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Technical Program Manager (Amazon Kinesis Ecosystem)

Technical Program Manager (Amazon Kinesis Ecosystem)

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Job Description

Amazon Kinesis is powering many of the real-time technologies you use and see today. And we do this at a colossal scale; worldwide Kinesis works with billions of events and petabytes of data each day in support of many thousands of customers running mission-critical real-time applications. Customers like Major League Baseball (MLBAM) are using Kinesis to ingest game data, analyze it, and deliver the insights to viewers as they happen. Similarly Sonos is using Kinesis to collect and analyze real-time data from millions of devices to provide better experiences to their customers. They choose Kinesis because the fully managed service makes real-time data ingestion, processing, and delivery easy, all at a low cost. As a result of these benefits customers of every size are moving quickly from batch to real-time processing. At the same time Kinesis continues to push the technical boundaries of real-time processing and we are growing our team to support these game changing innovations. As a member of our team you'll get to work on a variety of technologies, including but not limited to new customer facing features, APIs, Open-Source technologies, and core distributed systems.

We are looking for a Senior TPM who owns Kinesis Streams in general; and customer interactions, feature planning, and cross-team initiatives in particular. In your new job, you will be the technical go to guy for Kinesis customers, small and large. You will solve their problems, capture their needs, define priorities and drive these priorities into our roadmap. You will learn from your customer interactions and use this experience to drive feature prioritization together with Product and Engineering Management.

And you will drive industry-changing initiatives like the design and implementation of a brand-new real-time streaming protocol. For this job, outstanding TPM skills are not enough. You need to top it off with versatility, customer obsession and a hunger and the ability to become the technical expert for Kinesis customers and their applications.

Basic Qualifications

  • 5+ years of technical program management experience in a software- or internet-related environment
  • Ability to learn, i.e. becoming the subject matter expert for the real-time streaming ecosystem (Amazon Kinesis, Apache Kafka, Apache Spark etc.) without writing the code for it
  • Understanding of Agile Software Development Lifecycle and project planning/execution skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge of service-oriented architectures and understand of at least two programming languages (Java, C#, SQL, and/or Python preferred)
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple complex projects with competing priorities
  • Excellent analytical and interpersonal skills, with ability to work successfully across engineering disciplines

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior experience as a software developer
  • Experience driving agile methodologies across multiple teams
  • Proven ability to work across organizations with competing priorities
  • Experience with Real-time Streaming or Big Data technologies
  • Technical expertise supporting application and/or feature launches

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