Program Manager to Technical Program Manager - How?
I’ve worked Amazon for 4yrs as L5 PM. I worked in Construction prior at a nuclear facility for 4 yrs (thermal engineer).
I want to stay in tech (FANG ideally) but want to become a Technical Program Manager for various reasons (pay, nature of work, etc). I have a BS in Mechanical Engineering, have worked with SDEs, DEs, and ML scientists for over 2 years, know SQL, and am working knowledge of Oracle, AWS, Dryad, Redshift, etc (but dont ask me to code lol)
what sector should I look to thats most promising for a shift and long term prospects? Advertising? Cloud? Big Data? other?
What do I need to do to make the jump in role? learn how to code? work closer to the tech? just interview well and land in a TPM role?
Im super interested in being a good TPM, and would like honest feedback from engineers on what theyd like to see in a decent TPM. i know Amazon TPMs are a bit less technical than Google/facebook etc... Thanks!!