• Principal Technical Program Manager - HHO

    Location US-CA-Sunnyvale
    Posted Date 9 months ago(11/1/2017 10:31 AM)
    Job ID
    A2Z Development Center, Inc.
  • Job Description

    Alexa is the Amazon cloud service that powers Echo, the groundbreaking new Amazon device designed around your voice. We believe voice is the most natural user interface for interacting with technology; we are inventing the future. The Household Organization (HHO) team powers the Alexa conversations that help customers get and stay organized. We build the services to make Alexa the best assistant to simplify life, schedule and coordinate the activities of all household members.

    We're seeking a Principal Technical Program Manager to deliver ongoing international expansion enabling new markets setting us up to grow exponentially. You work with Speech, Product Management, Engineering, Design and Business teams to launch and achieve full feature parity in each new market. As a Principal TPM, you will be 100% focused on the customer, understanding their needs and requirements, plus anticipating future trends that will serve their needs. You will also be excellent at driving results, being able to coordinate large, multi-functional projects on-time, anticipate bottlenecks, provide escalation management, anticipate and make trade-offs, and balance business needs versus technical constraints. You define or review the systems-level technical design of your projects and balance near term business need with long term implications. You rationalize technical requirements and business priorities in cross functional teams. You manage cross functional communication to ensure all business and technical stakeholder’s needs are aligned

    The right candidate will possess proven program management skills, will demonstrate experience leading medium to large products and projects. You are expected to be versatile and able to thrive in a dynamic, entrepreneurial environment. You are not hindered by managing competing priorities and are able to bring order to ambiguous scenarios. Maturity, high judgment, negotiation skills, ability to influence and leadership are essential to success in this role. You will be data-driven and analytical. You can clearly & effectively communicate (written as well as verbally) across the org and up to senior leadership.

    You will:
    * Work with key stakeholders in executive teams, product management, and marketing teams to define strategy and requirements
    * Work with remote and multi-site teams to deliver supporting software and services in sync with launch timelines
    * Communicate regularly with senior management on status, risks, and change control
    * Stand with & defend your convictions as well as accept others’ point of views when needed
    * Must be able & willing to travel internationally

    Basic Qualifications

    Basic Qualifications:
    • 7+ years of experience in a related industry
    • 2+ years of coding experience in Java, C++, and Perl
    • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Computer Science or related technical field
    * Knowledge of software development (Device, Application, Cloud)
    * Experience defining projects, collecting requirements, writing detailed functional and test specifications, coordinating efforts to scope, schedule and deploy new features sets
    * Excellent oral and written communication skills

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Ability to communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical individuals.
    • Experience analyzing cost/benefit of feature selection.
    • Track record for being detail-oriented with a demonstrated ability to self-motivate and follow-through on projects

    Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer - Female/Minority/Disability/Veteran/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation

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