• Sr. Program Manager, Alexa Preview

    Location US-WA-Seattle
    Posted Date 3 months ago(8/2/2018 12:24 PM)
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  • Job Description

    Alexa is the name of the Amazon cloud-based voice service that powers Echo, the groundbreaking new Amazon device designed around your voice. Echo is always ready — just ask for information, music, news, weather, and more.

    Our vision is to build a computer in the cloud that is completely controlled by your voice. As a Sr. Program Manager on the Alexa Preview Program team, you will work to support the launch of new products and features. You will bring individuals across the organization from Engineering, Product Management, Technical Program Management, User Research and both internal and external participants together to ensure we ship the best product possible for our customers. You will develop the strategy and vision for your area of ownership and provide input into the greater organizational direction.

    A successful candidate will be a senior level individual contributor that excels at influencing without authority, dealing with ambiguity and is capable of operating at all levels. They will possess a strong attention to detail, a reputation as someone who focuses on the customer, brings simplified solutions to complex problems and does what they say they will do.
    Key Responsibilities:
    • Lead the definition, design and roll out of a new program or key new features

    • Identify program goals and strategic initiatives 1-3 years out.

    • Act as the SME to a product/tech team for the program and within the team

    • Provide leadership and mentoring to more junior members of the team

    • Create stakeholder facing metrics and reporting

    Basic Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree or higher

    • 7+ years in program, project or product management

    Preferred Qualifications

    • MBA or Master’s degree

    • 10+ years of experience creating and managing programs end to end

    • Passion for creating innovative solutions for customers

    • History of teamwork and willingness to roll up one’s sleeves to get the job done.

    • Proven track record of taking ownership and successfully delivering results in a fast-paced, dynamic environment

    • Previous experience working on confidential high-tech programs and/or products

    • Experience working in an Agile product development environment

    • Strong verbal and written communication skills with demonstrated experience engaging and influencing senior executives

    • Strong analytical and quantitative skills with the ability to use data and metrics to back up assumptions, recommendations and drive actions

    • High attention to detail including precise and effective customer communications and proven ability to manage multiple, competing priorities simultaneously

    • Demonstrated ability to understand and discuss technical concepts, manage tradeoffs

    • Project/Program Management or Agile Certification

    • Team Management experience

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

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