Senior Technical Program Manager, "Special Projects" in Seattle, Washington

In the Senior Technical Program Management role, you will define, execute, and deliver a product roadmap that adds great value to our customers. You will participate in developing the strategy and vision for the group, and you will develop and look after product roadmaps and features based on team strategy and vision. This role is inherently cross-functional -- you will work closely with engineering, design, operations, finance and executive teams to bring a consumer product to market and develop and grow business opportunities for Amazon. A successful candidate will be highly analytical, able to work extremely effectively in a start-up like environment, and adept at synthesizing a variety of technologies and capabilities into high quality, simple products and applications that customers love.

Responsibilities include:

  • Develop product strategy vision and roadmaps, and developing short, medium and long-term features to achieve the vision

  • Create buy-in for the product vision both internally and with key external partners

  • Develop detailed, crisp business requirements and user stories that can be used to create product specifications and architecture for each product and application

  • Work closely with engineering teams and program management to deliver product to market

  • Drive product launches including working with public relations team, executives, and other product management team members

  • Proactively identify and resolve strategic issues that may impair the team’s ability to meet strategic, financial, and technical goals

  • Work with team leadership to understand the customer and their needs and concerns as well as define solutions

  • Support project lead in efficient and effective program implementation

  • Champion and gain buy-in for the strategy and roadmap from partner teams through collaboration, documentation, and negotiation that effectively influences peers and senior management

  • Develop user experience goals, stories and requirements that will be used to drive product specifications

  • 5+ years of TPM experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, business, design or related field; or equivalent work experience

  • Experience launching products

  • Experience working cross functionally (design, engineering, usability, content development)

  • Analytical and quantitative skills; experience using hard data and metrics to back up assumptions and develop business cases

  • Experience working with diverse groups of people to manage and influence change

  • Experience coordinating complex product development cycles including hardware and software development schedules

  • Broad technical breadth and depth including familiarity with mobile technology, web services and back-end application infrastructure

  • MBA or Master’s degree

  • Passion for creating innovative solutions for consumers

  • Experience delivering consumer products and services in a high growth environment

  • Experience with business development strategy

  • Experience building relationship networks that are scalable to deliver worldwide

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with demonstrated experience engaging and influencing senior executives

  • High attention to detail including precise and effective customer communications and proven ability to manage multiple, competing priorities simultaneously.

  • Ability to think strategically and execute methodically.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment where continuous innovation is desired.

  • History of teamwork and willingness to roll up one’s sleeves to get the job done.

AMZR Req ID: 559010

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