• TPM, Alexa Skills Kit

    Location US-WA-Seattle
    Posted Date 5 months ago(1/31/2018 3:30 PM)
    Job ID
    Amazon.com Services, Inc.
    Position Category
    Project/Program/Product Management--Technical
  • Job Description

    Are you passionate about innovative technologies like speech and IoT? Interested in Amazon Alexa, the brain behind Amazon Echo? Are you entrepreneurial, and do you like solving tough technical problems for customers?

    The Amazon Alexa team is looking for a Principle Technical Program Manager to help build the Alexa Skills Kit (SDK), which is the developer SDK and platform that 3rd party developers use to create skills for Amazon Alexa around the world. We are looking for a candidate with a passion for new products and IoT, enthusiasm for our mission, and a talent for managing building great products. We're working hard, having fun, and making history.

    The Principle Technical Program Manager role requires working with product management, development, and speech teams to understand how speech user experience translate into Alexa SDK needs, and leading cross functional teams from design through delivery, and managing all related timelines. This position involves regular communication with senior management on status, risks and change control. Cross-team coordination, project management, and executive presentation skills are essential.

    To be successful in this role, you will need:
    • An operational and continuous improvement mindset, and a natural ability and desire to streamline processes, especially repetitive ones
    • Ability to quickly build trust and partner with key individuals to help define and drive to delivery
    • A strong data-driven mentality and prioritization framework, to ensure you focus you and your teams’ efforts on the highest impact work
    • Proven ability working effectively across organizations and persuading others to support your initiatives
    • Experience developing and evolving processes within rapidly growing organizations
    • Ability to communicate adaptively and effectively with all layers in an organization, from the CEO to individual contributors

    If you have an entrepreneurial spirit, know how to deliver, are deeply technical, highly innovative and long for the opportunity to build pioneering solutions to challenging problems, we want to talk to you.

    Basic Qualifications

    • BS in computer science, computer engineering or a related technical discipline
    • 5+ years of Technical Program Management experience in a related industry
    • 10+ years of relevant work experience in internet-related program management in a software applications environment

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Expertise in agile software engineering practices & best practices for the full software development life cycle, including agile estimation and planning, coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations
    • Track record for managing complex technology projects with aggressive schedules and scarce resources
    • Track record for being detail-oriented with a demonstrated ability to self-motivate and follow-through on projects
    • Solid foundation in service-oriented technologies to be able to understand service inter-dependencies and drive towards technical solutions for multi-tiered systems
    • 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
    • Excellent communication skills and the ability to generate and communicate meaningful development metrics
    • Comfortable working in a fast paced, highly collaborative, dynamic work environment
    • Fluency in more than 1 language an advantage

    Amazon is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Minority / Women / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation
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