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Product Manager at Skylight Digital

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Job Overview

  • Date Posted
    February 25, 2024
  • Expiration date
  • Industry
  • Qualification
    Professional Certificate, Bachelor Degree (B.Sc.)

Job Description

At Skylight, product managers are responsible for strategy, planning, execution, stakeholder management, and team health. Product managers partner with researchers, designers, engineers, client stakeholders, and others to inform their product decisions. At a high level, its the product managers job to figure out what to build next and why.

What youll do

Lead a cross-functional team of researchers, designers, engineers, and subject matter experts to build and ship high-impact products and services
Translate needs from users and government partners into a product strategy, including vision, objectives, measures of success, product roadmap, and product backlog
Manage the direction, scope, and priorities of the product initiative, building from user research to minimum viable products to scalable solutions
Write user stories, prioritize stories, and build release plans
Facilitate team ceremonies such as planning meetings, stakeholder syncs, and retrospectives
Draw on data and feedback to inform the product strategy and roadmap
Work in close partnership with government teams to transfer digital skills and product knowledge throughout the course of the project
Creatively navigate bureaucratic challenges, paving the way for more intuitive processes in the future
Collaborate with government partners to ensure compatibility with existing processes and technologies
What we’re looking for

Minimum qualifications

Understand lean product principles and how to apply them (e.g., minimum viable product) at various stages of the product life cycle in order to mitigate risk, validate assumptions, and amplify learning
Can develop a product strategy that is informed by an understanding of the problem to be solved, prioritizes outcomes over feature sets, and establishes the direction of the product over time (e.g., product roadmap), including success criteria
Ability to execute the product strategy by breaking down the products scope into usable chunks of value that can be realized sooner rather than later, creating and maintaining a prioritized backlog with validated user stories, and facilitating team ceremonies over the course of the products iterations
Understand how to engage in the process of human-centered design in order to better inform product direction
Ability to collaborate with folks outside of your discipline, such as researchers, designers, engineers, and others, in order to get things done
Ability to manage clients and stakeholders in a way that builds trust, alignment, and healthy environments for individuals and teams
Understand the merits of different software development methodologies (e.g., agile, lean) and how to put them into practice
Ability to work successfully within a professional services environment (e.g., can communicate effectively with clients)
Passionate about creating better public outcomes through great government services
A mindset and work approach that aligns with our core values
Ability to travel for work from time to time
Nice-to-have qualifications

Prior experience working in the civic tech space
Experience working in a remote-team environment

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Product Manager I: $120,000$140,000
Product Manager II: $135,000$160,000
Senior Product Manager: $150,000$185,000
Staff Product Manager: $170,000$203,000
Principal Product Manager: $180,000$230,000