• Sr. Technical Program Manager

    Location US-CA-Sunnyvale
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(11/27/2018 1:51 PM)
    Job ID
    Amazon.com Services, Inc.
    Company/Location (search) : Country (Full Name)
    United States
  • 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, Dash Button, Amazon Echo and Alexa. What will you help us create?

    The Role:
    As a Senior Technical Program Manager within the Amazon Devices organization, you will be responsible for identifying, scoping, and delivering a large end to end cloud-based project. You will engage with an experienced cross-disciplinary staff to conceive of and design innovative consumer products. You will be comfortable working across time zones and through ambiguity. You thrive through building consensus and driving teams towards results. You will anticipate bottlenecks, provide escalation 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.

    The right candidate will possess proven program management skills, 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. 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

    • 7+ years of relevant work experience in technical program/project management in a consumer electronics environment
    • Bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline (EE, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering)
    • Knowledge of software development Life Cycle (Cloud and Services)
    • Knowledge of Embedded Systems; Embedded Linux; BSP
    • Knowledge of Multimedia, Audio and Video processing and protocols
    • Experience defining projects, collecting requirements, writing detailed functional and test specifications, coordinating efforts to scope, schedule and deploy new features sets
    • Experience analyzing cost/benefit of feature selection

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Master’s or advanced technical degree
    • Creative leader with superior analytical abilities
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills engaging technical and non-technical stakeholders
    • Strong problem solving and negotiation skills to earn trust and influence partners and teams
    • Fluency with Atlassian SCM Suite (Confluence/JIRA)
    • Experience in productization and shipping of software products (Services or Consumer Electronics)
    • Prior experience as a software developer is a plus

    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.
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