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Amazon Sr Technical Program Manager, Design Engineering Services in Seattle, Washington


Are you inspired by invention? Is problem solving through teamwork in your DNA? Do you like the idea of seeing how your work impacts the bigger picture? Answer yes to any of these and you’ll fit right in here at Amazon Robotics. We are a smart team of doers that work passionately to apply cutting edge advances in robotics and software to solve real-world dilemmas that will transform our customers’ experiences in ways we can’t even imagine yet. We invent new improvements every day. We are Amazon Robotics and we will give you the tools and guidance you need to invent with us in ways that are rewarding, fulfilling and fun.

We are seeking a Technical Program Manager (TPM) in the Design Engineering Services organization within Global Robotics Delivery. In this role, you will work directly with product leaders and engineers to maximize the performance of advanced robotics systems to enable scale. This position is responsible for overseeing robotic hardware development and cross-functional program management (integrated schedule coordination, risk mitigation, communications) of a portfolio of programs and will serve as the liaison between Engineering, Solutions Design, Analytics, Customer Support, and the Program Office. If you are a Technical Project Manager, Technical Program Manager, or Engineer looking to grow your skills in project and program management, with strong problem-solving skills, excellent communication skills, an ability to influence business and technical leaders in a dynamic environment with the desire to contribute to Amazon's next generation fulfillment technology, we want to talk with you.

The ideal candidate will have a passion for robotics development, be highly skilled at working backwards from multiple customers, demonstrate the ability to advise and influence organization management to align to a multi-year portfolio strategy, and be highly technical to dive deep into the product maturity roadmaps and design for excellence requirements along with the technologies required to source, manufacture, deploy, and guide robotic products. The candidate should be open to new challenges, strong at multi-tasking, innovative, creative, self-directed and a great team player. Candidate should drive continuous process improvement, and collaborate effectively with cross-functional operational and development teams to solve problems and implement new solutions.

Key job responsibilities

  • Develop and implement standard operating procedures, performance metrics, and feedback mechanisms

  • Own complex scheduling, resource balancing, and financial modeling for engineering initiatives and programs

  • Analyze data, devise metrics, and build dashboard structures to track impact of programs on DFx, including cost savings, deployment efficiency, and scalability

  • Prioritize actions across stakeholders, develop a clear RACI to drive accountability, and ensure focus on the highest value activities

  • Partner with leaders and engineers in the AR organization to deliver new and innovative products to the customer fulfillment network

  • Work with stakeholder teams to determine the appropriate escalation, review process, and resolution for delivery blockers

  • Produce daily, weekly, and monthly reports on the safety, reliability, and performance of the products in the product suite

  • Provide requirements and “voice of the customer” feedback to development and support teams

  • Up to 25% travel expected

A day in the life

Amazon offers a full range of benefits that support you and eligible family members, including domestic partners and their children. Benefits can vary by location, the number of regularly scheduled hours you work, length of employment, and job status such as seasonal or temporary employment.

The benefits that generally apply to regular, full-time employees include:

Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage

Maternity and Parental Leave Options

Paid Time Off (PTO)

401(k) Plan

If you are not sure that every qualification on the list above describes you exactly, we'd still love to hear from you! At Amazon, we value people with unique backgrounds, experiences, and skillsets. If you’re passionate about this role and want to make an impact on a global scale, please apply!

We are open to hiring candidates to work out of one of the following locations:

Arlington, VA, USA | Austin, TX, USA | North Reading, MA, USA | Seattle, WA, USA

Basic Qualifications

  • 5+ years of technical product or program management experience

  • 5+ years of working directly with engineering teams experience

  • Experience managing cross-functional programs and release schedules

Preferred Qualifications

  • 5+ years of project management disciplines including scope, schedule, budget, quality, along with risk and critical path management experience

  • Experience owning/driving roadmap strategy and definition

  • Experience defining KPI's/SLA's used to drive multi-million dollar businesses and reporting to senior leadership

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Our compensation reflects the cost of labor across several US geographic markets. The base pay for this position ranges from $119,000/year in our lowest geographic market up to $231,400/year in our highest geographic market. Pay is based on a number of factors including market location and may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. Amazon is a total compensation company. Dependent on the position offered, equity, sign-on payments, and other forms of compensation may be provided as part of a total compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits. For more information, please visit This position will remain posted until filled. Applicants should apply via our internal or external career site.