Technical Program Manager, The Alexa Service

US-WA-Seattle
6 months ago
Job ID
525462
Amazon Corporate LLC
Position Category
Project/Program/Product Management--Technical

Job Description

Alexa is the Amazon cloud service that powers Echo, Dot, and Tap, the groundbreaking new Amazon devices designed around your voice. We believe voice is the most natural user interface for interacting with technology across many domains; we are inventing the future.
Work hard. Have fun. Make history.
We're seeking a 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 to develop optimal solutions. You will be making appropriate tradeoffs 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 while 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 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.
In this role, you'll be leading projects working closely with engineering teams to deliver Alexa to new countries.

Basic Qualifications

· 3+ years of Technical Program Management experience in a related industry
· Track record for being detail-oriented with a demonstrated ability to self-motivate and follow-through on projects
· Excellent oral and written communication skill
· Ability to communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical individuals
· Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Computer Science or related technical field

Preferred Qualifications

· Experience with bug tracking systems & business applications such as Word, Excel and Project
· 3+ years of coding experience in OO languages
· 3+ years of experience with API construction or management



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