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Senior Technical Program Manager

Senior Technical Program Manager

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Senior Technical Program Manager, Selection Monitoring
Amazon’s Selection Monitoring team is responsible for making the biggest catalog on the planet even bigger. We build software to find products not already sold on Amazon and algorithmically add them to the Amazon catalog. We work on building state-of-the-art information retrieval infrastructure, extracting structured-data from unstructured-content, automatic item classification, storage systems to hold the massive catalog and distributed systems of cloud-scale. We apply parallel processing and machine learning algorithms to evaluate millions of products every day and to identify and prioritize new additions to Amazon’s selection efficiently. We constantly stretch the boundaries of cloud-scale distributed systems, elastic computing, and big data to tackle business challenges at Amazon scale. If you are customer obsessed, driven, tenacious and analytical, you will have fun solving our business problems of unprecedented scale. You will develop deep technical expertise and learn designing large scale distributed, service-oriented systems. Come join us in our journey to make everything – and yes, we do mean *everything* – that anyone wants to buy, available on Amazon!

The ideal candidate will have excellent program management, problem solving and communication skills and be comfortable interacting with technical and non-technical stakeholders at all levels. We are looking for a product-minded individual with the ability to think from a customer perspective and to work backwards.

You must be able to:
  • Engage with teams across Amazon to evangelize your team's products and build relationships.
  • Drive execution of cross-team projects from inception to launch, formulate product vision, prioritize roadmaps, define user stories.
  • Work closely with the software development team on designing and delivering high-quality solutions; provide feedback on architecture, design, and priorities.
  • Identify, assess and mitigate risks, provide escalation management, anticipate and make trade-offs balancing the business needs vs. constraints.
  • Clearly communicate plan and project status to management and key technical and business stakeholders.

Basic Qualifications

  • Relentless customer focus, experience in gathering requirements, defining product vision and product roadmaps.
  • Excellent program management and problem solving skills, track record of improving metrics.
  • Strong technical background with experience in software design.
  • Proven track record of taking ownership and of driving outcomes in a fast paced environment; history of successfully delivering large scale projects in high-quality, managing the entire life-cycle.
  • Ability to think both strategically and tactically; equally comfortable with long term planning and day to day progress tracking and execution.
  • Experience in communicating with technical and non-technical stakeholders at all levels.
  • Working knowledge of agile methodologies.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical field (e.g. computer science, engineering), 5+ years of relevant work experience in software development in technical leadership, product management, program management, or similar roles.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Work experience in the e-commerce industry or software industry with focus on e-commerce, retail, or advertising.
  • In addition to program management, experience in engineering, project and/or product management.
  • Background in big data analytics, machine learning, decision making based on big data.
  • Experience in Unix/Linux environments, distributed systems and/or developing large scale web applications.