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Manager, Technical Program Manager

Manager, Technical Program Manager

Job ID 
576957
Location 
US-CA-Sunnyvale
Posted Date 
9/27/2017
Company 
A2Z Development Center, Inc.
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Job Description

Job Description

Amazon Lab126 is an inventive research and development company that designs and engineers high-profile consumer electronics. Lab126 began in 2004 as a subsidiary of Amazon.com, Inc., originally creating the best-selling Kindle family of products. Since then, we have produced groundbreaking devices like Fire tablets, Fire TV and Amazon Echo. What will you help us create?

A successful candidate will be an experienced people manager with strong attention to detail and a reputation as someone who focuses on the customer, brings simplified solutions to complex problems and does what they say they will do.

The Role
  • Lead and develop a team of Technical Program Managers tasked with delivering Fire OS features and solutions on Amazon consumer devices, e.g. Alexa on Echo, Fire TV, and Fire Tablets.
  • Be excellent at handling ambiguity, being able to work cross-team to drive clarity around the unknowns.
  • Lead prioritization, track risks and handle escalations for multiple programs, should be able to zoom into the details to diagnose issues as needed though also zoom out and provide summarized roll up view of status and risks to the stakeholders
  • Build processes and programs that can scale by orders of magnitude. Should be passionate and have a proven track record to innovate and drive process efficiencies.
  • Define team goals and strategic initiatives 1-3 years out.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree with a technical discipline or equivalent experience
  • 7+ years of relevant work experience as a Technical Program Manager, at least 2+ recent years as a Manager
  • Experience with engineering teams to deliver complex software, preferably in the consumer device industry
  • Cross-team coordination and executive presentation skills
  • Experience analyzing cost/benefit of feature selection
  • Demonstrable experience in project management and coordinating/driving release schedules
  • Excellent technical, problem-solving and communication skills
  • Creative leader with superior analytical abilities

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s or advanced technical degree
  • Deep experience Android or other Operating Systems used on consumer devices
  • Knowledge of hardware development process and lifecycle

Lab126 is part of the Amazon.com, Inc. group of companies and is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation.