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Principal Product Manager, Amazon RDS Postgres

Principal Product Manager, Amazon RDS Postgres

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Want to work on the coolest technology while growing your career, in a group that cares about people just as much as products?

If you’re a product manager who is looking to grow, come on board!

Amazon Aurora is an exciting new area of innovation for AWS, and the PostgreSQL-compatible edition of Amazon Aurora is the newest part of it. The PostgreSQL-compatible version of Amazon Aurora is a new relational database which offers enterprise-class performance, availability and durability - all at open source prices - to our customers, along with the management benefits of RDS. We’re a relatively new team in Database Services, one of the fastest growing businesses within Amazon Web Services. We are currently spread across Seattle, the Bay Area, and Boston. Not only do we have deep database and systems programming problems to solve for our customers, but we also minimize the effort required to maintain SQL databases by automating administrative tasks like backup / restore, scaling CPU / RAM / storage and replication / failover for high availability, allowing our customers to spend their valuable time focused on building their businesses. We are one of the fastest growing businesses in AWS and we need more business leadership and energy to take advantage of the opportunity!

RDS for PostgreSQL runs the largest fleet of PostgreSQL databases in the world. We make regular software releases, take care of our customers, and take care of our business. PostgreSQL is the most advanced open source database out there, and we’re proud to contribute to its success - and you'll be happy to contribute to driving a brand new business. By combining the open source power and popularity of PostgreSQL with Amazon Web Services, for both our database engines, we think we have a winning combination for both startups and enterprises who are moving all their most important data and applications to the cloud. Check out the awesomeness of PostgreSQL at

For the business side of you, we have an almost unlimited business opportunity ($40B+). For the engineer side, we have challenging problems to solve in distributed systems, concurrency, database internals, caching, query optimization, languages, and performance engineering. We intend to be the world's best and fastest database, built by an excellent team, all while having fun - come join us on the journey!

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Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL Principal Product Manager

We're looking for an accomplished product management leader to play a big role on the Amazon RDS team. RDS powers some of the most important Internet companies on Earth. We provide a simple-to-use and reliable relational database provisioning and management service on top of PostgreSQL, Oracle, SQL Server, MariaDB and MySQL, in addition to our own highly scalable database product, RDS Aurora. Our goal is to be the best DBA a customer can find, providing the best database technology in the world, enabling companies to accelerate their growth and maintain as many 9’s of reliability and uptime as they need on their most crucial systems. Customers use RDS in thousands of different ways for experimentation, startup acceleration and mission-critical enterprise workloads, in fields as varied as tax preparation, space mission data analysis, business analytics, IOT data processing and social networks, to name a few. We run the largest database fleet in the world, and we work hard to deliver features, security, durability, availability, performance and scalability to our customers every day. Amazon RDS is one of the largest and fastest-growing businesses in the AWS cloud with no end in sight as businesses are rediscovering the strength of relational databases and the easy application development that leverages mutable schemas, scalable ACID transactions, and modern language interfaces such as JSON.

Are you a Principal Product Manager who has the experience to manage a business at scale while keeping your foot on the gas and continuing to provide our customers with the features they're asking for as well as the ones they haven't asked for yet? We need somebody who has a proven track record of guiding a successful business to be even more successful. One of our most exciting business is RDS Postgres - both of which are two of the most popular open source databases in the world. As customers move to the cloud, they are also finding that it’s time to move both upscale from less performant open source databases and down-cost from proprietary databases. Your focus will be the RDS Postgres business in both its current state and all future projects around it.

The successful candidate will be a tenacious, ambitious, self-starter with a passion for the cloud who can serve as a strong advocate for our developer and enterprise customers. You will have proven analytical capabilities, strong persuasive writing skills, Internet business experience, and the tenacity to develop ideas independently and thrive in a fast-paced start-up environment. You must have a deep understanding of customer needs, the competitive landscape and be able to translate customer needs into features, pricing models, and merchandising opportunities to deliver an unparalleled customer experience.

As the RDS Postgres Principal Product Manager you will:

· Understand our customers inside and out via regular calls, visits, customer briefings, your own customer advisory board and travel to conferences, summits and customer sites
· Lead teams across AWS, directly or by influence, that drive the Amazon RDS business forward
· Develop the RDS product strategy and vision and translate it into creative, high quality, simple project features
· Make the business decisions that grow adoption and usage of RDS. Set prices, target the right customers, and focus our investments in the right areas.
· Work closely with all RDS engineering teams to design, schedule and deliver in an agile environment.
· Launch new features and make sure our sales, marketing, and PR teams are telling the most compelling RDS story
· Dive deep into database technology to chart the vision for the next big things from Amazon and RDS Postgres.

If you think you have what it takes and you want to grow yourself while you grow a business, come talk to us!

Basic Qualifications

Basic Qualifications

To be considered, a candidate must demonstrate the following:

· 7+ years of Technical Product Management experience with Internet business experience
· Proven track record of helping take a product from conception & definition phase through engineering design and taking it to market
· Demonstrated writing skills at a level suitable for presentation to executives
· Scripting and tooling experience to work with, improve, and automate reporting systems
· Analytical background sufficient for pricing / margin / elasticity analysis
· Technical competence with distributed systems, networking, database fundamentals, and security
· BA/BS in a technically relevant field

Preferred Qualifications

The ideal candidate will additionally demonstrate the following:

· 10+ years in Technical Product Management, both in individual contributor and management roles
· BS in Computer Science / Engineering / Mathematics
· Familiarity with Data Analytics platforms such as RedShift, and Tableau
· Experience talking with developers in their own language to come to the best solution from the beginning (hobby or professional coding experience in any language is a plus)
· Provable and documented track record of taking ownership and driving actual business results (e.g. pipeline auditioning, revenue or margin increases, field and consumer program management with measureable results)
· Sound business judgment, proven ability to influence others, and strong analytical thinking skills are critical to success in this position.
· Demonstrated ability to formulate data driven decisions that lead to results
· Demonstrated ability to conceptualize, manage, and prioritize multiple sub-projects simultaneously in order pull together a single vision
· Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills and ability to navigate a complex and unstructured cross-functional environment
· Strong writing examples and a history of making presentations to hundreds or thousands of people

Tags: Databases, Postgres, PostgreSQL, Concurrency, Systems Programming, Storage, Availability, Durability, Performance, Internals, Oracle, SQL Server

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