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Program Manager - Speech and Language Technologies

Program Manager - Speech and Language Technologies

Job ID 
600133
Location 
UK-Cambridge
Posted Date 
12/8/2017
Company 
Evi Technologies Limited
Position Category 
Project/Program/Product Management--Non-tech
Recruiting Team 
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Job Description

Want to work on one of the coolest and most innovative pieces of technology? We are building Amazon Alexa, the cloud service that powers devices such as Amazon Echo, Amazon Tap and Echo Dot. And this is just the beginning. Our long-term vision is to build the Star Trek computer and you have a chance to be part of this. Come join us, together we will revolutionize the way people interact with devices and services! We are inventing the future.
At Amazon, we take pride in building complete end-to-end solutions, starting from researching a problem, implementing the solution, building a scalable and reliable service and ensuring the service is there when you need it.
As a Program Manager you will anticipate bottlenecks, contribute to technical discussions, dive deep into solutions, anticipate and make trade-offs, and balance customer and business needs versus various 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. We are looking for entrepreneurial, innovative individuals who thrive on solving tough problems. Maturity, high judgment, negotiation skills, ability to influence, technical expertise, analytical talent, and leadership are essential to success in this role.
The Text-to-Speech (TTS) team is looking for a Program Manager to oversee the creation of its voice products in a fast-paced environment. The successful candidate will be well organized and metrics-driven, with a strong bias for action and ability to independently drive end-to-end TTS creation. This role is inherently cross-functional; will have daily contact with engineering, operations, finance and executive teams. The Program Manager will identify, define, propose and deliver broad process improvements and metrics for the production of Amazon’s Text-to-Speech team; will facilitate and maintain vendor relationships, negotiate contracts and oversee the recording process of speech data.

Basic Qualifications

· Bachelor’s degree or higher
· 4+ years of project management experience
· Excellent verbal and written communication skills, fluent in English
· Strong analytical and quantitative skills with the ability to use data and metrics to back up assumptions, recommendations and drive actions
· Experience using operational metrics to implement process improvement and efficiencies with a focus on creating scalable systems
· Experience leading cross-functional projects to deliver on tight deadlines in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
· Strong negotiation skills
· Demonstrated ability to understand and discuss technical concepts, manage tradeoffs
· Strong personal interest in technology

Preferred Qualifications

· Background in linguistics
· Background in audio recording
· Familiarity with technology, file formats, data transmission and storage, knowledge of multiple computer platforms
· Familiar with command line tools

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