Technical Product Manager – Core Product
Whiteblock Genesis is a testing platform that enables rapid end-to-end testing of full-scale distributed systems. We cut our teeth on blockchain and decentralized peer-to-peer software, and we’re quickly expanding into other domains. Whiteblock is looking for an experienced Technical Product Manager to own the definition of the Genesis platform’s core featureset. This person will help facilitate our product launch, and will eventually be in a position to coordinate between future members of the product team who will be focused on delivering customized versions of the core product to new domains.
Whiteblock is increasingly becoming a remote workplace, and this is a remote-friendly role.
- Own the product definition for the core Genesis platform
- Write technical specifications for customer-facing portions of the product
- Design and monitor metrics collection to better understand how our users engage with our product, their underlying needs, and how well our product addresses those needs
- Conduct regular user and market research to identify the needs of our user community and ensure that the product is meeting those needs
- Maintain and groom the product-focused portions of the engineering backlog
- Participate in sprint planning and review sessions to fulfill the Product Owner persona from a typical scrum team
- Conduct User Acceptance Testing prior to release to ensure that delivered software meets acceptance criteria
- Consult with Marketing to help educate potential users about our product
Bottom line up front: We want someone who can fulfill the responsibilities outlined above, and we’re excited to consider people from all walks of life for this role.
We recognize however that many people avoid applying for jobs based on a strict reading of the “Requirements” section found in traditional job posts, and we hate to think that we’d be missing out. To make things more clear we’ve organized this section into two parts. First, the things that we’re not willing to compromise on, and second, our best guess at the skills and experience that the most ideal candidate might bring to the table.
- Excellent written and verbal English communication skills
- Excellent time management and prioritization skills
- Experience with customer-facing software requirements discovery
Desired skills and experience:
- B.S. degree in Computer Science or other similar degree program, or alternatively at least four years of work experience in a role typically held by someone with this educational background
- At least one year of professional Software Engineering experience
- At least three years of Product Management experience, or five years of experience in an Engineering Management role
- Experience designing and analyzing automated metrics collection for an active user base of a technology-focused SaaS product
- Experience with testing of distributed systems as part of a software engineering team
Whiteblock is building the distributed web.
Our company specializes in all aspects of engineering high-performing distributed systems. Whiteblock provides the expertise and tooling needed to solve difficult problems within P2P distributed systems. From ideation and prototyping to testing and benchmarking, Whiteblock helps the builders of today create the systems of tomorrow.
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