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Job Category:
Customer Service
Industry:
Search Engines & Internet Portals
Media & Internet
Retail
Software Development & Design
Software
Employment Type:
Full time
Experience:
5+ years of experience
Posted:
8/25/2013
Technical Program Manager
(This job is no longer available)
Amazon.com | Seattle, WA
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Job Description

Amazon.com's Search Experience Team is hiring talented and enthusiastic Technical Program Managers to help create the next generation of search. Are you passionate about user experience? Are committed to data driven decision making? Can you code? We need smart, customer focused, skilled TPMs who enjoy working in an agile, fast-paced environment on highly visible projects.

The Search Experience team is responsible for the worldwide customer facing search features on desktops, tablets, and mobile devices - everything from the moment a customer clicks into the search box to when they view search results. We use data analysis, and statistical and machine learning techniques to optimize and tune the search experience, building smarter and more personalized experiences for our customers across a wide variety of categories, from instant video and Kindle books to apparel and electronics.

This role requires working with product management to define strategy and requirements, and leading cross-functional development teams from design through delivery. 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.

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), project management, and product delivery. 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 computer science, or equivalent experience is required.

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related field 5+ years professional experience in software development 3+ years in program management
Computer Science fundamentals in object-oriented design Computer Science fundamentals in data structures Computer Science fundamentals in algorithm design, problem solving, and complexity analysis Proficiency in at least one modern programming language such as C++ or Java

Preferred Qualifications

Masters Degree in Computer science/Math or related field Candidates must be innovative, creative, flexible and self-motivated, with the ability to design and write high-performance, reliable, and maintainable code 7+ years of related industry experience Successful candidates will have a strong background in an object-oriented language such as Java and experience building web applications Strong desire to improve our customer's search experience a must Experience with Scrum or Agile development a plus 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 Ability to take a project from scoping requirements through actual launch of the project. Experience in communicating with users, other technical teams, and management to collect requirements, describe software product features, and technical designs

 

About Amazon.com

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.
 

Benefits

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