Senior Product Manager

Amazon.com - Irvine, CA3.6

Full-time
Job Description As a Senior Product Manager working on emerging products, you will be directly responsible for defining and building the next generation of products for Amazon. You will be working with a unique and gifted team developing new, exciting and cutting-edge products for consumers. The team is a multidisciplinary group of engineers, scientists, and business people engaged in a fast-paced mission to deliver these new products. The team faces a challenging task of balancing cost, schedule, technical invention, and performance requirements. You should be comfortable collaborating in a fast-paced and often uncertain environment, and contributing to innovative solutions, while demonstrating leadership, technical competence, and meticulousness. You should also be comfortable collaborating regularly with colleagues across many of Amazon’s current businesses, including devices, retail, and AWS. You will be working with a unique and gifted team developing new, exciting and cutting-edge products for consumers.

You will help build the product strategy and vision for a team focused on future products, and you will develop and look after product roadmaps and features based on that strategy and vision. You will sit in the Devices Organization (the Org responsible for creating Echo, Alexa, Kindle, Fire TV and many other products), but you will work cross-functionally with product managers, engineering, design, operations, finance and executive teams across AWS, retail, and beyond to bring features and products to market and develop and grow business opportunities for Amazon. A successful candidate will be highly analytical, be able to work extremely effectively in a matrix organization, show perseverance and steadfastness, love thinking about new products and technologies, and be adept at synthesizing a variety of technologies and capabilities into high quality, simple products and applications that customers love.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Lead the definition, design and construction of products that delight consumers and compel them to engage despite an abundance of alternatives and distractions
  • Lead the development of the product strategy and vision supported by internal and external analysis
  • Create buy-in for the product vision both internally and with key external partners
  • Work closely and collaboratively with design and product teams from partner organizations
  • Drive dialog with engineering teams and program management from multiple products to deliver integrated services
  • Define creative, high quality, simple product roadmaps based on product strategy and vision
  • Develop detailed, crisp business requirements and user stories that can be used to create product specifications and architecture for each product and application
  • Manage prioritization and trade-offs among customer experience, performance, and operational support load\
  • Proactively identify and resolve strategic issues that may impair the team’s ability to meet strategic, financial, and technical goals
Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher with a technical discipline
  • 5+ years of consumer facing software product management experience
  • Additionally, 5+ years of experience with product management or technical leadership on software platform products
  • Experience leading cross-functional and cross-company teams to deliver products and projects on tight deadlines
  • Experience working on hardware and software, and launches combining the two
  • Experience coordinating complex product development cycles and software development schedules
  • Familiarity with mobile technology, web services, and back-end application infrastructure
Preferred Qualifications
  • MBA or Master’s degree
  • Passion for transformative user experiences
  • Experience delivering consumer software and hardware products and services in a high growth environment
  • Programmatic understanding of cloud services and device integration
  • Experience developing rich device-driven experiences and cloud service integrations
  • Demonstrated ability to understand and discuss technical concepts and manage tradeoffs
  • Proven track record of taking ownership and successfully delivering results in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with demonstrated experience engaging and influencing senior executives
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills with the ability to use data and metrics to back up assumptions and recommendations and to drive actions
  • High attention to detail including precise and effective customer communications and proven ability to manage multiple, competing priorities simultaneously
  • Ability to think strategically and execute methodically
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment where continuous innovation is desired
  • History of teamwork and willingness to roll up one’s sleeves to get the job done

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