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Senior Technical Program Manager

Senior Technical Program Manager

Job ID 
526592
Location 
UK-London
Posted Date 
28/06/2017
Company 
AMZN Dev Center (London) Ltd
Recruiting Team 
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Job Description


Amazon Video is changing the way millions of customers interact with video content. The Amazon Video team delivers high-quality instant video to Amazon customers through subscriptions (such as Amazon Prime) as well as purchases and rentals. Amazon believes so deeply in the mission of Video that we've launched our own studio to create original and exclusive content. Every day we face the challenges of a fast paced market and expanding technology set.
The Amazon Video team is seeking an experienced Senior Technical Program Manager to be a hands-on technical leader, delivering complex programs within Amazon Video. You will own large cross organizational projects with significant customer impact from inception to delivery, combining your deep technical experience in software engineering with strong project and program management. These projects will span across Video from ingesting content from studios to presenting and streaming video to customers around the world on diverse device types.
You must be able to thrive and succeed in an entrepreneurial environment, and not be hindered by ambiguity or competing priorities. This means you are not only able to develop and drive high-level strategic initiatives, but can also roll up your sleeves, dig in and get the job done. As a senior TPM, you will anticipate bottlenecks, provide escalation management, anticipate and make trade-offs, and balance the business needs versus technical constraints. An ability to take large, complex projects and break them down into manageable pieces, develop functional specifications, then deliver them in a timely manner is critical.


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 to excel and grow.
The right candidate will possess a strong program and project management background, have demonstrated experience leading large complex software engineering projects and have a well-rounded technical background delivering web services and client applications on a global scale.

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 your experience and skills. We value your passion to discover, invent, simplify and build. We welcome applications from all members of society irrespective of age, sex, disability, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief.

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.



Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering or commensurate Industry Experience
  • High technical literacy
  • 5+ years of experience managing large, complex, cross-functional software engineering projects
  • Deep experience with service-oriented architectures and web services
  • Excellent communication skills with technical and non-technical stakeholders
  • Strong problem solving and organizational skills
  • Skilled in risk management, business risk analysis and making complex business/risk trade-off recommendations and decisions.
  • Experience managing agile processes such as Scrum and Kanban

Preferred Qualifications

Sound business judgment and technical vision
  • Experience analyzing user experience design and developing high profile customer facing products with intricate customer experience workflows.
  • Exceptional stakeholder management and executive presentation skills.
  • Technical knowledge in IP-based media delivery platforms and systems