Principal Product Manager in Sunnyvale, California

Alexa is the Amazon cloud service that powers Echo, the groundbreaking new Amazon device designed around your voice. We believe voice is the most natural user interface for interacting with technology across many domains; we are inventing the future. We’re looking for exceptional product manager that can define a compelling vision, are passionate about innovating on behalf of customers, and demonstrate a high degree of product ownership.

As a Sr. Product Manager you will lead the product definition effort aiming to make Alexa a first in class assistant for scheduling and time management tasks. You will define product vision, strategy, development roadmap, and go to market approach. You will work very closely with the engineering teams to solve hard technical and business challenges as you work through the implementation aspects for the product. Since this is a new business area for Amazon, you will have a unique opportunity to define a product from scratch, turning a product vision into a live business.

A successful candidate will be highly analytical, able to work extremely effectively with cross-functional peers, and adept at synthesizing a variety of technologies and capabilities into high quality, exciting, and simple products and experiences that delight customers. The underlying product will have unique technical challenges and some level of comfort when approaching technical issues is a must. This role is inherently cross-functional and will require close work with business, engineering, operations, and design to research, conceive, design, develop and deliver a product that creates excitement and value for customers while growing business opportunities for Amazon. Our product is global and requires the candidate to be able to understand and solve for customer needs that may vary significantly between different countries. In addition, ultimate success will require industry wide collaboration and an ability to present and sell our vision to key vendors and partners.

We are a small team focused on moving fast. We have a great engineering talent and are looking to leverage it to quickly iterate on product and design solutions. As the team leader it will be your job to make sure we deliver quickly to get market signals that will further guide our efforts. We want the team to not only move fast but also build solutions that are forward looking and can scale to customer needs.

  • 5+ years of product management for a consumer facing software product, preferably in an online environment with transactional customer interactions.

  • Experience in defining user interactions for products with a wide customer base

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • MBA and/or Master’s degree.

  • Possess a unique blend of business and technical savvy; a big-picture vision as well as the drive and attention to detail that transforms the vision into a reality. The candidate should be able to successfully collaborate with engineering peers to solve technical challenges.

  • Excellent cross-functional project management skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Outstanding quantitative data analysis and critical thinking skills

  • Experience working with systems built using machine learning/artificial intelligence techniques.

  • High attention to detail including precise and effective customer communications and proven ability to manage multiple, competing priorities simultaneously.

  • History of teamwork and willingness to roll up one’s sleeves to get the job done.

AMZR Req ID: 452159