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Senior Technical Program Manager

Senior Technical Program Manager

Job ID 
561824
Location 
UK-London
Posted Date 
12/5/2017
Company 
AMZN Dev Center (London) Ltd
Position Category 
Project/Program/Product Management--Technical
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Job Description

Amazon Video is changing the way millions of people watch movies and TV shows, with an incredible selection of titles available to watch on Fire TV, Fire tablets, smart TVs, mobile devices, game consoles, Internet-connected PCs, Macs, Blu-ray players and set-top boxes. This is an exciting time in video entertainment, with new business models and innovative experiences emerging. Amazon Video is on the forefront of disrupting the video entertainment industry, launching Prime Video worldwide in over 200 countries and territories and offering customers a unified experience for Prime content, transactional VOD, and 3rd party subscriptions via Amazon Channels.

The Amazon Video 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 Amazon 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 Technical Program Manager (TPM) to join the team as we scale our ability to support our global reach. As a TPM you’ll be responsible for technical relationships with strategic players across industry and for the delivery of development projects to bring the Amazon 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.

An ideal candidate would demonstrate passion for the technologies that enable streaming of TV and film to customers with the latest and greatest audio and video experience.

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 lifecycle
• Ability to travel internationally to Amazon and partner locations

Preferred Qualifications

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

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.

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