Amazon posted a job opening that looks like it could be a good fit for someone with experience in the domain name industry. The company is looking to hire a Marketing Manager for its Amazon Registry Services line of business. The job will be based in the company’s Seattle, Washington office.
Whether you are looking for a job or not, I think Amazon’s view of how new gTLD domain names are going to change the Internet is notable. Here’s an excerpt from the job description, with the most notable sentence bolded by me:
“Amazon Registry Services is looking for a strategic, scrappy, integrated marketer who is passionate about understanding what motivates consumers and has the ability to drive those insights into innovative, actionable, and effective plans. Over the next several years, the fabric of the Internet is going to fundamentally change, and Amazon will play a significant part in this change through creative and new uses of top level domains to deliver content to and for customers.
The ideal candidate will partner with internal and external partners and agencies, as well as our product managers and engineers, to define the overall strategy and various campaign executions for .BOT, help to define market opportunity, segments, key propositions, and thus consumer marketing plans for both short and long term growth. This person will also work across all of Amazon Registry’s top level domains as they develop, including coordination with other Amazon orgs on joint marketing initiatives (.AWS, .ZAPPOS, etc.). The ideal candidate must also have proven analytical skills and experience creating marketing programs for the general public to drive , well identifying internal and external marketing tools to achieve these goals. This is a unique opportunity to play a key role in a start-up environment, while within an exciting, industry-leading technology and consumer-facing business.”
One of the preferred qualifications for this job opening is “Familiarity with the domain name space.” Obviously, many readers are familiar with domain names and the domain name industry. I would imagine this is a small aspect of the job opening, but someone with domain industry experience could have an advantage over an equally qualified candidate without the experience.
The Marketing Manager job opportunity appears to have just been posted this morning, and there are already quite a few applicants. If this opportunity is of interest, you can apply for the job directly via LinkedIn.
The position is also easy to find at Amazon.jobs
Type “marketing manager” in the search field and specify Seattle for the location. Then, it’s the ninth result or so.
One of the preferred qualifications is highly interesting and notable:
“Ability to think beyond what is possible now to what could be possible”
Hope it is a six figures pay rate if not you will be homeless in Seattle
Six figures salary, plus room an board; and transportation is provided…
I’ll work on my marketing ideas.
– “Free shipping on all domain names registered!”
– “We sell domain names cheaper than Network Solutions!”
– “Register a .BOT domain & get a free .XYZ domain!”
– “Alexa – are there any good .bot names still available to register? Yes… there are over 4.8 billion Premium .bot names still available”
By the way – I wonder why Amazon applied for the .yun TLD and not the .ye TLD (only old-time domainers will get than one)