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Principal Technical Program Manager

Amazon

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Job summary
Do you have a passion for Automotive? Do you want to challenge the status quo of the in-car experience? Do you want to take on very ambiguous problems? If you answered yes to these questions, we have a dream job for you. We are looking for a Senior Technical Program Manager with excellent leadership skills, strong technical expertise, and hands-on project management skills. The right candidate is adept at writing technical specifications, owning program schedules from design to release, partnering effectively across organizations, and multiple technology teams, within and outside of Amazon, and managing large, complex launches. In this role, you will wear many hats. You must possess a combination of strong technical skills and business acumen, as well as a do-what-it-takes attitude. You must be a strong leader, able to communicate clearly across all levels of the company. You don’t want to be part of an industry movement; you want to be out front leading it. If this sounds like you, we’d like to speak with you. A successful candidate has a strong passion for customers and developers and experience presenting platform strategies. Ideally, you have a background that spans solutions integration, software development, and product management. You must be highly analytical, work effectively across multiple organizations, and adept at synthesizing various technologies and capabilities into high-quality, simple products and applications that developers and customers love. Key Responsibilities: – Own planning and delivery of Alexa Voice Services products in the automotive space – Manage cross-team dependencies, risks, and tradeoffs against developer experience, customer experience, and time to market – Drive architecture, engineering and integration decisions, and timelines across multiple teams and organizations – Establish business processes and policies, as well as metrics and indicators for success – Develop, report, and continually improve business performance metrics – Proactively identify and resolve strategic issues that may impair the team’s ability to meet strategic, financial, and technical goals

A day in the life

The Technical Program Manager position requires excellent leadership skills, strong technical expertise, and hands-on project management skills. The right candidate is adept at writing technical specifications, owning program schedules from design to release, partnering effectively across organizations and with multiple technology teams, within and outside of Amazon, and managing large, complex launches.

About the team
Alexa Auto’s vision is to bring the Alexa experience into the car, so you can take her with you on the go. Voice technology shines in environments where you’re occupied with other tasks. That’s a big reason why Alexa has become so popular in places like the kitchen or living room, and why we see the opportunity in automotive as big as the smart home. With Alexa in the car, customers can use their voice to play music, control in-cabin comfort features like AC/heater, control smart home devices from the car, and access tens of thousands of skills built by third-party developers all while keeping their hands on the wheel and eyes on the road

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

• 7+ years of relevant technical program management experience in building frameworks and applications for Linux based embedded systems
• Experience building agile processes and managing release schedules

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

• Experience working in the automotive industry with deep understanding of automotive in-vehicle-infotainment (IVI) system architecture
• 10+ years of relevant technical program management experience in building frameworks and applications for Linux based embedded systems
• 3+ years of experience in program management for application development
• Excellent written communication skills
• Experience building agile processes and managing release schedules
• Excellent problem solving skills
• Ability to drive innovation and passion about learning new technologies
• Proven ability to work effectively in a cross-functional team

Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit https://www.amazon.jobs/en/disability/us.

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