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Sr. Manager, Alexa International

Sr. Manager, Alexa International

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Amazon Corporate LLC
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Project/Program/Product Management--Technical
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Job Description

Alexa is the name of the Amazon cloud-based voice service that powers Echo, the groundbreaking new Amazon device designed around your voice. Echo is always ready — just ask for information, music, news, weather, and more. Our vision is to build a computer in the cloud that is completely controlled by your voice.

We are seeking a leader to help define and build digital products and applications for customers in the US, UK, and Germany. You will participate in developing the strategy and vision for the group, and driving feature roadmap accordingly. This role is cross-functional -- you will manage product and engineering teams, and working closely with design, operations, finance, and legal to bring features and products to market and grow business opportunities for

A successful Sr. Manager candidate is a strong people manager, experienced in hiring, developing and growing staff. You are highly analytical, able to navigate extremely effectively across a matrix organization, and adept at synthesizing a variety of technologies into high quality, simple products that customers love. You have experience through multiple complete product development cycles, possesses superior analytical abilities and product judgment. This opportunity requires excellent technical, problem-solving, and communication skills. Key to success in this position is an equal passion for delivering new features as well as operating the current applications at the highest level of quality, ensuring that our customers have a world-class experience.

Ideal Sr. Manager candidates have experience leading small- to medium-sized development teams, defining projects and features, coordinating efforts to scope, schedule, and deploy new features sets; as well as analyzing cost/benefit of feature selection with a rigorous approach to gathering and evaluating data and communicating results throughout the organization. An understanding of machine learning and AI concepts is desirable.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Finance, related technical field, or equivalent work experience.
  • More than 10 years of professional experience, including 5+ years of product management experience
  • Management experience, including employee development, performance management, and delivering results
  • Experience gathering business requirements, negotiating requirements and dependencies with stakeholders, alignment with senior executives
  • Experience communicating product and technical requirements through written means to business and technical teams

Preferred Qualifications

  • Graduate degree in computer science, business, mathematics, statistics, economics, or other quantitative field.
  • Demonstrated management experience for teams of 10+ people.
  • Demonstrated thought-leadership with a passion for translating data into action.
  • Fluency in more than 1 language is a plus is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation