Technical Program Manager, Amazon Alexa


  • We are looking for a strongly technical, customer-focused Technical Program Manager with skills that span research science, software engineering, product management and sheer vision. In this role you will:
  • Own and manage customer directions in speech interfaces, defining the vision for the voice experience and unfailingly delivering in the customer's interest;
  • Use your depth in spoken language understanding technologies to drive investments in accuracy and end-to-end voice experience quality;
  • Drive solutions from the data – dive deep into experience data to identify problems and push for solutions, writing your own analytic scripts and tools where necessary;
  • Find the opportunities for multiplying innovation across different customers, leading advances into science and data representations;
  • Drive consistent results and customer impact across the scientific and engineering teams.

Basic Qualifications

  • Experience with professional software engineering practices & best practices for the full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, deployments, and operations
  • 4+ years' experience in product development (including service architectures and object-oriented programming) - Multiple cycles of hand-on program management (or technical product management) of multi-team projects throughout the lifecycle from planning through execution to release
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, engineering or a related technical discipline

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in communicating with users, other technical teams, and management to collect requirements, evaluate alternatives and develop processes and tools as needed to support the organization.
  • Experience developing in a Linux environment and in utilizing virtual machines
  • Knowledge of industry standard test automation tools and experience in developing product test harnesses and instrumenting products to gather test results
  • Experience with test driven development and establishing unit test infrastructures
  • Experience automating the validating of modern user interfaces and messaging infrastructures
  • Experience with evaluating and integrating open source and in house developed toolsets
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to generate and communicate meaningful development metrics
  • Expert in software quality and testing methodologies
  • Comfortable working in a fast paced, highly collaborative, dynamic work environment
  • Experienced in interacting and coordinating test activities amongst multiple teams
  • Experience with Web Services is a plus is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation

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