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Principal Technical Program Manager

Reference ID: 436316
Management and Executive
Full Time
Vancouver, BC     

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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 technical teams, as well as business partners, 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 available to a growing body of international customers, and improving the international customer experience by delivering content and functionality to meet their needs in each respective region. Responsibilities include collection of business and systems requirements from internal and external customers, writing specifications, driving project schedules from design to release, and leading 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.

You will possess a strong program management background, will have demonstrated experience leading large projects, and will have a well-rounded technical background in current web technologies. You are 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 critical initiatives, but can also roll up your sleeves, dig in and get the job done. As a Sr TPM, you will anticipate bottlenecks, provide critical issue 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 Basic qualifications

    •7+ years of relevant work experience in internet-related program and/or technical product management in a software applications environment
    •4+ years of product development experience with current web-technologies.
    •A bachelor's degree in Engineering, Information Systems, Computer Science or related technical field.
    •Experience running efforts in Unix/Linux environments, distributed systems and/or developing large scale web applications.

Preferred Qualifications 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 consistent track record for being detail-oriented with a demonstrated ability to self-motivate and follow-through on projects.
    •Experience with agile or other program management methodologies
    •Master's degree in computer science, engineering or a related technical discipline
    •Excellent oral and written communication skills
    •Project management, Process Improvement or Quality certifications desired (e.g. PMP, Lean or Six Sigma).
    •Knowledge of the technical and UX requirements for international software deployments
    •Familiarity with Unicode and its encodings
    •Experience deploying localized software in multiple countries worldwide

Posted: February 20, 2017
Closes:April 21, 2017
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