Principal Technical Program Manager

10 months ago
Job ID
Amazon Europe Core SARL - LUX

Job Description

Europe Core Technology team owns the platform services used to give Amazon customers access to a world-wide selection of products, in their language of choice, on their preferred Amazon website. The software we work on includes fun stuff like machine translation, human-in-the-loop machine learning, crowdsourcing, and global-scale e-commerce, and is key to powering Amazon's international expansion. Our services interact with many of Amazon’s core e-commerce technologies, including catalog, pricing, and fulfillment, and we utilize state-of-the-art technologies and processes such as AWS, Continuous Deployment and Infrastructure-as-Code.

We're looking for a Principal Technical Program Manager to help us grow our services to the next order of magnitude. In this position, you will:
  • Work closely with business and operations leadership, to define features and provide project updates.
  • Work closely with the development teams to influence product architecture and design
  • Be hands-on in driving the delivery of critical business initiatives, managing all aspects of the project such as project planning, requirements definition, risk management, communication, and implementation plan.
  • Be a technical problem solver on the team, identifying innovative solutions to project deadlocks and resolving issues and constraints through consensus and sound judgment.
  • Be responsible for making project decisions, and achieving tactical goals while retaining a strategic focus

Ideal candidates have extensive experience with defining project goals, writing detailed functional specifications, and driving the building and delivery of software. They should be equally comfortable digging into business requirements, product planning and technical architecture and design. A successful candidate will need to be able to effectively work in a rapidly-changing, delivery-focused environment. This position involves regular communication and coordination with multiple stakeholders, so excellent project management and communication skills are also essential.

The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is a diverse and multicultural country located in the heart of Europe, bordered by France, Belgium and Germany, with a total population of around half a million. Luxembourg has Luxembourgish, French and German as national languages, with English spoken by the many expatriates and most locals. Luxembourg is known for banking, steel and a number of EU institutions plus an increasing number of technology-centric organizations. Luxembourg boasts a rich cultural scene and a high standard of living.

Basic Qualifications

Basic Qualifications:
  • 5+ years of experience with project management of software development projects
  • Deep understanding of agile software development process with experience taking a product through its complete lifecycle and delivering highly scalable and robust systems.
  • Ability to roll up sleeves and operate as an individual contributor to get the job done; at the same time be able to guide a team toward an objective.
  • Ability to translate feature requests into technical specifications and influence design and architectural decisions.
  • Ability to fully engage with technical teams and business teams and effectively manage customer expectations and resolve conflicts that balance client and company needs
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with developers, product owners, and business leaders.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications:
  • BA / BS - Engineering or Business degree or equivalent experience
  • Experience in design,development and delivery of large-scale services
  • Experience writing detailed functional specifications and delivering projects that meet rapidly evolving business needs.
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