Technical Product Manager-1

Job Locations US-MA-Boston
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(9/10/2020 4:35 PM)
Requisition ID
2020-8969

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Do you dare to reinvent the future of education?

At Cengage, we are harnessing the power of tech to build a future where all learners have the tools and confidence to achieve their goals.   As a Cengage employee, you will blaze a new trail to transform the way people learn. 

Are we right for you?

We set the bar higher by bringing our unique talents and point of view to the table every day. We are curious and comfortable with change and are willing to take risks to transform education. Most importantly, with everything we do, we put learning first. Collaborating with the best of the best, you will feel challenged and inspired to do breakthrough work. With the support of our united team, there is no limit to what you can imagine, create and set in motion.

What You'll Do Here:

As a Technical Product Manager for the ed2go product, you will need to know the user, the market and the business landscape.  You will make bold decisions, be an integrator and own the product development process.

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with Business Product Managers, stakeholders and cross-functional team members to validate, organize and prioritize new features.
  • Define creative solutions to meet key user objectives and goals to advance the ed2go strategy.
  • Direct and steer the product requirements through the Agile development process to successful delivery and acceptance.
  • Maintain a clearly documented articulation of 'the why' and ensure the user imperative and goal of each story/epic is understood by the team and relevant stakeholders.
  • Define success criteria for testing and feature acceptance.
  • Proactively manage interdependencies across teams.
  • Actively manage the technology risk, debt and non-functional requirements as part of the roadmap.
  • Own and drive the team through the software development lifecycle process using Agile methodologies, ensuring scope and timelines are met.
  • Effectively manage and groom backlog, with sufficient lead time for team to plan the work
  • Participate or lead Agile ceremonies including daily standup, sprint reviews, sprint planning, and retrospectives, seeking continuous practice and process improvements to ensure the work is balanced and commitments are met.
  • Communicate status, progress and issues with stakeholders (Business Product Managers, Marketing, Sales, Engineering, Architects, etc) and business leaders regularly.
  • Hands-on technical troubleshooting with the engineering and QA teams to do everything you can to help move work forward.
  • Serve as a product evangelist and subject matter expert, providing internal and customer training.
  • Learning and staying current on new technologies and best practices.

Skills You Will Need Here:

  • 7+ years of experience in software product management and/or product development
  • 3+ years of experience managing products
  • A track record of successful product launches
  • Strong understanding of product and profitability modeling, business case generation and validation of potential product ideas.
  • Experience with high growth or transformative companies, or high-growth software divisions within larger companies is a must.
  • Comfort working closely with software teams and engineers.
  • Proven ability to develop analysis-based strategic plans to penetrate markets and develop successful products
  • Demonstrated ability to work within a matrix environment
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills
  • Experience with systems design and development from business requirements analysis to day-to-day management
  • Proficiency with Agile, Continuous Integration/Development, DevOps SDLC models.
  • Experience in management and/or technology consulting highly preferred

 

 

Ideal Education

Bachelor’s degree required.  Computer Science, Information Technology or Business degree a plus.

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