I saw a job opportunity on LinkedIn that might appeal to someone with experience in the business of domain names. Amazon Registry Services, Inc. (ARSI) is hiring a Sr. Program Manager. ARSI is the Amazon team that manages the domain name extensions operated by Amazon, which currently includes .Bot and will almost certainly include .Amazon. The job will be based out of Amazon’s headquarters in Seattle, Washington.
Here is a copy of the description for the Sr. Program Manager job at Amazon Registry Services:
“Are you looking for an opportunity to be part of a small team that gets to think big and develop new products? As Sr. Product Manager for Amazon Registry Services Inc. (“ARSI”), you will have the exciting opportunity to work on one of Amazon’s truly greenfield opportunities. 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. ARSI is looking for a Sr. Product Manager who wants to play an integral part in this opportunity working with us to develop out unique offerings centered around conversational interfaces (chatbots; voice and text) and AI for a variety of customers.
As a Sr. Product Manager on a small team, you will have the opportunity to help manage and shape the direction of the business and build services that will help define the future path of a nascent market. This role requires you to think big, exercise excellent leadership skills, and strong business judgment. You will be responsible for delivering an exceptional customer experience, providing thought leadership in a fast-paced start-up environment, and partnering with technology teams and senior leadership across Amazon to ensure the success of this program.
Amazon Registry is truly a start-up within Amazon. We are looking for someone who enjoys iterating on and managing newly launched products, overseeing their day-to-day operations and anticipating the next phase and market development, and coordinating across Amazon orgs and external partners. You will work closely with stakeholders across various engineering and business teams to identify and continue to drive innovative solutions that achieve business goals and align with long term product roadmaps. In this role, you will define ongoing business requirements, quantify business impact, and balance priorities for business-critical technical projects. The successful candidate will be a self-starter with excellent analytical skills and cross-functional project management abilities who strives to answer business/operational questions.”
It does not look like domain industry experience is a requirement of the job, but it could be helpful. One of the preferred qualifications is “Experience working in the domain name and/or regulated industries.” Perhaps someone with experience working at another registry would have an interest in applying for the job.
This job opening was posted on LinkedIn two weeks ago, and there have only been nine applicants so far.