Amazon.com 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.
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
External Company URL: www.amazon.com