Technical Project Manager Amazon Robotics, Deployment Readiness

Aug 31, 2023

London, England, GBR

Amazon is seeking an experienced and business oriented Technical Project Manager to lead and execute the deployment readiness activities (product, deployment and operations) for new automation technologies for the continued expansion of our fulfillment network. Technologies include, but are not limited to, mobility robots, manipulation robots, robotics storage solutions and automated packaging and sortation products.

Successful candidates will have Program and Project Management experience in a technical environment, preferably related to automation technology development and installation. They have contributed to product design with focus on Design for Deployment to achieve a scalable installation process for robotics solutions. The role requires understanding the details of an Amazon Fulfillment Center design and operational processes for a successful integration of new robotics solutions at scale. This individual will manage a cross-functional group of stakeholders and customers, from product development over deployment, safety and technical support teams to Amazon Operations and lead efforts to define and validate product, installation and operational requirements for new technologies to successfully deploy at large scale.
Technical Project Manager in Deployment Readiness will define an installation process and related KPI (cost, time, resources, skill) for new technologies and track and improve those against initial baseline.

This individual will be responsible for managing critical path and milestones along with product development phase exit criteria and help other teams deliver network capacity on time as per defined baseline KPI. The Technical Project Manager will drive and invent and simplify strategy, will have high work capacity while being detailed oriented and agile to manage business changes and keep driving the initiatives. This individual will be interfacing with and driving various functional teams and individuals at all levels of the organization in order to be successful.

There is also a requirement to travel extensively (~50%) to locations in Europe and occasionally to international sites.

This job can be located in Berlin, Luxembourg or London.

Key job responsibilities
Support product developers from Concept to Beta Exit Graduation and create product, installation and operations deliverables for each technology to successfully deploy at scale.
Manage cross-functional partners, deliver as per critical milestones and handover a complete "deployment readiness" package (e.g. design, work instructions, compliance, manuals, specifications, installation requirements, ...) to Robotics Deployment.
Identify and evaluate continuous improvement opportunities to increase install efficiency and deployment cost on product level.
Continuously validate deliverables as part of Alpha and Beta installation activities, provide Design for Deployment feedback to improve cost and manage risks affecting deployment readiness for a product.

A day in the life
Validate the design of a new technology and identify Design for Deployment opportunities. Work closely with product developers to define milestones and phase exit criteria. Create and validate key deliverables for deployment at scale, such as installation requirements, product specifications, safety compliance, system integration test and handover process.
Validate status of deliverables and due dates with Deployment team, initiate and drive the handover process and continuously measure the "to be defined" installation process and requirements against baseline KPI.
Verify to-be-created work instructions as part of on-site validation activities, manage project risks and key stakeholders (Safety, Operations, Deployment, Product Owner, Technical Services).

About the team
Deployment Readiness is part of the Tech Deployment organization and responsible to define, maintain and execute the framework to certify new technologies as "ready to be deployed at scale".
The diverse team is spread across Europe to support product owners and deployment teams globally.

The team connects product developers, deployment teams and operational customers to successfully install new robotics solutions at lowest cost and impact on Operations.

A mix of different nationalities, age, culture, experience and technical background covers all aspects of Robotics installations and acts as expert to assess, validate and define deployment readiness.

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

London, GBR

Basic Qualifications

- Experience managing programs across cross functional teams, building processes and coordinating release schedules
- Experience managing cross-functional programs and release schedules
- Experience building and evaluating system-level technical design
- Experience working directly with engineering teams
- Experience in system design
- University Degree in Engineering (or science/technology)
- Experience in project management disciplines including scope, schedule, budget, quality, along with risk and critical path management experience
- Technical product or program management experience

Preferred Qualifications

- Experience with roadmap strategy and definition
- Experience in technical program management working directly with software engineering teams
- Master's degree in Engineering (or science/technology)

Amazon is an equal opportunities employer. We believe passionately that employing a diverse workforce is central to our success. We make recruiting decisions based on your experience and skills. We value your passion to discover, invent, simplify and build. Protecting your privacy and the security of your data is a longstanding top priority for Amazon. Please consult our Privacy Notice (\_page) to know more about how we collect, use and transfer the personal data of our candidates.

Our inclusive culture empowers Amazonians to deliver the best results for our customers. If you have a disability and need an adjustment during the application and hiring process, including support for the interview or onboarding process, please contact the Applicant-Candidate Accommodation Team (ACAT), Monday through Friday from 7:00 am GMT - 4:00 pm GMT. If calling directly from the United Kingdom, please dial +44 800 086 9884 (tel:+448000869884). If calling from Ireland, please dial +353 1800 851 489 (tel:+3531800851489).

Join 27168+ Machine Learning Engineers, receiving daily job alerts.