Principal Technical Program Manager, AWS HWEngS Thermal/Mechanical

Amazon Web Services (AWS) Hardware Engineering team creates compute and storage server designs for Amazon’s innovative web services. Our designs are industry-leading in performance, frugality and operational excellence, and are critical to the success of the AWS business and the more than one million customers who use AWS today. Our Hardware Engineers solve challenging technology problems, and build architecturally sound, high-quality server platforms and components to enable AWS to realize critical business strategies. We are seeking experienced Thermal Mechanical Program Managers to work on the next generation of our cloud platforms. Our success depends on our world-class server infrastructure; we’re handling massive scale and rapid integration of emergent technologies.

What you will do: As a member of the Server Hardware Engineering team you’ll be responsible for the design of our server platforms and AWS specific hardware components. You will interact with engineers across the company, and work with an interdisciplinary team to execute product designs from concept to production including design, development, validation, and the successful implementation of your work at large scale. You’ll provide leadership in the application of new technologies to large scale server deployments in a continuous effort to deliver a world-class customer experience. This is a fast-paced, intellectually challenging position, and you’ll work with thought leaders in multiple technology areas. You’ll have high standards for yourself and everyone you work with, and you’ll be constantly looking for ways to improve your products performance, quality and cost. We’re changing an industry, and we want individuals who are ready for this challenge and want to reach beyond what is possible today.

As a Principal Technical Program Manager you will lead the development of products utilizing a wide range of design and manufacturing partners. You will manage these supplier’s activities to design, test, certify, manufacture, and integrate parts into final product SKUs and then deploy them to data centers around the world. You will manage technology roadmaps and align the efforts of internal resources and vendors to deliver products that delight our customers.

Why it matters: Amazon has thousands of unique services, both big and small that power the Retail website (, Amazon Web Services, Echo, Kindle, Amazon Instant Video and more. These services run on hardware around the world. We continually need to deploy newer, innovative, and more efficient and cost effective hardware. Your work will drive efficiency and significant cost savings while improving the performance and reliability of our websites and services. Your work will touch development teams and customers around the world.

Why you will love it: You will have exposure to teams and leaders across the entire company. You will be a part of leading edge research and development team. You will see many aspects of the Amazon business. You will have a direct impact on our bottom line and the ability to improve things for our developers. You will be part of a growing, fast paced, and fun team. You will have ownership and responsibility for defining and executing processes that deliver both savings and productivity for Amazon.

Key job responsibilities

Develop strategic program plans and drive the delivery of physical hardware from prototype development to production at scale. Track performance of the hardware and drive improvement and remediation campaigns.

A day in the life

A Principal TPM works to coordinate technical output from our thermal mechanical design team and vendors to meet high profile goals. This TPM is also actively driving other parts of the AWS organization to develop process and support for our hardware.

About the team

The MTR team (Mechanical, Thermal, Robotics) is the team responsible for all mechanical and thermal design of servers and racks in AWS data centers.

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

Seattle, WA, USA


– 8+ years of technical product or program management experience

– 10+ years of working directly with engineering teams experience

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

– Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering or related course of study


– Masters Degree or PhD in Mechanical Engineering or other relevant course of study.

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Our compensation reflects the cost of labor across several US geographic markets. The base pay for this position ranges from $141,600/year in our lowest geographic market up to $275,300/year in our highest geographic market. Pay is based on a number of factors including market location and may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. Amazon is a total compensation company. Dependent on the position offered, equity, sign-on payments, and other forms of compensation may be provided as part of a total compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits. For more information, please visit Applicants should apply via our internal or external career site.

Job Category
Product Management
Job Type
Full Time/Permanent
USD 275,300.00 per year
United States
Career Level