12 days old
2017-11-132017-12-11

Product Manager

Columbia, MD 21046
  • Job Code
    586411
  • Payrate
    $90,000 To $130,000

Job Overview:


Drives the product vision and road-map in support of the company's business strategy. Gathers and prioritizes product and customer requirements to maximize revenue and customer satisfaction, and champions the product.


Key Responsibilities:



  • Develops, maintains, and improves the 36-month product road-map
  • Drives features requests; ensures the features are implemented according to the product road-map/vision
  • Performs market analysis to determine what the key features customers are buying
  • Works with finance and strategy to determine cash flow implications to product development budgets
  • Manages core product team profit and loss statement
  • Leads prioritization and grooming of the product backlog; ensures backlog is current and reflects real-time priorities
  • Oversees progress on all ongoing activities and monitors to ensure success
  • Leads requirements collection, analysis, and presentation for customer specific customizations
  • Oversees quality control plan to ensure high product quality
  • Solicits input on the product and "evangelizes" the product and road-map to customers and prospects
  • Participates in industry conferences and user groups (part of market analysis)
  • Leads user group and customer focus group activities to present vision for the product and get customers excited about upcoming functionality enhancements
  • Participates in estimation of product customizations, proposal writing, product demos, and oral presentations
  • Maintains high-level awareness of technologies, practices, and methods available in the marketplace
  • Reviews, analyzes, and shadows competitor products
  • Participates as a "salesperson" when interfacing with customers around new product customizations and/or enhancements specific to customer organizations
  • Participates in customer support in escalated cases
  • Coaches sales, marketing, delivery and customer service teams on all technical information and knowledge necessary to communicate with customers
  • Manages, plans, and coordinates the development of new products and product enhancements considering priorities, customer needs, financial limitations, staffing requirements and availability of resources
  • Participates in sales forecasts and implements pricing strategies that provide revenue and margin growth while remaining competitive in the marketplace


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:



  • Proven ability to plan, organize and structure work of software development teams
  • Excellent analytical, written, and oral communication skills
  • Enhanced understanding of computer/database concepts
  • Knowledge of the fundamentals of software testing methodologies
  • Experience working on Agile software development teams (agile expert desired)
  • Familiarity with Structured Query Language (SQL) and web-based applications
  • Ability to perform high-quality work within deadlines with minimal supervision
  • Ability to interact and work professionally with clients and employees at every level of the organization
  • Professional, positive, and enthusiastic attitude
  • Ability to elicit, create, and validate custom reports using Jasper Report Designer (Desired)
  • Ability to create automated UI test scripts using Visual Studio Coded UI technology (Desired)


Education/Qualifications:



  • Bachelor of Science in business administration, information systems, computer science or related fields of study, or equivalent years of experience
  • Over 3 years of related experience as a product manager or senior software manager
  • Over eight years of related experience working in software development

Categories

  • Information Technology

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