Software Product Manager

| Greater NYC Area
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About Giant Machines

Giant Machines is a software engineering company in New York City that builds new products for our clients utilizing creative engineering, strategic product thinking, and a shoulder-to-shoulder, collaborative approach. We have a proven record of success, building innovative and ambitious products for our clients at a speed and scale atypical for the industry. Our client projects range from helping early-stage startups build a first POC to launching impactful enterprise applications across industries including financial services, healthcare, airlines, eCommerce, and more. 

About the role

We’re looking for an experienced Software Product Manager to join our product team, and help our clients define their vision and deliver impactful products. The role requires cross-functional leadership across client management, product strategy & visioning, UX/UI design, engineering, testing, and deployment of web and mobile software applications. 

What you’ll do

  • Take ownership over execution and delivery of the client’s product vision 
  • Drive discovery sessions with business stakeholders, conduct interviews, and define qualitative and quantitative goals to arrive at a shared vision of success
  • Advocate and educate our clients and internal teams on modern, agile-based product management methodologies
  • Translate product vision into detailed user personas, use cases, flow diagrams, and business & technical requirements
  • Partner closely with in-house design to produce clickable wireframes & prototypes
  • Serve as client advocate when collaborating with internal teams, responsible for aligning design & engineering decisions with our clients’ vision of success
  • Serve as Giant Machines’ advocate when collaborating with external teams by accurately representing our capabilities, vision, timelines, dependencies, and prioritization
  • Day-to-day project management, including work plan development, project roadmapping, and managing project tracking tools (e.g. JIRA)
  • Run daily standups, iteration planning meetings (IPMs), and conduct demos of design & technical deliverables

What we seek in a candidate

  • 3-5+ years of experience creating, shipping, and managing digital products
  • Autonomous and resourceful working style - takes initiative to engage challenges, solve problems, and consistently deliver value without explicit direction
  • Conscious listener and thoughtful communicator
  • Proficient knowledge of technical concepts related to software application development
  • User-centric product approach, with an eye for modern UX/UI design standards
  • Working knowledge of Agile/Scrum framework
  • Prior experience managing web-based project management tools (JIRA, Trello, etc.)
  • Consulting/client services experience a plus

Recruitment Agencies:  Giant Machines does not accept unsolicited agency resumes and will not be held responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.


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Location

Our office is located in a beautiful, historic building downtown in the heart of the Financial District. Accessible by ①②③ 🅡🅦 ④⑤ 🅐🅒🅔 PATH & Ferry

What are Giant Machines Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Giant Machines participates in volunteer activities such as Citymeals on Wheels
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Acme Co. provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Summer hours.
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Free catered lunch for the team where we all eat together away from our desks.
Game Room
Our game room includes Ping Pong, Shuffle Board.
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Our mentorship program includes 1-to-1 program, Career mentoring and Leadership mentoring.
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

CLIENTS
Our clients are financial institutions large and small, including banks, brokers, and startups. While working with us, you'll get to collaborate with highly skilled, highly motivated designers and developers.

APPROACH
Our approach is user-focused, design forward. Our applications are well thought out, beautiful products that are also technically sound, well documented, and performant. The applications we build support many different types of financial professionals, including traders, business analysts, and C-suite executives.

CULTURE
Our culture is deeply collaborative. We pair program, host lunch-and-learns, have group discussions and work very closely together. Our developers learn more, solve more interesting problems, push more production code, and build more software in their first year at Giant Machines than they would anywhere else.

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