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Amazon Principal Tech Program Manager, FBA Inbound in Bellevue, Washington



How would you build the next generation of mission critical systems and services that power the ability to send, store and manage billions of products across the globe on behalf of our selling partners?

Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) is the Amazon service for world-wide sellers that offers access to Amazon’s vast distribution network as a service. Similar to how AWS provides infrastructure as a service, FBA allows sellers to only pay for what they use, creating a seamless experience to leverage our world-class infrastructure. Sellers in 135 countries worldwide, from Fortune 50 companies to hundreds of thousands of small businesses and entrepreneurs, rely upon our world-leading technology to grow and thrive on Amazon’s Marketplaces.

In a very real way, we are changing lives with the work we do. FBA team members wake up every day thinking about how to enable our sellers to be successful by building highly scalable and highly reliable platforms. Enabling seller success allows us to provide Amazon customers with unparalleled selection and pricing. FBA is a win for sellers and a win for customers.

What is Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA)?

_https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IAi4fPb_kp4&t=2s_ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IAi4fPb_kp4&t=2s)

The Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) team

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As a Principal Technical Program Manager with FBA, you will lead broad cross-organization efforts from the early stages through release. You will work closely with product managers, engineering managers, scientists and engineers to build the next generation of seller platforms. You will be responsible for influencing organization's product and technical roadmap and technical architecture. You will be driving organization-wide engineering and operational excellence initiatives. You will represent difficult trade-off decisions and solutions clearly to leaders up to 3 levels above to help them understand decisions and options. You will leverage your technical knowledge to drive technical trade-off choices. You will be able to identify when a technical solution requires additional technical guidance. You will manage cross-functional and cross-organization communication to ensure all stakeholders are informed, and needs are aligned. You will guide the technical direction and decisions to deliver a solution that meets Amazon high standards for customer satisfaction, efficiency, stability, extensibility, simplicity, and operational excellence.

“Third-party sellers are kicking our first party butt. Badly. And it’s a high bar too because our first-party business has grown dramatically over that period, from $1.6 billion in 1999 to $117 billion this past year. The compound annual growth rate for our first-party business in that time period is 25%. But in that same time, third-party sales have grown from $0.1 billion to $160 billion – a compound annual growth rate of 52%. To provide an external benchmark, eBay’s gross merchandise sales in that period have grown at a compound rate of 20%, from $2.8 billion to $95 billion. Why did independent sellers do so much better selling on Amazon than they did on eBay? And why were independent sellers able to grow so much faster than Amazon’s own highly organized first-party sales organization? There isn’t one answer, but we do know one extremely important part of the answer: We helped independent sellers compete against our first-party business by investing in and offering them the very best selling tools we could imagine and build. There are many such tools, including tools that help sellers manage inventory, process payments, track shipments, create reports, and sell across borders – and we’re inventing more every year. But of great importance are Fulfillment by Amazon and the Prime membership program. In combination, these two programs meaningfully improved the customer experience of buying from independent sellers.” —Jeff Bezos, 2018 Letter to Shareholders

We are open to hiring candidates to work out of one of the following locations:

Bellevue, WA, USA | Sunnyvale, CA, USA

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, electrical engineering or a related discipline 10+ years of engineering and engineering management experience

  • 5+ years of technical program/project management experience

  • Understanding of software development processes and experience shipping commercial software on time

  • Experience setting organizational level goals, analyzing cost/benefit of large initiatives, formulating program and project charters and driving delivery across multiple business and engineering teams

  • Experience discovering the true requirements underlying feature requests, recommending alternative technical and business approaches, and leading engineering efforts to meet timelines

  • Strong customer relationship skills

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, as well as the ability to think clearly, analyze quantitatively, problem-solve, scope technical requirements and prioritize tasks

  • Ability to handle multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's Degree in computer science, electrical engineering or a related technical discipline

  • Strong business and technical vision

  • Experience building solutions for large scale distributed systems

  • Experience defining and championing best practices across a software organization

  • Experience working with external technology partners and enterprise customers

  • High degree of comfort presenting to senior management, business stakeholders, and external partners

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.

Our compensation reflects the cost of labor across several US geographic markets. The base pay for this position ranges from $159,300/year in our lowest geographic market up to $275,300/year in our highest geographic market. Pay is based on a number of factors including market location and may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. Amazon is a total compensation company. Dependent on the position offered, equity, sign-on payments, and other forms of compensation may be provided as part of a total compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits. For more information, please visit https://www.aboutamazon.com/workplace/employee-benefits. This position will remain posted until filled. Applicants should apply via our internal or external career site.