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AbeBooks

Senior Product Manager (Tech)

Location
Vancouver, BC
Details
Full Time
6 days ago
Do you possess a passion for e-commerce, an obsession to make customers happy, and at the same time an ability to solve intrinsically hard technology problems ? Are you excited by the idea of directly influencing the foundation for Amazon's future retail technology?

We are looking for a Senior Product Manager - Technical (PM-T) who manages the lifecycle of a series of products that have meaningful technical impacts. Our team is responsible for and growing an innovative, confidential, and global project that uncovers and solves endemic problems in business and technology.

As a Senior PM-T, you own product and engineering roadmaps and feature priorities for a complex set of software solutions that help amazon innovate in e-commerce. You define the problems we are trying to solve, desired customer experience, vision, tenets, and product strategy. You deliver the right product solutions independently, with limited guidance. You're not afraid to roll up your sleeves and do what is necessary to deliver for our customers. You are skilled at influencing technical and business teams and when confronted with discordant views, you are able to find the best way forward and build consensus. On top of this, you're skilled at articulating your thoughts both in verbal in written form.

In this role, you drive product discussions and are able to distill clear requirements from large and diverse sets of customers, partners, and vendors; you have an ability to identify problems that apply broadly and can articulate them and present them to stakeholders and peers to help Amazon improve.

This role will be a good fit if you...
• have a passion for eCommerce
• have a demonstrated obsession for customers
• are entrepreneurial, optimistic, and like the challenges associated with working with ambiguity
• are passionate about building e-commerce products that make customers and partners happy
• have an ability to decompose complex problems into straightforward solutions
• possess an excellent understanding of development tools in order to develop software productively
• are a creative problem solver who can work without supervision or direction
• have an analytical mind and are able to communicate complex issues in a concise way
• have the ability to work with technical and non-technical business owners to get things done
• are a skilled business and technical communicator, comfortable presenting across all levels of the organization

Key Responsibilities Include:
• Being a business owner of your products, showing the engagement and care just like an entrepreneur
• Develop product plans, success criteria, mechanisms and metrics
• Evangelising products across the organization and, indirectly, outside Amazon
• Developing product materials and creating training content for other roles, esp. cross-organizational
• Owning the technology roadmaps for a portfolio of tech-heavy products; coordinating between projects
• Proactively driving team-wide business and technology reviews
• Influencing teams and roadmaps to drive the vision of your product forward
• Understanding and driving the technologies behind your product and their architectural decisions
• Driving key projects related to your product
• Independently seeking additional technical guidance and Principal reviews where necessary
• Liaising with various internal and external teams to deliver results

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

• Bachelor's Degree
• 5+ years of experience in product or program management, product marketing, business development or technology
• Experience with end to end product delivery
• Experience overseeing roadmap strategy and definition
• Experience with feature delivery and tradeoffs of a product
• Experience contributing to engineering discussions around technology decisions and strategy related to a product

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

• 7+ years of professional experience in software development
• Track record of handling changing priorities and showing good judgement
• Master's degree in Engineering, Computer Science or related technical field
• Deep hands-on technical expertise in cloud-based software design and development
• Exposure to digital marketing, especially SEM, SEO, and Video Advertising
• Strong sense of urgency and personal commitment
Category
Management and Executive