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Sr. Technical Program Manager

Seattle, WA, United States
Employment: Full Time Experience: Senior

The Alexa team is looking for the right Technical Program Manager (TPM) to launch new features on Alexa, the Amazon cloud service that powers Echo and many other devices. As a Technical Program Manager for Alexa you will have an enormous opportunity to impact the customer experience, design, architecture, and implementation of a cutting edge product.
In this role you will be responsible for scoping and delivering large projects end-to-end. Responsibilities include ownership of a delivery program, 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 making appropriate tradeoffs to optimize time-to-market, clearly communicate goals, roles, responsibilities, and desired outcomes to internal cross-functional and remote project teams. After technically following complexity of features and bugs, you will be able to recommend priority of issues keeping customers in focus.

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 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 Sr. TPM, you will anticipate bottlenecks, provide escalation management, anticipate and make tradeoffs, and balance the business needs versus technical constraints. You have the ability to take large, complex projects and break them down into manageable pieces, develop functional specifications, then deliver them in a timely manner.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Computer Science or related technical field
  • 7+ years of experience in a related industry
  • 2+ years of coding experience in Java, C++, and Perl
  • Experience managing efforts in mobile app and mobile platform environment, distributed systems and/or developing large scale web applications, API construction or management
  • A first-hand working knowledge of current native mobile (iOS and Android) and web technologies

Preferred Qualifications

  • A Masters in computer science or related technical discipline
  • Ability to communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical individuals
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Track record for being detail-oriented with a demonstrated ability to self-motivate and follow-through on projects
  • A strong track record of successful project delivery for large, cross-functional projects

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