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Sr. Technical Program Manager
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Amazon | Seattle, WA
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Job Description

We are looking for entrepreneurial, innovative individuals who thrive on solving tough problems. Amazon has developed significant digital and mobile businesses across a number of platforms (iPhone, Android, Windows Mobile, and others) including Kindle, Amazon MP3, Amazon Instant Video, IMDb, Amazon Mobile store, and Audible. You will have an enormous opportunity to impact the customer experience, design, architecture, and implementation of cutting edge products that will be used every day by people you know. No matter what the role, were looking for people who are passionate about innovating on behalf of customers, demonstrate a high degree of product ownership, and want to have fun while they make history. The Senior Technical Program Manager role requires working with product management to define strategy and requirements, and leading cross functional development teams from design through delivery, and managing all related timelines. This position involves regular communication with senior management on status, risks and change control. Cross-team coordination, project management and executive presentation skills are essential. The ideal candidate is a creative, demonstrated leader/manager with superior analytical abilities. This opportunity requires excellent technical, problem-solving, and communication skills. The candidate is not just a policy maker/spokesperson but drives to get things done. At the core of the position is delivery. Qualified candidates have extensive experience defining projects and programs, collecting requirements, writing detailed functional and test specifications, coordinating efforts to scope, schedule, and deploy new features sets; as well as analyzing cost/benefit of feature selection and communicating results throughout the organization. Knowledge of the following is required; service-oriented architecture, product development (including C++, Java, XML, messaging protocols, and Web Services), build processes, project management, release schedules. The ideal candidate will have 7 or more years of relevant work experience in internet-related project and/or technical product management in a software applications environment. An undergraduate degree in software-product management, computer science, or equivalent experience required.

Basic Qualifications

Product development experience (including C++, Java, XML, messaging protocols, and Web Services) Experience building processes, project management, and release schedules 7+ years of relevant work experience in internet-related program and/or technical product management in a software applications environment Bachelors degree in computer science, engineering or a related technical discipline

Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge of professional software engineering practices & best practices for the full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations Experience in communicating with users, other technical teams, and management to collect requirements, evaluate alternatives and develop processes and tools as needed to support the organization. Experience developing in a Linux environment and in utilizing virtual machines Knowledge of industry standard test automation tools and experience in developing product test harnesses and instrumenting products to gather test results Experience with test driven development and establishing unit test infrastructures Experience automating the validating of modern user interfaces and messaging infrastructures Experience with evaluating and integrating open source and in house developed toolsets Excellent communication skills and the ability to generate and communicate meaningful development metrics Expert in software quality and testing methodologies Comfortable working in a fast paced, highly collaborative, dynamic work environment Experienced in interacting and coordinating test activities amongst multiple teams Experience with Web Services is a plus digitalproducts-jobs2013 *LI-JT To learn more about the Digital Products team at Amazon, visit http://www.amazon.com/careers/digitalproducts and apply now. Amazon is an Equal Opportunity Employer

About Amazon

Company Description

Amazon, a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle, Washington, is the global leader in e-commerce. Since Jeff Bezos started Amazon in 1995, we have significantly expanded our product offerings, international sites, and worldwide network of fulfillment and customer service centers. Today, Amazon offers everything from books and electronics to tennis rackets and diamond jewelry. We operate sites in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Japan, Canada, Italy, and China (Joyo.com) and maintain dozens of fulfillment centers around the world which encompass more than 26 million square feet.


Company History

Our founder Jeff Bezos established Amazon in his home garage in 1994. In less than a decade, he realized his vision of creating a destination where people can find anything they might want to buy online. Today, Amazon is a Fortune 500 company with seven global websites that offer customers an expanding selection of tens of millions of products across categories ranging from books and music to apparel and home electronics. When Bezos said that “we are a company of builders,” he really meant it. And it’s just as evident today.

Working Here

At Amazon, every employee is focused on the customer. It’s a challenging place where business and technology professionals work together to develop innovative solutions to challenging business objectives. Like you, we have an unwavering dedication to productivity, and every employee is challenged to "think like an owner." Find out where you fit in.


There are many things to consider when deciding on your next employer. At Amazon we offer employees the chance to work with great people, on exciting projects, with a ton of opportunity for growth.

But we also recognize that Amazonians have a life outside of work and need a break every once in a while. That's why we provide a full range of benefits for you and your eligible family members. While the benefits may vary slightly from location to location, these are the basics for full-time, U.S. employees:
  • Health Care
  • Time Off
  • Savings Plans
  • Employee Stock
  • Relocation Assistance