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Technical Program Manager - Data Science

Technical Program Manager - Data Science

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ADCI - Karnataka
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Job Description

The Ad Optimization group in Bangalore has the charter to solve optimization problems for ad-programs in Amazon and ensure high quality ad-impressions. We develop advanced algorithms and systems to optimize performance for our advertisers and publishers. We are focused on solving a wide variety of problems in the area of computational advertising like traffic quality prediction, web crawling, publisher quality, robot detection, fraud detection, performance prediction, pricing, contextual extraction and publisher monetization. Our group includes experts in the areas of distributed computing, machine learning, statistics, optimization, text mining, information theory, control systems, combinatorics and econometrics.

We are seeking a talented, technically strong and highly motivated Technical Program Manager (TPM) to work for the Ad Optimization Data Sciences team. The TPM will interface with scientists, research engineers and analysts on the one hand, and software development teams on the other hand to ensure clear understanding of requirements, iteration of solutions and successful delivery of machine learning solutions in production. The TPM will also work with dev teams to schedule experiments and communicate the results of experiments to various stakeholders.

We are seeking TPMs who possess strong analytical skills, well-rounded technical background, program management experience and the ability to track multiple diverse projects through their lifecycle. You must be able to thrive and succeed in an entrepreneurial environment, and not be hindered by ambiguity or competing priorities. As a TPM, you will anticipate bottlenecks, provide escalation management, anticipate and make tradeoffs, and balance the business needs versus technical constraints.

We offer a fast-paced and fun workplace with competitive salary and great benefits.

Basic Qualifications

- A Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field
- 2+ years experience in technical program management
- A solid Computer Science foundation, including at least 2+ years of experience in a software engineering role.
- Strong oral and written communication skills and an ability to think clearly, analyze quantitatively, problem-solve, scope technical requirements and prioritize.
- A solid experience and track record of successful system implementations utilizing multiple project management methodologies, tools and techniques.
- An ability to conduct and/or oversee interface design, requirements definition, research, metrics analysis, technical specifications, development, testing, and launch efforts.
- A strong familiarity with agile development methodologies.
- Sound business judgment, a proven ability to influence others, strong technical acumen, and strong analytical thinking skills
- A willingness to dive into software environments and technical issues to develop and maintain the skills necessary to manage and advocate products and projects
- 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.

Preferred Qualifications

- Experience with data science and machine learning driven systems and solutions
- Experience in the online marketing /advertising industry is desired
- MBA is desirable