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Amazon Web Services Principal Product Manager - ES, RDS Commercial Engines, Oracle/SQL Server in Seattle, Washington


Job summary

The Relational Database Service (RDS) team at AWS is looking for a Principal Product Manager-ES to lead and continue growing the product management discipline across its Oracle and/or SQL Server commercial database engines. RDS manages the world’s biggest fleet of relational databases and our customers rely on us to keep their data safe, secure, and highly available.

The role will be responsible for working across and developing a vision that balances growing our base as well as staying ahead of the forward-looking customer and business trends in relational database system.

You value working with your team, using your unique skills to grow the individual’s careers, and deliver impactful projects to our customers. You are open to learning new skills, growing your career, being mentored, and mentoring others. You know our customers count on us and take that responsibility seriously.

Strong technical foundations, experience in managing relational database product systems, focus on customer obsession, business acumen and remarkable product vision are necessary to earn trust and succeed in this role. The team that builds the service has to be at the forefront of innovation to delight our highly technical customers.

About Us

The RDS team has a strong culture of ownership, working as a team to solve pain points for our customers and ourselves. We know how to have a good time, we celebrate our successes, and we awkwardly sing happy birthday to each other (on our birthdays, not just anytime).

Inclusive Team Culture

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

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. This position involves on-call responsibilities, typically for one one day a month. We don’t like getting paged in the middle of the night or on the weekend, so we work to ensure that our systems are fault tolerant. When we do get paged, we work together to resolve the root cause and prioritize fixes to reduce operational load on team.

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. We care about your career growth and our goal is to ensure all managers on the team have areas of ownership where they can drive progress. We welcome diverse perspectives in people and project management, and encourage our managers to take an individualized approach.


  • 10+ years of data driven product management experience including partnering closely with software development teams

  • Experience building a compelling vision for a large and ambiguous space and to work across diverse stakeholder groups to deliver against this vision

  • Track record of managing complex product management cycles and working with engineering teams to define, scope and prioritize projects

  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills; ability to analyze data and develop metrics to back up assumptions and evaluate outcomes

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills – ability to simplify complex topics for broad audiences

  • Comfortable working independently in a fast-paced, data-driven, and entrepreneurial environment. Experience defining and launching accessible products or services


  • Strong technical acumen, and understanding/curiosity about relational database systems.

  • MBA or Master's degree in Technology (Computer Science, Computer Engineering)

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