Product Manager

Springshare


2 months ago

05/29/2019 11:34:51

Job type: Full-time

Hiring from: USA

Category: Product


As part of an agile team, a Product Manager will take ownership of one or more Springshare products and act as a central nervous system for the products' development and success. Duties include working with the the VP of Product and the rest of the team to chart the product's features and future functionality, coordinating coding sprints with developers, and conducting daily standups. The Product Manager also conducts L2 (level 2) support, helps the sales team with specific product questions, and interfaces with the clients on a daily basis to solicit product feedback and help them solve any issues which arise during regular product use.

Qualifications

Previous experience with product management in a 3+ team member setting.

Knowledge of html/css required and familiarity with programming or scripting concepts is a big plus.

Mastery of conducting and leading webinars and online meetings.

Ability to communicate clearly, learn new technologies, and apply newly gained knowledge.

Excellent organization and multi-tasking skills (like, really, really excellent!)

Ability to work with and as part of a remote, distributed team.

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