Technical Program Manager

Amazon   •  

Seattle, WA

Industry: Technology

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Less than 5 years

Posted 21 days ago

DESCRIPTION

Have you ever ordered a product on Amazon and when that box with the smile arrives, do you wonder how it got to you so fast? Wondered where it came from? How much did it cost? Or how Amazon does it at such high scale? If so, the Amazon Transportation Optimization Team is for you. We own and build large scale distributed systems that processes millions of requests per second and evaluates thousands of transportation routes for each request to determine when and how to ship items from Amazon’s warehouses to customers in the most optimal way. When customers place orders, our systems use real time, large scale optimization techniques to optimally choose where to ship from and how to consolidate multiple orders so that customers get their shipments on time or faster with the lowest possible transportation costs. This team is focused on modeling true transportation carrier capabilities and leveraging this at scale and speed to enable large number of business initiatives for new and innovative delivery experiences like preferred day delivery, scheduled delivery, bulk delivery, etc. that delights our customers, sets new industry standards, and raises the bar for customer experience.


BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

· 2+ years of Technical Program Management experience with related technologies, including managing significant cross functional projects in mid-size or large companies
· 3+ years software engineering experience within current industry standard technologies or leading development teams to design/architect business software solutions
· Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Computer Science, related technical field or equivalent experience
· Knowledge of business applications and ability to incorporate the fundamentals of project management methodologies (i.e. waterfall and agile)
· A proven track record of shipping software/delivering projects on time

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

· PMP or Project Management Certification
· Familiarity with any programming language like Java, C++
· Academic knowledge of optimization algorithms
· Industry experience in supply chain management

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