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Principal Technical Program Manager

Principal Technical Program Manager

Job ID 
560946
Location 
US-WA-Seattle
Posted Date 
7/21/2017
Company 
Amazon Corporate LLC
Position Category 
Project/Program/Product Management--Technical
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Job Description

The video entertainment industry is at an exciting crossroads. Billions have been invested, market-leaders are emerging, and cutting-edge digital video services are delivering award-winning original programming. There’s never been a better time to play a major role in this disruptive revolution. Amazon Video would like to offer every film and TV show to every customer to watch instantly on any device anywhere in the world. Would you like to join us to help shape a future where that's possible?
The Amazon Video Partner Integration Team has the mission to ensure the best experience for our customers when watching on home entertainment devices, including televisions, set-top boxes and games consoles. We work with development teams across Amazon Video and the A-list of home entertainment manufacturers and their suppliers to bring our service to the latest and greatest devices with the latest technologies. We are seeking a talented Technical Program Manager (TPM) to join the team as we scale our ability to support our global reach. As a TPM you’ll be responsible for technical relationships with strategic players across industry and for the delivery of development projects to bring the Amazon Video experience to our partner’s platforms. We’re looking for a hands-on leader that can make a huge impact on a dynamic, fast moving business. Someone who is equally comfortable digging in to business requirements as drilling into architecture and design or diagnosing issues with development teams. This role requires working closely with business development and product management to define common strategy and requirements; working with partners from across industry to build strong technical relationships; coordinating engineering teams from Amazon and partners to bring new capabilities to market and leading internal development from design through delivery and subsequent operation.
A successful candidate will have an established background in developing customer-facing experiences, a strong technical ability, excellent project management and organizational skills, great communication skills, a motivation to achieve results in a fast-paced environment, high creativity, and great analytical reasoning. They should be motivated to ensure high quality delivery and must be capable of managing key third-party software vendor technical relationships. They will have extensive experience in defining projects and programs, collecting requirements, writing detailed functional and test specifications, coordinating efforts to scope, schedule and deploy new feature set as well as analyzing the costs and benefits of feature selection and communicating the results through the organization. The candidate should also be comfortable of defining metrics or developing methodology to measure the delivery, using data to drive better decisions and be able to explain technical issues and resolution status in clear terms.
An ideal candidate would demonstrate passion for the technologies that enable streaming of TV and film to customers with the latest and greatest audio and video experience.

Basic Qualifications

• 7+ years of Technical Program or Project Management experience in a related industry
• Bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering or a related technical discipline
• Prior Software development experience (at least one of C/C++, Java/C#, Perl, Python)
• Experience managing complex technical relationships with partners and other third-parties
• Experience with owning end-to-end software lifecycle
• Ability to travel internationally to Amazon and partner locations

Preferred Qualifications

• Excellent problem-solving skills
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to present complex technical information in a clear and concise manner to a variety of audiences
• Master’s degree in computer science, engineering or a related technical discipline
• Experience with and knowledge of video streaming technologies
• Prior experience as a software developer
Amazon.com is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation.