Do you want to own the problem of driving software release risks to zero across a truly could-scale organization that serves 50,000+ users? We're tackling one of the hardest problems in software engineering - zero risk continuous deployment. We're eliminating all customer impact from the software release process and, on the way, finding new ways to apply machine learning and rules based constraints.
The Release Automation team is seeking a well rounded Technical Program Manager to help us drive the state of the art in high scale software testing and deployment within Amazon and beyond. The Release Automation team is building something that cannot be found in any commercial product on the market and we require the skills of a seasoned TPM who is not afraid of being in the trenches to shape and deliver on this vision over the long-term for our customers.
In this role you will be responsible for scoping and delivering projects from end-to-end. Responsibilities include collection of requirements from our customers and driving the design through to release. You will lead and coordinate design/implementation with the team and drive the prioritization of the roadmap. You will be expected to make appropriate tradeoffs to optimize time-to-market, clearly communicate goals, roles, responsibilities, and desired outcomes to a broad swath of internal local and remote teams ranging from developers to fulfillment centers to core business users and everyone in between. You will also own the migration onto new tooling, a large job on its own.
The right candidate will possess a strong product management background, will have demonstrated experience leading medium to large projects, and will have a well-rounded technical background able to dive deep into the state of the art in web development and distributed 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 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.
Ideal candidate profile
· 5+ years of Technical Program Management experience in a related industry
· 3+ years of coding experience in Java, C++, or a scripting language (Perl, Ruby or Python)
· Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Computer Science or related technical field
· Experience managing efforts in Unix/Linux environments, distributed systems and/or developing large scale web applications
· A first-hand working knowledge of current web technologies