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Senior Technical Program Manager

Senior Technical Program Manager

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AMZN Dev Center (London) Ltd
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Job Description

Television is changing. Amazon Video would like to offer every film to everyone to watch instantly anywhere. Would you like to join us to help shape the future of TV?

Amazon Video deliver films and TV shows instantly to PCs, portable devices, consoles, and TVs worldwide as well as disc formats by post in the UK & Germany. We have opportunities for talented engineers, designers, testers, product managers, and technical leaders to join our development teams in London to work on global features in our web services platform, web development, big screen devices, and tablet devices development teams. You will be encouraged to see the big picture, be creative, and positively impact millions of customers. This is a young and evolving business where creativity and drive can have a lasting impact on the way video is enjoyed worldwide.

The Amazon Video Living Room team is looking for a technical program manager focused on managing software development products. This position is instrumental in driving improvements with internal & external partners. If you enjoy working in a rapidly changing environment and influencing the strategic direction of key initiatives, this position will provide you with a challenging opportunity. You will be responsible for conducting and responding to product development goals, coordinating the scoping & planning of software development and driving the releases to production. A successful candidate will have an established background in software development, a strong technical ability, excellent project management skills, great communication skills, a motivation to achieve results in a fast-paced environment, high creativity, great analytical reasoning skills, and, of course, a passion for TV and film.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field
  • Previous project & program management experience
  • Highly technical - hands-on software engineering experience is a must.
  • Extensive project leadership experience.
  • Skilled in risk management, business risk analysis and making complex business/risk trade-off recommendations and decisions.
  • Experience in planning and delivery of enterprise-level software development programs.
  • Experience managing agile processes such as Scrum and Kanban
  • Experience with service-oriented architectures and web services.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to present complex technical information in a clear and concise manner to a variety of audiences
  • Detailed technical knowledge in IP-based engineering & systems

Amazon is an equal opportunities employer. We believe passionately that employing a diverse workforce is central to our success. We make recruiting decisions based on objective criteria including your experience and skills. We value your passion to discover, invent, simplify and build. We welcome applications from all sections of society irrespective of belief colour, race, religion or belief, nationality, ethnic or national origin, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, sex, marital status, disability, age or trade union membership. Please let us know if you have any special requirements in relation to this recruitment process.

All offers are conditional on references, verification of the right to work in the UK, and successful background screening check. This will include previous employment verification, qualification verification (if relevant) and a basic criminal check. Further details of this policy/procedure will be sent to you along with your conditional offer