Principal TPM

Principal TPM

Amazon
10-13 years
Not Specified

Job Description


DESCRIPTION
Do you want to change the world Alexa and Echo are literally shaping the future of voice recognition and cloud-based content/services. Alexa is the name of the Amazon cloud service and the brain that powers Echo, the award-winning and groundbreaking new Amazon device designed around your voice. Echo connects to Alexa, to provide information, answer questions, play music, read the news, check sports scores or the weather, and more-instantly. It's hands-free, and always on. All you have to do is ask.
To achieve this, we blend of a variety of disciplines (such as NLP, data mining, machine learning, big data, semantic web, graph stores, cloud computing) in an effort to understand our customers and the things they're excited about. To complement our complex algorithms and extensive data analyses, we create elevated and inspirational mobile and web features across the entire Echo system. We use artificial intelligence, data mining and usability studies to develop new features, and we test them through hundreds of R & D experiments a year. We want to make it easy for you to search for your favorite products, discover new brands you'd like, play your favorite songs or even replenish your fridge - and much, much more!! We are also incredibly intent on solving some of the most complex computing problems to be found in industry and academia, and we get to test our solutions in the real world every day. And most importantly, we relentlessly ask: 'What haven't we thought of yet'
As a member of the Alexa Identity team, you will enable Alexa to treat people as individuals and manage the preferences and resources they have shared with Alexa. You will build the technologies that allow Alexa to deliver personalized experiences wherever they are in their day. You will have significant influence on our overall strategy by helping define these features, drive the system architecture, and spearhead the best practices that enable a quality product.
The ideal candidate has a demonstrable track record of technical leadership and success in delivering new features and products. A commitment to teamwork, hustle, and strong communication skills (to both business and technical partners) are absolute requirements. Creating reliable, scalable, and high performance products requires exceptional technical expertise, a sound understanding of the fundamentals of Computer Science, and practical experience building large-scale distributed systems. This person has thrived and succeeded in delivering high quality technology products/services in a hyper-growth environment where priorities shift quickly.
A day in the life
The right candidate will possess a strong program management background, will have demonstrated experience leading large projects, and will have a well-rounded technical background in current web technologies. You must be able to thrive and succeed in an entrepreneurial environment, and not be hindered by ambiguity or competing priorities. This means you are not only able to develop and drive high-level strategic initiatives, but can also roll up your sleeves, dig in and get the job done. As a Principal TPM, 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.
About the hiring group
Alexa is shaping the future of voice based personal assistants, and we need your help! Come join the team that is transforming Alexa to be even more personal. Alexa is the Amazon cloud service and brain that powers Echo, the award-winning and groundbreaking Amazon device designed around you and your voice. Echo connects to Alexa to provide information, answer questions, play music, read the news, check sports scores or the weather, and much more.
Job responsibilities
Amazon Alexa is seeking a Principal Technical Program Manager to help us deliver the next generation of Alexa Identity. In this role you will be responsible for scoping and delivering large projects across Alexa. Responsibilities include collection of business and systems requirements from internal and external customers, writing specifications, driving project schedules from design to release, and managing the production launch. You will lead and coordinate design/implementation efforts between internal teams and outside merchants and vendors to develop optimal solutions. You will be expected to make appropriate tradeoffs to optimize time-to-market, clearly communicate goals, roles, responsibilities, and desired outcomes to internal cross-functional and remote project teams. You'll also be responsible for ensuring our team operates efficiently. You'll own and improve the mechanisms we use to track goals, status, and business metrics across teams. You'll coordinate cross-team programs, such as ensuring we're scaled to handle major events. You'll help teams identify key risks, provide guidance on how to communicate them, and ensure leadership has the right visibility.
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS
. 10+ years of experience working directly with engineering teams
. 7+ years of technical program management experience
. Experience managing projects across cross functional teams, building sustainable processes and coordinating release schedules
-10+ years of relevant work experience in internet-related program and/or technical product management in a software applications environment . 5+ years of experience leading software development projects with aggressive schedules . Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Computer Science or related technical field . Experience with business applications such as Word, Excel and Project
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
Experience scaling the processes of a growing organization . Experience managing efforts in Unix/Linux environments, distributed systems and/or developing large scale web applications . A first-hand working knowledge of current web technologies . 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 Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action

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