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Jr. Product Manager
Minneapolis, MN  |  Hybrid, Onsite
Contract Position
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Applied on May 21, 2022
Job Id #55191 Posted March 24, 2022

Job Description: 
  • Core Platform & Operations - building platform capabilities that power client and our consumer app experience.
Project Description:
  • Product Manager joining squads that are focused on building platform capabilities, CI/CD pipelines and automated test suites.
  • The squads will help to introduce Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) approaches to the larger Digital and Technology organization.
Position Summary/Job Description:
  • Product Manager within our Core Platform & Operations portfolio focused on delivering capabilities around our CI/CD pipelines and automated test suites.
  • This role will be influential in introducing Site Reality Engineering practices to our larger organization to better the overall developer experience. 
  • Work day-to-day with a cross-functional team consisting of two squads utilizing a Kanban agile methodology.
  • This individual will help them gather requirements, craft user-stories to build out and manage the overall backlog of work.
  • Responsible for the creation of quarterly Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) and reporting on those utilizing quantitative/qualitative metrics at 30/60/90-day intervals.
  • With assistance of our Assoc.
  • Director of Product Management, the individual will craft a long-term vision for the team and assist in evangelizing this to the broader organization.
  • Individual will report directly to our Assoc.
  • Director of Product Management within the Core Platform & Operations portfolio.
Skills Overview:
What are the top five skills and number of years of experience required to perform this job?
  • Stakeholder management and experience crafting vision for complex or multiple products
  • Agile web development experience – managing product teams without direct authority
  • Lead teams to innovate and transform by embracing new ways of working 
  • Analyze product performance through qualitative and quantitative analysis tools and processes
What are some preferred/nice to have skills the manager is looking for?
  • 6 or more years of product management experience, OR experience working in web/app development
  • Experience on teams building platform capabilities, Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) approaches, CI/CD pipelines and automated test suites
  • Stakeholder management at a large enterprise
What are the soft skills that you feel candidates must-have in order to be successful in this role?
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills to communicate complex issues and influence others, including business and technical leaders
  • Experience with Objective and Key Results (OKR) methodology
  • Stakeholder management at a large enterprise
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills with the ability to use data and metrics to back up assumptions, evaluate outcomes, and challenge conventional wisdom

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact hr@horizontal.com.

All applicants applying must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment.

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