Amazon

Returning Candidate?

Sr. Manager, Technical Program Management

Sr. Manager, Technical Program Management

Job ID 
546861
Location 
UK-London
Posted Date 
18/10/2017
Company 
AMZN Dev Center (London) Ltd
Recruiting Team 
..

Job Description

Amazon Video (AV) seeks a Sr. Manager, Technical Program Manager to lead the Core Product & Technology TPM team for Amazon Video in London. This is a strategic role to shape and deliver our technical strategy in developing and delivering our largest, cross-functional software projects to customers worldwide. You and your team will own large cross organizational projects with significant customer impact from inception to delivery, combining deep technical experience in software engineering with strong project and program management. The projects delivered by the team have significant impact, technical ambiguity and complexity, and visibility. The Core TPM team has previously delivered projects like Amazon Channels and the global launch of Amazon Video in over 200 countries and territories.

We're a high energy, fast growth business excited to have the opportunity to shape how video is consumed for years to come. In addition to a digital video streaming service, we also operate as an original content production house with hits like The Grand Tour, Man in the High Castle, Transparent and Mozart In the Jungle already under our belt. The service is available worldwide on dozens of tablets, phones, game consoles, smart TVs and, of course, on the web at www.amazon.com/video.

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 the Sr. Manager for London Core TPM, you will work with product and technical teams located around the globe, anticipate bottlenecks, provide escalation management, anticipate and make trade-offs, prioritize to ensure support for the most critical projects, 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 – as well as helping the team develop the skills, tools, and processes to successfully deliver multiple projects in a high velocity environment.

This role requires working closely with business and engineering leaders within Amazon Video and across Amazon to develop technical architectures, simplify product requirements, and deliver projects to customers. You will lead high visibility and high impact programs collaborating with various teams across Amazon. You will own regular communication with senior leadership on technology, dependency management, risk mitigation and program health.

The ideal candidate should have thrived and succeeded in delivering broadly adopted technology products or services in a very high growth environment. You should be a strong leader who can prioritize well, communicate clearly and compellingly, and understand how to drive a high level of focus and excellence. You should have keen business sense and also a deep understanding of technology. Qualified candidates have experience hiring, developing and leading technical teams, defining programs, mapping product requirements to engineering functional specifications, leading large cross functional and cross organizational programs, and successfully delivering complex programs at high scale.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Computer Science or related technical field
  • Extensive experience in Technical Program Management experience in a related industry, including hands-on management of large, cross-functional software efforts
  • Ability to conceptualize complex interrelated applications and system platforms, as well as the ability to effectively communicate those systems to non-technical team members and business partners
  • Experience hiring, developing, and leading technical teams
  • Experience managing efforts in distributed systems and/or developing large scale web applications or cloud services
  • Ability to multitask and manage multiple projects through work prioritization, planning and task delegation
  • Strong bias for action and a "get it done" attitude

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in Video playback and streaming technologies
  • Master’s degree in computer science and/or business administration