Sr. Product Manager - Tech - Alexa Voice Service

Seattle, Washington, USA

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Posted 2 weeks ago

Interested in Amazon Alexa and the future of voice-powered connected devices? Come work on it! We’re building the speech and language solutions behind the Amazon Echo and delivering a service for third parties to build great voice experiences! We’re working hard, having fun, and making history!

The Alexa Voice Service (AVS) team is seeking an innovative, results-oriented, customer-centric Sr. Product Manager who will help define the strategy and drive the execution of new capabilities, tools, and partnerships to enable third party device makers to build world-class, innovative experiences for Amazon Alexa.

You will need to understand customer needs and be responsible for driving and synthesizing these into new product features and roadmaps. In this role you will advocate for the end customer, and work directly with third party device makers to understand their needs and aspirations. You will build a strategy, author business requirements documents, and work with development teams to scope, plan and build new APIs, tools and documentation.

A successful candidate will have a passion for building and simplifying technical solutions and the entrepreneurial grit to get things done!

Key Responsibilities:
· Write product/marketing requirements documents and ensure clear communication and coordination of requirements to the business, design and development teams
· Contribute to the overall product roadmap, and manage prioritization and tradeoffs against developer experience, customer experience, and time to market
· Create buy-in for the product vision both internally and with key external partners
· Establish business processes and policies as well as metrics and indicators for success
· Measure and analyze existing products and business models for opportunities to innovate and improve, providing additional benefits to developers and customers
· 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

Professional traits that are not unique to this position, but necessary for Amazon leaders:
· Exhibits excellent judgment
· Has relentlessly high standards (is never satisfied with the status quo)
· Is able to dive deep and is never out of touch with the details of the business or the technology
· Is strongly oriented towards results
· Thinks big

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
· BASc/BSEE or equivalent
· 10+ years of relevant work experience in Product Management in a technical field
· Experience using professional verbal and written communication in a business setting
· Experience using Excel and evaluating data to guide decisions

Preferred Qualifications

· MBA or equivalent
· Experience working with connected device vendors
· Experience with the connected TV, wireless speakers, set top box, ambient screens, wearables, and/or streaming video device categories.
· Experience with embedded software, cloud computing and development tools
· Proven ability to manage multiple, competing priorities simultaneously
· Ability to work in a fast-paced environment where continuous innovation is desired
***This position can be based in our Seattle, San Francisco or Sunnyvale offices. is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation

Job tags: Engineering Product management