Technical Product Manager

Product Management New York, New York

Dotdash seeks a Technical Product Manager who will help us build a world class publishing platform that supports 750+ weekly users, enables 20,000+ monthly editorial updates, and helps drive innovation for more than 20 brands reaching more than 100 million users each month. You’ll work with a cross-disciplinary scrum team and the various platform and brand product development teams to create and execute the strategy for the publishing platform’s APIs and infrastructure.

About Your Contributions:

  • Work with CTO and technical leaders to build a technical roadmap for the features and capabilities of our platform infrastructure. Examples include: building an API gateway, creating a product database, integrating a workflow engine, standardizing captured metrics, and implementing tracing across systems.
  • Work with product owners across the organization to define a product roadmap for the features and capabilities of our platform.
  • Conduct discovery, user research, competitive analysis, etc. to develop product requirements and inform the roadmap.
  • Prioritize and drive initiatives across multiple engineering teams, acting as the the product SME from a functional perspective, showcasing, championing, and finding ways to constantly innovate.
  • Understand Dotdash and vendor APIs, their usage and their impact on the platform ecosystem.
  • Advocate for and empathize with the downstream developer user.
  • Build for the long term, and be the defender of sustainable architecture.
  • Articulate the problems and opportunities for the publishing platform as it becomes more complete and cohesive.
  • Understand interfaces and services enough to write and improve technical documentation.
  • Interpret and translate technical capabilities and constraints for non-technical stakeholders.

About You:

  • “Platform thinking” is part of your DNA. You naturally build for scale and re-usability, always thinking ahead to the longer-term. 
  • 3-5 years of hands-on product management—day-to-day product ownership and ideation with scrum teams. Previous experience working with internal tools preferred.
  • You’re excellent at communicating and collaborating with a wide range of teams and stakeholders to build great products, particularly senior engineering leaders and other product owners.
  • You’re able to juggle the needs of multiple technical leaders and product managers, developing strategic product plans for each of them.
  • You possess an innate desire to collect, synthesize, and analyze data to inform your decision-making.
  • You have a passion for figuring out user problems and pain points.
  • You’re capable of developing with a big-picture product strategy for meeting user needs, selling it, and then working out the details to get the plan over the finish line.
  • You’re fluent in Agile principles and methodology

About Us:

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, a leading Internet measurement company, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population every month. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone and, most recently, Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication. Our brands include Verywell, The Spruce, The Balance, Investopedia, Lifewire, TripSavvy, Byrdie, MyDomaine, Brides and ThoughtCo.

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