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Amazon

Technical Program Manager

Location
Vancouver, BC
Details
Full Time
4 days ago
DESCRIPTION Are you excited by the challenge of launching new business initiatives for Amazon in India which is one of the fastest growing Marketplace ? Have you wondered how Amazon ensures accurate financial reporting with millions of transactions happening per day in a Market which has some of the most complex legal and financial regulations !!

India Consumer Business (ICB) Technology team builds products and services that solve unique needs of accounting and finance in Amazon's fastest growing marketplace India and Emerging Markets. We are a multi-billion dollar business with a huge potential to grow in a trillion dollar market.

The India Accounting Engineering team is responsible for building relevant systems & workflows that automates & simplifies the booking of Financial / Accounting events from all Amazon India and Emerging Market business launches. We own technology to automate and self-service Amazon.IN Finance processes. Our team work on a wide range of technologies (including AWS and EC2) and build and operate highly scalable across geographies with unique accounting and financial requirements. Typically the scope of Financial / Account event starts post the collection of money from transactions on / for Amazon. All platform systems that handles the collected money and account them at Amazon Internally will be part of the team's scope.

Amazon.com is seeking a Technical Program Manager to join IN Accounting Engineering team, a function within India Consumer Business(ICB)Technology organization!

In this role, you will be the driving force that collaborates with financial business partners and technical teams to deliver world class solutions that are highly scalable, secure, and flexible - all while maintaining a strong customer focus.
You will work with stakeholders and multiple business teams to identify, define, and specify solutions meeting our retail business and financial accounting customer's needs. You will work with multiple technical teams to deliver those solutions. You will be the driving force that orchestrates all the moving pieces as needed to ensure successful and on-time delivery.

You will also drive designing and building platforms that are configuration driven, self-service capable, to serve the fast growing needs of various businesses at Amazon. These systems play a critical role in enabling the business to launch on time, and handling real time business events and translate them into financial events that could then be persisted onto Financial Systems within Amazon.

You will also be the face and voice for the project teams you work with. You will ensure that all stakeholders are aware of outstanding issues and project status. You will tailor your communications to specific audiences as well as communicate clearly and concisely to both business and technical audiences.

Finally, as a member of the TPM team you will take an active role in our focus on continuous improvement. We are always on the lookout for ways to improve our software development lifecycle (SDLC) as well as increasing the quality of our product and overall efficiency of our processes.

You must be able to:
- Interact with Project Sponsors, Project Stakeholders and multiple business and technical teams to define and deliver features.
- Anticipate bottlenecks, provide escalation management, anticipate and make tradeoffs, and balance the business needs versus technical constraints.
- Plan and manage multiple parallel projects.
- Maximize resources for the greater good of the organization.
- Identify, assess, track and mitigate issues and risks at multiple levels.
- Create, maintain and disseminate project information to stakeholders.
- Drive effective teamwork, communication, collaboration and commitment across multiple disparate groups with competing priorities.
- Be the glue that is able to understand, plan, and manage the cross-team interdependencies
- Communicate project issues and status in a concise, accurate, and professional manner
- Apply best practices to the software development lifecycle for projects based on experiences with a number of agile and blended approaches, as well effectively coordinating the implementations across teams using very different approaches.
- Build and maintain integrated project schedules that account for internal/external dependencies, differing SDLC approaches, numerous constraints, and adequately factors in some contingency for some unplanned delays while still be aggressive.
- Remain flexible to changing priorities, open to new ideas and have Amazons success firmly in your focus

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS • Master's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related technical discipline.
• Deep hands-on technical expertise. Experience in delivering customer facing features through science and engineering innovations.
• Strong business and technical vision.
• Ability to handle multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment.
• A deep understanding of software development in a team, and a track record of shipping software on time.
• Exceptional customer relationship skills including the ability to discover the true requirements underlying feature requests, recommend alternative technical and business approaches, and lead engineering efforts to meet timelines with optimal solutions.
• Ability to roll up sleeves and operate as an individual contributor to get the job done; at the same time, be able to guide a team toward an objective.
• Ability to build strong relationships with stakeholders and key partners for the program.
• Strong judgment, especially relevant in balancing long term strategic investments with near term business goals.
• Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with developers, business owners, and senior business leaders.
• Able to provide architectural guidance and direction throughout the project lifecycle.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS • Master's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related technical discipline.
• Deep hands-on technical expertise. Experience in delivering customer facing features through science and engineering innovations.
• Strong business and technical vision.
• Ability to handle multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment.
• A deep understanding of software development in a team, and a track record of shipping software on time.
• Exceptional customer relationship skills including the ability to discover the true requirements underlying feature requests, recommend alternative technical and business approaches, and lead engineering efforts to meet timelines with optimal solutions.
• Ability to roll up sleeves and operate as an individual contributor to get the job done; at the same time, be able to guide a team toward an objective.
• Ability to build strong relationships with stakeholders and key partners for the program.
• Strong judgment, especially relevant in balancing long term strategic investments with near term business goals.
• Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with developers, business owners, and senior business leaders.
• Able to provide architectural guidance and direction throughout the project lifecycle.

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