Sr. Product Manager Technical for Computer Vision, ML, & Search - Amazon Photos
- Seattle, WA
Amazon Photos helps consumers preserve and re-live their memories. The service comes with unlimited photo storage for Prime members and apps are available on iOS, Android, Web, Desktop, Fire Tablet & Fire TV. The service is also integrated into Alexa devices such as Echo Show and Echo Spot. Amazon Photos is the latest digital offering to consumers released on the heels of the Amazon Music and Amazon Video offerings. We have ambitious goals to scale growth and adoption of the service around the world and delight our customers with a great product.
We have been growing as a business and now we are growing as a team, looking to add a Sr. Product Manager to the Product Management team to work on Computer Vision, Machine Learning, & Search experiences.
Who you are
You love products and you love the art of product management. More than anything, you love inventing on behalf of customers. You are looking for a place to apply your experience as a human-focused inventor, to learn from a team of other product practitioners, and to be a part of others' professional journey as well. You love to learn by diving deep into both behaviors and tech, and you use this super power of dive deep to deliver results. Beyond a love of your discipline, you also love the idea of making products that help customers preserve, relive and share their photos and other memories.
Given this role is a more technical product role (aka "Product Manager - Technical"), you are also someone who has worked as an engineer or worked closely with an engineering team, contributing to technical and architectural decisions which impact the short, medium, and long-term success of your products.
The unique responsibilities of this role
Computer Vision is a foundational component in Amazon Photo's ability to deliver on its promise and invent on behalf of customers. It enables the creation of solutions for photo organization, sharing, search, editing, curation, and a broad list of problems that customers face when dealing with their photo libraries. As Amazon Photos' Lead PM for Computer Vision & Search, you will work with a team of applied scientists, software engineers, as well as the broader product management and design community within Amazon Photos, and be responsible for the roadmap and strategy for how Amazon Photos will continue to deliver delightful and trust-earning customer experiences using computer vision and machine learning technologies. You will work with the Core Services team to make sure we are evolving our underlying services so we can rapidly deploy these innovations at scale.
The Amazon Photos Product team is comprised of Product Management practitioners with experience ranging from 1 to 15 years in the field. Prior to joining this team, we have come from many disciplines, different sized companies, and at least 5 countries. We share a passion for solving the problems Amazon Photos solves for our customers, for learning to be better at our craft and for becoming a center of excellence in Product Management at Amazon.
What challenges / opportunities you will face
A winning photos experience can deliver joy to customers throughout the day: a walk through memory lane with "This Day" as you start your morning, a smile generated as you walk by an Echo Show or Fire TV or glance a beautiful family portrait printed on the wall; and, at the end of a refreshing weekend when you share the dozens of memories captured with grandparents far away and receive their heartfelt thanks.
However, while the opportunity to enrich people's lives is enormous, we are at a structural disadvantage to the two incumbents in our market-segment: both own/develop mobile operating systems where they've integrated their photos apps at levels we do not have access to and both have over a decade head-start building features and technology to create photos experiences. The right candidate for this role loves to be the underdog, has an enduring belief that Amazon can build something important in this product category with the right amount of innovation and customer obsession, and relishes in this unique challenge and opportunity.
In this specific role, you'll have the opportunity to work with multiple teams across the Amazon Photos stack, from core services, to science, to client and feature teams. You will not only be challenged to get the best out of the creative and technical people that you work with daily, you will maintain a symbiotic relationship with multiple roadmaps across the org, influencing and being influenced on what the future of Amazon Photos looks like. You will also have the opportunity to lead not just Amazon Photos but also Amazon more broadly on how we might use Computer Vision and Machine learning to improve the customer experience and earn our customers' trust. High ownership, invention, dive deep, high judgment, and strong bias for action are essential to succeed in this role.
• Bachelor's Degree
• 5+ years of experience in product or program management, product marketing, business development or technology
• Experience with end to end product delivery
• Experience overseeing 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, either in professional or personal environments, developing products which use Machine Learning and/or Computer Vision to deliver a core value/feature to customers.
• Superior analytical and quantitative skills; experience in data collection, model building, testing and validation.
• "Entrepreneurial" background of any kind, including forming a non-profit or leading initiatives in your community to create change (Think Big, Delivers Results).
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