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Senior Technical Program Manager, Amazon Alexa

Senior Technical Program Manager, Amazon Alexa

Job ID 
555339
Location 
US-MA-Cambridge
Posted Date 
7/7/2017
Company 
Amazon Corporate LLC
Position Category 
Project/Program/Product Management--Technical
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Job Description

We are looking for a strongly technical, customer-focused Senior Technical Program Manager with skills that span research science, software engineering, product management and sheer vision. In this role you will:

- Own and manage customer directions in speech interfaces, defining the vision for the voice experience and unfailingly delivering in the customer’s interest;
- Use your depth in spoken language understanding technologies to drive investments in accuracy and end-to-end voice experience quality;
- Drive solutions from the data – dive deep into experience data to identify problems and push for solutions, writing your own analytic scripts and tools where necessary;
- Find the opportunities for multiplying innovation across different customers, leading advances into science and data representations;
- Drive consistent results and customer impact across the scientific and engineering teams.


Basic Qualifications

Basic Qualifications

* Product development experience (including C++, Java, XML, messaging protocols, and Web Services)
* Experience building processes, project management, and release schedules
* 7-10+ years of relevant work experience in internet-related program and/or technical product management in a software applications environment
* Bachelors degree in computer science, engineering or a related technical discipline

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications
* Proficiency in a major European language such as German
* Knowledge of professional software engineering practices & best practices for the full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations
* Experience in communicating with users, other technical teams, and management to collect requirements, evaluate alternatives and develop processes and tools as needed to support the organization.
* Experience developing in a Linux environment and in utilizing virtual machines
* Knowledge of industry standard test automation tools and experience in developing product test harnesses and instrumenting products to gather test results
* Experience with test driven development and establishing unit test infrastructures
* Experience automating the validating of modern user interfaces and messaging infrastructures
* Experience with evaluating and integrating open source and in house developed toolsets
* Excellent communication skills and the ability to generate and communicate meaningful development metrics
* Expert in software quality and testing methodologies
* Comfortable working in a fast paced, highly collaborative, dynamic work environment
* Experienced in interacting and coordinating test activities amongst multiple teams
* Experience with Web Services is a plus


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