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Principal TPM, Live Sports

Seattle, WA 98104


Job summary
Want to change the way people watch Live Sports? Passionate about building, owning and operating massively scalable systems? Looking forward to work with a team of highly competent software engineers ranging from new graduates to seasoned architects building software using the latest AWS technologies? Are you looking for an inclusive team, where you feel safe to be yourself, to share your ideas openly, to experiment, fail and learn, and where you help make decisions that shape the team€™s path forward? If so, here is an opportunity tailored for you.

Who we are?
We are the Prime Video Live Events team, revolutionize the way our customers search, discover and enjoy live events from sports, to music, to breaking news and political debates. In September 2018 we launched our first full-scale live streaming experience to all of our world-wide Prime customers with NFL€™s Thursday Night Football. In just a year, we delivered multi-game watching experience to our Prime Video customers in UK for English Premier League . That was just the start. We are growing and looking for Principal Technical Program Manager, for our team in Seattle, WA, to build innovative solutions for customer to discover engaging and personalized live content to enjoy. This is a transformative opportunity, the chance to be at the vanguard of a program that will revolutionize Prime Video, and the live streaming experience for customers everywhere. In this role you will work across our distributed engineering team in building a wide variety of services from flexible Live Event publishing platform that integrates with the broader Prime Video ecosystem to low-latency, high-TPS services that impact the discovery experience on wide variety of devices. If you€™re a technical program manager, there€™s a home for you in Seattle working on Prime Video Live Events. Our leaders are great teachers, our engineers are world-class, and our products are fun.

What will you do?

You will own and drive features working with SDMs in our Seattle,WA Austin, TX and Arlington, VA teams. You'll collaborate with Prime Video teams including Catalog, X-Ray, Prime Video Channels, Store Front Automation, and devices teams world wide. You will anticipate bottlenecks, own and manage multiple projects that span a variety of functional areas.

This role involves regular communication with senior, director, and VP level management on project status and risks, broad cross-team coordination on project execution, creating effective project management strategies to meet deliverables and organize teams, and regular updates to Critical Program Reviews and other reporting mechanisms.

If you€™re excited about helping to build the future of live event streaming or just want to have fun creating something you can be proud to show your family and friends, reach out. We€™d love to chat.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Transform the organization to be more effective and efficient in delivering customer impact
  • Be a guardian of world-class customer experience for your deliverables: continually raise the bar on functionality, flow, consistency, usability, and simplicity
  • Be the interface between the product owners and the development team, thoroughly understanding the product, helping define user stories, and driving the evaluation of appropriate technical solutions to meet the business requirements.
  • Own engagement and build mechanisms to collaborate effectively with the partners across Prime Video, Amazon.com, and critical third parties
  • Work to decompose requirements into technical execution plans with multiple development teams, track progress towards goals, and report status to product, business development, and technical leadership.
  • Help make the right feature trade-offs to ship software without compromising customer experience and business relevance
  • Engage with many other teams in the company, evangelizing the team and your project, building relationships and helping identify existing components and technologies that can be leveraged to deliver on our goals
  • Represent the technical team to senior leadership across the company


  • Architectural design or system design experience independent of an architect
  • 7+ years of experience working directly with engineering teams
  • Experience managing programs across cross functional teams, building processes and coordinating release schedules
  • Experience driving roadmap strategy and definition
  • 7+ years of technical program management experience

  • Ability to analyze business requirements, write specifications, scope technical requirements, and drive delivery across organizational boundaries
  • Fully capable of making assessments of problem areas and finding effective solutions.
  • Strong organizational, work planning, prioritization analytical/quantitative and data analysis skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with ability to communicate with both technical and business stakeholders
  • Results oriented, high energy, self-motivated
  • Ability to handle multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Able to work in a diverse team


  • Graduate degree in a related technical field
  • Experience with critical, 24x7 systems
  • Experience with high throughput, multi-threaded systems
  • Fluency in more than one programming language (e.g. Java, C++, Go, Kotlin, Clojure, Scala, Ruby, Python, Perl)
  • Knowledge of functional architecture a plus
  • Experience with AWS services highly desirable

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.


Posted: 2022-05-13 Expires: 2022-06-12

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