Product Manager

  • location: Austin, TX
  • type: Contract
  • salary: $65 - $75 per hour

job description

Product Manager

job summary:
Randstad Technologies is hiring and we're looking for someone like YOU to join our team! If you are seeking a new opportunity, looking to grow in your career, or you know someone who is - we want to hear from you! Take a look at the below opportunity, or feel free to visit RandstadUSA.com to view and apply to any of our open roles.

Our client is looking for a Product Manager with heavy exposure working with design systems. Design systems experience is a must-have requirement for the team.

What you'll do:

The successful candidate will be responsible for managing the Product backlog and roadmap to deliver the design system.

You'll drive priorities across web, iOS, Android and emerging platforms by working with working with this client's product teams to understand their needs of the design system, roadmaps, and the timing of needs.

Explore, evaluate and propose technologies and techniques to make the process more efficient.

Help the team define and track key success metrics, report status, progress, risks and help identify and resolve blocking issues.

Be comfortable creating presentation material, talking and presenting to small and larger groups.

What you have: Required:

- Ability to gather information from multiple sources (internal, primary and secondary research) and synthesize them to uncover trends that draw out relevant and actionable conclusions.

- Be able to conceptualize solutions that leverage current technologies through the understanding of industry trends, internal business drivers and client needs.

- Translate needs and business imperatives from product vision and roadmaps for use in setting priorities and guiding the work of the Scrum team(s).

- Ability to think and act creatively by stepping outside standard convention and identify potential *out of the box* solutions.

- Apply management and collaboration skills to orchestrate and maximize the work and deliverables of cross-functional teams assigned to product initiatives.

- Demonstrate adaptability when projects need to deviate from original plans or shift direction based on changing needs and priorities.

- Be a great listener

- Understand the value of listening to client needs and have the ability to understand the deeper underlying problem that needs to be addressed.

- Servant Leadership

- Able to garner respect from your Scrum team(s), lead and demonstrate value-add principles, and willing and able to get your hands dirty to get the job done.

- Attitude of transparency

- Desire and ability to bring disclosure and transparency to the Scrum team and grow trust between the business and development.

- Conflict resolution:

Able to facilitate discussion of issues and different approaches and alternatives, and effectively resolve issues in a timely manner.

- A thorough understanding and appreciation for the Agile values and principles.

- Thorough understanding of and proven ability to:

o Write user stories and acceptance criteria

o Split large stories into smaller stories

o Groom the backlog o Conduct Release planning

o Conduct Sprint planning

o Navigate the Sprint review activities

- 3-5 years of experience as a Product Owner on a Scrum team.

- Have led teams as an Agile Product Owner in a large, complex enterprise environment where successful projects potentially involve more than 1 Scrum team.

- strong grasp of software development and technology

- Prior experience using Jira/Confluence and other Atlassian suite of products

- Understanding of the role of Content Management systems (preferably Drupal) and how they can take advantage of design systems. 
location: Austin, Texas
job type: Contract
salary: $65 - 75 per hour
work hours: 8am to 5pm
education: Bachelors
 
responsibilities:
What you'll do:

The successful candidate will be responsible for managing the Product backlog and roadmap to deliver the design system.

You'll drive priorities across web, iOS, Android and emerging platforms by working with working with this client's product teams to understand their needs of the design system, roadmaps, and the timing of needs.

Explore, evaluate and propose technologies and techniques to make the process more efficient.

Help the team define and track key success metrics, report status, progress, risks and help identify and resolve blocking issues.

Be comfortable creating presentation material, talking and presenting to small and larger groups.

What you have: Required:

- Ability to gather information from multiple sources (internal, primary and secondary research) and synthesize them to uncover trends that draw out relevant and actionable conclusions.

- Be able to conceptualize solutions that leverage current technologies through the understanding of industry trends, internal business drivers and client needs.

- Translate needs and business imperatives from product vision and roadmaps for use in setting priorities and guiding the work of the Scrum team(s).

- Ability to think and act creatively by stepping outside standard convention and identify potential *out of the box* solutions.

- Apply management and collaboration skills to orchestrate and maximize the work and deliverables of cross-functional teams assigned to product initiatives.

- Demonstrate adaptability when projects need to deviate from original plans or shift direction based on changing needs and priorities.

- Be a great listener

- Understand the value of listening to client needs and have the ability to understand the deeper underlying problem that needs to be addressed.

- Servant Leadership

- Able to garner respect from your Scrum team(s), lead and demonstrate value-add principles, and willing and able to get your hands dirty to get the job done.

- Attitude of transparency

- Desire and ability to bring disclosure and transparency to the Scrum team and grow trust between the business and development.

- Conflict resolution:

Able to facilitate discussion of issues and different approaches and alternatives, and effectively resolve issues in a timely manner.

- A thorough understanding and appreciation for the Agile values and principles.

- Thorough understanding of and proven ability to:

o Write user stories and acceptance criteria

o Split large stories into smaller stories

o Groom the backlog o Conduct Release planning

o Conduct Sprint planning

o Navigate the Sprint review activities

 
qualifications:
  • Experience level: Experienced
  • Minimum 6 years of experience
  • Education: Bachelors
 
skills:
  • Product Management
  • design systems (2 years of experience is required)

Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

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