SR PRODUCT MANAGER

| Chicago
  • We’re here to ensure the advertising industry and the people in it are healthy and engaging positively and effectively with those around them. We’re here, ultimately, to improve the lives of people working in the media industry. And we take our responsibility seriously.
     

    ABOUT THE ROLE

    Centro is looking for Senior Technical Product Management, the successful candidate will be steeped in the world of advertising technology, with a strong connection to Engineering. The role will have a direct impact on growing the business by helping to evolve data capabilities of Basis Platform.   Applicants for this role should be highly knowledgeable about digital media, big data, data warehousing, BI applications, and operational monitoring. They should also be very confident in their ability to apply their product management skills immediately. The successful candidate for this position should have a strong background in product management and software development, with a focus on service-oriented architecture and customer success.

     

    CORE RESPONSIBILITIES

     

    Know the Business

    • Deep understanding of online advertising, media, and Centro’s business model in particular.
    • Understand the business and how each Platform solution contributes to our success.

     

    Collaborate very closely with Engineering, QA and Operations teams

    • Communicate roadmap and features clearly in writing as well as verbally, erring on the side of clarity
    • Work with QA continuously to continuously maintain a high quality of software delivery for Platform
    • Ensure new features can be managed and configured by the Operations team with necessary flexibility to support feature adoption and success with customers
    • Support cross-functional efforts on the continuous and varying scaling needs of the Platform that arise from growth in the business

     

    Working with Stakeholders

    • Work closely with external stakeholders, integration partners and Platform clients, to gather business needs and understand the product landscape
    • Work closely with internal stakeholders, senior leaders of Engineering, Product, Business, and Operations, to translate high-level business needs into manageable projects
    • Collaborate with stakeholders on product development and lead the conversation in product trade-offs among stakeholders
    • Be clear on task prioritization, logical sequences, and communicating those with internal stakeholders.
    • Create monthly product reports, compiling updates/data from all key sources

     

    SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

    • 5+ years experience working in product management with emphasis on Ad-Tech or Digital Media.
    • Proven experience of driving multiple releases of one product
    • Must have strong knowledge and experience with Relational Databases and SQL
    • Takes full responsibility and measures themselves in terms of the success of the entire product team
    • Experience writing detailed product and technical specifications
    • Capable of working with engineers about technical design tradeoffs including platforms, frameworks, scalability and performance.
    • Experience with entire development cycle or projects, and doing so in a fast-paced workplace
    • Nice to have: Experience programming in Java, Scala or Python
    • Nice to have: Experience working with Big Data technologies and workflow, including but not limited to: Kafka, Spark, Hadoop, Hive, and Impala
    • Nice to have: Experience working with data collection/visualization tools such as Elasticsearch/Kibana and Graphite/Grafana
    • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related field 

    Centro is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, gender, age, disability or any other basis protected under the law. 

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ExpressFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • Maria DBDatabases
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
    • MixpanelAnalytics
    • PixelmatorDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • Aha!Management
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • TrelloManagement
    • WordpressCMS
    • SalesforceCRM
    • Oracle EloquaLead Gen

Location

The Chicago Loop is a great place to work, located in a central area of Chicago accessible to major public transportation, dining and shopping.

An Insider's view of Centro

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Instead of balancing work and life, it’s about blending the two. As a parent, I may need to leave for part of the day or before 5. Everyone here understands and I don’t feel guilty. Even if I’m not sitting at my desk from 9-5, my work and my teams work will still be done on time. Centro is giving me the opportunity to live the best life I can.

Matt Klaers

Manager, Financial Reporting

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

There’s an incredible balance of freedom, drive, and fun that I’ve only experienced at Centro. On an engineering team retreat this summer, the plan was to code from 10 AM – 2 PM on a fun team-based competition and then go outside to enjoy the day. The team would not stop coding until 10 PM! Of course, this was followed by 6 hours of karaoke.

Mike

VP, software engineering

What are Centro Perks + Benefits

Centro Benefits Overview

While our people work to change an industry, we reward them with industry-leading perks. It’s not just about the free snacks and onsite yoga (although they help)—it’s about making sure Centrons feel happy, healthy and fulfilled when they come to work.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Centro offers each employee one day per calendar year to use for community work or volunteering opportunities. Local offices regularly organizes group volunteer activities for employees.
Partners with Nonprofits
Centro partners with local non-profit organizations to support various causes and to organize group volunteer events for employees.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Someone's primary function is managing the company's diversity and inclusion initiatives
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
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
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