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Principal Technical Program Manager Amazon
Seattle, WA

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Job Description

Does the challenge and ownership that comes from leading and driving large, cross-organizational projects and initiatives for one of the largest online marketplaces excite you? Do you enjoy working in an entrepreneurial environment solving complex technical problems and delivering innovative solutions?

The Content Systems team mission is to build, own, and manage Amazon's Content Systems for use across retail, devices (e.g. FireTV, Kindle), and AWS to name a few. We focus on content management tools, back-end delivery, optimization systems, and CDNs for hundreds of Amazon teams and we are looking for a Principal TPM who can help us tackle the challenge of developing, improving, and managing the content systems that power Amazon.

In this role, you will own scoping and delivering large-scale cross-organizational technical projects end-to-end. Responsibilities include gathering business and technical requirements from internal and external teams, writing spec documents, managing project schedules, and leading product launches. You will work closely with the software development and product teams to deliver high quality, scalable products deployed around the world. You will collaborate with the product teams to deliver the best product with most efficient use of resources and technologies. You will work with all the stakeholders to assemble project teams, assign responsibilities, identify appropriate resources needed, and develop schedules to ensure timely completion of projects by meeting project milestones. You will also assess risks, anticipate bottlenecks, provide escalation management, make tradeoffs, balance the business needs versus technical constraints and encourage risk taking behavior to maximize business benefit. Successful candidates will have a technical background, be detail driven and have excellent problem solving abilities. You should not only be passionate about delivering extensible, on-time solutions, but should also be obsessed with contributing to the development of high-performance teams through rigorous goal-setting, disciplined attention to performance metrics, continuous process improvement and mentorship.

The right candidate for this role is someone who has a strong program management background, is comfortable working with large, complex systems, and has the ability to cultivate relationships and earn trust with teams across Amazon. You must be able to thrive in a start-up environment and be willing to not only operate strategically, but be willing to roll up your sleeves and help get the job done.

In this role

You must be able to:

* Interact with Project Sponsors, Technical Program Managers and multiple Development Teams to define and deliver complex features.
* Lead the effective and efficient delivery of the large, complex projects.
* Anticipate bottlenecks, provide escalation management, anticipate and make tradeoffs, and balance the business needs versus technical constraints.
* Maximize resources for the greater good of the organization.
* Identify, assess, track and mitigate issues and risks at multiple levels.
* Create, maintain and disseminate project information to stakeholders.
* Drive effective teamwork, communication, collaboration and commitment across multiple disparate groups with competing priorities.

Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer - Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation

About Amazon

Amazon is a company operating a marketplace for consumers, sellers, and content creators.

10001 employees

2127 7th avenue

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