Are you passionate about languages and translation? Are you motivated to have a direct impact on customers around the world? Do you have a tech background and love finding creative solutions to challenging problems? Amazon's Translation Services team is responsible for building the tools and features that support the localization and translation needs of all Amazon businesses. We partner with content owners to translate and deliver content for customers around the world, and we are obsessed with providing the highest quality content in each language we support. We are looking for a Senior Product Manager to create the vision, strategy, and roadmap that will continually improve and scale our services and deliver the best experience for our customers in their preferred language. If you are passionate about building equitable experiences for worldwide customers and are undaunted by large scope, let’s talk.
Key job responsibilities
As a Senior Product Manager - Technical, you will own the strategy and execution of one of the product charters within the Translation Services space. You will partner with stakeholders across the business -- content owners, localization program managers, and translators -- to understand their biggest problems and opportunities, then build a backlog of features to address those problems. You will work closely with one or more software development teams to define and build those features, then measure the features' ability to successfully meet your stakeholders' needs. You will own the following deliverables: documentation of your product's vision; assessment of entitlement and ROI for your product roadmap; feature requirements and user stories; experimentation set-up and analysis; and release notes. You must be able to be deeply connected to the customer experience, product details, and success metrics, yet be able to zoom out to the 10,000-foot level to understand how your charter fits into the broader Translation Services ecosystem and Amazon as a whole.
A day in the life
There may not be a typical day. One day you may be leading a vision workshop or presenting to a VP, and the next day conducting a deep dive into a customer anecdote or collaborating with your software development and UX Design partners to build a feature. But what is consistent is always have your charter’s goals and progress top of mind, driving clarity and stakeholder alignment, and looking around corners to anticipate problems that may affect individual or team outcomes.
About the team
The team consists of Product Managers, UX Designers, and Program Managers in locations across the US and Europe. The central team supports all the Translation Services product needs, in order to increase speed, quality and improve cost of translation. We build state of the art tech based products (CAT, Machine Translation, Translation Memories and Term Base technology) to streamline productivity and ensure consistent quality.
We are open to hiring candidates to work out of one of the following locations:
Pittsburgh, PA, USA | Salt Lake City, UT, USA | Seattle, WA, USA
- Bachelor's degree
- Experience owning/driving 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
- Experience managing technical products or online services
- Experience in representing and advocating for a variety of critical customers and stakeholders during executive-level prioritization and planning
- Experience in using analytical tools, such as Tableau, Qlikview, QuickSight
- Experience in building and driving adoption of new tools
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Our compensation reflects the cost of labor across several US geographic markets. The base pay for this position ranges from $121,000/year in our lowest geographic market up to $235,200/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 https://www.aboutamazon.com/workplace/employee-benefits. Applicants should apply via our internal or external career site.