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Senior Technical Program Manager - Amazon's Choice, Seattle, Washington

CategoryProject/Program/Product Management--Technical
Job typeFull Time
CountryUnited States of America
Amazon's Choice leverages machine learning and big data to help customers discovery highly rated, well-priced products that meet their needs. By identifying one great pick for each shopping need, Amazon's Choice reduces choice overload and increases purchase confidence for customers. This approach has struck a chord with Amazon customers worldwide, opening up white space for further invention and broad impact. The team is scaling rapidly as a result.

Amazon's Choice is hiring a Sr. Technical Program Manager to develop a broad set of product discovery initiatives that will introduce a fundamental step change in the Amazon's Choice program and technology that will drastically simplify product discovery for customers while accelerating Amazon's flywheel WW. These innovations will require deep science/ML innovation, and coordinated delivery across multiple teams.

Success will require strong technical leadership, problem solving, and influencing skills with visibility up to VP/SVP levels. In this role, you will lead ambitious projects that cross multiple teams and technologies. You will work with partners to define service boundaries, resourcing needs, and schedules. You will assess technical risks, anticipate bottlenecks, provide escalation management, make tradeoffs, balance the customer needs versus technical constraints, and encourage risk taking behavior to maximize business benefit.

Basic Qualifications:
• 5+ years of technical program management experience
• 7+ years of experience working directly with engineering teams
• Experience managing projects across cross functional teams, building sustainable processes and coordinating release schedules

Preferred Qualifications:
B.A. in computer science, related field, or equivalent work experience
Experience building and launching ML-based solutions to complex customer problems
Experience in on-time and on-budget delivery of large complex software or hardware projects
Experience building online distributed systems and platform infrastructure (design and implementation)
Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Ability to operate and thrive with partial information and ambiguity
Excellent time management, resource management and planning skills

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