• Senior Technical Program Manager, Amazon Video

    Location UK-London
    Posted Date 3 months ago(24/07/2018 9:37)
    Job ID
    AMZN Dev Center (London) Ltd
    Company/Location (search) : Country (Full Name)
    United Kingdom
  • Job Description

    Amazon’s Prime Video is a premium on-demand video entertainment service that offers customers the greatest choice in what to watch from popular Prime Original TV shows (made by Amazon Studios) such as The Grand Tour, Jack Ryan and the recent Golden Globe winning The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel to Prime Original Movies like the Oscar-winning Manchester by the Sea and The Salesman. The service also offers TV shows that are exclusively available for Prime members in each country such as American Gods, MR ROBOT and Outlander, and more recently live sport including the US Open tennis from 2018 and Premier League games from 2019. Beyond this content exclusivity, the service further differentiates from other video-on-demand services by offering Prime members the opportunity to subscribe to 60+ channels like Discovery, Starz, Eurosport Player and hayu and hundreds of thousands of additional titles to watch instantly with no extra apps to download or long term contracts. Prime Video is at the forefront of the entertainment industry and growing fast - now available in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide – and we work in a dynamic, and exciting environment where innovating on behalf of our customers is at the heart of everything we do. If this sounds exciting to you, please read on.

    The Partner Integration team has the mission to ensure the best experience for our customers when watching on home entertainment devices, including televisions, set-top boxes and games consoles. We work with development teams across Prime Video and the A-list of home entertainment manufacturers and their suppliers to bring our service to the latest and greatest devices with the latest technologies.

    We are seeking a talented Senior Technical Program Manager (TPM) to join the team as we scale our ability to support our global reach.You’ll be responsible for technical relationships with strategic players across industry and for the delivery of development projects to bring the Prime Video experience to our partner’s platforms. We’re looking for a hands-on leader that can make a huge impact on a dynamic, fast moving business. Someone who is equally comfortable digging in to business requirements as drilling into architecture and design or diagnosing issues with development teams.

    This role requires working closely with business development and product management to define common strategy and requirements; working with partners from across industry to build strong technical relationships; coordinating engineering teams from Amazon and partners to bring new capabilities to market and leading internal development from design through delivery and subsequent operation.

    A successful candidate will have an established background in developing customer-facing experiences, a strong technical ability, excellent project management and organizational skills, great communication skills, a motivation to achieve results in a fast-paced environment, high creativity, and great analytical reasoning. They should be motivated to ensure high quality delivery and must be capable of managing key third-party software vendor technical relationships. They will have extensive experience in defining projects and programs, collecting requirements, writing detailed functional and test specifications, coordinating efforts to scope, schedule and deploy new feature set as well as analyzing the costs and benefits of feature selection and communicating the results through the organization. The candidate should also be comfortable of defining metrics or developing methodology to measure the delivery, using data to drive better decisions and be able to explain technical issues and resolution status in clear terms.

    Basic Qualifications

    • Proven Technical Program or Project Management experience in a related industry
    • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering or a related technical discipline
    • Software development experience (at least one of C/C++, Java/C#, Perl, Python)
    • Experience managing complex technical relationships with partners and other third-parties
    • Experience with owning end-to-end software life-cycle

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Master’s degree in computer science, engineering or a related technical discipline
    • Prior experience as a software developer
    • Experience with and knowledge of video streaming technologies
    • Excellent problem-solving skills
    • Ability to present complex technical information in a clear and concise manner to a variety of audiences.
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