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Product Manager

  • Location: Irving, 75063
  • Salary: $69.55 - $74.55 / hour
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 8 months ago

Position: Product Manager
Location: Irving, TX
Term: 12 months

Day-to-Day Responsibilities:
  • 40% Strategy & Planning
    • Seeks to empathize with and understand the end user deeply and use that knowledge to determine the fastest path to deliver value.
    • Translates business goals and end user needs into product strategy.
    • Communicates direction and product priorities to the development team, other matrixed teams, and third-party partners.
    • Identifies goals, metrics, and analytics to determine product value.
    • Continually makes recommendations and refinements to the product backlog based on learnings.
    • Manages and grooms the product backlog; makes future decisions based on the value that will be delivered.
    • Monitors research as well as the competitive landscape to recommend the best solutions and ensure that products remain or become best in class.
    • Ensures that product directions balance both the user needs and business goals of driving sales, improving efficiency, and enhancing customer satisfaction.
  • 40% Delivery & Execution
    • Works with user research and testing team to formulate, test and refine assumptions and hypotheses through user research and testing.
    • Creates, prioritizes, and accepts user stories.
    • Incorporate them into release planning.
    • Makes product decisions that drive value daily.
    • Identifies and considers pros, cons, issues, obstacles, dependencies, and value associated with features and enhancements.
    • Participates in and leads standups, iteration planning sessions, product demo, and retrospectives.
    • Condenses complex technical concepts into non-technical language for stakeholders.
  • 20% Team & Stakeholder
    • Fosters collaboration with team members (Engineering, UX, etc.) to drive value and identify and resolve impediments.
    • Acts as a proponent of modern agile development practices.
    • Advocates for the end user and stakeholder by becoming associated with the product, empathizing with and understanding user needs.
    • Works with the product team to continuously assess progress, disseminate lessons learned, and understand next steps.
    • Manages cross functional team and stakeholder expectations to execute on product strategy and provides education to requestors to determine prioritization based on tangible benefits and/or user experience.
    • Guides more junior team members in strategy, alignment, analysis, and execution tasks.
    • Participates in and contributes to learning activities around modern agile design and development core practices (communities of practice).
    • Participates in talent acquisition, development, and retention activities in support of team.

Is this a good fit? (Requirements):
  • Bachelor’s Degree.
  • 5 years of experience working in Digital / Agile product management.
  • 3 years of experience translating customer needs into product features and user interface design to deliver an unparalleled customer experience.
  • Significant experience working with design and engineering - managed full stack teams.

Even better if you have:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or Engineering.
  • MBA or master’s degree.
  • 8 years of experience translating business strategy and analysis into consumer facing digital products.