Principal Product Manager, Aerospace & Satellite Solutions

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Amazon has created some of the most game changing technologies in the world and now we are transforming space. Are you passionate about building, owning and operating satellites, launch vehicles, space ground processing systems, and even moving cloud technologies into space? If the answer is yes, then Amazon Web Services (AWS) has an exciting opportunity for you.

AWS is launching the unified Aerospace and Satellite solutions (A&S) business area, concentrating our resources on helping our customers and partners develop solutions for space. A&S will enable AWS to impact the cloud-addressable space market segment and provide long-term benefit to our customers by focusing on space and satellite innovation.

Joining the AWS A&S team gives you the opportunity to:
· Work on disruptive space products in their early development stages
· Solve challenging problems that will revolutionize satellite connectivity in the cloud
· Work for a recognized leader in supporting space customers with cloud computing
· Have direct impact on hundreds and thousands of AWS customers
In this position, you will play a pivotal role defining AWS-wide space product requirements, go-to-market strategies, and tirelessly champion the needs and requirements of AWS space customers. Given the breadth of the space services we are building, this role will require coordination across many internal and external AWS service teams and will be visible at the highest levels of the company. You’ll work with our customers, partners, software and hardware vendors, and operational stakeholders to prioritize services and roadmap features, and spearhead the definition of new capabilities through expertly crafted business requirements documents.

The successful candidate must have deep space technical expertise, exceptional problem-solving skills, strong business judgment, and demonstrated experience leading cross-functional teams. You will have a deep understanding of satellite missions, spacecraft architectures and hardware, and of deploying satellite systems and constellations at scale. We are looking for a proven ability to execute both strategically and tactically in the space world, and someone who is excited to take on a new, revolutionary space project that will change the industry. This position requires a deep technical background, and the candidate should be customer-focused with a passion for satellites, ground systems, the cloud, and information technology. Past experience in satellite, launch vehicle or human spaceflight is required.

Specific responsibilities include the following:
· Creating product strategies for new space services that appeal to unique needs and requirements of customers that work in space or use space data at an enterprise level
· Define AWS space solution positioning, launches, and strategic partnerships
· Define communication framework for articulating A&S disruptive space capabilities
· Support development of strategy, long-term vision, focus areas, and business approach
· Create validation process for the tech focus areas and associated products such as customer case studies
· Identify evangelism opportunities for Technology Leader to represent AWS's space vision to the world
· Managing product life cycle(s) from strategic planning to tactical execution
· Launching the vision, product strategy and road map for space products and working with key AWS stakeholders to deliver on that vision, e.g. software and hardware development, sales, partner teams, international site leaders, etc.
· Defining product requirements documents based on an intimate knowledge of AWS space market segments, target customers, and products
· Responsible for go-to-market plans and sales enablement, working to ensure sales, Solution Architects, Pro Serve, and partner teams have what they need to be successful
· Collaborate with sales, Solution Architects, and services teams to build minimum viable products
· Establishing goals and reviewing metrics to identify opportunities and deliver success
· Research and identify new opportunities for AWS to innovate on behalf of our customers

Basic Qualifications

· 10+ years in business development or product management at an Engineering company is required
· Bachelor degree in engineering, business administration or related field, is required

Preferred Qualifications

· MBA or business engineering degree preferred
· Understanding of satellites, ground systems, antennas and space operations.
· Experience with building products and services for partners, resellers, managed services providers, and consulting companies
· Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to influence others internally and externally
· Ability to analyze quantitatively, problem-solve, and scope business requirements
· Ability to deliver initiatives from conception through completion
· Ability to meet tight deadlines while building creative solutions.

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