Amazon.com Technical Project Manager (m/f) in Dresden, Germany

Are you interested in leading complex, cross-organizational projects that build the very core of one of the largest cloud platforms? EC2 (Elastic Compute Cloud) redefines the fundamental economics of large scale computing. The Kernel and Operating System team creates the heart of EC2, the actual virtual compute instance definitions and Amazon Linux, the operating system for our cloud. We constantly push boundaries to offer our customers the most innovative, cost-effective compute products.

You’ll manage our portfolio of projects. These require coordination across serveral developer teams, and are large impact projects with visibility to the highest levels of the company. You’ll need to make prioritization calls across the portfolio that require both keen business and technical judgment, and will also drive process and tooling improvements to drive greater transparency and efficiency.

You must have exceptional problem solving skills, strong business judgment, and demonstrated experience leading cross-functional teams. We are looking for a proven ability to execute both strategically and tactically, and someone who is excited to take on new, ambiguous projects. This position requires a solid technical background, and the candidate should be customer-focused with a passion for the cloud.

Job Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Lead initiatives and work closely with teams across the organization, including hardware, software, and network engineering as well as product management, data center operations, supply chain, procurement, and capacity management.

  • Work closely with service owners and partner teams to understand product roadmaps and drive overall new product introduction schedules.

  • Collaborate with partner teams to define deliverables, roadmaps, and accompanying documentation for ad-hoc projects and programs.

  • Anticipate bottlenecks, manage risk and escalations, and balance the business needs versus technical
constraints.

  • Clearly communicate with technical owners, product managers, and upper management.

  • Drive process and tooling improvements to increase visibility, throughput and output quality.

  • 6+ years of applicable project management, or similar business experience.

  • Experience with agile techniques

  • Demonstrable experience developing and implementing process improvements.

  • Good understanding of Linux and hypervisors

  • Proven experience leading cross-organizational programs and ability to set and hold teams and individuals to timelines and deliverables without explicit authority.

  • Bachelor’s Degree required.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Basic programming skills in Ruby, Python or Perl

  • Experience with Linux and ability to write command line scripts.

  • Master’s degree.

AMZR Req ID: 465713