Principal Product Manager – Technical, Shopper Understanding and Personalization

May 14, 2022
Palo Alto, CA
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DESCRIPTION Job summary This job is also open for Seattle, New York and Amazon HQ2 at Arlington Are you interested in computational advertising and sponsored recommendations? Do you thrive in a fast-paced organization with a significant impact on hundreds of millions of customers? Do you love to innovate at the intersection of customer experience, deep learning, and high-scale machine-learning systems? If so, Amazon Sponsored Products Shopper Understanding and Response Prediction team could be the right place for you. Amazon is investing heavily in building a world-class advertising business. We are defining and delivering a collection of self-service performance advertising products that drive discovery and sales. Our products are strategically important to our Retail and Marketplace businesses driving long-term growth. We deliver billions of ad impressions and millions of clicks daily and are breaking fresh ground to create world-class products to improve both shopper and advertiser experience. We are a highly motivated, collaborative, and fun-loving team with a strong entrepreneurial spirit and bias for action. With a broad mandate to experiment and innovate, we grow at an unprecedented rate with a seemingly endless range of new opportunities. We are looking for a seasoned Principal Product Manager - Technical for our Shopper Understanding and Response Prediction team to grow the business. We build advanced deep-learning models, large-scale machine-learning pipelines, and real-time serving infra to match shoppers' intent to relevant ads on all devices, for all contexts and in worldwide marketplaces. Through the deep understanding of shoppers' intent and interest, precise estimations of their interactions with ads and long-term value, we help shoppers discover new products they love, be the most efficient way for advertisers to meet their business objectives, and to build a major, sustainable business that helps Amazon continuously innovate on behalf of all customers. We work hand-in-hand with engineers and applied scientists both within the team and across various retail partner orgs in Amazon to keep the retail experience relentlessly high. We are looking for an entrepreneurial product leader who loves to tackle ambiguous problems to deliver a tailored personalized shopping experience to Amazon customers. This is a high-impact role that requires strategic vision and big-picture thinking, as well as sharp execution, technical depth, analytical rigor, and excellent communication. As a Principal Product Manager - Technical, you will work closely with business stakeholders, machine learning scientists and engineers to Chart and execute a course for delivering personalized shopping experience on both Amazon Search and Product pages Obsess over your customers and work backwards to define tenets, customer experiences, long-term goals, focus areas and key success metrics. Develop and present working backwards documents and product plans (PRFAQs) Drive intake, planning, and prioritization of feature and enhancement requests in close partnership with engineering, science, and product partners across Amazon Influence senior leaders across Amazon by proactively communicating your vision, reporting plans and progress, and aligning with Amazon's core leadership principles C1ADG02 BASIC QUALIFICATIONS 8+ years of technical product management, program management or engineering experience 2+ years of experience with end to end product delivery Experience leading engineering discussions around technology decisions and strategy related to a product Experience owning roadmap strategy and definition Experience owning feature delivery and tradeoffs of a product Bachelor's Degree PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS MBA or Master's degree in Computer Science or related discipline Proven track record of taking ownership and successfully delivering results in a fast-paced, dynamic environment Proven track record of complex and creative problem-solving, and the desire to create and build new businesses Passion for building technology that delivers outstanding customer experiences Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to use data and metrics to back up assumptions, recommendations and drive actions Experience with online advertising, search, recommendation, personalization, or e-commerce Outstanding oral and written communication Ability to work well with a variety of people ranging in various technical levels Entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for having fun. Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit

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