Technical Program Manager

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Location
Seattle
Posted
Aug 22, 2013
Closes
Sep 21, 2013
Contact
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Duration
Full Time
We're seeking a Technical Program Manager for Amazon's Instant Video project. We are the future of digital entertainment, streaming thousands of titles to customers in the US and around the world. Are you a digital media fanatic? If you are, this role will excite you like no other.

AIV streams thousands of titles to a multiple devices from Web clients on PCs and Macs, to Kindle tablets, dedicated streaming media devices, game consoles and connected TVs. The system is a large, operational distributed system that collectively delights our customers with our large selection delivered for the best possible customer enjoyment. 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 medium to large projects, and will have a well-rounded technical background in current web technologies. As a TPM, you will anticipate bottlenecks, anticipate and make tradeoffs, and balance the business needs versus technical constraints.

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or the equivalent
  • Familiarity with software engineering and the software development life cycle
  • Ability to drive projects cross teams
  • Strong communication and leadership skills
  • At least six years work experience in software development or related
  • Experience with video encoding, video streaming, multimedia and networking is a plus


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