Principal Product Manager - Alexa

2 months ago
Job ID
Amazon Corporate LLC
Position Category
Project/Program/Product Management--Technical

Job Description

You can define how people communicate using Alexa, the fast-evolving voice assistant. We are an upstart team building the future of communications powered by Alexa and looking for exceptional individuals to join us.

Together, Echo and Alexa invented the smart speaker category. Alexa is the name of the Amazon cloud-based voice service that powers the Echo, Echo Dot, Amazon Tap, Echo Show and more. Just ask Alexa for information, music, news, weather, and more. And now you can send a message, make a call, or drop in on your closest friends & family via Alexa!

As a Principal Product Manager on the Alexa Communications team, you will participate in developing the strategy and vision for the group, and you will develop and look after product roadmaps and features based on team strategy and vision. This role is inherently cross-functional -- you will work closely with engineering, design, operations, finance and executive teams to bring features to market and develop and grow business opportunities for Amazon. A successful candidate will be highly analytical, able to work effectively in a matrix organization, and adept at building high quality, easy to use products and applications that customers love.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the development of the consumer-focused product strategy and vision supported by internal and external analysis
  • Define creative, high quality, simple product road maps based on team 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
  • Create buy-in for the product vision both internally and with key external partners
  • Work closely with engineering teams and program management to deliver products to market
  • Drive product launches including working with public relations team, executives, and other product management team members
  • 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
  • 10+ years of professional experience with 8+ years of software product management experience
  • Experience leading cross-functional teams to deliver products and projects on tight deadlines
  • Experience coordinating product development cycles, software development schedules, and launching products to customers
  • Experience finding avenues to hear from customers and work in their feedback into your product road-map; then deliver
  • High attention to detail including precise and effective customer communications and proven ability to manage multiple, competing priorities simultaneously
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with demonstrated. experience engaging and influencing senior executives

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications
  • MBA or Master’s degree
  • 5+ years experience building communication applications
  • 2+ years experience working on voice assistants and/or voice driven applications

Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation
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