Principal Product Manager - Tech, Alexa

Seattle, Washington, USA

Full Time
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Are you passionate about innovative technologies like speech and IoT? Interested in Amazon Alexa, the brain behind Amazon Echo? The Amazon Alexa team is looking for an experienced Product Management leader to define the end-to-end vision and strategy of the Alexa Skills Kit, the developer SDK and platform that allows 3rd party developers to create skills for Amazon Alexa.

You will understand customer requirements and then be responsible for creating and driving product roadmaps and features. In this role you will work directly with third party developers to understand their needs and aspirations. You will create business requirements documents and develop a long term roadmap for tools, APIs, documentation and developer support. Your goal will be to create an efficient 3rd party developer pipeline, following the developer all the way from education into having successful, certified skills.

A successful candidate will have strong passion for developers and experience in designing platform strategies. You have a background in software development and product management, specific to software platforms and ecosystems. You must be highly analytical, able to work extremely effectively across multiple organizations, and adept at synthesizing a variety of technologies and capabilities into high quality, simple products and applications that developers and customers love.

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
· Develop, report, and continually improve business performance metrics
· Proactively identify and resolve strategic issues that may impair the team’s ability to meet strategic, financial, and technical goals
· Manage a team of Product Managers and TPMs to develop the roadmap and deliver key features into the Alexa Skills Kit.

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
· Expects and requires innovation of her/his team
· Has passion and convictions and the innate ability to inspire passion in others
· Is strongly oriented towards results
· Thinks big

Basic Qualifications


· 8+ years of experience in product or program management, product marketing, business development or technology
· Experience with feature delivery and tradeoffs of a product
· Bachelor's Degree
· Experience with end to end product delivery
· Experience contributing to engineering discussions around technology decisions and strategy related to a product
· Experience overseeing roadmap strategy and definition
· Bachelor’s degree or higher with computer science or engineering
· 10+ years of relevant work experience in Product Management with 5+ years being in a consumer facing role
· Experience coordinating complex product development cycles and software development schedules
· Experience in mobile technology, web services and back-end application infrastructure
· Experience creating Software Development Kits (SDKs) and Developer Application Programming Interfaces (APIs)


Preferred Qualifications

· MBA or Master’s Degree
· Ecosystem experience working with software vendors
· Experience with platforms and development tools
· Proven ability to manage multiple, competing priorities simultaneously and ability to work in a fast-paced environment where continuous innovation is desired
· Ability to think strategically and execute methodically.
· History of teamwork and willingness to roll up one’s sleeves to get the job done.
· Proven analytical and quantitative skills; ability to use hard data and metrics to back up assumptions and develop project business cases.
· Experience in consumer electronics product management
· Proven track-record of taking ownership and driving results
· Proven track-record of delivering online traffic growth from multiple sources including direct, SEO, sponsored links, social media, banner ads, affiliates, and email
· Strong sense of brand and editorial voice; the ability to harmonize message across multiple channels and marketing vehicles
· Superior verbal and written communications skills with high attention to detail including precise and effective customer communications.
· Analytical acumen, and comfortable generating and evaluating various forecasts, metrics, and analyses
· Ability to work autonomously in a highly demanding and often ambiguous environment, with attention to detail and organizational skills

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Job tags: Engineering Product management
Job region(s): North America
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