Product Manager

DZone is looking for an experienced Product Manager who will define and lead our product strategy for our AnswerHub product line! In this role you will be analyzing our market and competitive conditions, laying out a product vision that is differentiated and delivers unique value based on customer needs and market dynamics.

As Product Manager you will play the leading role for the AnswerHub product, and will be responsible for the strategy, roadmap, and feature definition of this product. You will be the internal voice of the customer - bringing passion, bold innovation, and a high design bar to the internal teams, always starting with the customer first. You will partner with engineering, marketing, sales, and success to develop and launch new products into market. You’ll drive business case creation, interact with our key customers and deliver the product roadmap.

You will be defining the ‘why’, ‘what,’ and ‘when’ of the product that the engineering team will build, work with marketing to define GTM strategies, train the sales team, and work with customer success to ensure that our product is superior in market and drives business growth.

Responsibilities

  • Define Product Strategy and Build Roadmap - Drive innovation, definition, deliverables planning and design of the AnswerHub releases and product features to deliver to our customers. Requires challenging all members of cross-functional team (engineering, design, etc.) to think boldly and creatively and then to funnel that energy into concrete products and execution plans to deliver to market.
  • Serve as the agile Product Owner, defining features and requirements that keep the backlog ready for engineering to scope and implement.
  • Perform customer interviews (internal and external) to constantly seek ways we can improve our product and delight our customers with new and/or updated features.
  • Plan and Manage the Releases of AnswerHub, working with engineering on scheduling and implementation through Agile, and training sales, marketing, and support on what features are coming and their value to our customers.
  • Perform Market and Competitive Analysis – research and monitor our market and competitors to remain differentiated and relevant, including recommending pricing changes based on changing market and product conditions.
  • Develop the business plan for the AnswerHub product, including pricing strategies, growth opportunities and goals, and GTM strategies.

Experience

  • At least 5-7 years of product management or related experience managing SaaS products.
  • MBA or Computer Science/Engineering Background is a plus.
  • A proven track record of success in working with designers, engineers, and various stakeholders to release SaaS products in an Agile environment.
  • Demonstrated strength at leading all phases of the Product Lifecycle – setting the
  • vision, roadmap planning, execution, change management, roll out planning and
  • stakeholder management
  • A solid technical background with hands-on experience in software development and web technologies like Java, JavaScript, Hibernate, and Spring.
  • Skilled at working effectively with cross functional teams and across multiple time zones and countries.
  • Demonstrable wireframing, mockup skills, and UX knowledge
  • Relentless drive for continual product improvement and deliver results that exceed quality expectations for Fortune 500 companies.
  • Relentless customer focus.
  • Possess a scrappy, entrepreneurial mindset demonstrated by creative thinking and problem solving.

Working for DZone

At DZone, “developer” is in our DNA. Our products and services are specifically focused on building and supporting great online communities for software developers. Our platform, AnswerHub, is used by the world’s largest development organizations to give both internal developers and partners a place to share technical knowledge. Among the most successful examples of developer communities hosted on AnswerHub is our own property, DZone.com, which is home to one of the world’s largest online communities for developers.

DZone has been listed in the Inc. 5000’s list of fastest growing private companies for four years running, and we are seeking great people to help us continue our rapid growth! We have helped hundreds of companies, including Amazon, Pixar, LinkedIn, GE, Microsoft, Epic Games, Splunk, and Ebay support thriving technical / developer communities with our community platform.

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