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Def Method
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We are generalist software engineers, product managers, and consultants committed to building the best software company we can, by delivering excellent results for our customers. We apply user-centered design, lean and agile software development principles to help our customers create valuable products, and are always refining our craft.

Value prop of this role

We’re looking for a Product Manager to strengthen our product consulting offering.

Def Method Product Managers manage a range of products for our clients, varying from greenfield applications for startups to well-established products across various industries. They fully own the product, managing scope, deliverables and communication across the project team. You will work with clients to define their product, prioritize their roadmap, and execute on agreed-upon requirements and scope.

An estimate of how you’ll spend your time

  • Practice - 40%

    • eg: be an advocate for the product. Instill, revise, and reinforce the product vision across all stakeholders. Gather user feedback to inform product decisions and drive product prioritization. Communicate product requirements and strategy across design, engineering and client teams
  • Project Management - 20%

    • eg: monitor, track and evaluate client projects and reiterate on the process as needed. Communicate project status and deliverables to stakeholders.
  • Tactical - 30%

    • eg: facilitate product discovery and development on client projects, act as PM advisor to our customers and consultants, lead workshops, provide additional project support as needed
  • Operations - 10%

    • eg: represent product management in sales conversations and scoping work

What you’ll bring

  • 7+ years of relevant product work & leadership experience

  • Your bias for user-centered, collaborative, lightweight process and tight feedback loops

  • Your professional desire for continuous learning, a breadth of experiences, and a hunger to learn and discover new ideas, products, and processes.

  • Your experience working with agile development methodology.

  • Your approach to

    • identifying a product opportunity
    • turning this opportunity into working software
    • understanding if you’re on the right track
    • evolving your perspective of the above
  • Your ability to

    • lead the room while applying active listening
    • quickly ramp up your understanding of a new industry and problem space
    • gracefully manage customers and executive stakeholders
    • give honest, unflinching, and respectful analysis to our customers, employees, and the leadership team

Why we love working here

  • We are committed to growing together by building excellent software for customers and expanding the range of experiences and perspectives that shape our work

  • Investment in learning: one month of professional development time for courses/conference/study per year, with a generous budget

  • Great pay and benefits — comprehensive health, dental, vision, 401(k) matching, paid parental leave, even life insurance!

  • Generous vacation time and minimal travel (if at all)

  • Flexible work from home policy in normal times; we are currently remote through the end of 2020

What is your Interview process like?

  • 15 minute HR Phone interview

  • PM take home assignment

  • Phone interview with Product Team

  • Reference check

  • Final "onsite" interview

What efforts are you making in terms of increasing diversity & inclusion within your company?

We have a diverse workforce. The leadership team strives to create an inclusive workplace. We have an internal Allies discussion group, which is working on creating a Def Method Diversity Board to continue to improve our D&I efforts within the company.

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