Sr. Product Manager, Technical

Seattle, Washington, USA

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Posted 3 weeks ago

Do you want to change the world? As a member of the Alexa Identity team, you will enable Alexa to recognize individuals and enable their relationships so that she can personalize experiences for them wherever they are in their day. You will have significant influence on our overall strategy by helping define these customer features, drive the platform architecture, and spearhead the best practices that enable a quality product.

Alexa and Echo are literally shaping the future of voice recognition and cloud-based content/services. Alexa is the name of the Amazon cloud service and the brain that powers Echo, the award-winning and groundbreaking new Amazon device designed around your voice. Echo connects to Alexa, to provide information, answer questions, play music, read the news, check sports scores or the weather, and more—instantly. It's hands-free, and always on. All you have to do is ask.

To achieve this, we blend of a variety of disciplines (such as NLP, data mining, machine learning, big data, semantic web, graph stores, cloud computing) in an effort to understand our customers and the things they're excited about. To complement our complex algorithms and extensive data analyses, we create elevated and inspirational mobile and web features across the entire Echo system. We use artificial intelligence, data mining and usability studies to develop new features, and we test them through hundreds of R & D experiments a year. We want to make it easy for you to search for your favorite products, discover new brands you’d like, play your favorite songs or even replenish your fridge - and much, much more!! We are also incredibly intent on solving some of the most complex computing problems to be found in industry and academia, and we get to test our solutions in the real world every day. And most importantly, we relentlessly ask: "What haven't we thought of yet?"

The ideal candidate has a demonstrable track record of technical leadership and success in delivering new features and products. A commitment to teamwork, hustle, and strong communication skills (to both business and technical partners) are absolute requirements. Creating reliable, scalable, and high performance products requires exceptional technical expertise, a sound understanding of the fundamentals of Computer Science, and practical experience building large-scale distributed systems. This person has thrived and succeeded in delivering high quality technology products/services in a hyper-growth environment where priorities shift quickly.

Responsibilities include:
· Lead the development of the product strategy and vision
· Create buy-in for the product vision across the Alexa organization
· Establish metrics and key performance indicators for success
· Develop detailed business requirements, user stories, and product specifications
· Create product roadmaps that span multiple engineering teams across a large organization
· Work closely with multiple teams across Amazon and our partners to deliver products to customers
This role will focus on leading the product vision and execution for Alexa Profile and Accounts, an existing product within the Alexa Identity team. It enables Alexa to model people as individuals, managing their identity, their relationships, and their resources (e.g. devices and accounts).

Basic Qualifications

· Bachelor's Degree
· 5+ years of experience in product or program management, product marketing, business development or technology
· Experience with end to end product delivery
· Experience overseeing roadmap strategy and definition
· Experience with feature delivery and tradeoffs of a product
· Experience contributing to engineering discussions around technology decisions and strategy related to a product
· 5+ years of software product management experience
· Bachelor's degree in computer science or relevant industry experience
· Experience bringing new products or services to market by driving product requirements through a software development team using an agile development process
· Demonstrated experience influencing and collaborating across multiple teams in a large organization
· Demonstrated ability to understand and discuss technical concepts, suggest and evaluate technical solutions, and manage trade-offs

Preferred Qualifications

· MBA or Master’s degree
· Demonstrated experience engaging and influencing executive leadership
· Strong analytical and quantitative skills with the ability to use data and metrics to back up assumptions, recommendations, and drive actions
· A track record of consistently exceeding business growth goals
· Experience with Machine Learning, Speech Recognition, Natural Language Understanding or Natural Language Generation
· Experience with Smart Home Devices, Identity, and designing customer experiences for Voice, Mobile and Web

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