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Lead Technical Product Manager (remote)

Lead Technical Product Manager (remote)2020-09-29T06:37:32-04:00<p><strong>About ThoughtWorks</strong><span style="font-weight: 400;"><br></span>We are a global software consultancy and a community of passionate, purpose-led individuals. We think disruptively to deliver technology to address our clients' toughest challenges, all while seeking to revolutionize the IT industry and create positive social change.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Our <strong>Lead Technical Product Manager</strong> is a subject matter expert on designing and building software as products (usually APIs and Delivery Infrastructure). You will be working with clients across a variety of sectors and making sure the business-critical software solutions we develop delivers real business value every time. You will need to know; modern technologies but also have a product mindset, ability to prioritize new features, define a product and what it is not, work with other teams to validate the service’s usefulness and drive adoption, manage delivery, manage stakeholders and manage the team’s NPS. A core function of this role is stakeholder management and prioritization.</span></p> <p><strong>You’ll spend time on the following:</strong></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Analyze customer and business requirements to understand the underlying intent</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Translate epics into stories to enable development teams to understand scope. Prepare user stories to support iterative delivery of the product.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Understand technical implications of features and how to break down into stories that adhere to the INVEST principles</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Outline clear acceptance criteria, to clearly communicate the definition of “done”.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Facilitate and lead workshops/discussions that;</span></li> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Generate ideas and content for solutions</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Unearth clients pain points&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Validate business opportunities</span></li> </ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Ability to guide incremental delivery of a complex modernization project</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Drive the pace and quality of decisions on the software delivery team</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Model business value streams relevant to the product</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Review the product roadmap with key stakeholders</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Determine product priorities, including new features and defect fixes</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Own the software documentation ie API documentation</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Advocate and evangelize Agile, Lean, and Continuous Delivery and Analysis best practices</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Define key objectives and ‘to-be” state, identify success factors, and comprehend constraints, challenges, and risks</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Lead by example to showcase ThoughtWorks unique product thinking and differentiating capabilities in client / partner / multi-vendor environments.</span></li> </ul> <p><strong>Here’s what we’re looking for:</strong></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Demonstrated experience working successfully with cross-functional teams to deliver software</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Strong facilitation, prioritization, and influencing skills</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Strong communication skills, listens and shares information</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">SQL experience and familiar with modern technologies such as AWS, Azure or GCP</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Experience in (one of) DevOps, Application Modernization, Platform Engineering or Developer Experience</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Experience with modeling business processes using a variety of tools and techniques</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Orchestrate collaboration by removing roadblocks and fostering communication</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Experience as a trusted and valued partner of the product owner to business stakeholders</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Experience prioritizing competing demands and obtaining buy-in from stakeholder(s)</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Demonstrated ability to manage and resolve conflict with stakeholder(s)</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Ability to articulate the “big picture” of the solution to delivery and client teams to understand cross functional inter-dependencies and impact</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Demonstrated ability to understand and explain issues from both a technical and a business functional point of view</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Openness to contradictory opinions and flexible in your thinking</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">A willingness to jump into projects and complex environments to make sense of ambiguous details in multiple domains</span></li> </ul> <div> <h3><em>A few important things to know:</em></h3> <h3><strong style="font-size: 14px;">While we’ve traditionally been a traveling consultancy, travel is not required for this role at the moment. We anticipate the need for travel to our client locations in the future when it’s deemed safe.&nbsp;</strong></h3> </div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Candidates must possess work authorization that does not require H-1B&nbsp;<span class="m_-1805005199808744289gmail-il">visa</span>&nbsp;sponsorship by ThoughtWorks or dependent EAD.</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div> <div> <p style="text-align: left;">Not quite ready to apply? Or maybe this isn’t the right role for you? That’s OK, you can stay in touch with&nbsp;<a href="https://www.thoughtworks.com/careers/access?utm_source=apply-jobs&amp;utm_medium=jd&amp;utm_campaign=access-thoughtworks">AccessThoughtWorks</a>, our learning community (click "<em><span style="text-decoration: underline;">contact me about recruitment opportunities</span>"</em>&nbsp;to hear about jobs in the future).</p> </div> </div> <div> <p style="color: #7f8c8d;"><em>It is the policy of ThoughtWorks, Inc. to provide a work environment free of discrimination. The Company will take affirmative action to ensure applicants and ThoughtWorks employees are treated without regard to race, color, religion, sex/gender, national origin, ethnic origin, veteran or military status, family or marital status, disability, genetic information, age, sexual orientation,&nbsp;gender expression&nbsp;or gender identity. This also includes individuals who are perceived to have any of the aforementioned attributes. ThoughtWorks will adhere to all federal, state, and municipal laws and regulations governing employment.</em></p> </div>ThoughtworksAtlanta, GeorgiaUSA