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Manager, Technical Program Manager

Manager, Technical Program Manager

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A2Z Development Center, Inc.
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Project/Program/Product Management--Technical
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Job Description

Amazon Lab126 is an inventive research and development company that designs and engineers high-profile consumer electronics. Lab126 began in 2004 as a subsidiary of, Inc., originally creating the best-selling Kindle family of products. Since then, we have produced groundbreaking devices like Fire Tablets, Fire TV and Amazon Echo.

Interested in catalyzing the next wave of Alexa enabled devices? We need a seasoned Technical Program Manager to pave the way for a new set of consumer electronics devices enabled by Alexa. The ideal candidate for this role can cut a path forward through dire uncertainty and conflicting priorities. With a keen edge for delivering short terms commitments under executive pressure, this individual will also set the strategy for expanding and engaging internal and external partners. This position is ideal for candidates looking for with high visibility and growth.

The Role
– Lead and develop a team of Technical Program Managers tasked with delivering Fire OS features and solutions on Amazon consumer devices, e.g. Alexa on Echo, Fire TV, and Fire Tablets.
– Be excellent at handling ambiguity, being able to work cross-team to drive clarity around the unknowns.
– Lead prioritization, track risks and handle escalations for multiple programs, should be able to zoom into the details to diagnose issues as needed though also zoom out and provide summarized roll up view of status and risks to the stakeholders
– Build processes and programs that can scale by orders of magnitude. Should be passionate and have a proven track record to innovate and drive process efficiencies.
– Define team goals and strategic initiatives 1-3 years out.

Basic Qualifications

– Bachelor’s degree with a technical discipline or equivalent experience
– 10+ years of relevant work experience as a Technical Program Manager
– 5+ years of people management experience
– Experience working with engineering teams to deliver software requiring coordination between hardware, software teams and operations
– Experience analyzing cost/benefit of feature selection
– Demonstrable experience in project management and coordinating/driving release schedules

Preferred Qualifications

– Master’s or advanced technical degree
– Deep experience Android or other Operating Systems used on consumer devices
– Knowledge of hardware development process and lifecycle
– Excellent technical, problem-solving and communication skills
– Creative leader with superior analytical abilities
– Cross-team coordination
– Proven ability to concisely communicate with an executive audience in both written and verbal communications

Lab126 is part of the, Inc. group of companies and is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation.