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Sr Technical Program Manager

Sr Technical Program Manager

Job ID 
233259
Company/Location (search) 
CA-BC-Vancouver
Posted Date 
5/14/2014
Company 
AMZN CAN Fulfillment Svcs, Inc
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Job Description

Amazon is continuing to expand globally into new marketplaces and new businesses. The International Technology organization plays a key role in this expansion. The team works with internal customers and external vendors and suppliers to define the global expansion roadmap, and then to execute the plan.

In this role you will be responsible for driving technical changes to the Amazon websites to make them more supportive for international customers. Responsibilities include collection of 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 lead and coordinate design/implementation efforts between internal teams and outside merchants and vendors to develop optimal solutions. You will be expected to make appropriate tradeoffs to optimize time-to- market, clearly communicate goals, roles, responsibilities, and desired outcomes to internal cross-functional and remote project teams.

The right candidate will possess a strong program management background, will have demonstrated experience leading medium to large projects, and will have a well-rounded technical background in current web technologies. You must be able to thrive and succeed in an entrepreneurial environment, and not be hindered by ambiguity or multiple competing priorities. This means you are not only able to develop and drive high-level strategic initiatives, but can also roll up your sleeves, dig in and get the job done. As a TPM, you will anticipate bottlenecks, provide escalation management, anticipate and make tradeoffs, and balance the business needs versus technical constraints. An ability to take large, complex projects and break them down into manageable pieces, develop functional specifications, then deliver them in a successful and timely manner is expected. Maturity, high judgment, negotiation skills, ability to influence, analytical talent, and leadership are essential to success s in this role.



Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or similar field
  • 5+ years of Technical Program Management experience in a related industry.
  • 4+ years of experience with current web-technologies.
  • 2+ years of experience with mobile application development technologies.

Preferred Qualifications

  • The ability to comfortably and confidently present to all levels within the enterprise and to work with both technical and non-technical individuals.
  • A proven track record for being detail-oriented with a demonstrated ability to self-motivate and follow-through on projects.
  • Fluency and comfort with business applications such as Word, Excel and Project.
  • Project management, Process Improvement or Quality certifications desired (e.g. PMP, Lean or Six Sigma).
  • Support and operation experience in a 7x24 e-commerce environment
  • Experience deploying localized software in multiple countries worldwide