Senior Product Manager

Amazon.com - Irvine, CA3.6

30+ days ago
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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