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TPM III, Tax Services

Category: Product ID: 1355


About the job

Job Summary


Would you like to work on one of the world’s largest transactional distributed systems?

How about working with customers and peers from the entire range of Amazon’s business on cool new features? Whether you’re passionate about building highly scalable and reliable systems or a software developer who likes to solve business problems, Tax Services is the place for you.

Tax Services responsible for the tax calculation platform, we provide the core services that calculate the accurate amount of transactional taxes (sales tax and VAT) on Amazon. We thrive on providing the correct tax amounts to the customer at order time, and make sure audit records are stored safely to meet tax law requirements around the globe. Our challenges include staying on top of the complex and ever-changing global tax rates and laws as well as computing calculations correctly and quickly, thousands of times a second, and each one needs to be right.

 Do you think you are up to the challenge? Or would you like to learn more and stretch your skills and career?

We are looking for an experienced, customer obsessed Technical Program Manager who is able to collaborate effectively with a technical team and be responsible for key aspects of the software customer experience on a new consumer service. In this role you, will lead the definition, and shepherd the development, of new features as well as important optimizations to the service. The role is inherently cross-functional: you will work closely with a high-energy team of software engineers, program managers, user experience designers, marketers, customer service leads as well as internal & external product stakeholders across the company. This role is a good fit for someone who thrives in a dynamic environment, who has both creative and technical expertise, and who is sensitive to (or understands) the diverse perspectives of stakeholders and works with them to resolve differences.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related technical field
  • Great problem solving skills, desire to solve problems that have no textbook solution
  • Experience working with or leading teams following agile software development practices (Scrum, Kanban, etc).
  • Self-starter, quick learner and passionate problem resolver
  • Great presentation and written communication skills, and has the ability to build partnerships with senior leaders across a variety of groups throughout Amazon.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Database modeling skills – Distributed systems experience – Knowledgeable about security best practices
  • A deep understanding of software development, architecture, and infrastructure.
  • Strong desire in building high-performance, highly-available and scalable distributed systems
  • Good debugging and troubleshooting skills, with an enthusiastic attitude to support and resolve customer problems
  • Working experience in at least 1 modern programming language (Java, C/C++, Perl, Ruby, Python, etc).
  • Excellent analytical and quantitative skills; bias towards data-based decision making and comfort with pro-forma financial and operational analysis.
  • A Master’s degree in Engineering, Computer Science or MBA