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Amazon Cambridge Development Center

Amazon Cambridge Development Center

Senior Product Manager Alexa Question Answering - 430504

Come join Amazon Alexa in Cambridge as a Senior Product Manager. We develop technology that combines natural language understanding, acquiring large volumes of structured knowledge, and machine reasoning to allow our customers to get answers to their questions in the most natural way possible.

Within Amazon Alexa, the Evi team’s focus is on knowledge. We play a key role in the development of Alexa; Amazon’s cloud based voice service which delights customers on products such as Echo and Fire TV.

The ideal candidate will be entrepreneurial, self-sufficient, and strong in more than one or all of the following areas:

  • Business management, including creating and executing business strategy, managing and making decisions on key financial metrics and financial management of a product.
  • Product management, including analyzing customer behavior, stakeholder management and designing new products and features to delight customers.
  • Software product and project management, including managing and influencing teams across the organization to deliver on our objectives.
  • Marketing management, including building and executing a marketing strategy and engaging with designers to prepare and execute on launch readiness plans.

This position involves regular communication with senior staff on status, risks, and financial and operational program metrics. Cross-team coordination, project management and executive presentation skills are essential. The ideal candidate will also have superior analytical abilities and a track record of finding practical, simple and creative solutions to complicated problems without sacrificing quality or core functionality.


  • Experience analyzing data and metrics to evaluate project assumptions and outcomes
  • Ability to juggle multiple priorities and make things happen in a fast-paced, dynamic environment; strong bias for action.
  • Experience working with technical concepts and opportunistic new ideas with technical employees and discuss tradeoffs and realistic outcomes.
  • Experience working with teams across the organization teams across the organization, including engineering, program management and senior leadership.
  • Experience managing projects.


  • MBA or equivalent experience.
  • Excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills across all levels of the organization.
  • Strong project management skills and an attention to detail.
  • Ability to juggle multiple priorities and make things happen in a fast-paced, dynamic environment; strong bias for action.
  • Experience in speech technologies, machine learning and/or semantic web technologies.
  • Experience in hardware devices and/or voice activated technologies.
  • Experience in delivering customer facing products/services.


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Organisation:  Amazon Cambridge Development Center