• Principal Product Manager Technical, Connections

    Company/Location (search) US-WA-Seattle
    Posted Date 1 month ago(5/14/2018 8:14 AM)
    Job ID
    Amazon.com Services, Inc.
  • Job Description

    Amazon Connections is a mechanism to listen to and learn from employees at scale so we can eliminate pain points that get in the way of customer obsession, develop managers and leaders, and make the employee experience better every day. By asking employees quick questions every day, Connections leverages real time information to learn more about employee’s experiences and introduce positive changes with internal business partners around the world.
    Amazon Connections is looking for a strategic, results-oriented Sr. Product Manager Technical (PM-T) to own and drive several key components of our product portfolio. This individual will be responsible for helping to define and drive Connection’s strategy around onboarding additional employee populations, expanding to new device clients, and scaling our product to support new use cases. In this role you will work closely with the Connections software engineering team and leadership, the Connections research team, as well as external partner teams including business teams across WW Operations, partners from recently acquired organizations, Retail, AWS, etc. This individual will play a significant role in defining the extensibility and externalization strategy for the product moving into 2019 and beyond. Useful skills for this role include experience in device client integrations, experience partnering with engineers to design API solutions, experience designing flexible customer-facing interfaces, and comfort with big data and analytics.
    Additional responsibilities include: Team leadership and mentoring; define a strategy and product roadmap to create the best in class experience for Connections products and manage across products the prioritization and trade-offs between customer experience, time-to-market, and operational support load; create and maintain business requirements, product definition, and user stories with input from business stakeholders; establishing priorities, identifying and communicating risks and mitigation plans in collaboration with stakeholders; developing and maintaining goals, milestones and completion dates; optimizing and using metrics to drive process improvement and efficiencies with a focus on creating scalable, repeatable systems within all Connections products; create buy-in for the strategic vision and product roadmap across the business and technology.

    The successful candidate must have the ability to lead multiple projects in a deadline-driven environment while maintaining a very strong customer focus working closely with UX, engineering and business leadership to deliver the product vision.
    Finally – must have an interest and passion around the employee experience, improving the workplace, and driving internal change that enables employees to deliver for customers more effectively. This is a role for someone who wants to bring their product and technical expertise to a brand new space with tons of opportunity for invention.

    Basic Qualifications

    BA/BS required. 8+ years’ product and program development experience including UAT and launching products globally across 5+ languages. Excellent written/verbal communication skills and experience working with cross-functional teams.
    Demonstrated ability to understand and apply technical concepts and communicate with technical teams. Proven ability to thrive in a high energy environment where tactical and strategic activities are expected to be driven in parallel.
    Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information with extreme discretion.

    Preferred Qualifications

    BS in Computer Science/Engineering (or equivalent experience)
    MBA/MS/MA preferred.
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