Job Postings - June 26

6/26/2010 07:27:00 PM by Travis Jensen |


Product Manager

Company: HireVue


Who we are:
Come find out what the excitement is all about in the Video Interviewing industry! We are HireVue, a fast paced company with solutions and technology that are changing the face of hiring while delivering a hard dollar ROI in less than (30) days to our customers. We have grown every year and have now completed interviews in over 100 countries. By joining HireVue, a venture backed company, you can be one of the early industry evangelists that will change the game by connecting hiring managers, candidates, executives and recruiters to the information they need to make the best, most informed, hiring decision while saving money. Saving money is our #1 value proposition, which in this current economy is a great position.
What you’ll be doing:
This is an extremely entrepreneurial position and requires the decision making, work ethic and tenacity of an entrepreneur. You will be asked to do A LOT! But in general, you will focus on three main functions:
1.    Product Definition and Development – Explore both market and customer drivers that should shape the product. Analyze, prioritize and define them as product requirements then work with the development team to build and launch them.
2.    Internal Support – Provide documentation and training to internal teams to understand product features and functionality so that they can be sold and supported.
3.    Marketing & Sales Support – Assist marketing with product release notes, whitepapers, webinars and campaigns to promote HireVue’s solutions. Support the sales team by assisting with responses to RFIs and RFPs and assisting with sales presentations and product demonstrations.
To successfully execute these three functions you will need to:
  • Roadmap Planning: Develop comprehensive product plans, which incorporate customer requirements, define the competitive arena, and establishes the objectives, strategies, and actions required to achieve business goals. Contribute to the overall business and marketing strategy in your areas of focus.
  • Requirements Gathering: Employ various approaches to gathering requirements including competitive and market analyses, user behavioral analysis, understanding of emerging technologies, interviews, focus groups, structure analysis, storyboarding and more.
  • Requirements Specification: Prioritize and manage the scope of each product release to deliver key capabilities on time and on budget, while balancing the needs of various organizations, including marketing, sales, engineering, support and operations.
  • Cross-Team Leadership: Act as the internal and external authority and advocate for your given area of focus. Act as the main interface to Engineering for requirements definition and release planning. Lead and coordinate the service launch across all organizations.
  • Marketing Support: Work closely with Marketing and the VP of Product Management in crafting appropriate product positioning. Manage the development and execution of the overall go-to-market strategy for each new product and feature (alpha/beta/launch/support).
  • Support Sales: Answer RFPs, RFIs, create proposals, develop and deliver formal presentations to clients and prospects.
  • Education: Responsible for educating the entire value-chain within HireVue and intended customers on the value proposition and intended use for new capabilities.
  • Customer and Sales Support: Provide product expertise to customers/prospects in support of marketing, sales and implementation activities as required.
  • User Experience: Work closely with customers and internal teams to ensure the best possible user experience.
  • Competitive Analysis: Research and maintain product and feature level competitive intelligence.
  • Manage Expectations: Command a full understanding of the intended solution and negotiate software development priorities with departmental stakeholders in executive management, marketing, sales, services, product development, architecture, and production operations. 
  • Define Test Cases: Work with Quality Assurance to define test cases and perform first and second line testing.
  • New Release Communication: Present new release functionality via release notes, customer webinar/live meetings and internal review sessions to market the new release to customers.
  • Bugs: Oversee the execution of feature prioritization/triage with Engineering partners.
What you need:
  • Minimum of 5 years product management or equivalent experience delivering software, software as a service, or high-technology products. Previous product management responsibility in the field of HR technology highly desired.
  •  Minimum of 3 years product, program, and/or project management experience in leading cross-functional teams in delivery of major new products or services.
  •  B.S. or B.A. Required, MBA preferred.
  • Experience developing HR related solutions a plus.
  • Experience with internet based video delivery.
  •  Familiarity with multimedia architectures including: Windows Media, Quicktime, Real Media, and Flash.
  • Strong working knowledge of agile, iterative development processes.
  • Strong technical understanding of Internet technologies.
  •  Familiarity with PHP, Java, XML and HTML.
  • Desktop publishing skills highly desirable, including familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Expertise with MS Powerpoint, Word, Excel, Visio and Project required.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills. Ability to quickly negotiate and reach consensus across diverse groups/teams a must.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills.
  • Significant experience translating customer, market, and general business requirements into cohesive product plans and requirements with a well thought-out go-to-market plan to maximize rapid customer adoption and revenue.
  • Able to demonstrate an effective balance of business, creative and technical skills.
  • Must possess a collaborative working style and thrive in a team environment.
What's in it for you:
  •  Compensation: DOE
  •  Great Medical, Dental, and Vision benefits
  • 401k with match, and eligibility for performance based stock options
So if you are an outstanding product manager and you are ready for a new and exciting challenge with an groundbreaking company,  please apply today at:


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Creating Products that People Love

6/17/2010 03:17:00 PM by Travis Jensen |

June's quarterly meeting was really great. Steve Ballard gave a great presentation on what "User Experience" (UX) means and how that translates into better products.

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Tonight's Utah PMA Meeting

6/15/2010 04:13:00 PM by Travis Jensen |

Here's your last reminder:


Tonight is the quarterly Utah Product Management Association meeting. We look forward to seeing you there!

Argosy University (same as the last few meetings)
Rooms 328/329
121 Election Road
Draper, UT 84020

(Note on the address: Google maps doesn't point to the right location. Argosy University is in the building facing west closest to I-15 on the south side of Election Road. See the map embedded below.)


We look forward to seeing you there!
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Job Postings - June 14

6/14/2010 09:23:00 AM by Travis Jensen |

One of the big values of a local product management association is career networking. The Utah Product Managent Association wants to help with that. To that end, we will be posting local product management (and closely related) positions. To ensure we don't overwhelm anybody with too many posts, we will limit the posts to no more than one per week.

If you know of an open product management position, send it to travis+upmajobs at innerbrane dot com and we'll make sure it gets in the next post.

Mozy

Senior Product Manager (Multiple)

Contact: Lauren Day (day_lauren at emc dot com)
Are you passionate about product management? Do you want to be at the forefront of the industry with cloud computing? Mozy is looking for senior product managers to help define and drive its next generation of services. Mozy is a rapidly growing cloud services company dedicated to helping protect, organize and enrich your most important information. The Mozy online backup service today protects over 25 petabytes of information, serving both consumers and businesses around the world. As a product manager, you will be responsible for defining and prioritizing future Mozy services, collecting requirements, defining roadmaps and driving the business forward. You will work side by side with a talented engineering group and build on the foundation of a successful cloud business. You should be highly analytical, have strong communications skills, be able to multi-task between feature details and the big picture, and have a passion for building a business in a fast-moving environment and industry .

Key responsibilities include:

  • Drive end-to-end product management for new and existing services, including product planning, positioning and competitive analysis
  • Partner closely with engineering, operations and marketing teams to define the business strategy, value propositions and key scenarios for a product roadmap while making feature and schedule tradeoff decisions

Qualifications:

We are looking for a highly motivated, results-driven strategic thinker, who has strong business, marketing and technical skills. You should have demonstrated expertise in product management including product planning and positioning. In addition, you should demonstrate:


  • Solid cross-group collaboration skills and have a history of working with external partners on business and technical issues
  • Strong analytical skills and decision-making capabilities
  • Proven verbal and written communications skills
  • True passion for their work and desire to make their projects succeed
  • Confidence as a leader of agile organizations that are ready for change based on customer requirements, market conditions and company strategy.
  • Recent experience leading a major product marketing/management function is highly desirable
  • Ability to work effectively with and influence engineering and marketing stakeholders; Strong executive presence and professional maturity
  • Problem solving skills and the ability to work with senior leaders to establish strategies
  • At least 5-7 years experience in product management, project management and/or program management. 
  • The ideal candidate will also have experience with product planning and product marketing.


BA/BS required. MBA preferred.
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June Roundtable Lunch

6/04/2010 12:13:00 PM by Travis Jensen |

The Utah Product Management Association (UPMA) Rountable Luncheon is this Thursday, June 10th, starting at 11:30AM. This is an opportunity for us to get to know each other, ask questions, and give input to the future of UPMA. It is also an opportunity to commiserate with other product managers.

We will be meeting at China House at 177 West 12300 South, Draper, UT (facing West on 123rd South just off of I-15 toward South Jordan)

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June Utah PMA Location Details

6/04/2010 12:01:00 PM by Travis Jensen |

As promised in the earlier post about the June 15th (note the Tuesday this month!) meeting, here are the details about where:

Argosy University (same as the last few meetings)
Rooms 328/329
121 Election Road
Draper, UT 84020

(Note on the address: Google maps doesn't point to the right location. Argosy University is in the building facing west closest to I-15 on the south side of Election Road. See the map embedded below.)


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We look forward to seeing you there!
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