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Global Migrations Practice - Portfolio Mgr

Global Migrations Practice - Portfolio Mgr

Job ID 
US-DC-Virtual Location - WA DC
Posted Date 
Amazon Web Services, Inc.
Position Category 
Project/Program/Product Management--Non-tech
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Job Description

Amazon aims to be the most customer centric company on earth. Amazon Web Services (AWS) provides a highly reliable, scalable, low-cost infrastructure platform in the cloud that powers critical applications for hundreds of thousands of businesses in 190 countries around the world.
In this role, you would be part of leading a complex and ambitious program to build and operate our Global Migration Practice. Achieving success will require coordination across many internal AWS teams and external AWS Partners, with impact and visibility at the highest levels of the company. You’ll need to make prioritization calls across the portfolio that require both keen business and technical judgment, and will also drive process and execution goals for the team.

The successful candidate must have exceptional problem-solving skills, strong business judgment, and demonstrated experience leading cross-functional teams. We are looking for a proven ability to execute both strategically and tactically, and someone who is excited to take on new, ambiguous projects.

In the Global Migration Practice, we’re hiring both highly technical cloud computing consultants and experienced business focused individuals to take leadership roles to develop and execute strategies for various phases of large scale migrations for customers rapidly moving large numbers of applications onto AWS.

The leader for Portfolio Management will be responsible for driving the operations of the Global Practice including control and reporting of our portfolio of customer projects, internal resource planning, metrics reviews and reporting, and strategic planning. This person will work with area and regional practice leads, operations leads and the Migration Practice team to drive the business.

Responsibilities include:
  • Expertise – Large scale Program Management Experience in global, multi-national, and matrixed organizations.
  • Portfolio Management – Building the Portfolio Management processes including global perspectives, data gathering, tooling and reporting.
  • Resource Management – Lead the resource management processes for the core team and drive the resource management requirements globally for insight and control across many large and complex projects.
  • Feedback and Insights – Develop mechanisms across the portfolio to gather data and insight from active migration projects. These can include but are not limited to patterns, tooling, effort, costs, risks etc.
  • Cross Functional – working with peer leaders in the Migrations Practice to develop cross-functional ability to augment each others roles when necessary or so as to provide perspective for improvement.

Basic Qualifications

  • Customer facing skills to represent AWS well within the customer’s environment and drive discussions with senior personnel regarding trade-offs, best practices, project management and risk mitigation
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically about business, product, and technical challenges
  • Proven track record of managing and delivering large-scale IT projects
  • Highly analytical, possessing 5-7 years of implementation/consulting experience
  • Experience with IT compliance and risk management requirements (e.g. security, privacy, SOX, HIPPA etc.)
  • Working knowledge of software development life cycle (SDLC) and agile/iterative methodologies required
  • Experience working within software development or Internet-related industries
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills and ability to work effectively across organizations

Preferred Qualifications

  • PMP and Agile Certifications are a plus.
  • BS level technical degree required; Computer Science or Math background preferred; MS degree desired