Senior Product Manager

Toronto, Canada

Job Description

You love solving problems by creating powerful, beautiful, and intuitive digital products. You have a proven track record of delivering complex software products at scale in challenging client-facing environments.

You've mastered the tools, technology, and techniques used to take products to market quickly. You understand what it takes to translate ambiguous vision into detailed, technically sound backlog, growing strategic accounts through successful delivery and new opportunity exploration.

As a member of Devbridge, you will have the opportunity to work on some of the most complex challenges in software development 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

  • Drive results for all aspects of digital product delivery for our clients from advising on product vision through ongoing production releases

  • Provide high-level leadership support on strategic, large-scale client engagements

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

    • Lead strategic sales initiatives to grow existing clients and acquire new clients

    • Run requirements gathering workshops with strategic clients

    • Work with team members to produce estimates for client proposal

    • Advise clients on product direction and work directly with delivery teams on technical options

    • Identify opportunities for new workstreams and solutions within current engagements

  • Contribute to growth of the Product Management practice:

    • Participate in the interview process for Product Management candidates

    • Participate in onboarding of new Product Managers

    • Coach, mentor, and train Product Managers on best practices

    • Contribute to thought leadership by publishing articles, leading trainings, and speaking at internal/external events

  • Responsible for the day-to-day aspects of client engagements (directly and through teams):

    • Create and maintain a product backlog with epics and user stories

    • Run agile ceremonies and 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

    • Coordinate and run product launch activities

    • Facilitate product usability testing sessions

Requirements

  • BS or BA degree

  • Strong experience and understanding of software development technologies

  • Ability to translate a client’s potentially ambiguous vision all the way through into a detailed, technically sound product solution

  • Ability to tailor communication and set expectations effectively to multiple audiences

  • Strong Agile product management background with mastery of tools, technology, and techniques to implement products quickly (Kanban, Scrum)

  • Experience delivering end-to-end custom software solutions in a technology consulting environment

  • Lean requirements gathering and story mapping experience

  • 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

  • Demonstrated problem-solving experience for complex business challenges

  • Ability to lead by influence

  • Experience coaching and mentoring team members

  • Willingness to travel up to 30%

Bonus Points

  • MBA degree

  • People management experience

  • Proven track record of growing new business

  • Software development experience

Benefits

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

  • Growth opportunities in a matrixed management environment

  • Competitive salary and performance-based bonuses

  • Health, dental, life, 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