Technical Program Manager, Alexa Entertainment

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Posted 3 weeks ago

Want to transform the way people enjoy music, radio & books? Come join the team that made Prime Music, Spotify, Pandora, Live radio, Audible books, Kindle books, Podcasts, and more available to Alexa customers.

Alexa Music’s partner product team manages all of our top partners (e.g., Spotify, Apple) to ensure a quality product on Alexa Music. To delight customers, we build new features and drive adoption of new products. We are seeking an innovative and technically experienced TPM to help define and drive this mission. This role is cross-functional and the candidate will work with multiple teams to define product roadmaps and bring features to market. 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.

The ideal candidate will bring an ability to implement a broad program vision complemented by strong engineering and program management skills. You will need to anticipate bottlenecks, provide escalation management, anticipate and make tradeoffs, and balance the business needs versus technical constraints. The candidate will also be strong at influencing people, highly analytical, able to navigate effectively across a matrix organization, and adept at synthesizing a variety of technologies into high quality, simple products that customers love. This opportunity requires excellent technical, problem-solving, and communication skills. An understanding of machine learning and AI concepts is desirable.

Basic Qualifications

· 2+ years of relevant work experience in technical program and/or product management in a software applications environment
· 1+ years of experience leading software development projects with aggressive schedules
· Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Computer Science or related technical field

Preferred Qualifications

· Graduate degree in engineering or computer science;
· Experience launching products internationally or running global programs
· Demonstrated thought-leadership with a passion for translating data into action.
· Ability to grasp complex problems and quickly synthesize cohesive solutions;
· Ability to both lead and execute deliverables;
· Ability to effectively communicate complex technical issues to leadership and non-technical team members and partners;
· Ability to multitask and manage multiple projects through work prioritization, planning, and task delegation;
· Experience working successfully in a fast-paced, rapidly evolving, and results-oriented environment;
· Strong bias for action and a "get it done" attitude;
· A deep level of understanding of cloud computing technologies and architectures;
· A strong understanding of software development lifecycle, to include agile/scrum methodologies;
· Familiarity with enterprise productivity tools, such as Confluence, SharePoint, Remedy trouble ticketing systems, etc.

Amazon is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Minority / Women / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation / Age.

Job tags: AI Cross-functional Entrepreneurial Machine Learning Podcasts Product management Scrum