1+ months

Technical Program Manager

Santa Barbara, CA 93101


Job summary
"Alexa, how old was Abraham Lincoln when he was President?"
"Alexa, tell me when the Super Bowl starts."
"Alexa, what€™s the tallest building in North Dakota?"

Do you want to pioneer cutting edge voice technology? Build new ways for voice assistants to make life easier and more fun for customers? Leverage and optimize one of the largest knowledge graphs in the world? Our Knowledge Engine team does just that.

Our teams power the majority of fact-based questions answered by Alexa today. We€™ve built the deepest and most flexible knowledge graph on the planet, containing billions of entities, hundreds of billions of facts, and an extensible presentation layer used to build customer delighting experiences.

Key job responsibilities
Impact you'll have:

  • Bring new customer-facing products and backend services to life
  • Improve live, customer-facing products and backend Alexa services for Alexa customers around the world
  • Act as a force multiplier for our software teams and scale best practices across teams
Who you'll work with:
  • Curious and driven software engineers, software managers and product managers in Santa Barbara
  • Software developers and product managers across several Alexa teams, including Alexa's core understanding and answering services

A day in the life
As a senior technical program manager (TPM) on our team, you'll be the key communicator on cross-team initiatives and shepherd program initiatives from concept to to completion. You'll be the pulse of the program, working closely with software developers and partner teams to track project status, look around corners, and mitigate risks. You'll not only help launch engaging features for customers around the world, but also develop mechanisms to ensure robust experiences.

About the team
See what our team has to say about working in Santa Barbara in this 2 minute video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hENWxNrobGI

Santa Barbara boasts a vibrant tech scene with 40+ startups and established companies. Located just 50 minutes away from Los Angeles€™ outer suburbs, Santa Barbara offers other major industries like hospitality, aerospace, healthcare, and more. For partners or families moving to the area, Santa Barbara and neighboring towns Carpinteria, Ventura, and Camarillo offer a range of options for communities to live, learn, and work in.


  • 7+ years of experience working directly with engineering teams
  • Experience managing projects across cross functional teams, building sustainable processes and coordinating release schedules
  • 5+ years of technical program management experience


  • A desire to be part of a team that is building world-changing products
  • A passion for learning, occasionally failing, and then learning once again
  • High attention to detail with proven ability to juggle multiple, competing priorities
  • Experience launching and maintaining services with millions of users around the world
  • Experience writing technical documents and communicating with executive leadership

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: 2022-05-18 Expires: 2022-07-18

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