Amazon Neptune, Product Leader

3+ months agoSeattle, WA


Do you want to boldly go where no graph database has gone before? Do you like innovating to help customers and grow businesses? Are you passionate about data, or graph database curious?

Amazon Neptune is AWS's graph database service, launched in May 2018. We are looking for a product leader to take graph databases to the next level. There are far more customers who could benefit from using a graph database than who know when or how to use one. If this challenge excites you, then let us know.

As the product leader, you will 'think around corners' to set the product vision and drive the go-to-market execution to accelerate customers using graph databases at scale. Leading other product managers, you will work closely with cross-functional teams (e.g., sales, marketing, engineering, and solutions architects) and senior leadership within AWS to orchestrate and deliver new, major strategic initiatives to drive graph database adoption and grow the business. You will lead, structure, and inspire a high performing global team.

Our team shares a passion for graphs and helping customers learn how to use a new type of database. We are a very collaborative and high energy environment, with global locations. This role is based in Seattle. If you agree that graph is awesome, or want to find out, come join us!

Inclusive Team Culture

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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.


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• Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience
• 10+ years' work experience performing relevant product management job functions or 5+ years post-MBA experience
• Experience working with a cross-functional team across engineering, marketing, sales, design, and partner management
• 3+ year experience leading and growing product management or equivalent teams
• Experience in leading product development start to finish, including shipping technical products, with the ability to drive prioritization consensus across business units and serve as an effective liaison between customers and engineering


• MBA and a BS in Computer Science or related technical field.
• Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
• Have a strong track record of product management and shaping business strategy for technical products or services
• General Manager / owner mentality, willingness to roll up your sleeves and do whatever is necessary.
• Prior experience with a graph models (Property Graph or the Resource Description Framework [RDF]), open source projects (e.g., Apache TinkerPop), and query languages (Gremlin, Cypher, or SPARQL)
• Concrete experience leading complex digital products through multiple life-cycles.
• Experience leading complex database products
• Ability to work in a rapidly changing environment where continuous innovation is desired.
• Strong technical acumen and understanding of technologies, like databases, cloud computing, IoT, complex event analysis, advanced analytics etc.
• Analytical and quantitative skills and the ability to use hard data and metrics to back up assumptions and develop business cases.
• Ability to clearly communicate these data insights to others.
• Ability to dive deep in understanding the product, our business, and the competitive landscape.
• Possess deep industry expertise in the database space
• Meets/exceeds Amazon's leadership principles requirements for this role
• Meets/exceeds Amazon's functional/technical depth and complexity for this role

Job ID: Amazon-1454157