Program Manager - Smart Home/IoT

5 months ago
Job ID
Amazon Japan G.K.
Position Category
Project/Program/Product Management--Technical

Job Description

The Role:
We’re seeking a Program Manager on the Smart Home Beta program team. In this role, you will provide leadership and direction for program components. Candidate must have a passion for the customer and be capable of delivering high quality under aggressive time constraints.

The successful candidate will own Beta program components and work with Engineering, Product Management, Technical Program Management, and both internal and external beta participants in order to track and resolve product issues identified during the beta test period. The candidate should have experience working in a product development environment, strong organizational skills, and excellent customer-facing communication skills.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Refine existing beta program processes in order to more efficiently track and prioritize issues discovered during the beta process
  • Create beta test assignments for participants, beta program documentation, and setup/manage resources for internal beta test activities and bug bashes
  • Create and manage beta participant forums, both internal and external
  • Provide direct support to beta program participants through accurate and detailed support practices and troubleshooting skills
  • Own maintaining friendly, professional communication and providing direction to beta participants
  • Increase beta participation by motivating participants and identifying incentives
  • Develop beta plans for new product releases
  • Define specifications for beta program tools
  • Work with the internal Digital Products team to track and prioritize beta issues, follow up with engineering for resolution, and communicate status to participants
  • Identify potential program risks and help ensure successful completion of beta activities through effective communication and follow-through
  • Analyze beta participant metrics and feedback to generate and communicate meaningful reports, program status, and recommendations
  • Identify participation requirements for the beta program and develop beta eligibility surveys for each product; and
  • Excellent communication skills and experience working with technical teams and management to collect requirements, evaluate alternatives and develop processes and tools as needed to support the organization.

Basic Qualifications

  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree (BS, BA)
  • 4+ years relevant experience managing programs in a product development environment
  • Fluency in Japanese (Reading/Writing/Speaking) and Business English

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior program management experience
  • Comfortable working in a fast paced, highly collaborative, dynamic work environment.
  • Ability to track and support multiple projects at one time, and to accept reprioritization as necessary
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity and adapt to shifting schedules and time demands
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Detail-oriented
  • Ability to grasp complex technology and learn new information quickly
  • Experience with Excel, Confluence, and SharePoint
  • Experience with SQL is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation

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