Technical Project Manager
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Technical Project Manager
As a Technical Project Manager, you will collaborate with business and technology teams across Amazon and Zappos to plan, execute, and finalize all aspects of a given project. The ideal candidate will be able to manage multiple projects and priorities in an ever-changing environment. Oh, and you have to have fun doing it!
Considering the nature of what we do, our TPMs are heavy on the T (technical). We are looking for individuals who are passionate about the technical components that comprise a solution and how they interact with one another. We strive to bring as much to our project teams as possible and that includes a working understanding of the technologies that we use to service our customers. In other words, let us know about your technical chops. We'll be asking :)
What you’ll be doing:
- Plan and facilitate meetings with relevant teams at Amazon & Zappos.
- Present documentation and ideas to project teams.
- Self-manage the following: Scope and change requests, schedule and deliverables, communication, risk and issue management, contingency planning, resource appropriation, prioritizing tasks with the team & conflicts for multiple projects.
- Develop deep business understanding and process knowledge in conjunction with projects managed.
- Develop a deep understanding of company goals and strategies.
- Natural ability to seek, form, and drive process improvements across technical and business teams.
- Team Leadership. (think: mentoring...not people managing).
- Adapt project methodology based on project conditions and circumstances.
- Tailor documentation and communication to tech and business management.
- Effective communication of project and roadmap status, outstanding risks and issues, and key changes in scope or schedule.
- Identify risks and recommend mitigation approaches and identify issues while managing effective outcomes.
- Create and maintain project information (risks, issues, resources, schedules, tasks, budgets).
- Identify business and technical impacts of customer requirements.
- Be ready to roll up your sleeves and get into the details.
- Not afraid to wear multiple hats.
What you’ll bring to the table:
- Energy and dedication to the Customer experience—this is first on the list for a reason!
- Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or similar preferred
- 3+ years’ experience as a Technical Project Manager
- Comfortable reading source code and participating in design reviews alongside engineers
- Ability to manage concurrent projects in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment.
- Excellent organizational, presentation, analytical, written and verbal communication skills.
- Strong project estimation and resource management skills.
- Proficient use in tools of the trade (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Project, JIRA, Visio).
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