Product Manager, Features
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We are currently looking to add another product manager to our Product Consumer team. As a Product Manager, Features, you will be driving the efforts for our consumer experience. In particular, you will be working on the foundational features that will impact core consumer experience for both Native Apps and Web. Some examples of Product Consumer features are Watch List, Personalized Guide, Recommendations. This role will report to the Senior Director, Product - Consumer.
This is a critical role with a wide range of responsibilities, including:
- Finalizing product initiatives with a completed Charter that includes clear definition of goals, risks / dependencies / assumptions, overall approach, requirements with acceptance criteria, and includes a solution design (defined by an architect/engineer) that meets the requirements.
- Aligning priorities and initiatives within the roadmap to vision and product strategy set by Senior Director, Product.
- Triaging issues efficiently, driving resolution with the appropriate resources including independent QA/troubleshooting when possible, and helping communicate status/results to stakeholders.
- Developing and maintaining a healthy, productive, working relationships across the core Consumer Product/Program/Engineering teams, as well as Product Design and Software Test Engineering.
- Defining and managing the product goals, strategies, and roadmap plans for Core Consumer Experience.
- Becoming a strong, contributing member of the Consumer Product Management team through product ideation discussions, alignment to the operational cadence, helping others succeed, and improving how we operate.
- Becoming the voice for the user by implementing a consistent consumer experience across native and web applications and aligning the experience to business KPIs.
Qualities / Experience We’re Seeking
We believe the right individual will have the following skills and experience in order to be successful in this role:
- At least 3 years of commercial experience in a product manager role, particularly with demonstrated leadership in the management of a product (or portfolio of products) through the software development lifecycle, from conception to launch to ongoing performance measurement and optimization.
- Recent experience releasing consumer-facing Mobile (Android and iOS) and/or web products, preferably in TV or streaming video. Past experience in a User Experience or Information Architect (UX/IA) role preferred.
- Adept at tailoring communications depending on the circumstance, whether the audience is technical or non-technical.
- Comfort analyzing data to identify trends, to diagnose problems, and to find solutions.
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As a Citizen, you will enjoy generously-sponsored medical benefits, a generous vacation policy, 401K retirement plan, social and team events, and more!
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