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Senior Program Manager

Seattle, Washington Amazoncom Services Inc

Job Description

Senior Program Manager (Live Event Launch)

Location: US-WA-Seattle

Job ID: ******

Company: : ********** Services, Inc.

Position Category: Project/Program/Product Management – Non-tech

Company/Location (search) : Country (Full Name): : United States
Job Description

Continuing to innovate and delight our customers is our passion. We are expanding the senior technical leadership to ensure our strategy and organization maximizes the historic opportunity we have to deliver on the future of video entertainment. Amazon Video has been offering Live content to our customers since end of 2015. In 2017, we successfully made NFL Thursday Night Football games available to Prime Video customers globally. Amazon Video has a long term vision and an aggressive roadmap to make more live content available for our customers globally. We are building a Global Live Operations organization. We are looking for leaders who can lead/manage the operations of an event, during the event. We are looking to hire a Senior Program Manager for this role. This leader will have to operate in a high pressure environment, maintain a high degree of attention to detail, act quickly to mitigate issues, co-ordinate across multiple teams if there were an issue and ensure that the overall event is successful and provides a great customer experience.
A successful candidate will have an established background in program managing the operations of an event, excellent customer obsession, great organizational skill, great communication skills, a motivation to maintain a high quality bar in a fast paced environment. The candidate should be motivated to ensure high quality operations and must be capable of coordinating across a large number of teams. This role will be based in Seattle.

Key Strategic Objectives

World’s Best Live Experience – we intend to have the world’s best live/sports experience on the largest selection of devices in every locale where we operate. We are currently live in around 200+ countries. To achieve our objectives, we will need to build out operational components and processes to maintain a high quality bar while delivering a lot of events.
Scalable Mechanisms – we intend to reduce core engineering involvement in delivering an event. We will be achieving this through a combination of process improvement, simplification and automation.

Focus and Deliverables for first 12 Months

Understand Amazon Video business and technologies, build mechanism that can scale, and build the relationships across Amazon to be able to successfully launch events.

Basic Qualifications

Educational Requirements
Required – Bachelors Degree.
Preferred – MBA
The candidate must have program management expertise where s/he played a leading role in defining and launching a large program working with multiple engineering and product teams. Any experience being the program manager running an event will be a plus.

Preferred Qualifications

Personal Qualities
Professional traits that are not unique to this position, but necessary for Amazon leaders:

– Thinks big and has convictions
– Exhibits excellent judgment
– Has the innate ability to inspire passion in others
– Hires great people. Develops great people.
– Has extremely high standards on behalf of our customers
– Expects and requires innovation of her/his team
– Thinks strategically, but stays on top of tactical execution
– Remains positive and generates action despite setbacks
– Results oriented

Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation

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