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Sr Technical Program Manager , Kuiper Solutions Engineering Team

Job ID: 2083702 | Amazon Kuiper Manufacturing


Job summary
Project Kuiper is an initiative to launch a constellation of Low Earth Orbit satellites that will provide low-latency, high-speed broadband connectivity to unserved and underserved communities around the world.

The Kuiper Solutions Engineering team is a multi-disciplinary technology team involved in developing and delivering targeted and scalable solutions for custom satellite and ground applications. The Solutions Engineering Senior TPM will play a pivotal role in leading innovative and fast-paced programs and interfacing with the entire Kuiper team and partner organizations (including government agencies).
The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience driving complex satellite (or other) technology programs. They will have deep technical knowledge in areas like satellite communications and aerospace development. They will possess excellent communication and organizational skills.

In this role, the selected candidate will work directly with engineering teams and operational stakeholders to lead the Solutions Engineering satellite and ground programs. They will work in a collaborative, analytical, and fast-paced environment and must be comfortable interacting with highly technical cross-functional teams. The candidate must have strong business judgment, dive deep into data, have strong writing skills, and be comfortable leading executive-level reviews.

The best candidates will have deep understanding of aerospace/satellite and systems engineering. Candidates with demonstrated experience within deployed satellite telecommunications services will be preferred.

The role is located in Northridge, CA, and includes US relocation benefits.

Security Clearance: Candidates must be able to obtain and maintain a US Government security clearance of TS/SCI, so you must be a U.S. citizen for consideration

Key job responsibilities

  • Collaborate with systems, architecture, hardware, software, teams on ensuring cross-functional deliverables are identified and tracked
  • Collaborate with Kuiper Engineering teams and partner organizations to deliver innovative, fast-paced programs to address customer applications
  • Drive engineering project execution, develop project plans, make technical trade-offs, manage risks, track and report on status, and resolve blocking issues
  • Work with the leadership team to set the customer strategy and make appropriate high-judgment trade-offs between features and speed-to-deliver
  • Work closely with partner organizations (including government agencies) to develop work packages and ensure that all teams have what they need to be successful
  • Establish goals and metrics to identify opportunities to deliver customer solutions to cost, performance and schedule requirements.

About the team
KSET is a multi-disciplinary technology team established to rapidly address the needs of targeted customers with specific solutions that have the potential to scale.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Physics, or related field, or equivalent experience
  • 8+ years engineering leadership experience with aerospace or satellite and ground-based development technologies
  • 7+ years of project/program management experience. Experience with schedule tracking tools such as MS Project, SmartSheet, and Jira


  • Master's or PhD degree in Engineering, Physics, or related field
  • Proven track record of delivering results for large, cross-functional initiatives while managing multiple competing priorities
  • Track record of successfully delivering complete systems (hardware, firmware, software, algorithms) on time, to scope, with high quality
  • High sense of ownership, urgency, and drive; resourceful, and able to deliver results with minimal direction
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with engineers, business owners, and senior business leaders
  • Implementation orientation; demonstrated ability to drive complex engineering decisions and ship products
  • Proven ability to make smart feature (customer experience) versus time-to-deliver trade-offs; experience using data and metrics to back up assumptions and assertions of business value
  • Technical fluency; comfort understanding and discussing technology concepts, schedule trade-offs and new opportunities with technical and non-technical team members
  • Experience demonstrating judgment, and proven ability to lead and influence others
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated experience working with government agencies

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