• Technical Program Manager

    Location US-WA-Seattle
    Posted Date 2 months ago(5/21/2018 10:29 AM)
    Job ID
    Amazon.com Services, Inc.
    Position Category
    Project/Program/Product Management--Technical
  • Job Description

    The Kindle Team is looking for a passionate, results-oriented Technical Program Manager who will be responsible for delivering engaging and innovative shopping and reading experiences for our customers. In this role you will be responsible for conceiving, prioritizing, and executing development projects driven by your obsession to provide the best experiences for Kindle readers world wide. As a key leader for Kindle Content Engineering, you will work directly with multiple teams across development, program/product management and the broader Amazon tech community to build and launch these software solutions and drive associated programs.

    This role requires hands-on project management skills, deep technical expertise, and excellent leadership skills. You will be responsible for collecting business and systems requirements from internal and external customers, writing specifications, driving project schedules from design to release, and managing the production launch. You will also be responsible for setting project management standards and expectations and delivering large, cross functional projects

    • Thinking big and working with business stakeholders and technology leadership to define strategy and requirements.

    • Delivering results by leading cross functional development teams from design to roll out.

    • Earning trust through regular communication with senior management on status, risks and change control.

    • Owning all metrics around initiative goals you will define. We make decisions based on data.

    • Being resourceful and creative to overcome obstacles and turn challenges into opportunities.

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

    Basic Qualifications

    • 5+ years of relevant work experience in internet-related program and/or technical product management in a software applications environment

    • Bachelor's degree in computer science, engineering or experience in a related technical discipline

    • Strong user empathy and customer focus

    • Experience managing efforts in distributed systems and/or developing large scale web applications

    • Ability to drive tough decision making, balancing business goals, technical implications, and time to market

    • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English

    • Experience with agile methodologies

    Preferred Qualifications

    • 5+ years experience as a developer

    • The ideal candidate is creative with superior analytical abilities across business and technology.

    • Strong organizational skills with a successful track record of planning and coordinating activities between project stakeholders, technical managers, and software development teams in multiple time zones

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