Product Manager IV

  • location: Philadelphia, PA
  • type: Contract
  • salary: $47 - $57 per hour

job description

Product Manager IV

job summary:

The device software product team oversees software for millions of devices in customer homes, including cameras, touchscreens, settops, broadband gateways, WiFi Pods, etc. Product Management for device software requires a background in engineering / computer science as well as an understanding of how to solve customer problems using devices.

Technical Background:

  • Operating system principles
  • Embedded software development
  • Software and system architecture
  • Telemetry as a means to drive decisions
  • Quality attributes of software (reliability, security, maintainability, etc)
  • IoT devices
  • Routing and Networking
  • DOCSIS technology
  • IP video streaming services
  • Cybersecurity
  • WiFi technology
  • Agile software development
  • Experience in entertainment device technology

    • HDMI
    • HDMI-CEC
    • Video
    • Audio
    • Graphics
    • Bluetooth
    • WiFi
    • etc
Product Management Skills:

  • Software roadmap development
  • Product discovery
  • Customer problem analysis
  • Competitive analysis
  • Enterprise wide cross team collaboration
  • Continuous process improvement
  • User story and requirements definition
  • Software portfolio management
  • Objectives and Key Results (OKRs)
  • Passion for optimizing customer experience
  • Financial analysis and budgets
  • Vendor management
Education Level:

  • Bachelors Degree or Equivalent, Masters Degree preferred
Field of Study:

  • Computer Science / Computer Engineering
Years of Experience:

  • Generally requires 10+ years related experience
location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
job type: Contract
salary: $47 - 57 per hour
work hours: 8am to 5pm
education: Bachelors
  • Research features on competitors' products.
  • Evaluate product compliance with standards and regulations.
  • Collaborate with hardware product and hardware engineering teams to map software features to hardware capabilities.
  • Elaborate detailed product use cases.
  • Collaborate with other product stakeholders to map software features to UX, apps, accessibility, regulatory, care, operations, security requirements.
  • Performs research studies and analysis to derive insights on customer problems.
  • Synthesizes various pieces of data and/or information into a concise and compelling narrative for the audience.
  • Leads product discovery (will the customer love the product, will the customer pay for the product, will the customer understand how to use the product).
  • Prioritizes development activities.
  • Works with architecture, development, test, release management, triage, and product delivery teams to ensure timely feature development and release.
  • Scales software globally, including multiple experiences, syndication partnerships, and regionalization.
  • Drives device software product perspective with Business/Strategic Development stakeholders.
  • Evaluates opportunities for external partner collaboration, software license, or acquisition, including technical due diligence, evaluation agreements, and statements of work with external partners.
  • Rallies engineering teams and mobilize resources to bring products and features to market.
  • Provides go to market support and documentation and helps develop product marketing materials.
  • Leads software development for beginning and end of device life, including new device trial and deployment, warehouse procedures, installation, failure detection / replacement, and end of life.
  • Leads software development for in-life device management, including software upgrade, configuration, resiliency, self-healing, self-test, security, diagnostics, telemetry, logging, and credential provisioning.
  • Defines, develops, and implements operational frameworks for products.
  • Oversees development of assigned new products and services and ensures customers' needs are met.
  • Keeps leadership team informed of key developments and issues.
  • Consistent exercise of independent judgment and discretion in matters of significance.
  • Regular, consistent and punctual attendance. Must be able to work nights and weekends, variable schedule(s) as necessary.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
  • Potential for travel or a potential for 10-20% travel - possibly internationally so maybe we want to mention that folks may need to get/already have a passport - and I would list a familiarity with IoT/IP video streaming services and security as a helpful line item/area of focus.
  • Experience level: Experienced
  • Minimum 10 years of experience
  • Education: Bachelors
  • Product Management

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