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Product Manager

Posted 12 days ago

Title: Product Manager I

Location: Oakland, CA

Type: CTH

Job Description

The Product Manager I is responsible for the detailed facilitation and technology delivery of specific business outcomes. In addition, this position manages day-to-day requirements, programs, and special features while working cross functionally, and collaboratively with go-to-market, operations, and technology counterparts.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Deeply understand customers, technology, and competition, and synthesize into the operational product roadmaps driving business outcomes through technology enablement and innovation.
  • Work closely with technology, and business stakeholders to craft simple, elegant, impactful experiences
  • Analyze metrics that inform the success of products
  • Integrate user research studies, analytics, and market analysis into product requirements
  • Participate in standups, retrospectives, design reviews, user research, and demos
  • Drive the overall vision and success across technology delivery teams, including both agile scrum teams and existing systems support teams.
  • Organizes Sprint Planning & Grooming ceremonies at the team level
  • Determines if iteration outcome is acceptable from functional/non-functional aspects
  • Coordinates with the team to ensure a efficient & productive daily stand-up takes place (can designate a facilitator) Provides input into product backlog prioritization
  • Prepares solid product definition and ensures all required artifacts are developed
  • Creates stories/tasks and assigns to the scrum team
  • Flag dependencies & risks for the stories/features

Core Competencies / Knowledge & Skill Requirements

  • Ability to effectively and actively communicate with both business and technical stakeholders
  • Strong deductive reasoning and attention to detail
  • Strong sense of customer service to consistently and effectively addresses customer needs
  • Strong sense of customer service to consistently and effectively addresses customer needs
  • High comfort level interacting with colleagues and with various levels of client organizations
  • Ability to multi-task and work on multiple projects in a fast-paced & dynamic environment under tight timelines, while adaptive to change
  • Ability to deal with highly sensitive and confidential information and adhere to data security and confidentiality protocols and procedures

Education, Experience & Training Required

  • 3+ years of relevant product management experience.
  • Knowledge of Agile software development framework, architecture concepts, and terminology
  • Knowledge of Agile software development framework, architecture concepts, and terminology
  • Experience and/or accreditation in Scaled Agile a plus
  • BA/BS or equivalent practical experience.

Communication & Interpersonal Skills


  • Must be able to create new product introduction plans, marketing strategy, product requirements, and internal and external presentations.
  • Ability to effectively communicate concepts and information through visual mediums including white board drawings, sketches, wireframes and digital presentations.


  • Must be able to articulate new product content to a variety of audiences.
  • Ability to effectively communicate concepts and information to all levels of the organization internally and externally and respond to questions.
  • Interpersonal:
  • Ability to work collaboratively and interact well with co-workers of various levels in the organization and with outside contacts.


Candidates will be responsible for following the client's COVID-19 protocols. Please refer to your MATRIX representative for specifics.

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