If this describes you…
You are an energetic person with very strong communication skills who lives to be client-facing. You love to work with innovators to launch businesses and to create apps from nothing but the ether. You can see product details in little more than a vague idea, and are a natural translator between technical teams and nontechnical customers. You understand how to make the most of a customer’s limited budget, and are able to reduce a world-changing vision into an MVP.
And (preferably) you reside near Redding, California or Eugene, Oregon and would dig occasional coworking.
And you have these skills…
- An understanding of common software business models, and an ability to make “best bets”;
- Technical savvy – you’re not necessarily a programmer, but you know how to talk to them;
- Outstanding written and verbal communication;
- Ability to ask great probing questions;
- Identifying user experience challenges, and the ability to recommend solutions to them;
- Understanding the changing nature of software requirements;
- Seeing and articulating a product vision, as well as how seemingly small steps move toward that;
- A mastery of backlog usuals: culling, prioritization, user stories, agile, etc;
- Strong budget management capabilities;
- Whiteboarding/wireframing to quickly and succinctly document how requirements may translate;
- Strategizing how to implement and leverage behavioural analytics to make a better product;
- Ability to promote and maintain a tight feedback loop;
And you enjoy doing these things…
- Deciding what to build and what not;
- Being an advocate to the internal team on behalf of the customer;
- Being an advocate to customer on behalf of the product;
- Analyzing a product plan for risks and opportunities;
- Creating and interpreting sitemaps, user flows, and story maps;
- Drafting user stories and acceptance criteria;
- Defining a product vision and its roadmap, and foreseeing growth opportunities;
- Researching and analyzing the product’s market, users, and roadmap;
- Observing, learning about, contacting and analyzing customers and end users of the product;
And (for bonus points) you’re familiar with these tools or processes:
- Developing software;
- Visual design
- Working in a studio;
Then we should talk.
Take a few minutes to send your resume to email@example.com and let us know why you feel this position would be a good fit for you.