Associate Product Manager, IT Tools and Applications - Spiceworks

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Position at Spiceworks

Who you are: You are wild about IT Professionals and invested in making their world a better place. You are obsessed with user experience and software design. Are you a product manager with a passion for tech? Would you jump at the chance to delve deeper into IT Tools to understand what is possible and what will soon be possible? We just might have a position for you! Spiceworks Ziff Davis is on the hunt for an experienced Product Manager to embark on a never-ending quest. 

Would you jump at the chance to delve deeper into IT Tools to understand what is possible and what will soon be possible? Join us at Spiceworks Ziff Davis where you can live that passion every day! 

What will be your responsibilities? 

  • Identify, document, prioritize, and communicate the work our engineering teams need to deliver based on quantifiable value to Spiceworks Ziff Davis.
  • Be a fearless leader in championing smart design; participate in hands-on implementation of designs
  • Collaboratively define and prioritize a backlog for your product that continuously delivers measurable value towards the vision
  • Work together with engineers on an Agile development team to plan and execute company outcomes
  • Bridge business goals, user needs and feasibility as you help design and ship product
  • Help drive the innovation and evolution of Spiceworks Ziff Davis. Evaluate and establish policies and procedures that help the Product Team become the best in class
  • Work closely with our data analytics team to evaluate and establish KPIs for your area of ownership
  • Lead engineering planning and review meetings, enabling you to drive value-creation and report on specifics of your team's planning
  • Collaborate with your engineering team counterparts to intuit when data is scarce or cannot speak
  • Formulate & own the vision for your area of ownership through competitive intelligence, key business drivers & building on industry knowledge.
  • Maintain, update and communicate Roadmap company wide - drive transparency.
  • Communicate clearly and effectively on the execution plan and its progress to all stakeholders involved.
  • Drive cross functional teams to meet committed goals on the roadmap.
  • Practice lean and agile methodologies to help your teams deliver faster and more sustainably while meeting market needs

What does it take to do this job?

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or business (or related field) and/or 5+ years product management experience at a software company – IT Tools & Software experience strongly preferred
  • Strong analytical skills, with the ability to gather data, both qualitative and quantitative, emerge with insights, and make and communicate well-reasoned decisions
  • Experience building large-scale, distributed, high-volume systems that are well tested and performant
  • Design, maintain, test and debug modern technology stacks
  • Solve large application/user-level problems, performance, scalability, etc.
  • Experience working with large and sensitive data sets
  • Understanding of Agile (Scrum), DevOps principles and tooling related to data platforms project
  • Develop high availability data-driven advertising solutions
  • Hands-on experience with Jira and related tools
  • Experience working with cross-functional agile teams
  • Establish relationships and executive communication with business stakeholders- understanding their needs and translate to data designs

***In terms of logistics, all interviews will take place over phone or video due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic***

Empathy Statement:

Spiceworks Ziff Davis is a safe, inclusive workplace for people of all backgrounds and walks of life. We strongly encourage you to apply if you are from a marginalized or underrepresented group, particularly in the technology industry. Some candidates may see a long list of job requirements and feel discouraged because they don't match every single bullet point - we suggest, please apply anyway. 

Work from Almost Anywhere: We're flexible on location wherever possible - we are a Work From Anywhere company. We don't believe in a "perfect" candidate because we believe in our core value, "Evolve and Adapt Quickly". If you believe this is a role that you'll be excited to work in every day, want to be a part of a culture like ours, and will be relentless about pushing boundaries to succeed, please apply.

Who we are: Spiceworks Ziff Davis (SWZD) is a trusted global marketplace that connects technology buyers and sellers with the most actionable and precise intent data. We are uniquely positioned to offer tech brands unmatched visibility into accounts that are truly in-market, by leveraging our scale, quality and diversity of intent data. With unparalleled access to the world’s most influential technology buyers through a combination of first-party (Community, Tools, Editorial) and third-party intent data, SWZD is a leader in intent-backed, intelligent, omnichannel