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Cyrus Innovation // agile software development
Product, Full Time    New York City    Posted: Wednesday, July 22, 2020
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About Def Method

We are generalist software engineers, product managers, & consultants committed to building the best software company we can, by delivering excellent results for our customers. We apply user-centered design, lean & agile software development principles to help our customers create valuable products, & are always refining our craft.

Value prop of this role

Were looking for a Product Manager to strengthen our product consulting offering.

Def Method Product Managers manage a range of products for our clients, varying from greenfield applications for startups to well-established products across various industries. They fully own the product, managing scope, deliverables & communication across the project team. You will work with clients to define their product, prioritize their roadmap, & execute on agreed-upon requirements & scope.

An estimate of how youll spend your time

  • Practice - 40%   
    • eg: be an advocate for the product. Instill, revise, & reinforce the product vision across all stakeholders. Gather user feedback to inform product decisions & drive product prioritization. Communicate product requirements & strategy across design, engineering & client teams
  • Project Management - 20% 
    • eg: monitor, track & evaluate client projects & reiterate on the process as needed. Communicate project status & deliverables to stakeholders. 
  • Tactical - 30%
    • eg: facilitate product discovery & development on client projects, act as PM advisor to our customers & consultants, lead workshops, provide additional project support as needed
  • Operations - 10%
    • eg: represent product management in sales conversations & scoping work

What youll bring

  • 7+ years of relevant product work & leadership experience
  • Your bias for user-centered, collaborative, lightweight process & tight feedback loops
  • Your professional desire for continuous learning, a breadth of experiences, & a hunger to learn & discover new ideas, products, & processes.
  • Your experience working with agile development methodology.
  • Your approach to
    • identifying a product opportunity
    • turning this opportunity into working software
    • understanding if youre on the right track
    • evolving your perspective of the above
  • Your ability to
    • lead the room while applying active listening
    • quickly ramp up your understanding of a new industry & problem space
    • gracefully manage customers & executive stakeholders  
    • give honest, unflinching, & respectful analysis to our customers, employees, & the leadership team

Why we love working here

  • We are committed to growing together by building excellent software for customers & expanding the range of experiences & perspectives that shape our work
  • Investment in learning: one month of professional development time for courses/conference/study per year, with a generous budget
  • Great pay & benefits comprehensive health, dental, vision, 401(k) matching, paid parental leave, even life insurance!
  • Generous vacation time & minimal travel (if at all)
  • Flexible work from home policy in normal times; we are currently remote through the end of 2020 
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