AmazonIrvine 92618
Full Time

Join us in creating and extending our studio's "AZoth" game technology for our hit PC title New World and beyond.

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Technical Program Manager, Amazon Games

Full Time Amazon in Orange County, 40 Pacifica STE 100, Irvine, CA 92618, United States


Amazon Games is looking for a talented and driven Technical Program Manager that will maintain and uphold the "AZoth" core development technologies for our studio videogame titles. This person will partner primarily with engineers to build the tools, technologies and cloud services that are foundational to the game experiences built on top of them. They will own weekly planning and multi-month schedules and initiatives across multiple scrum teams; always looking for opportunities for process and organizational improvements that increase efficiency and raise quality. They will utilize their communication skills to effectively collaborate and influence their peers and executives resulting in the delight of the customers. They will work closely with multiple software development managers and senior program managers to guide the work of several core technology engineers.

Join us in creating and extending our studio's "AZoth" game technology for our hit PC title New World and beyond. Our proprietary technology is 100% owned-and-operated exclusively by our team in support of our Amazon Games games and customers. You will be joining a group of talented and passionate technologists who are developing and improving our game backend tech to meet the ever-growing needs of our player customers, our game developers, and new game ideas. We are looking for natural problem solvers with a passion for gaming, enjoys finishing projects in a timely manner, and is a constant advocate for continuous improvement of our technology and services.

Key job responsibilities

- Support the project managment of four teams of engineers creating game Server infrastructure, game Services, DevOps tools and game Security that allow our content teams to make amazing games.

- Fulfill the role of project manager for your teams using task management software and scheduling techniques that are a blend of agile development methods.

- Partner with technical leads (SDMs) and senior technical managers (TPMs) to maximize the productivity of their engineers while helping to inform and guide development towards helping our game development partners make cool stuff. Assist in the development and maintenance of on-call rotations for engineers.

- Coordinate with partner teams in product gameplay and games publishing to deliver the right end-to-end customer experience in line with their release schedules.

- Generate documentation, schedules, reports that help make reasonable and firm development commitments for the team, whilst over-delivering on expectations wherever possible.

- Assist in creating the long-term development roadmap for your teams as they work on delivering multi-year improvements to our game products and gameplay development customers.

- Obsess about the games our technology is fueling, and participate in quality control over development in area of ownership, working with senior developers in all crafts.

- Partner with QA experts to ensure all issues are known and quickly resolved.

About the team

At Amazon, we believe in ground-breaking games that can redefine the boundaries of player experience. Come work alongside talented industry veterans, including key contributors from dozens of titles including: Overwatch, World of Warcraft, Evolve, Gears of War, Killer Instinct, and God of War.

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

Irvine, CA, USA

- 3+ years of technical product or program management experience

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

- 1+ years of experience working on or managing a videogame or videogame-related project

- PMP, PMI-ACP certification or Certified Scrum Master

- Experience managing teams working with videogame development engine level systems (rendering, audio, streaming, physics, etc), cloud infrastructure/services or DevOps, or equivalent licensed game development technologies.

- Experience in managing the development of large scale game worlds and/or game world content creation tools

- Technical Program Management background (CS degree or equivalent engineering experience)