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Company Alexa Excellence team is seeking a Principal Technical Program Manager. In this role you will be responsible for scoping and delivering large projects across Alexa. Responsibilities include collection of business and systems requirements from internal and external customers, writing specifications, driving project schedules from design to release, and managing the production launch. 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 tradeoffs 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, will have demonstrated experience leading large projects, and will have a well-rounded technical background in current 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 Principal TPM, you will anticipate bottlenecks, provide escalation management, anticipate and make tradeoffs, 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.
This role requires working closely with product management and design to define strategy and requirements, leading projects from concept through delivery and subsequent operation, and regular communication with senior management on status, risks and product strategy. Excellent listening, writing skills and very strong technical competency are essential.
Ideal candidates will have experience leading large scale projects, defining technical architecture and functional specifications, creating best of breed software development processes and practices, managing execution against project plans and delivery commitment, and building deep relationships with customers, partner teams and the engineers on your team.
Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science.
10+ years experience in technical program management.
7+ years of hands on experience in architecting and building highly scalable distributed systems.
Experience writing technical specifications for large scale complex systems
Experience managing project from concept to delivery
MS, Ph.D. in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, etc.
Exceptional customer relationship skills including the ability to discover the true requirements underlying feature requests, recommend alternative technical, and Business approaches, and lead project teams to meet aggressive timelines with optimal solutions
Extensive and deep understanding of design for scalability, performance and reliability.
A deep understanding of software development in a team, and a track record of shipping software on time in a highly innovative and fast paced environment.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Strong business and technical vision
Ability to handle multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment
Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Minority / Women / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation / Age
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