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Sr. Technical Program Manager - Alexa Engine

Sr. Technical Program Manager - Alexa Engine

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Amazon Corporate LLC
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Project/Program/Product Management--Technical
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Job Description

Alexa is the name of the Amazon cloud service that powers Echo, the groundbreaking new Amazon device designed around your voice. Echo is always ready — just ask for information, music, news, weather, and more.

We're seeking a Sr. Technical Program Manager for Alexa. 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 external 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 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. 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 timely manner.

Basic Qualifications

  • BS in computer science, electrical engineering or a related technical discipline
  • Minimum of five years overall experience in software engineering, software development management, technical program/project management, or a related technical field required with at least two years of focused TPM experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Solid CS foundation with the ability to code in at least one OOP language
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required
  • Ability to engage multiple technical teams to drive consistent expectations towards a shared goal
  • Quantitative analytical abilities
  • Proven problem solving skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Previous work experience as a software developer is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation