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Principal Product Manager - Tech, AWS Distributed SQL

Job ID: 2447608 | Amazon Development Center U.S., Inc.


Are you excited about the opportunity to join a diverse team working together to influence the direction of innovative new cloud database technologies? Does contributing to engineering and business strategy for a new database service excite you? If so, the role of Principal Product Manager in the AWS databases organization may be your dream job.

Your primary responsibility as a Principal Product Manager – Technical (PMT) is to help accelerate the product development and business growth of a new AWS database initiative. A principal PMT achieves this growth by shaping and leading product strategy – turning insights and customer feedback into plans that accelerate product delivery. This includes taking ownership of roadmap prioritization, and contributing to feature development by acting as the voice of the customer throughout the software development lifecycle. You will collaborate directly with software engineering teams, and interact with the senior management team within the AWS databases organization.

A successful candidate will demonstrate proven product management skills with experience delivering features for large scale database systems. The candidate will be comfortable managing competing priorities and be able to bring clarity and order to ambiguous scenarios. The candidate will demonstrate subject matter expertise for database technology and is familiar with related storage and server hardware. Exemplary written and verbal communication skills are important, as the candidate will frequently work with leadership and colleagues that cross organizational boundaries.

Inclusive Team Culture
Here at AWS, we embrace our differences. We are committed to furthering our culture of inclusion. We have ten employee-led affinity groups, reaching 40,000 employees in over 190 chapters globally. We have innovative benefit offerings, and host annual and ongoing learning experiences, including our Conversations on Race and Ethnicity (CORE) and AmazeCon (gender diversity) conferences. Amazon’s culture of inclusion is reinforced within our 14 Leadership Principles, which remind team members to seek diverse perspectives, learn and be curious, and earn trust.

Work/Life Balance
Our team puts a high value on work-life balance. It isn’t about how many hours you spend at home or at work; it’s about the flow you establish that brings energy to both parts of your life. We believe striking the right balance between your personal and professional life is critical to life-long happiness and fulfillment. We offer flexibility in working hours and encourage you to find your own balance between your work and personal lives.

Mentorship & Career Growth
Our team is dedicated to supporting new members. We have a broad mix of experience levels and tenures, and we’re building an environment that celebrates knowledge sharing and mentorship. Our senior members enjoy one-on-one mentoring. We care about your career growth and strive to assign projects based on what will help each team member develop into a better-rounded engineer and enable them to take on more complex tasks in the future.

We are open to hiring candidates to work out of one of the following locations:

Seattle, WA, USA


- A bachelor’s degree
- 10+ years’ experience contributing to the development or management of enterprise data management systems.
- 5+ years of experience writing SQL queries or related procedural programming expertise.
- Demonstrated track record of defining and launching products/services as a result of a software development lifecycle.
- Ability to communicate complex technical issues simply and convincingly to a wide range of audiences


- A master’s degree in business or related technical fields
- 15+ years of software product management experience in enterprise database, storage, or cloud infrastructure domains
- Experience building and managing business models, defining customer and market segmentation, and setting product pricing
- Experience constructing and managing sales demand-generation programs
- Experience turning ambiguous ideas into products and delivering novel cloud services

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Our compensation reflects the cost of labor across several US geographic markets. The base pay for this position ranges from $144,900/year in our lowest geographic market up to $281,800/year in our highest geographic market. Pay is based on a number of factors including market location and may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. Amazon is a total compensation company. Dependent on the position offered, equity, sign-on payments, and other forms of compensation may be provided as part of a total compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits. For more information, please visit Applicants should apply via our internal or external career site.