools (Windchill, Agile PLM, ENOVIA, Teamcenter)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience defining programs, writing detailed functional specifications, and delivering projects that meet rapidly evolving business needs
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Track record for being detail-oriented with a demonstrated ability to self-motivate and follow-through on projects
  • Ability to communicate effectively and establish credibility with technical and non-technical stakeholders including executive staff

Lab126 is part of the Amazon.com, Inc. group of companies and is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation.