Amazon Seller business launched in the year 2000 and has been growing ever since. Today more than 40% of our units are sold by more than two million third-
party sellers worldwide. Customers ordered more than two billion units from sellers in 2014. We hosted merchants from more than 100 different countries in 2014 and helped them connect with customers in 185 nations.
Our Marketplace technology organization drives the Selling-On Amazon business and develops solutions that enable millions of Sellers around the world to sell on Amazon Marketplaces.
We work hard to reduce the workload for sellers and increase the success of their businesses. The technology platform is the cornerstone for our growth.
Marketplace technology team has built a world class Software engineering team owning key pieces of the seller value chain with a variety of technical problems including -
simplifying seller experience, optimization algorithms, machine learning systems, secured document management and vision technologies.
These are large scale distributed systems enabling millions of our sellers worldwide to sell on Amazon in frictionless manner.
As Senior Technical Program Manager, you will be responsible for delivery of the product vision that meets our customer’s needs while satisfying scalability, reliability, performance, and budget goals.
Senior Technical Program Manager will drive strategy, prioritize projects and feature sets, and evaluate and set stakeholders expectations by considering several factors in managing the road-
map. In addition, this position will work closely with various stakeholders and customers to drive collection and implementation of requirements while ensuring alignment with business objectives and goals.
As a technical program manager, you should be comfortable wearing several hats during different phases of the software lifecycle and drive the entire development lifecycle from design to release to post release feedback and analysis.
Responsibilities also include clearly communicating objectives, roles, responsibilities, dependencies, desired outcomes and project status to clients and cross-
functional teams based out of remote locations. Experience rolling up the sleeves and managing young technical teams is a must have.
Key Responsibilities :
You will have end to end ownership of cross-functional projects, including product definition, roadmap planning, resource planning and project execution.
Along with business initiatives, you will also lead the definition and execution of strategic projects aimed at reducing the total cost and time to market for launch.
You will work closely with business and operations leadership, including executive leadership at Amazon, to define the product and provide updates on the program.
At the heart of this role is delivery. You will be hands-on in driving the delivery of critical business initiatives, managing all aspects of the project such as project planning, requirements definition, risk management, communication, and implementation planning.
You will be a technical problem solver on the team, identifying innovative solutions to project deadlocks and resolving issues and constraints through consensus and sound judgment.
You will be responsible for making project decisions, achieving tactical goals while retaining a strategic focus.
You will work closely with the development teams and play a leadership role in product architecture and design
You will have to lead by influence to remove roadblocks in execution
You will have to always look forward and plan schedules and release cycles on the product roadmap
You will be the single point of communication for all things related to the program status - product direction, strategy, plan and upcoming launches
7+ years of Software Development experience; 5+ years of experience in leading engineering teams
Technology background, especially in a service-oriented environment with a deep understanding of software development and e-commerce products.
Deep understanding of project and program management with 5+ yrs of experience managing projects in a fast paced environment taking a product through its complete lifecycle using Agile methodologies and delivering highly scalable and robust systems.
Proven track record of leading multiple large cross-functional software projects.
Ability to roll up sleeves and operate as an individual contributor to get the job done; at the same time be able to guide a team toward an objective.
Ability to build strong relationships with stakeholders and key partners for the program
Strong judgment, especially relevant in balancing long term strategic investments with near term business goals.
Able to provide architectural guidance and direction throughout the project lifecycle.
Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with developers, business owners, and senior business leaders.
Experience with e-commerce platforms, merchants or logistics considered a plus.
Must be detail-oriented and be able to multitask effectively with a demonstrated ability to self-motivate and follow-through on projects.
The ability and desire to learn new systems, create reliable / maintainable code, and find creative and scalable solutions to difficult problems.