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Principal Technical Program Manager

Principal Technical Program Manager

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Amazon Corporate LLC
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Job Description

Interested in working with Amazon’s latest devices? Want to help turn Amazon into the world’s largest offline retailer? The Amazon Devices Offline Retail Tech team is building the platform to bring Amazon Devices directly to customers through 3rd party retailers and Amazon’s own stores. Our team works on all Amazon Devices - Echo, FireTV, E-Reader, Fire Tablet, and upcoming secret devices – building the software that powers Amazon’s offline sales. We use a wide range of technologies and techniques to build solutions allowing the offline business to take Amazon products from a factory to the hands of our customers, managing those items the entire way. Our team touches a large cross section of the Amazon business space from device engineering to fulfillment to accounting.

We're seeking a Principal Technical Program Manager. In this role you will be responsible for scoping and delivering large projects end-to-end. 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 app development technologies. You must be able to thrive and succeed in an entrepreneurial environment, and not be hindered by ambiguity or 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 Principal 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 in this role.

Basic Qualifications

  • 10+ years of Technical Program Management experience in a related industry (experience owning a program/product/feature, scoping requirements, planning milestones, project management and working with technical teams)
  • 5+ years of experience leading software development projects with aggressive schedules
  • Experience leading cross-functional teams to deliver projects with multiple dependencies and constraints

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Computer Science/Math or related field
  • Proven analytical thinking, skills in metrics creation and project management, attention to details, and exceptional organizational skills
  • 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
  • High level familiarity with data mining or machine learning
  • 3+ years experience with managing other TPMs/PMs
  • Ability to communicate and influence effectively across all levels is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation