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Amazon Web Services Technical Program Manager, AWS Activate in Seattle, Washington

Description

Preferred Location is Seattle, WA, however, location is flexible anywhere in the contiguous United States, with access to a major AWS office as well as an airport is required.

You will be responsible for defining strategy, requirements and timelines across AWS Activate Engineering Teams. You will manage our cross-functional projects which require working with all organizational levels and groups including finance, marketing, operations, etc.

You will develop and manage project schedules while identifying and mitigating risks. You will define solutions to problems and facilitate conflict resolution through the full project cycle helping the product and engineering teams to execute on roadmaps.

A strong background in computer science is essential for your success in this position. You must have a proven track record of project completion that is on time and within scope. You must be able to command the intellectual respect of engineers as well as run extremely effective projects on compressed timelines while dealing with ambiguity with grace and maturity. The ideal candidate is creative with superior analytical abilities.

This opportunity requires excellent technical, problem-solving, and communication skills.

At the core of the position is planning and delivery.

Ideal candidates thrive in a rapidly advancing, changing, delivery-focused environments.

Responsibilities

· Manage multiple competing cross-functional projects/programs simultaneously

· Interact with engineers, product managers, project managers and senior management on a daily basis

· Run meetings, create and maintain timelines, and keep large, diverse groups informed of progress and obstacles

· Work with engineers to develop detail and creative solutions to complex problems, while keeping a watchful eye on timelines and scope.

· Provide timely updates on project status to leadership and track progress of milestones.

About Us

Inclusive Team Culture

Here at AWS, we embrace our differences. We are committed to furthering our culture of inclusion. We have ten employee-led affinity groups, reaching 40,000 employees in over 190 chapters globally. We have innovative benefit offerings, and host annual and ongoing learning experiences, including our Conversations on Race and Ethnicity (CORE) and AmazeCon (gender diversity) conferences. Amazon’s culture of inclusion is reinforced within our 16 Leadership Principles, which remind team members to seek diverse perspectives, learn and be curious, and earn trust.

Work/Life Balance

Our team puts a high value on work-life balance. It isn’t about how many hours you spend at home or at work; it’s about the flow you establish that brings energy to both parts of your life. We believe striking the right balance between your personal and professional life is critical to life-long happiness and fulfillment. We offer flexibility in working hours and encourage you to find your own balance between your work and personal lives.

Mentorship & Career Growth

Our team is dedicated to supporting new members. We have a broad mix of experience levels and tenures, and we’re building an environment that celebrates knowledge sharing and mentorship. We care about your career growth and strive to assign projects based on what will help each team member develop into a better-rounded professional and enable them to take on more complex tasks in the future.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

· BS or MS degree in a technical discipline or equivalent experience in an IT-related field.

· 3+ years of technical experience in project/program management with a proven ability to work effectively across organizations.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

· Proven success of influencing and developing productive working relationships with resources and internal or external customers.

· Experience with Agile\SCRUM process.

· Exceptional communication abilities, both verbal and written, including long-form business writing on complex topics.

· Ability to credibly coordinate between technical teams and business stake-holders

· Experience devising and applying a metrics-based approach to measure service and program effectiveness and consistency.

· Meets/exceeds Amazon’s leadership principles requirements for this role

· Meets/exceeds Amazon’s functional/technical depth and complexity for this role

· Demonstrated ability to write effective documentation.

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, visit https://www.amazon.jobs/en/disability/us.

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