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Senior Technical Program Manager, Amazon Video

Senior Technical Program Manager, Amazon Video

Job ID 
589076
# Positions 
1
Company/Location (search) 
UK-London
Posted Date 
10/19/2017
Position Category for Posting 
Project/Program/Product Management--Technical
Recruiting Team 
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Job Description

Television is changing. Amazon Video would like to offer every film to everyone to watch instantly anywhere. Would you like to join us to help shape the future of TV?

Amazon Video delivers films and TV shows instantly to PCs, portable devices, consoles, and TVs worldwide as well as disc formats by post in the UK & Germany. We have opportunities for technical leaders to join our product development teams in London to work on global features in our web services platform, web development, big screen devices, and tablet devices development teams. You will be encouraged to see the big picture, be creative, and positively impact millions of customers. This is a young and evolving business where creativity and drive can have a lasting impact on the way video is enjoyed worldwide.

Do you enjoy playing with the coolest mobile phones, tablets, and living room devices? Are you passionate about innovating and building mobile applications that can delight millions of customers across the globe? Do you want to own and lead technically challenging programs? Are you excited at the idea of having the freedom and encouragement to explore your own ideas...and the reward of seeing your contributions benefit millions of Amazon.com customers worldwide?
If you answered yes to all these questions, we’d love to have you on the Amazon Video team.

The Amazon Video Mobile and Amazon Devices (MAAD) team is seeking a Senior TPM to lead high-impact programs to provide our global customers access to a broad variety of movies and TV shows, on mobile, Amazon digital, and living room devices. Our team drives complex business problems, leveraging both company-wide platform solutions as well as designing them from the ground up where they don’t exist. We build global technology solutions, going beyond localization to providing customized compelling content to customers in each country where we operate. Not only must our software scale, but it must adapt to conditions ranging from steady home broadband connections to more variable mobile connections.

You will lead and coordinate design/implementation efforts between internal teams and outside merchants and vendors to develop optimal solutions. You will be expected to make appropriate trade-offs to optimize time-to-market, clearly communicate goals, roles, responsibilities, and desired outcomes to internal cross-functional and remote project teams.

The right candidate will possess a strong program management background, have demonstrated experience leading medium to large projects, and have a well-rounded technical background in current mobile, living room, and web technologies. 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 Technical Program Manager, 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 successful and timely manner is expected. Maturity, high judgment, negotiation skills, ability to influence, analytical talent and leadership are essential to success in this role.

Responsibilities include working with product management to define strategy and requirements, identifying and securing commitment from teams across the company for new initiatives, driving consensus on the technical approach, setting timelines, and leading cross-functional development teams from design through delivery. You'll need to be a strong project manager with technical and business acumen as well as an excellent communicator -- whether working with developers or providing updates to business leadership.

The ideal candidate is an influential leader with a knack for getting things done. This individual is able separate what's important from what's urgent and find the best path forward from among multiple scenarios, earn the trust of stakeholders, and improve the efficiency of our cross-functional organization.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering or Commensurate Industry Experience
  • High technical literacy
  • Proven experience of managing large, cross-functional projects
  • Experience with service oriented architecture and object oriented design
  • 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 building, releasing, and supporting mobile client applications on iOS, Android, and/or embedded platforms
  • Experience building mobile or embedded product solutions that include distributed systems and/or large scale web applications
  • Experience analyzing user experience design and developing high profile customer facing products with intricate customer experience workflows.
  • Experience with agile/iterative development and program management methodologies
  • Exceptional stakeholder management and executive presentation skills.
  • Detailed technical knowledge in IP-based media delivery
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 objective criteria including your experience and skills. We value your passion to discover, invent, simplify and build. We welcome applications from all sections of society irrespective of belief colour, race, religion or belief, nationality, ethnic or national origin, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, sex, marital status, disability, age or trade union membership. Please let us know if you have any special requirements in relation to this recruitment process.

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.