Associate Product Manager

Toronto, Canada

Job Description

You love solving problems by creating powerful, beautiful and intuitive digital products. You are passionate about technology and using it to solve complex problems. You understand how to leverage people, process, and tools to build and launch products at scale.

As a member of Devbridge, you will have the opportunity to work on some of the most complex challenges in software delivery today. You will be part of a growing team of Product Designers and Engineers creating world-class digital products for some of the largest companies in the world.

Responsibilities

  • Support the product management team on key client engagements:

    • Contribute to product roadmaps and release plans

    • Create and maintain a product backlog

    • Run agile ceremonies with globally distributed team members

    • Facilitate communication between client stakeholders and development team members

    • Provide product demos and presentations to clients

    • Monitor and proactively communicate project health through metrics

    • Maintain balance of budget, scope, and schedule according to engagement terms

    • Support product launch activities

    • Facilitate product usability testing sessions

  • Effectively manage project risk by escalation client engagement issues to the appropriate stakeholders in a timely manner

  • Support new business efforts and promote mutually successful client engagements, renewals, and expansion of services:

    • Participate in requirements gathering workshops with clients

    • Work with team members to produce estimates for client proposals

Requirements

  • BS or BA degree

  • Experience and understanding of software development technologies

  • Product ownership experience

  • Ability to translate a client’s potentially ambiguous needs into detailed requirements

  • Demonstrated problem-solving experience for complex business challenges

  • Ability to pick up technical and business concepts quickly

  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal

  • Excellent organizational, time management, prioritization, and project management skills

  • Ability to lead by influence

  • Willingness to travel up to 30%

Bonus Points

  • MBA degree

  • Lean requirements gathering and story mapping experience

  • Experience delivering end-to-end custom software solutions

  • Experience using software product management tools

  • Ability to leverage Agile techniques (Kanban, Scrum)

  • Software development experience

Benefits

  • A quickly scaling international company with a variety of challenging and compelling projects

  • Growth opportunities in a matrixed management environment

  • Opportunities for professional development such as conferences, seminars and educational courses

  • Competitive salary and performance-based bonuses

  • Health, dental, and vision insurance

  • Four weeks paid vacation plus standard Canadian holidays

  • Maternity/Paternity benefit

  • Flexible health and wellness benefit

  • Opportunities for professional development such as conferences, seminars, and educational courses

  • Team building events, Friday lunches, and stocked kitchen

  • Employee referral bonus program

This position is based in Toronto. We expect this position to be fully remote until it is deemed safe to return to the office on a regular basis, as indicated by provincial health & safety guidelines. At that time, we will shift to a 3 days per week in-office/2 days per week remote working set-up.

Devbridge is committed to providing equal employment opportunities available to all. We believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion are critical to our success as a company, and seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most qualified people without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, military status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.