• Sr.Technical Program Manager - Amazon Alexa

    Location US-MA-Cambridge
    Posted Date 2 months ago(5/17/2018 11:09 AM)
    Job ID
    Amazon.com Services, Inc.
    Position Category
    Project/Program/Product Management--Technical
  • Job Description

    We are looking for a strongly technical, customer-focused Senior Technical Program Manager with skills that span research science, software engineering, product management and sheer vision. In this role you will:

    - Own and manage customer directions in speech interfaces, defining the vision for the voice experience and unfailingly delivering in the customer’s interest;
    - Use your depth in spoken language understanding technologies to drive investments in accuracy and end-to-end voice experience quality;
    - Drive solutions from the data – dive deep into experience data to identify problems and push for solutions, writing your own analytic scripts and tools where necessary;
    - Find the opportunities for multiplying innovation across different customers, leading advances into science and data representations;
    - Drive consistent results and customer impact across the scientific and engineering teams.

    Basic Qualifications

    Basic Qualifications
    • Product development experience (including C++, Java, XML, messaging protocols, and Web Services)
    • Experience building processes, project management, and release schedules
    • 7+ years of relevant work experience in internet-related program and/or technical product management in a software applications environment
    • Bachelors degree in computer science, engineering or a related technical discipline

    Preferred Qualifications

    Preferred Qualifications
    • Knowledge of professional software engineering practices & best practices for the full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations
    • 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.
    • Experience developing in a Linux environment and in utilizing virtual machines
    • Knowledge of industry standard test automation tools and experience in developing product test harnesses and instrumenting products to gather test results
    • Experience with test driven development and establishing unit test infrastructures
    • Experience automating the validating of modern user interfaces and messaging infrastructures
    • Experience with evaluating and integrating open source and in house developed toolsets
    • Excellent communication skills and the ability to generate and communicate meaningful development metrics
    • Expert in software quality and testing methodologies
    • Comfortable working in a fast paced, highly collaborative, dynamic work environment
    • Experienced in interacting and coordinating test activities amongst multiple teams
    • Experience with Web Services is a plus

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

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