• Senior Manager, Alexa for PC

    Location US-WA-Seattle
    Posted Date 6 days ago(6/13/2018 3:04 PM)
    Job ID
    Amazon.com Services, Inc.
    Position Category
    Project/Program/Product Management--Technical
  • Job Description

    Interested in Amazon Echo? Come work on it. We’re building the speech and language solutions behind Amazon Echo and other Amazon products and services. We’re working hard, having fun, and making history!

    As a Program Leader you will help define and build digital products and applications for Echo and Alexa, the cloud service that powers it. You will also manage the engineering and quality assurance teams. 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 other product managers, engineering, design, operations, finance and executive teams to bring features and products to market and develop and grow business opportunities for Amazon.com. A successful candidate will be highly analytical, able to work extremely effectively in a matrix organization, and 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 dialogue with engineering teams and program management from multiple products to deliver integrated services
    · Define creative, high quality, simple product roadmaps 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
    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 5+ years of consumer facing software product management experience
    • Experience developing rich device-driven experiences and cloud service integrations
    • Experience leading cross-functional and cross-company teams to deliver products and projects on tight deadlines
    • Experience coordinating complex product development cycles and software development schedules

    Preferred Qualifications

    • MBA or Master’s degree
    • Passion for transformative user experiences – familiarity with speech / natural-language applications a plus
    • Experience delivering consumer software products and services in a high growth environment
    • Programmatic understanding of cloud services and device integration
    • 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
    • Broad technical breadth and depth including familiarity with mobile technology, web services, and back-end application infrastructure
    • Strong analytical and quantitative skills with the ability to use data and metrics to back up assumptions and recommendations and to drive actions
    • Demonstrated ability to understand and discuss technical concepts, manage tradeoffs
    • 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

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