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Product Manager

Tempe, AZ | IT
Job ID: 92766
Listed on 8/13/2019

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Job Title: Automation and Orchestration Product Manager

 

Job Description & Responsibilities

  • The Automation and Orchestration department automates away the toil and complexity of secure reliable delivery and operation, so teams can focus on their core business value.
  • The Automation and Orchestration Product Manager is responsible for defining, delivering, and managing the lifecycle of products in the internal automation group.
  • The Product Manager manages strategic product vision, product discovery, roadmaps, and backlog to maximize the customer and enterprise value provided by their product.
  • Successful Product Managers help to identify assumptions and validate those assumptions through the use of product discovery techniques.
  • The Product Manager is responsible for working closely with key stakeholders and partners, ensuring the successful definition and execution of go-to market and communications strategies for their products.
  • Product Managers are also responsible for actively participating in our learning culture; including coaching and mentoring staff, stakeholders, and peers.

General Product Manager Duties:

  • Create, drive and execute product strategy for one or more products in our growing digital product portfolio.
  • Use customer feedback, detailed market analysis, and data gathering to make decisions about product strategy.
  • Define and manage metrics to measure the success of your efforts and to inform the overall product strategy.
  • Be recognized as the “voice of the customer”; invest significant time with current and potential customers to understand their needs & habits.
  • Engage in discovery/test & learn activities to quickly validate assumptions and product direction.
  • Decompose complex problems into smaller manageable tasks by creating and prioritizing a backlog for the team.
  • Manage the product backlog, create an effective vision and provide timely stakeholder feedback on development iterations.
  • Ensure the successful execution of development standards to ensure tight feedback loops and clear product definition.
  • Develop and execute both an internal and external communications strategy for marketing your products.
  • Coach and mentor members of the team as well as members of the cross-functional development organization on how to collaborate and conduct idea generation, consumer research, test design and execution, measurement, product implementation, customer interactions and roll out.

Job Specific Qualifications:

  • Manage the partnership and communication to senior leaders across the different business areas.
  • Provide education to leaders across the company on effectively using automation tools
  • Grow, manage and maintain the internal customer backlog for prospective users of automation tool services
  • 5-10 years relevant new product or technology development experience working in a fast-paced environment
  • Entrepreneurial with a strong inclination towards action, preferably with experience shipping software.
  • Experience operating in an environment driven by KPIs where you have the accountability to determine the best course of action to meet your goals
  • Ability to communicate complex and innovative concepts to a new product development team
  • Clear passion for topics of technology products and an ability to identify possibilities to innovate in our product space
  • Ability to be self-directed and to proactively anticipate problems and seek opportunities
  • Understanding of and experience working in a development environment
  • Undergraduate degree in engineering, computer science, marketing or related business degree, MBA/MIS/MS desired

Job Specific:

  • Strong understanding and experience with automation, either as a developer or product manager on developer-oriented products.
  • Solid understanding of the different functional, security, operational, financial and organizational factors that play into automation tools
  • Actual experience working in any project that successfully leverages continuous integration and delivery