Senior Product Manager - littleBits
Published
October 26, 2018
Location
New York City, New York
Job Type
Category

Description

We design. We build. We code. We think. We craft. We engineer. We teach. We learn. We invent.

At littleBits, we’re on a mission to empower everyone to create inventions, large and small, with our platform of easy-to-use electronic building blocks. And we believe this mission starts with you. When you join the team, you’ll enter a workspace that encourages innovation, creative expression, teamwork and transparency. We also encourage spontaneous sing-a-longs, furry friends, roaming robots, and lots of laughs. If you are genuinely excited about our mission, and about working with a smart, dedicated and talented group of inventors, artists and doers, we want you on our team!

Job Description

Product Management at littleBits is different: we build software that interacts with modular, internally designed hardware. We blend software and hardware to craft engaging experiences for kids and educators. Our team is on a mission to build a platform that will support both. Your job is to help us define and build this platform and the experiences that it enables.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work with a cross-functional team to design, develop and launch digital/software experiences for our physical products. This cross-functional team includes Design (software & physical), Software Engineering, and Hardware Engineering
  • Create, synthesize, and maintain product charters, feature backlogs, roadmaps based on interactions with business stakeholders, customers, and other cross-functional teammates
  • Manage the roadmaps for specific product areas in Jira: features, bugs, chores, and align the team on feature prioritization given software engineering resource constraints
  • Maintain product documentation including but not limited to functional requirements, timelines, sprint planning, & retrospectives.
  • Run and participate in user testing sessions and incorporate that feedback into designs
  • Lead the cross-functional team through standard Agile ceremonies (sprint planning, sprint reviews, retrospectives, etc)
  • Identify, prioritize and run tests designed to increase engagement

Job Requirement

  • A minimum of 6+ years in software product management
  • Expert with Agile methodologies and leading software products throughout entire lifecycle
  • Experience analyzing market data, identifying/tracking KPI’s, and identifying new functional areas for product development
  • Demonstrated ability to empathize with customers, articulate their pain-points and drive requirements from them
  • Ability to self-prioritize and handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Demonstrated experience breaking down complex problems into small, well-defined analytical pieces to support Designers, Engineers, and other squad team members throughout the product development life cycle
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Experience managing expectations with multiple stakeholders and leading cross-functional teams
  • Comfortable with numbers, generating reports, SQL and basic statistical analysis
  • Experience with software-hardware products a nice to have

THE PERKS YOU’LL ENJOY AT littleBits:

  • Being part of an awesome team that keeps playful inventing at the heart of all we do
  • Sweeping views of the Hudson, a tricked-out office and fully stocked kitchen
  • All the oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers, microscopes, microchips, soldering irons, laser cutters, 3D printers, craft supplies and googly eyes you could ever want
  • Benefits including medical, dental, vision, pre-tax commuter discounts, FSA, paid family leave , and 401(K) with an abbreviated waiting period
  • Stock options that go along with a high-growth, well-funded startup
  • Flexible working hours and an unlimited vacation and sick day policy
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