Monsey, Brooklyn, Lakewood, Newark (in-Person)
The Product Manager will meet with key business stakeholders to develop prioritized Product Roadmaps in alignment business needs. The Product Manager will have a vision of what should be built to satisfy the business need and convey that vision to the teams. Key tasks will include defining user stories and assessing/documenting business operations and procedures, and meeting with key business leaders to understand the business needs.
The Product Manager will champion Agile software development best practices and play multiple roles within the Agile framework. This role will organize and facilitate several Agile ceremonies, refine and maintain the backlogs, and track Sprint status using burn-down charts.
This person must have a firm understanding of software design, user interaction, and user interface design possesses professional working-knowledge in one or more Agile software development methodologies. Additionally, this person will be responsible for managing dependencies between the teams and others who impact the Sprint cadence and deliverables, support capture of various types of requirements (functional, non-functional, technical, operational etc.) into an Agile requirements structure – including epics, user and technical stories, acceptance criteria, tasks, and definition of ready and done.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Actively works to understand the business cycle, supporting processes, and its customers with the goal of improving the software to meet the business needs through software automation and electronic content delivery
Responsible for adding and breaking down Epics and refining user stories in the backlogs
Responsible for the software design process (UX/UI design oversight, and user stories) for each product
Validates understanding of user requests with and presents designs to key business stakeholders
Work with team members, remote and on-site, to produce knowledge collateral consumed by those who use and support the products
Leads the following Agile Ceremonies: Release and Sprint Planning, Daily Standups, Backlog Refinement, and Release and Sprint Retrospectives
Education and Work Experience
Specialized Knowledge and Skills
Firm understanding of software design, user interaction, and user interface design
Professional working-knowledge of one or more Agile methodologies
Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
Polished presentation skills
Proactive, enthusiastic attitude toward challenging problems
Capable of quickly evaluating and prioritizing user requests
Strong ability to take complex user requirements and distill them into granular tasks that can be both technical and non-technical staff
Ability to understand business needs from stakeholders and translate the needs into products or features that meet the business needs
Ability to work well independently and as part of a diverse team in an fast-moving environment
Ability to effectively and efficiently manage time
Equipment and Applications
Working knowledge of Atlassian Tool-suite, including JIRA and Confluence, Bitbucket, and PowerPoint, iOS and Android enabled mobile devices, Windows OS.
Work Environment and Physical Demands
General office environment. Moderate levels of stress may occur at times. No special physical demands required. Light travel may be required.
Suggested Special Skills
Knowledge of the Cabinetry Manufacturing and Distribution industry a huge plus
Experience at a software development shop is a big plus
Email resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org