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Principal PMT-ES - DynamoDB



New York, USA
Posted on Tuesday, September 12, 2023


Are you interested in helping guide the product strategy for Amazon DynamoDB? This is your opportunity to be an owner, builder, and an innovator for a distributed NoSQL database that hundreds of thousands of customers rely on daily. Together with a diverse team, you will work backwards from customer needs to define the future of DynamoDB.

The DynamoDB team’s mission is to serve the world’s most critical and demanding applications. DynamoDB is a NoSQL database that delivers consistent performance at any scale. Many of the world's fastest growing businesses such as Disney+, Snap, Zoom, Lyft, Airbnb, and Redfin depend on the scale and performance of DynamoDB to support some of the world’s most demanding applications. Hundreds of thousands of AWS customers choose DynamoDB for mobile, web, gaming, ad tech, IoT, and other applications that need low-latency data access at any scale.

The primary responsibility of the Principal Product Manager - Technical (Principal PMT-ES) role is to own and drive multiple areas of the product. As a Principal Product Manager, you achieve this by defining the product strategy, roadmap, and pricing for a core set of capabilities. You also work with stakeholders to achieve the best outcomes for customer experience, adoption, and operational excellence. This role interacts with and influences senior leadership within AWS and Amazon.com businesses. To be successful in this role, you should have meaningful product management experience leading products or business units and a technical background (preferably in databases). Experience delivering large-scale SaaS, PaaS or IaaS products where you are responsible for the full product lifecycle, from concept through GTM
Lastly, you should be driven by data, be able to communicate crisply in writing and verbally to customers, across organizations, and up to senior leadership.

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 we 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 16 Leadership Principles, which remind team members to seek diverse perspectives, learn and be curious, and earn trust.

You can learn more about the hiring managers here:
- https://www.linkedin.com/in/janengelsberg/
- https://www.linkedin.com/in/swethasalunke/
- https://www.linkedin.com/in/josephidziorek/


Key job responsibilities
As a Principal Product Manager, you own multiple areas of focus (or a mission) aligned to helping customers being successful using DynamoDB. Examples include event-driven architectures, scalability/serverless, developer experience, data protection/security, price/performance, extensibility, global app development, and more.

You will own the strategy for your area of focus, work backwards from customer needs, and leverage data such as service telemetry, user feedback, and industry trends to author PRFAQs, pricing, and naming narratives. As an owner, you will hold yourself and partners accountable for the highest quality customer outcomes.

Launching a capability is only the start. After you launch, you are responsible for growing usage, iterating on customer feedback, and education. You partner with engineering, legal, documentation, marketing, sales, solution architecture, finance, GTM specialists, and more to drive growth.

As part of a broader team, you will both be mentored and can mentor other product managers, give feedback on narratives, contribute to strategy (OP1 planning), set goals, discuss weekly business metrics, and more.

You provide clarity where there is ambiguity, you are a builder, and most importantly you are customer obsessed.

Come build with us.

A day in the life
Given the scope and high level of ownership that product managers have on the DynamoDB team, rarely are two days the same. You are a business owner, customer-facing representative for the service, and point of contact for partner teams. On a weekly basis, you will be working with customers to learn about the problems they are trying to solve, analyzing service and business metrics, writing PRFAQs, pricing narratives, and naming documents, iterating on product decisions with the engineering team, working with partners in marketing, sales, solution architecture, legal, support, documentation, etc., thinking big to envision what is next, and exhibiting learn and be curious for different technologies, growth strategies, and market trends.

On a daily basis, you'll have a chance to work with everyone who makes products at AWS successful, including senior leadership, engineers, business and sales experts, marketing, advocates, data scientists, content writers, and more. You will meet with customers to understand our core strengths and weaknesses. You will synthesize that feedback and other industry knowledge, with business and service data, to create strategies and test hypotheses. As someone central to the success of DynamoDB, people will look to you on a regular basis to solve problems and connect them with specialists. To develop that expertise, you'll constantly be looking to learn by reaching out to other experts within the company and in the larger tech community, using your own product by developing samples, demos, side-projects, and through mentorship, both as a mentor and mentee. Our customers are developers and technical decision makers, so you will be using code, technical documentation, and architecture diagrams to understand problems and communicate solutions.

About the team
The DynamoDB product team is a diverse group of principal and senior product managers, researchers, and advocates. You will have mentorship from individuals that have 10+ years on industry experience, peers to collaborate with, and peers to mentor. The product team has a unique set of past experiences (marketing, PhD, engineering, solution architect, consultant, etc.) that helps us seek diverse opinions to best serve our customers. We seek to create a safe place to try new ideas and recognize those that contribute to others success.

One of the reasons I joined the DynamoDB team was the mature and experienced engineering team. The product and engineering teams work closely together to delight customers.

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

New York, NY, USA


- 7+ years of working as a Technical Product Manager experience
- 5+ years of technical (software development, network development, IT, other related) experience
- Experience delivering large-scale SaaS, PaaS or LaaS products where you are responsible for the full product lifecycle, from concept through GTM (go to market)


- The ideal candidate will additionally demonstrate the following:
- - Experience making product decisions using judgment and data, including collaborating with customers and internal partners to solicit diverse perspectives
- - Experience successfully improving processes for product management and for collaboration with partner teams
- - Experience defining and executing a go-to-market strategy
- - Passion for technology, willingness to dive deep into the technical products Amazon is building, and commitment to learning and expanding technical knowledge
- - Experience influencing executive leadership through verbal and written communication
- - Experience negotiating, influencing, planning, and executing across teams
- - Technical depth in databases, storage, or distributed systems, including architectural and operational aspects

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 https://www.amazon.jobs/en/disability/us.

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 https://www.aboutamazon.com/workplace/employee-benefits. Applicants should apply via our internal or external career site.