Sr. Technical Program Manager – Amazon Music, New Projects, Amp

Amazon.com Services, Inc.
 New York, NY

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Job summary

Want to build the future of music and audio entertainment?

Imagine being part of an agile team, where your ideas have the potential to reach millions. Envision working within a startup atmosphere, while being able to leverage the resources of a Fortune-500 company. Picture working on bleeding-edge consumer-facing products, where every team member is a critical voice in the decision-making process. Welcome to Amazon Music’s New Projects team.

Our team builds new experiences for Amazon Music listeners. We build systems that are distributed around the world, spanning our music apps, web player, and voice-forward experiences on and Amazon Echo devices, powered by Alexa. Amazon Music products support our mission of delivering audio entertainment in new and exciting ways that listeners love.

Amazon Music’s New Projects team is looking for founding team members across a variety of functions, including software engineering/development, product, marketing, and more. Come make history, as we launch new projects for millions of listeners.

A successful candidate will be obsessed, highly analytical, have experience working on products and be adept at synthesizing a variety of technologies and capabilities into high quality, simple products and applications that customers love. The ideal candidate will also be able to boil down a big vision for engagement into a simple set of features we can launch iteratively and experimentally, and know how to build support for their initiatives while taking input from other creative contributors.

As a Senior Technical Program Manager, you will have the opportunity to work closely with product, software development, and platform teams. You will with the product teams to deliver the best solutions with efficient use of resources and technologies. You will make strong business cases for project prioritization and investment. You will also assess risks, anticipate bottlenecks, make trade-offs, balance the business needs versus technical constraints and inspire risk-taking behavior to maximize business benefit. If you enjoys solving problems in a dynamic environment and influencing business and technical leaders with your creative solutions, we want to talk to you!

Responsibilities:

  • Drive implementation and delivery of large- initiatives
  • Lead agile engineering and teams to coordinate, prioritize and deliver to a roadmap
  • Understand service inter-dependencies and lead cross-functional teams towards technical solutions for multi-tiered systems
  • Clarify, prioritize and drive project commitments as well as establish and maintain clear chains of accountability
  • Articulate program goals, desired outcomes, risks/issues and mitigation plan clearly
  • Mentor junior employees and build effective teams
  • Support and enhance existing products with thoughtful and measurable impact

About the team

Amazon Music reimagines music listening by enabling customers to unlock millions of songs, podcast episodes, and thousands of curated playlists and stations with their voice. Amazon Music provides unlimited access to new releases and classic hits across iOS and Android mobile devices, PC, Mac, Echo, and Alexa-enabled devices including Fire TV and more. With Amazon Music, Prime members have access to ad-free listening of 2 million songs at no additional cost to their membership. Listeners can also enjoy the premium subscription service, Amazon Music Unlimited, which provides access to more than 75 million songs and the latest new releases. Amazon Music Unlimited customers also now have access to the highest-quality listening experience available, with more than 75 million songs available in High Definition (HD), more than 7 million songs in Ultra HD, and a growing catalog of spatial audio. Customers also have free access to an ad-supported selection of top playlists and stations on Amazon Music. All Amazon Music tiers now offer a wide selection of podcasts at no additional cost, and live streaming in partnership with Twitch. Engaging with music and culture has never been more natural, simple, and fun. For more information, visit amazonmusic.com or download the Amazon Music app.

Basic Qualifications

  • 5+ years of technical program management experience working directly with software engineering teams
  • Experience managing cross-functional programs and release schedules
  • Experience building and evaluating system-level technical design
  • Experience developing and executing/delivering product and technical roadmaps
  • 3+ years of technical product management, program management or engineering experience
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Experience contributing to engineering discussions around technology decisions and strategy related to a product
  • Experience owning delivery and tradeoffs of a product
  • Experience owning strategy and definition

Preffered Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in computer science and/or business administration
  • Experience building and launching consumer software products for web, or desktop platforms
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to present complex technical information in a clear and concise manner to a variety of audiences
  • A deep understanding of the Software Development Life Cycle and consistent record of achieving program objectives on schedule, on budget and meeting quality criteria
  • Customer relationship skills including the ability to discover true requirements, underlying requests, recommend alternative technical and business approaches, and lead engineering efforts to meet bold timelines with optimal solutions
  • Strong sense of ownership and accountability for program success
  • High judgment and exceptional attention to details

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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