Conversations with Priyansh Maru, Technical Product Manager at Amazon, India

Technical Product Managers need to have understanding of what basic product architecture is, different ways to design a tech product, understand different design patterns, basics of tech programming languages.

Priyansh Maru

Technical Product Manager

Amazon, India

Priyansh is currently working as a Product Manager – Technical in the Amazon Business department at Amazon.

He completed his MBA in the Information Management (IM) specialization at S.P. Jain Institute of Management and Research, Mumbai. He did his internship at Amazon India as a Product Manager, in the Monetization – Sponsored Ad Products team, where he worked on launching a Gamification pilot project for Indian sellers using Sponsored Ads.

During his tenure in SPJIMR as an IM candidate, he worked on various live projects ranging from developing a marketing strategy for NewsBytes, a news startup to organising the first season of Master’s League, a football league for kids.

Priyansh has 4 years of software development experience in the Capital Markets domain at Indus Valley Partners (IVP). At IVP, he was involved in technology consultancy, software development and product implementation for US and UK private equity and hedge funds. He worked on various financial modules like PNL, Exposure, Risk, Compliance and Trade Reconciliation.

He has been a private tutor for school children and computer and engineering students since the last 12 years. He is extremely passionate about cricket – watching and analyzing matches across the world, or playing whenever opportunity presents itself. He also loves reading, writing and travelling. He is also a huge Hindi movie buff.

Podcast Notes

How did you become a PM

What do you do as technical PM?

What skills are required to become a tech PM?

How different it is from a non tech PM?

Tell us the PM hiring process at Amazon

How did you prepare for the PM Technical role and keep yourself updated?

Challenges faced as a PM on a day to day basis.

Tools and softwares used to manage work

Advice to PM aspirants

Read about product management and understand what a PM does? In our daily life we use lot of products and identify what all problems this product is solving and see what is good and bad about the product. This would help build a pm mindset.

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