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Principal Technical Program Manager - Alexa, Seattle, Washington

Created04/08/2021
Reference1482142
CategoryProject/Program/Product Management--Technical
Job typeFull Time
CountryUnited States of America
StateWashington
CitySeattle
Zip98101
SalaryCompetitive
Description:
Our vision is to create the world's leading self-service AI developer environment that empowers skill builders to craft experiences that make Alexa a natural and enriching part of everyday life.

Alexa Skills Developer Tech is seeking a Principal Technical Program Manager. In this role you will be responsible for shaping the technical, product, and execution vision for one of Amazon's fastest-growing platform that enables Alexa developers.

As a Principal TPM you will be expected to:
• Own programs with significant complexity with broad cross-organizational and/or deep architectural impact.
• Drive large engineering efforts that solve significantly difficult problems with complete independence.
• Identify risks/opportunities in technical strategies, architecture(s), in engineering organization structure(s).
• Improve how organizations interact to achieve business and technology goals.
• Create and optimize cross-organizational structures and mechanisms to ensure long-term success.
• Decompose complex processes into simple, straightforward solutions.
• Assist in the career development of others, actively mentoring individuals and the community on advanced technical issues and helping managers guide the career growth of their team members.
• Exert technical influence over multiple teams, increasing their productivity and effectiveness by sharing your deep knowledge and experience.
• Scope, plan, implement and deliver projects and programs, and collaborate with Program Managers and senior leaders to align with strategic vision and goals
• Drive projects cross functionally, build partnerships with other organizations, and work proactively with business teams to ensure security objectives are met
• Integrate information security into organizational development and processes
• Establish metrics and regular reporting mechanisms
• Support deep dive assessments and ad-hoc data analysis requests
• Deliver findings, recommendations and remediation steps for all activities
• Drive, mature, and improve organizational security, risk identification and remediation processes, and risk tracking mechanisms
• Bring innovative ideas, finding better ways of engaging our customers and service owners, and solving problems

Basic Qualifications:
• Experience managing projects across cross functional teams, building sustainable processes and coordinating release schedules
• 10+ years of relevant engineering experience
• 7+ years of technical program management experience
• 5+ years of relevant work experience in internet-related program and/or technical product management in a software applications environment
• Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Computer Science or related technical field
• 5+ years of experience leading software development projects with aggressive schedules
• 5+ years of experience communicating with technical and non-technical stakeholders at all levels across multiple business units.
• 5+ years experience building processes, project management, and release schedules.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Experience managing projects across cross functional teams, building sustainable processes and coordinating release schedules
• 10+ years of relevant engineering experience
• 7+ years of technical program management experience
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to simplify complex topics for broad audiences, both business and technical teams.
• Capable of taking initiative and working with minimal direction; a self-starter even when assignments are vague or undefined.
• High attention to detail and proven ability to manage multiple, competing priorities in a fast-paced environment.
• Security knowledge on current threats, trends and mitigations
• Skilled in risk management, business risk analysis and making complex business/risk trade-off recommendations and decisions
• Maturity, judgment, and proven ability to lead and influence others
• Independently driven, resourceful, and able to deliver results with minimal direction

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

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