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Sr. Manager, TPM , Product Classification and Inference Services

Location
Seattle, Washington
Job Type
Permanent
Posted
22 Sep 2022
Description
Description
Job summary
The Product Classification & Inference team is seeking an experienced Sr. Manager of Technical Product Managers for the Amazon Catalog organization. You will be primarily responsible for defining and delivering the technical components of the Product Classification, Inference, Fact Extraction and Completeness overall architecture. The space requires cross-functional engagements and coordinating activity across numerous tech teams. Your efforts will drive the overall strategy and you will also own the execution including: the technology roadmap and directly lead the development, implementation, and delivery. As the Sr Mgr TPM, you will lead an existing team of TPMs to execute the overall implementation strategy. You will hire and develop the best and be responsible for career growth of your team. You will support your team in driving the business and system-level reviews, aligning with engineering teams, making architectural decisions, and driving adoption of the critical mechanisms necessary to ensure the program's success.

The right candidate will possess the ability to effectively drive, influence and negotiate with data. He/she will have demonstrated experience leading large projects with cross-functional teams having shared goals not necessarily direct authority. Experience with ML, Deep Learning Systems is highly desired but not mandatory since the role works closely with Applied Science Managers and the team has TPMs with strong background in ML/Science. You and your team will have end to end ownership - all the way from defining the strategy to measuring metrics to monitoring day to day progress of these programs or Products. You should thrive in an entrepreneurial environment and shouldn't be hindered by ambiguity or multiple competing priorities. As a Team Leader you will anticipate bottlenecks, provide escalation management, anticipate and make trade-offs, and balance the business needs versus technical constraints. Maturity, high judgment, negotiation skills, ability to influence, analytical talent, and leadership are essential to success in this role.

Key job responsibilities
• You will lead and develop a team of Program and Product Managers
• You will manage business requirements, design, performance expectations and goals with all stakeholder teams.
• You will partner with management to define strategy and build road maps for the programs you and your direct reports own.
• You will be responsible for the overall coordination, quality and productivity and will be the primary point of contact for world-wide stakeholders of programs and products that you run.
• Throughout, you will internalize Amazon's Leadership Principles, and live those into everyday practices to guide your programs to success.

A day in the life
You will lead an Amazon team that builds creative solutions to real world problems. Your team will own devising the strategy and execution plans that power initiatives ranging from: classifying all Amazon products, fact extraction, automatic detection of missing product information, active learning mechanisms for scaling human tasks, building applications for understanding what type of information is critical, building mechanisms to analyze product composition, ingest images, text, and unstructured data to drive deep understanding of products at scale.

About the team
The team's mission is to infer knowledge, understand, classify, derive product facts for all Amazon products entering the Catalog. The work is critical to power the Amazon Taxonomy, Search, Navigation and Detail Page experiences, impacting million of customers. This is an already formed team with experience leading programs spanning services and ML initiatives supporting all countries and languages. The leader collaborates closely with Software Managers, Applied Science Managers, Sr. Leaders, and has exposure to multiple peer teams at Amazon who rely on this team's developments.Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Computer Science or related technical field
  • 10+ years of relevant program management experience
  • 3+ years of relevant people management experience
  • Knowledge of professional software engineering practices and best practices for the full software Agile development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations
  • Excellent communication skills in written and oral English with the ability to face external and internal customers in a professional and mature manner
  • Candidates should demonstrate superior project management and troubleshooting skills
Preferred Qualifications
  • Master's Degree in Computer science/Math or related field
  • Experience in delivering Amazon-scale systems
  • An understanding of distributed and service-oriented architectures.
  • Proven analytical thinking, skills in metrics creation and project management, attention to details, and exceptional organizational skills
  • Prior experience building complex, real-time software systems involving AI, ML, product graphs, semantic search, successfully delivered to customers


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  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Computer Science or related technical field
  • 10+ years of relevant program management experience
  • 3+ years of relevant people management experience
  • Knowledge of professional software engineering practices and best practices for the full software Agile development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations
  • Excellent communication skills in written and oral English with the ability to face external and internal customers in a professional and mature manner
  • Candidates should demonstrate superior project management and troubleshooting skills
Preferred Qualifications
  • Master's Degree in Computer science/Math or related field
  • Experience in delivering Amazon-scale systems
  • An understanding of distributed and service-oriented architectures.
  • Proven analytical thinking, skills in metrics creation and project management, attention to details, and exceptional organizational skills
  • Prior experience building complex, real-time software systems involving AI, ML, product graphs, semantic search, successfully delivered to customers


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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Details

  • Job Reference: 719109880-2
  • Date Posted: 22 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Amazon.com
  • Location: Seattle, Washington
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: I.T. & Communications
  • Job Type: Permanent