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#6033 Product Manager in Richardson, TX at MDI Group

Date Posted: 3/15/2019

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Job Description

Product Manager
Richardson, TX

What You Will Be Doing: 

  • Responsible for ensuring the proper balance between business needs, technology options, and user experience in order to maximize product value and increase efficiency
  • Acts as the 'voice' of the customer, translating customer needs to the Agile team by properly codifying intent, sizing work efforts, prioritizing needs, and summarizing issues
  • Works closely with designers, engineers, and business professionals in a collaborative environment to create strategic, product roadmaps
  • Draws upon customer insights to drive the software product vision and direction; Provides leadership in identifying and defining ongoing product features that align with business strategy
  • Defines software solutions that the company’s technical teams can deliver
  • Represents the customer to the technical teams, answering questions about client expectations
  • Uses technical and product expertise to prioritize deliverables and manage backlog of requests
  • Owns the product backlog
  • Facilitates discussions, user story development and refinement, and testing and validation; contributes to roadblocks resolution and decision making
  • Provides regular updates; manages executive stakeholder communication and reporting
  • Acts as a single point of contact for ongoing support and services
  • Prioritizes needs, engages various technical teams, as needed, routes requests to correct owners, and ensures support is provided to internal or external satisfaction
  • Actively engages in Agile process, including daily scrum sessions, demos, and testing activities, as well as training and change management activities, as needed
  • Manages changes to features and communication to ensure there is clear indication of what is required for each release 
  • Assists the team in sizing and breaking down Epic into a manageable size to accommodate the release cadence
  • Writes user stories and cases, as needed 

Must Haves:

  • Bachelor's degree (BA/BS) in a related field of work or equivalent work experience
  • Requires technical and business knowledge in multiple disciplines / processes
  • Typically has 7-10 years of relevant work experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills
  • Ability to provide efficient, timely, reliable and courteous service to customers
  • Ability to effectively present information
  • Requires advanced knowledge of financial terms and principles
  • Translates high-level specifications for software components into program specifications
  • Estimates time against completing the program specifications
  • Ability to research, comprehend, analyze, and interpret complex documents accurately
  • Ability to solve problems involving several options in situations
  • Requires advanced analytical and quantitative skills
  • Ability to solve problems of moderate complexity 


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