Principal Technical Program Manager


DESCRIPTION

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Amazon assembled a team with a wide variety of skills—from research scientists and program managers to supply chain specialists and software engineers—to focus on creating a scalable molecular diagnostic testing program. The initiative included building two state-of-the-art testing labs in Kentucky, U.S. and Manchester, UK. Combined, these labs have processed millions of tests and proved to be an invaluable benefit for Amazon’s front-line employees during the pandemic. In the U.S., we’re now able to offer this reliable and convenient testing option to our customers via Amazon.com.

We are excited to enable regular testing on a global scale to both help keep people safe and help get the economy back up and running, but here at Amazon Diagnostics it remains Day 1. We have much more work to do to help improve the medical diagnostics healthcare experience for customers, and connect them with the treatment and care they need.

We are looking for a passionate, results-oriented, innovative Technical Program Manager to lead multiple programs to delight our customers. You should be able to take large, complex and ambiguous business requirements, and break them down into manageable projects, write functional specifications, and then deliver them in a successful and timely manner. You should be equally comfortable digging into business requirements as you are drilling into architecture and design with development teams. You thrive and succeed in an entrepreneurial environment and are not fazed by ambiguity or competing priorities. You anticipate bottlenecks and are an expert at balancing business needs versus technical constraints to move projects forward quickly. Successful candidates will have a technical background, be detail driven, have excellent problem solving abilities, and be able to communicate and influence at all levels.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

Experience managing projects across cross functional teams, building sustainable processes and coordinating release schedules
· 10+ years of relevant engineering experience
· 7+ years of technical program management experience
· 5+ years of relevant Technical Program Management experience.
· 7+ years of relevant software development and design experience.
· Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
· Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent combination of technical education and work experience.
· The ability to comfortably and confidently present to all levels within Amazon and to work with both technical and non-technical stakeholders.
· The ability to build partnerships and influence across senior leaders is essential.
· Detail oriented with demonstrated ability to self-motivate and deliver.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Experience as both a developer and project/program manager.
· 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.
· Experience with agile development methodologies.
· Experience working with globally distributed teams.
· Relentlessly high standards and never satisfied with the status quo.

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