• Senior Technical Program Manager- Transportation Technology

    Location US-WA-Seattle
    Posted Date 2 months ago(10/12/2018 6:38 AM)
    Job ID
    Amazon.com Services, Inc.
    Position Category
    Software Development
    Company/Location (search) : Country (Full Name)
    United States
  • Job Description

    Come and be a part of Amazon’s amazing growth story, and the world’s largest real time network optimization service.

    If you are looking for an opportunity to solve deep technical problems and build innovative solutions in a fast paced environment working with smart, passionate software developers, this might be the role for you. Amazon’s transportation systems get millions of packages to customers worldwide faster and cheaper while providing world class customer experience – from checkout on the website, to shipment planning, fulfillment and delivery. Our software systems include services that use thousands of signals every second to make business decisions impacting billions of dollars a year, integrate with a network of small and large carriers worldwide, manage business rules for millions of unique products, and improve experience of over 100 million online shoppers. With rapid expansion into new geographies, innovations in supply chain, delivery models and customer experience, increasingly complex transportation network, ever expanding selection of products and growing number of shipments worldwide, we have an opportunity to build software that scales the business, leads the industry through innovation and delights millions of customers worldwide. We leverage cutting edge technologies in big data, machine learning, real time analytics and high volume, low latency, high availability services.

    Amazon's team that works on transportation optimization systems is looking for an individual who will lead innovation in services that optimize cost and resource utilization in the delivery network while allowing Amazon to scale fulfillment operations in existing and new markets. As a Senior TPM, you will work closely with regional fulfillment operations teams in North America, EU, Japan, China, India and Brazil to develop a deep understanding of our business and regional partners, work closely with business operations and software engineering teams to define the roadmap, architecture and success metrics for new system capabilities, own project management for deliverables that span multiple services and multiple teams, and ensure effective overall execution.
    Successful candidates have the ability to identify key performance indicators for business operations and technology, to recognize opportunities to innovate both on the business and technology front, and to anticipate risks, make trade-offs, and encourage risk-taking behavior to maximize business benefit while mitigating disruption to critical software services. In addition, strong candidates will be able to understand and influence the architecture of large scale distributed services and databases, to drive technical solutions across multiple systems, and have excellent communication skills, a passion for building simple, elegant solutions and architecturally sound systems, and a drive for results.

    Basic Qualifications

    • 5 + years of experience of Product/Program Management experience as part of a software engineering team
    • 5 + years of experience developing new software products and/or services.
    • 3 + years of coding experience in C++/Java or similar languages
    • Master's degree in Computer Science, Operations Research or equivalent
    • Strong knowledge of distributed systems and asynchronous architectures
    • Knowledge of and/or experience working with data intensive software applications (Hadoop / MapReduce, NoSQL, distributed databases, …)

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Experience building and operating highly scalable, high availability service
    • Experience in real-time analytical systems
    • Proven track record of building innovative software solutions
    • The ideal candidate will be a visionary leader and builder with strong business acumen and analytical skills. He/she should have experience leading or contributing to multiple simultaneous product development efforts and initiatives. He/she needs to balance technical leadership with strong business judgment to make the right decisions about technology choices. He/she needs to be constantly striving for simplicity, and at the same time demonstrate significant creativity, innovation and judgment.

    Amazon.com is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Women / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation.


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