Sr. Technical Program Manager

Kxsipetk 400x400 | Seattle 2018-06-25

Amazon Web Services educates thousands of Customers, Partners and Employees on AWS services, and that number is growing significantly every year. To support this massive demand, we are hiring a team of exceptional technologists to reimagine our systems and tools, expand our business, and push it into new areas by providing new services and systems for our customers. Wherever possible, we use our own AWS technologies to power what we do, and there are practically no limits to the technology at our disposal. Bring your big ideas!

The Technical Program Manager position is a hybrid role that understands our business and its objectives, and then can design, prototype & manage technical solutions to solve the business’s problems in a very ambiguous, fast-paced, and collaborative environment. It relies on influence and ingenuity over authority to drive project deliverables.

This particular role provides a unique opportunity to design and build a massively scaled learning technology that we are developing on core AWS services. You will draw upon exemplary technical architecture, deployment and management skills, project management, critical thinking, problem-solving, and a passion for building large-scale software systems. You should be self-directed and open to new challenges, adept at prioritization, innovation, and getting along with others. You will drive the exploration of complex technical needs, and collaborate effectively with cross-functional business and software development teams to solve problems and implement new solutions. You will interact with a broad cross-section of the Amazon organization, spanning a wide range of technologies, and engaging with external vendors and internal teams. In Amazon Web Services, Technical Program Managers are the backbone of the project execution, run our largest cross-customer projects, and coordinate with other teams on high scale deliverables. You will drive projects which require you to collaborate with the AWS service engineering teams, support engineering organizations, sales organizations and product management teams.

  • Work closely with business stakeholders to determine their requirements, and then convert them into technical specifications and solutions
  • Coordinate activities across multiple teams
  • Manage medium to large technical projects with minimal supervision
  • Perform key team roles in an Agile software development environment (Scrum Master, Product Manager)
  • Participate in the design and implementation of novel technical solutions
  • Write documentation and test plans
  • Demonstrate extraordinary people skills, customer obsession and attention to detail
Basic Qualifications

  • 5+ years of Technical Program Management experience in a related industry 1+ years’ experience working with Agile development process
  • 2+ years experience writing clear, organized project planning and implementation documentation
  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Computer Science or related technical field
  • 2+ years of coding experience in programming language such as Java, C# or C++
  • Experience managing efforts in Unix/Linux environments, distributed systems and/or developing large scale web applications

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience and proficiency with AWS technologies (S3, Lambda, DynamoDB, RDS etc.)
  • Proficiency in micro-service design, API design, and distributed systems operations in a DevOps model.
  • Clear understanding and emphasis on customer-centered usability and design
  • 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 is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation.

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