SENIOR TECHNICAL PROGRAM MANAGER

Newark, NJ, United States
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powertofly approved What Audible Has to Offer:

We believe the spoken word has the power to change people’s lives. Audible has reinvented a media category, becoming a powerhouse of creative and original content. We create sensational entertainment experiences that absorb the listener and enhance the character and quality of daily life. Because nothing can inspire, provoke and challenge like a gripping story – and this could be the beginning of your Audible story.

This opportunity is as a Technical Program Manager (TPM) within Audible’s New Businesses Program, supporting launching International Expansion initiatives. The New Businesses Program is broadly responsible expanding Audible offerings, including International markets, Audible for Business, and the Audible Escape package. The International Expansion team is delivering on a vision for launching a localized, customer-centric presence in new countries while building world class engineering platform to enable faster and differentiated launches. We are expanding and improving the platform from mobile web to back-end services while innovating and leveraging new Amazon technology and platforms. Success means we are delighting more customers in new countries while building on an already tremendously successful and much-loved product.


We're a part of Amazon, they are our parent company and it's a great partnership. You'll get to play with all of Amazon's technologies like EC2, SQS and S3 but it doesn't stop there. Audible's built on Amazon technology and you'll have insight into the inner workings of the world's leading ecommerce experience. There's a LOT to learn! Your career will benefit from working with teams like Kindle, A9, P13N and many more.

If you want to own and solve problems, work with a creative dynamic team, fail fast in a supportive environment whilst growing your career and working on high volume (2000+ tps) services that support millions of customers worldwide we want to hear from you.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
· Work closely with business to ensure that business requirements are translated to technology requirements and subsequently drive the execution (plan, coordinate, manage) of software development projects from design through successful deployment.
· Work with cross functional teams – technology, business, marketing and operations to manage multiple projects that have conflicting needs / priorities, using an Agile development framework, from concept to launch.
· Work with technical astuteness, and be proactive in seeking opens in the projects and drive subsequent closure.
· Communicate project risks, progress, launches and retrospectives across all stakeholders and teams – consistently and transparently.
· Strive constantly to improve and establish a new bar in performance (using objective metrics) in project execution.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS· Bachelors Degree
· 5+ years experience in technology project coordination and delivery of distributed multi-tier applications.
· 2+ years experience managing agile software projects across multiple and geographically distributed teams.
· Be able to thrive in an ambiguous environment - where change is the only constant.
· Detailed oriented to ensure that project success is paramount.
· Strong verbal and communication skills.
· Strong experience in creating or redesigning, rolling out and executing organizational processes.
· Strong analytical skills and an out of the box thinker. Self-starter with the ability to multi-task and work in a very rapidly changing environment.
· Be able to disagree, yet align, when dealing with different stakeholders.
· Ability to work well with clients and juggle competing demands.
· Results oriented and with a strong customer focus.PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS· Certified Scrum Master with 2+ experience in running scrums, sprint grooming & planning, and reviewing agile project metrics.
· Prior experience in delivering service oriented (SOA) distributed systems.
· Prior experience in delivering web based systems using Java/JEE, Apache Tomcat.
· Experience delivering mobile device software and/or applications is highly preferred.
· Adept at usage of various tools such as Microsoft Excel & Project, JIRA.
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