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Amazon Technical Program Manager, APO Tech Strategic Initiatives in Seattle, Washington


AWS Sales, Marketing, and Global Services (SMGS) is responsible for driving revenue, adoption, and growth from the largest and fastest growing small- and mid-market accounts to enterprise-level customers including public sector.

We are seeking an experienced and strategic-minded technical program manager to join the AWS Partner Organization (APO) Tech Strategic Initiatives team, and work closely with APO technical and business teams, to ensure we are aligned and working as single organization to achieving our strategic goals. This role is pivotal in driving the successful implementation and acceleration of APO key strategic initiatives and ensuring alignment with overall business objectives, to achieve our strategic vision as a single organization.

You will own the program roadmap, and oversee the development and evolution of technical solutions. Your focus will extend to interface several teams such as engineering, Solutions Architecture, and business development, to ensure that program objectives align seamlessly with specified requirements. This involves managing the entire life cycle of the program, from ideation through implementation and future enhancements, leveraging lessons from previous pilots run across APO. You will collaborate with cross-functional teams, understanding user needs, and driving the technical aspects of product or program development to meet APO Tech strategic objectives and maximize APO’s capability, capacity and performance.

You must be uncomfortable with the status-quo, curious about new programs and initiatives impacting our customers, partners, and employees, and possess the ability to ask the right questions. You need to have a bias for action, make informed decisions, and work with minimal direction, demonstrating a proactive approach to projects and tasks. You must be comfortable taking risks and raising the bar for new ways of doing things. Strong analytical, Think Big, Invent & Simplify skills are crucial for success in this position.

Key job responsibilities

  • Own the APO Tech strategic program roadmap, ensuring it aligns with APO's strategic goals and drive successful implementation and acceleration of key initiatives by closely coordinating with the BU strategic initiative leaders to maintain cross organizational awareness, and surface challenges, disconnects, and opportunities quickly with regard to delivering on strategy.

  • Manage the entire life cycle of program initiatives, from ideation through implementation and future enhancements, utilizing insights from previous pilots across APO for continuous improvement.

  • Collaborate with technical stakeholders, understanding user needs, and spearhead the technical aspects of project development to meet strategic objectives effectively. Provide insights and recommendations to enhance overall strategy deployment effectiveness.

  • Work closely with the team to strategize and implement tooling and automation solutions, aiming to maximize APO’s capability, capacity, and performance, fostering innovation and efficiency.

  • Dive deep into the business dynamics of partners by collecting meaningful data, anecdotes, insights, and trends, both through internal data metrics and meetings with partners and customers, and participation in partner-facing meetings. The output of these interactions will facilitate the team ability to align and influence the APO strategy, ensuring that customer and partner needs remain at the center of our strategy and strategic initiatives.

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

Seattle, WA, USA | Arlington, VA, USA | New York, NY, USA | San Francisco Bay Area, USA


About the team

Diverse Experiences

AWS values diverse experiences. Even if you do not meet all of the preferred qualifications and skills listed in the job description, we encourage candidates to apply. If your career is just starting, hasn’t followed a traditional path, or includes alternative experiences, don’t let it stop you from applying.

Why AWS?

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform. We pioneered cloud computing and never stopped innovating — that’s why customers from the most successful startups to Global 500 companies trust our robust suite of products and services to power their businesses.

Inclusive Team Culture

Here at AWS, it’s in our nature to learn and be curious. Our employee-led affinity groups foster a culture of inclusion that empower us to be proud of our differences. Ongoing events and learning experiences, including our Conversations on Race and Ethnicity (CORE) and AmazeCon (gender diversity) conferences, inspire us to never stop embracing our uniqueness.

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Work/Life Balance

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Basic Qualifications

  • 3+ years of technical product or program management experience

  • 2+ years of software development experience

  • 3+ years of project management disciplines including scope, schedule, budget, quality, along with risk and critical path management experience

  • Experience managing programs across cross functional teams, building processes and coordinating release schedules

Preferred Qualifications

  • 3+ years of working directly with engineering teams experience

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 $114,500/year in our lowest geographic market up to $197,800/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.