Techno-Functional Product Manager
…………with strong experience with MRD’s / PRD’s
Location: Belmont, CA
Salary: to: $125K + Excellent benefits and Stock options package.
Our client is seeking an experienced Product Manager with a strong background in software development environments. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter and capable of overseeing product feature enhancements and issue resolution from requirements gathering, prioritization and creation of engineering specifications documentation through delivery.
Our client is a smaller, mature start-up, founded in 2003. They are 80+ employees strong. They recently received over $20M in VC funding and are already profitable, with plans to go public in the near future. Our client offers a hosted solution that combines recurring billing, fraud management, and PCI compliance capabilities to help online digital goods merchants maximize the lifetime value of their customer base
The candidate will work with all internal groups including Executive Staff, Sales, Marketing, Business Development, Client Services and Engineering, as well as clients, partners and vendors. Responsibilities will also writing use case descriptions, functional specifications, test scenarios. Experience with SaaS/hosted product delivery is a plus, as is experience in the e-commerce, billing or payments spaces. In particular, experience with systems that perform usage based rating/billing and promotional campaign development would be highly valued. This position will report to the Senior Director, Product Management.
Work closely with internal cross-functional teams to create engineering specifications, build and deliver new features for new and existing merchants.
Gather and define use cases, business and functional engineering requirements.
Work closely with Merchant Services, Customer Service, Marketing, Business Development and and Sales and participates actively in all stages of the software development lifecycle.
Take proactive ownership of product releases and anticipate potential risks, putting appropriate mitigation plans in place.
Establish and communicate priorities and make smart, informed tradeoffs.
Contribute to documentation, white papers and other information vehicles to communicate product features, functionality and benefits.
MUST HAVE a minimum 5+ years experience in the internet software vertical
MUST HAVE a minimum 3 years product management experience
MUST HAVE strong background creating/developing Engineering Specs, related to expanding product features. Ability to speak with Engineers on very technical issues. Ability to provide PRD samples related to Software Product Offering
Experience with the SaaS vertical is highly desired, but solid enterprise software experience is acceptable.
BS in Engineering strongly desired.
MUST HAVE a background in working with Engineering and Marketing teams, with equal emphasis on Technical and Functional duties of Product Management/Development
Self-starter who is highly organized, learns quickly, and is a team player.
Strong organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple parallel projects and keep to deadlines.
Proactive leader who takes initiative and demonstrates a high level of accountability.
Familiar with open-source oriented technologies and architectures.
Track record of strong collaboration with cross-functional teams.
Effective and clear communication skills - both to internal teams, external stakeholders, and merchants.