Sr TPM - Search Science & AI
Company: Amazon.com, Inc.
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: June 9, 2021
Hundreds of millions of customers. Billions of products for
sale. Billions of queries and billions of dollars in revenue. The
scale and impact of Amazon Search is huge. The Amazon Search team
creates powerful, customer-focused search solutions and
technologies. Whenever a customer visits an Amazon site worldwide
and types in a query or browses through product categories, Amazon
Search services go to work. We design, develop, and deploy high
performance, fault-tolerant distributed search systems used by
millions of Amazon customers every day. We are looking for the
right person to join our Search Science team and leverage machine
learning (ML) to make Amazon Search feel like a trusted friend that
can help customers explore our vast selection and find just the
As a Senior Technical Program Manager, you will lead the
execution of Search Science team's dream new product visions to
delight customers in their shopping missions. You will be a
customer obsessed, be able to work cross-functionally, drive
consensus and ship solutions. You like to tackle challenging
problems and drive high profile projects and goals.
A successful candidate will have experience working in a high
pace environment, have strong bias for action, and be comfortable
in working in an ambiguous environment. They will work with global
teams - both internal Search customers, and external tech partners,
to identify and prioritize needs, able to effectively influence up
and across the organization, and adept at synthesizing a variety of
technologies and capabilities into high quality search experiences
This is a highly visible role that gives you an opportunity to
partner with machine learning scientists to invent new customer
experiences helping our customers have a delightful, personalized
shopping experience. You will have experience working on search
engines and/or recommender systems, but you want to go beyond what
most of them can do today. This role will help the team focus on
programs managing Search initiatives end to end that'll delight
customers in surprising ways. To be successful, you'll need
customer obsession, the ability to think big, excellent written and
verbal communication skills, ability to deliver results via a
strong bias for action. On a day-to-day basis, you'll be part of a
small, close-knit team of product managers, developers, and applied
scientists who innovate on customer experiences in an agile, highly
collaborative manner. You will invent scalable, end-to-end shopping
experiences at Amazon. The outcome of your hard work will be a
delightful shopping experience for our customers. This is a
technical role, and might require a tech assessment.
Joining this team, you'll experience the benefits of working in
a dynamic, entrepreneurial environment, while leveraging the
resources of Amazon.com (AMZN), Earth's most customer-centric
company and one of the world's leading internet companies. We
provide a highly customer-centric, team-oriented environment in our
offices located in Palo Alto, California. Location preference is
Palo Alto, CA or Seattle, WA.
- Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field.
- At least 10 years of experience working in a software
development organization that builds large-scale distributed
- At least 7 years of recent experience as Technical Product
Manager, or Technical Lead.
- At least 7 years of recent domain experience in and/or direct
exposure to any of the following: Machine Learning, Information
Retrieval, Data Mining, Search, e-Commerce.
- Ability to write simple scripts using Python.
- At least 5 years of experience with SQL and data exploration
- Ability to travel to Seattle, WA about 10% of the time
- MBA or Master's degree in Computer Science or related
- Experience communicating with customers, technical teams
(science and engineering teams), and management to collect
requirements, describe software product features, and technical
- Strong sense of ownership, urgency, and drive. A willingness to
roll up your sleeves and do what's necessary to drive your projects
- A deep understanding of software development in a team, and a
proven track record of shipping software quickly then iterating on
- Experience with customer development and validating products
through customer feedback
- Polished communication and leadership skills, with the ability
to communicate with confidence, clarity, and focus. Ability to
convey concepts and considerations to non-experts, and be
comfortable presenting to senior leaders at Amazon.
- Strong professional etiquette and ability to resolve
- Ability to understand complex technical subjects, and
technologies, highly scalable distributed systems.
- Good understanding of Machine Learning algorithms, especially
- Excellent business writing skills relating to product life
cycle including product roadmap, business requirements and
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