• Principal Product Manager

    Location US-WA-Seattle
    Posted Date 6 months ago(8/28/2018 4:06 PM)
    Job ID
    707115
    Company
    Amazon.com Services, Inc.
    Company/Location (search) : Country (Full Name)
    United States
  • Job Description

    Amazon strives to be the Earth’s most customer-centric company, where customers can research and purchase anything they might want online or offline. We believe customers want lower prices, more selection, and better customer experiences. Within the Amazon Devices organization, we combine devices and services in new ways to inform, entertain, and connect people around the world with a focus on the home and car. One of our product lines is Fire TV which is the #1 streaming media player with over 30MM monthly active users. Our Fire TV mission is to make watching TV effortless and fun for customers to enjoy all of their entertainment so it becomes part of their daily habit for relaxing, being entertained, and spending time with my family and friends. Within the Fire TV Advertising team, we help customers discover content and help Amazon lower prices.
    We are looking for an experienced, customer-obsessed business leader who can also work with technical teams comprised of software development engineering, technical program managers, QA engineers, and product management. This leader will own the Fire TV experiences for named categories (e.g., Kids, Music, Local, Exercise, Foreign Language), expected first party and third party advertising revenue generated from these experiences, and actual performance through the dependent teams. They will seek input and align with peers on the customer experiences. They will look to merchandising teams to drive daily traffic on the Fire TV UI, content acquisition teams for popular first party and third party content, and advertising teams for new campaigns. The mental model is for this leader to be a Fire TV advertising evangelist (while demonstrating Ownership and Customer Obsession and understanding the broader business objectives), to fully leverage other teams where possible, and to justify additional engineering where there are remaining gaps.
    This leader will also work closely with other software engineering teams, program managers, user experience designers, marketing managers, and customer service leaders as well as internal product stakeholders across the company (e.g., Prime Video, Amazon Advertising, AppStore, etc.). This role is a great fit for someone who thrives in a dynamic environment, and who is sensitive to the diverse perspectives of stakeholders and works with them to resolve differences. We’re looking for customer experience-minded entrepreneurs who are passionate about innovating on behalf of customers, demonstrate a high degree of product ownership, and want to have fun while making history. It is still Day 1 in the Fire TV business, and we need a creative problem-solver with exceptional judgment and the ability to deliver business results under ambiguous circumstances and tight timelines.
    The ideal candidate has a passion for TV and video entertainment combined with an established track record delivering break-out consumer software experiences.
    This position is based in Seattle.

    Job Responsibilities
    · Work effectively with product managers, designers, and business teams to define, align, justify, and deliver phenomenal customer experiences
    · Work with designers and software engineers to build the customer experiences
    · Own and report on status of development, quality, technical operations, system performance, and business performance
    · Author annual operating plans and quarterly business reviews and lead reviews with key stakeholders
    · Lead prioritization and trade-offs between customer experience, schedule, performance and cost.
    · Proactively identify and resolve issues that may impair the team's ability to meet strategic, roadmap, financial, and/or technical goals.

    Basic Qualifications

    · A Bachelor’s degree is required
    · Minimum 8 years working with software engineering teams

    Preferred Qualifications

    · A Master’s degree
    · 2+ years of consumer-facing product management experience for Android applications.
    · Track record of product managing software products at scale
    · Ability to communicate and discuss software components in simple, general terms with business partners and in detail with software engineers
    · Analytical, data-driven approach to problem solving; ability to use hard data and metrics to back up assumptions, recommendations, and drive actions
    · High attention to detail; proven ability to manage multiple, competing priorities simultaneously; and proficiency at leveraging precious resources
    · Strong sense of ownership, urgency, drive, independence, and flexibility
    · Willingness to roll up one’s sleeves to get the job done
    · Well-timed tenacity and conviction
    · Composed, poised, and professional demeanor
    · Ability to change directions when presented new data
    · Vocally self-criticalExperience working effectively across functional teams, building annual operating plans, and facilitating quarterly business reviews
    · Track record of driving results through continuous improvement and in a collaborative work environment
    · Strong verbal and written communication skills with demonstrated experience engaging and influencing cross-functional stakeholders and senior executives
    · Ability to achieve stretch goals in a highly innovative and fast-paced environment
    · A passion for digital video and/or media

    Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation

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