Simply put, BPTN is growing! As a start-up, we’ve experienced tremendous growth over the past few years, so it only makes sense that we expand the dream team! This is where you come in. As our Product Manager, you’ll be responsible for the product Software development lifecycle, ideally in multiple industries, as well as in coaching and developing people. If you’re ready to bring your adept agile delivery strategies and excellent “Shift-Left'' Verification and Validation (V&V) techniques and practices, own the risk profile of product features, and be accountable for the launch readiness recommendation of BPTN products and services, we need you!
The Senior Product Manager will play a critical role in defining, communicating, and executing the product vision and strategy on a platform that will feature multiple products under its umbrella. Everything you do will help the company meet its objective of supporting Black tech professionals by connecting them to the resources they need to succeed. In the larger BPTN team, you’ll experience what it’s like to work in a supportive community of people who are all striving for excellence. With an attentive Senior Leadership Team, you’ll feel valued, heard, and recognized at every stage in your workflow. In addition, there are ongoing development opportunities for you to grow as a professional and reach new levels.
You will succeed because you are inspired by our mission to provide black professionals in tech access to a strong peer network, senior executive sponsorship, and skill-building to support their development.
In this role, you will:
? Collaborate with our Product Strategy, Customer Experience and Sales Department in building the strategy necessary to launch BPTN Products and services from scratch.
? Prioritize the user experience above all else, by understanding our membership’s needs via user research (including collecting feedback) and testing, as well as leveraging our rich data to make informed decisions.
? Become an authority on BPTN’s business and product needs, and you will identify business opportunities through a use of research and engagement with our audiences
? Execute at a fast pace with a focus on user experience, impact, and learning. ? Define, understand, and improve key funnels and metrics. You’re excited about the business impact of your work, and can work collaboratively with key stakeholders from finance to go-to-market teams.
? Own features and growth experiments end-to-end, including writing product specs, driving cross functional execution, making thoughtful product decisions along the way, and sharing insights and results throughout the company.
? Demonstrate complete ownership of the product throughout its lifecycle including concept, design, development, and product launch.
? Actively participate in software requirements definition, providing feedback, and identifying areas of risk
? Coordinate with Product team and BPTN stakeholders on test strategies, product release timelines and raise any risks
? Bachelor or Master’s in information technology, Computer Science or another related field.
? 4-5 years of experience leading major product initiatives across consumer or direct-to-customer business products. You can take rough themes and big ideas and turn them into a roadmap of features, experiments, and research with minimal guidance.
? Excellent understanding of SDLC, software architecture, and modern product methodologies (Lean, HCD, etc.) honed through countless product releases.
? Experience with product analytics and growth tools beyond Google Analytics (e.g.Mixpanel, Amplitude, Segment, Braze, Taplytics, Tableau, Heap, etc).
? Proven track record in defining and launching high quality, high impact platform and/or consumer products.
? Degree in or emphasizing Innovation, Product Design, Engineering or a related field, or equivalent work experience in a technical product domain.
? Deep expertise in leading Agile product builds and strong history of collaboration with designers, user researchers, developers and QAs.
? You are familiar with quality process for solutions across all parts of an Agile software development lifecycle, starting from validating features, epics and stories through verification of features through formal acceptance testing and deliver excellent features to market
? You are comfortable participating in the design and execution of delivery strategy (e.g., test plans, test documentation, release readiness, etc.) within cross-functional agile product teams
? You are familiar with analyzing business, functional, technical requirements, test results, generating test reports, identifying defects and/or anomalies, and fine-tuning test data or test cases
? You are able to deliver communications that are clear, concise and effective, both written and verbal to get your ideas across and get buy-in if needed.
? You have basic organizational skills, work ethic, and passion to deliver on commitments
? You’re able to work effectively in a team with minimal supervision; having led small teams of technologists/developers/etc.
? You have a basic understanding of SDLC, software architecture, and modern product methodologies (Lean, HCD, etc.) honed through countless product releases
– 1-week company closure in November to re-energize after BFUTR Summit
– 2-week office closure for December holidays
– 3 weeks paid vacation
– $500 – $750 Lifestyle spending account
– 2 paid mental health days
– 5 paid bereavement days
– Competitive salary based on experience and qualifications
– Extensive Health Benefits
– Flexible work hours
– Hybrid role (work from anywhere in North America)
– Group retirement savings and employer matched RRSP contributions
– Supplemental Maternity & Parental leave top-up benefit: duration of 20 weeks, top-up 80% of base salary.