Product Manager

Austin, TX 78759 | Direct Hire

Post Date: 07/17/2018 Job ID: 50607 Industry: Product Manager

The Product Manager works with Product Leaders and a cross-functional team, which consists of a Scrum Master, Developers and Quality Assurance disciplines to build, enhance and manage various products, capabilities and services using Agile software methodologies.

 

Additionally, the Product Manager serves as a Subject Matter Expert for their products, capabilities and services and aides in providing guidance as necessary to others about their application. For certain efforts it may be necessary to coordinate with other Product Managers to deliver a feature or capability that crosses multiple development teams.  

 

This role requires a high-level technical understanding of applications and excellent communication and collaboration skills. Product Manager must work closely with others across the business both inside and outside of the Product and Technology organization. The Product Manager must have the ability to clearly communicate status on product and technical solutions to Product and Technology leadership.   The successful candidate must have a demonstrable track record of achieving success in a dynamic, fast-paced software development environment. They must be able to adapt to rapidly changing priorities, make appropriate product decisions quickly and be co-located with their team to ensure accessibility by the team. 

 

Responsibilities:
  • Strong understanding of Product Management and Agile methodologies
  • Extensive experience working in Scrum product development environment
  • Extensive experience in translating customer requirements into Agile user stories
  • Strong understanding of mobile and web application architecture and development
  • Extensive experience in working with cross functional teams to deliver on a common goal
  • Proactively identify and communicate project risks and dependencies
  • Lead the successful delivery of the product roadmap for the assigned area
  • Partner with Sales, Operations, and Marketing teams to develop and deliver materials for both employees and customers
  • Accurately report on current project status on a weekly basis to Product and Technology leadership
  • Manage the product backlog which includes prioritizing, triage, refining and complete management of the product log
  • Prioritize and sequence the backlog according to business value or ROI
  • Partner with Product and Technology Leadership to identify opportunities to create new value for the assigned area
  • Develop new solutions based on product and business strategy objectives
  • Work with the assigned team to identify process improvements to enhance productivity
  • Convey the vision and goals at the beginning of every initiative, iteration and throughout the product lifecycle
  • Understand and communicate the customer needs to application development teams
  • Foster a collaborative team environment within and across teams at vAuto
  • Lead the quarterly planning efforts for the assigned area
  • Work within their Application(s) teams to decompose epics, themes and features into system level stories and/or designs
  • Develop and maintain subject matter expertise in application features, behavior and high-level architecture
  • Work with Operations and Account Management teams to understand the drivers of customer complaints to appropriately prioritize defects and enhancements on the product backlog

Requirements:
  • 5 years of applied Product Management experience
  • 5 years of experience working with Technology teams in an Agile environment
  • Strong knowledge of  Business Support Software applications such as MS Office (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint) as well as Business Modeling Tools (e.g., Visio)
  • Working knowledge of Rally (CA Agile) preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and developing relationships with team members and customers
  • Bachelors degree or equivalent work experience
  • Automotive experience is a plus
  • Strong personal time management skills with the ability to prioritize personal assignments and assignments for one or more teams they lead

 
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