Sr. Program Manager, AWS Expansion

Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Location: Melbourne

Job Type: Full time


Do you like helping organizations implement innovative cloud computing solutions and solve technical problems? Are you committed to fundamentally transforming the way government agencies partner with industry to meet mission requirements? Do you have experience planning, managing and completing large, complex projects?

This organization operates rapidly, scaling high availability data centers supporting government customers. The Program Manager must bring together multiple functional and technical capabilities to support the planning, build, and operations of AWS data centers. The Program Manager will be responsible to develop long-term plans and work backwards from strategic objectives to build execution plans. The Program Manager will coordinate across AWS partner teams and interface with the government customer to drive and support new region planning and proposal activities. The right candidate will understand how to work across organizations to coordinate planning, leverage capabilities, and apply resources to enable data center region builds, launches, and current operations.

A strong technical background is required to produce concrete specifications and work closely with engineering to drive implementation. You will have the chance to utilize your experience in platform level products and services to define our product and business development strategy and drive the business with a full scope of ownership. You will own the relationship with our government customers, product planning, roadmap and feature definition as well as pricing, and P&L optimization. You will own the marketing in positioning, promotion, and sales enablement. You will work directly with other senior leaders of customer organizations and partners, iterating on our product vision and driving business development. In this role, you will be at the forefront of cloud technologies with interactions across the full breadth of AWS services.

Additional responsibilities include:
  • Engaging business development teams to pursue new business
  • Develop and maintain near- and long-term staffing plans and hiring strategies that align with data center build and launch schedules
  • Plan and oversee budgeting of capital expenditures and operating expenses in line with management target
  • Deliver innovative approaches to meet complex challenges by interacting with business partners (e.g. Finance, Human Resources and Recruiting)
  • Create and maintain metrics and visual dashboards that inform senior leader decision making cycles
  • Employ statistical and predictive analysis to produce models to guide near-term decision making and strategic planning

Hold or be able to attain an Australian Government Security Vetting Agency clearance (see


  • Bachelor's degree
  • Experience owning/driving roadmap strategy and definition
  • Experience with feature delivery and tradeoffs of a product
  • Experience contributing to engineering discussions around technology decisions and strategy related to a product


  • Executive partner relationships and contract knowledge in Public Sector IT market
  • Experience dealing with public sector partner executive strategy, enterprise agreements, prime and subcontracting partnerships

Acknowledgement of country:
In the spirit of reconciliation Amazon acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.

IDE statement:
Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, or other legally protected attributes.
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