Lead Technical Product Manager (remote)

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About Thoughtworks
We are a global software consultancy and a community of passionate, purpose-led individuals. We think disruptively to deliver technology to address our clients' toughest challenges, all while seeking to revolutionize the IT industry and create positive social change.

Our Lead Technical Product Manager is a subject matter expert on designing and building software as products (usually APIs and Delivery Infrastructure). You will be working with clients across a variety of sectors and making sure the business-critical software solutions we develop delivers real business value every time. You will need to know; modern technologies but also have a product mindset, ability to prioritize new features, define a product and what it is not, work with other teams to validate the service’s usefulness and drive adoption, manage delivery, manage stakeholders and manage the team’s NPS. A core function of this role is stakeholder management and prioritization.

You’ll spend time on the following:

  • Analyze customer and business requirements to understand the underlying intent
  • Translate epics into stories to enable development teams to understand scope. Prepare user stories to support iterative delivery of the product.
  • Understand technical implications of features and how to break down into stories that adhere to the INVEST principles
  • Outline clear acceptance criteria, to clearly communicate the definition of “done”.
  • Facilitate and lead workshops/discussions that;
    • Generate ideas and content for solutions
    • Unearth clients pain points  
    • Validate business opportunities
  • Ability to guide incremental delivery of a complex modernization project
  • Drive the pace and quality of decisions on the software delivery team
  • Model business value streams relevant to the product
  • Review the product roadmap with key stakeholders
  • Determine product priorities, including new features and defect fixes
  • Own the software documentation ie API documentation
  • Advocate and evangelize Agile, Lean, and Continuous Delivery and Analysis best practices
  • Define key objectives and ‘to-be” state, identify success factors, and comprehend constraints, challenges, and risks
  • Lead by example to showcase ThoughtWorks unique product thinking and differentiating capabilities in client / partner / multi-vendor environments.

Here’s what we’re looking for:

  • Demonstrated experience working successfully with cross-functional teams to deliver software
  • Strong facilitation, prioritization, and influencing skills
  • Strong communication skills, listens and shares information
  • SQL experience and familiar with modern technologies such as AWS, Azure or GCP
  • Experience in (one of) DevOps, Application Modernization, Platform Engineering or Developer Experience
  • Experience with modeling business processes using a variety of tools and techniques
  • Orchestrate collaboration by removing roadblocks and fostering communication
  • Experience as a trusted and valued partner of the product owner to business stakeholders
  • Experience prioritizing competing demands and obtaining buy-in from stakeholder(s)
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and resolve conflict with stakeholder(s)
  • Ability to articulate the “big picture” of the solution to delivery and client teams to understand cross functional inter-dependencies and impact
  • Demonstrated ability to understand and explain issues from both a technical and a business functional point of view
  • Openness to contradictory opinions and flexible in your thinking
  • A willingness to jump into projects and complex environments to make sense of ambiguous details in multiple domains
A few important things to know:While we’ve traditionally been a traveling consultancy, travel is not required for this role at the moment. We anticipate the need for travel to our client locations in the future when it’s deemed safe. 
 
Candidates must possess work authorization that does not require H-1B visa sponsorship by ThoughtWorks or dependent EAD.
 

Not quite ready to apply? Or maybe this isn’t the right role for you? That’s OK, you can stay in touch with AccessThoughtworks, our learning community (click "contact me about recruitment opportunities" to hear about jobs in the future).

It is the policy of Thoughtworks, Inc. to provide a work environment free of discrimination. The Company will take affirmative action to ensure applicants and Thoughtworks employees are treated without regard to race, color, religion, sex/gender, national origin, ethnic origin, veteran or military status, family or marital status, disability, genetic information, age, sexual orientation, gender expression or gender identity. This also includes individuals who are perceived to have any of the aforementioned attributes. Thoughtworks will adhere to all federal, state, and municipal laws and regulations governing employment.

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Location

Across from Chicago's iconic Millennium Park, our office offers indescribable lake views and access to some of the city's greatest attractions.

What are ThoughtWorks Perks + Benefits

ThoughtWorks Benefits Overview

Personal development programs and training tailored to the career path that you choose
Allowances for books, conferences & training, cell phone, local transit, and high-speed internet
Opportunities for global assignments/travel
Internal conferences & community events

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Employee-led and driven groups created as a way to help connect underrepresented employees with each other for support, networking, and relationship building.
Daily sync
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Diversity, equity, and inclusion have the power to create transformative social change.
Unconscious bias training
An interactive session where participants will learn what unconscious bias is, where it comes from, how to spot it, and how it can have an impact in the workplace.
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Communities of passionate individuals committed to growing diversity, equity and inclusion at ThoughtWorks
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
We strive to be equitable, reflective, and inclusive of the society we live in. Home to all: regardless of age, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender, religion, disability, background or identity.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Mental Health Benefits
Behavioral Health Program is a free, confidential service to all employees to help with everything from mindfulness and managing stress to planning your new home purchase.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401K with Employer Match up to $4500/Year. Roth (post-tax) and Traditional (pre-tax) options available.
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
All permanent employees are granted Stock Appreciation Rights (SARs) upon their hire date.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
$100/year for parenting classes
Generous Parental Leave
Birth mothers are eligible for twelve (12) weeks. Birth fathers, adoptive parents or parent through surrogacy are eligible for (6) weeks.
Remote Work Program
While we’ve traditionally been a traveling consultancy, travel is not required at the moment. We anticipate the need for travel to our client locations in the future when it’s deemed safe.
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Generous Vacation Accrual Beginning Day 1 with Year-Over-Year Rollover
Sabbatical
12 week paid sabbatical after 10 years of employment
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
7 personal/sick days per year
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Up to $130/month to cover public transportation and bicycle expenses when working in your home office.
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Employees get free lunches on Friday when in their home office.
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
$1650/year to support your unique career development needs
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
Online course subscriptions available

Additional Perks + Benefits

Allowances for books, conferences, cell phone, local transit, and high-speed internet
Personal development programs and training tailored to the career path that you choose

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