Product Manager III

Littleton, CO 80120

Posted: 08/26/2019 Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Information Technology Job Number: 14102

Blackstone Technology Group, an award-winning technology consulting and talent agency is seeking a Product Manager III to join our team at our client s site in Littleton, CO.

Senior Lead Product Manager

Job Description:

The Senior Lead Product Manager (Product Owner) will lead in the areas of strategic product planning, software sprint planning, competitive analysis and thought leadership for their assigned product. The Senior Lead Product Manager will determine the scope of software, hardware and virtual services that comprise the offering in concert with internal stakeholders. The Senior Lead Product Manager will have responsibility for defining customer requirements, maintaining a prioritized product backlog, helping organize Agile software sprints alongside Engineering, and acting as a product SME to the rest of the organization. The Senior Lead Product Manager will lead cross-functional teams through ideation, business case development and formulation of product requirements, and overall lifecycle management support. The Senior Lead Product Manager ensures that offerings are delivered rapidly to market, and stay current with customer needs, technology advancements, and competitive differentiation. The Senior Lead Product Manager will work closely with development teams from product initiation to delivery and product lifecycle management.

Position Objectives:

Overall product management (product owner) responsibility for assigned product.

Support prioritization of requirements across product services in support of key customer personas

Research competitors products, assesses competitive advantages and determine what product features and functionality will be built or modified

Develop strategy that will take the product through entire lifecycle from concept, design, development to market launch

Provide strategic leadership and tactical delivery on software sprints while collaborating with Engineering, support, operations, vendors, partners, and customers

Develop technical collateral such as knowledge base articles, product sheets, white papers, and product announcements

Educate and inform CenturyLink team about upcoming releases and roadmap

Independently resolve issues and assist team with overcoming obstacles

Essential duties:

Demonstrate an entrepreneurial spirit and interest in creating new value for customers

Intake feature requests and maintain a prioritized backlog

Organize features into user stories fit for estimation during sprint planning

Provide requirements for user stories and act as voice of the customer during software development

Build prototype solutions to incubate technologies or demonstrate potential features

Support software releases by writing knowledge base articles, blog posts, and whitepapers

Serve as a point of contact for the product offering/strategy/roadmap and interface with Sales, Marketing, Analyst, and Customer stakeholders

Actively seek feedback on the product from customers (internal and external) and use that feedback to inform product decisions

Understand and stay current with industry trends, open source technologies, and cloud computing models

Engage the community through social media, blog posts, and conferences

Required skills:

BS/BA or equivalent required; MS a plus

12+ years related experience. 8 years w/Master's degree or equivalent and relevant work experience preferred

Proven track record of consistently achieving product management success

Excellent communication skills to include: verbal, written and presentation

Entrepreneurial drive

Energy, integrity, and strong work ethic

Manages, plans and coordinates the development of new products and enhancements of existing products based on short-term and long-term needs. Determines reasonable roadmaps deadlines for new products and product enhancements considering priority, customer needs, financial limitations, staffing requirements and availability of resources. Develops sales forecasts and implements pricing schedules that provide revenue and margins growth while remaining competitive in the market. 6-8 years experience

Blackstone is a global IT services and solutions firm that implements digital transformation solutions across commercial industry verticals and the US Federal Government. Blackstone was founded in 1998, and has offices in San Francisco, Denver, Houston, Colorado Springs, and Washington, DC. We specialize in IT staffing and place both technical and creative talent across a variety of industries and sectors.

EOE of Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabilities

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