Technical Product Manager

| Chicago

SpotHero is seeking a Technical Product Manager who will be foundational in building out a new hardware product. We marry the craft of User Research, both qualitative and quantitative, with amazing fast paced execution to form the best Product & Design team around.

 

Our product management team solves incredibly hard problems each and every day to create an experience for our customers that strives to be nothing short of breathtaking. We have incredibly high standards, especially when it comes to our team.

 

Who we are: SpotHero is a fast-growing market leader disrupting the mobility space. Drivers across the nation use the SpotHero mobile app, website, and connected car integrations to reserve convenient, affordable parking. Parking companies rely on us to help them reach new customers while optimizing their business. We connect the dots with cutting-edge technology, delivering value to both sides of this exciting, evolving marketplace.

 

What will you do?

  • Lead the research, ideation, and creation of Vision, Roadmap, and backlog for our new garage access system to create a frictionless experience.
  • Lead the product development of the hardware solutions to build the future of mobility.
  • Determine the best experience for users to get in and out of parking facilities.
  • Effectively communicate strategy with all internal business stakeholders and engineering management team.
  • Collaborate with hardware partners on product development to help create the best user experiences for parkers, fleets and autonomous vehicles.
  • Partner with UX Design, Marketing, Engineering, and Sales to deliver the best product for our customers, partners, and internal team.
  • Champion and lead growth optimizations that will maximize product performance.
  • Create innovative products and features that leverage our unique position in a multi-sided marketplace.
  • Glean insights about our users from qualitative and quantitative research.
  • Formulate and test hypotheses based on user research and behavioral analytics.
  • Be an industry thought leader, participating in public speaking events and panels to showcase integrations as a leader in transportation, mobility, and technology.


You are:

  • An analytics-driven Product Manager. Nothing excites you more than improving conversion, retention, and purchasing frequencies via hardware that reduces friction and drives reengagement.
  • A researcher, fond of: planning and moderating usability tests, A/B testing, site surveys. You’ll need to interpret results and surface learnings to the organization.
  • Fluent in communication and comfortable working with engineering and design teams.
  • Have exceptional organizational skills, possessing strong presentation and verbal & written communication skills.
  • Key Attributes:
    • A Curious and Hungry Learner
    • A Problem Finder
    • Tenacious
    • Able to collaborate
    • You own your work


Prerequisites

  • 5+ years of experience in a hardware based consumer product (if not, still apply and convince us you’re a great fit).
  • Experience in communications and image recognition.
  • A background in IOT to help engineers build POCs and next generation solutions.
  • You can function as “full stack” and are able to create anything from a vision to roadmap to backlog of stories.

 

What we are offering:

  • Career game changer – A truly unique experience to work for a fast growing startup in a role with unlimited potential for growth.
  • Excellent benefits – We cover 90% of Medical Premiums, 50% of Dental & Vision Premiums, and offer company sponsored Life Insurance.
  • Flexible PTO policy, generous parental leave, and great work/life balance – We value and support each individual team member.
  • Fun perks like snacks, catered lunches, happy hours, wellness programs, and SpotHero swag.
  • Annual parking stipend (duh – we help people park!).
  • The opportunity to collaborate with fun, innovative, and passionate people in a casual, yet highly productive atmosphere.
  • A workplace recognized as the Best Consumer Web Company by Built in Chicago, Top Company Culture by Entrepreneur, a Top Workplace by Chicago Tribune, and one of Chicago’s Best Places to Work for Women Under 35 by Crain’s Chicago Business.

 

Steps to apply: 

Please include any, LinkedIn profile and (especially) any project that you’re particularly proud of. We love seeing work that others loved working on.

 

NOTE:

  • You must be legally authorized to work in the US. Unfortunately, the company is unable to support sponsorships at this time.
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Location

Our brand new, custom built office is located in the heart of the Loop, close to the Brown, Orange, Pink, Purple, and Red Lines.

An Insider's view of SpotHero

What’s the vibe like in the office?

There's a lot of collaboration and positive energy throughout the entire day at SpotHero. There are a lot of funny people that work at SpotHero; it's hard to get through the day without a few genuine hearty laughs, which is a really fun way to take a break from being nose deep in a project.

Michelle

Account Executive

How does the company support your career growth?

There’s so much room to grow at SpotHero. From the very beginning, I was encouraged to think about my career goals and steps I could take towards achieving them. I recently made the transition to a new team, and everyone has been incredibly supportive as I learn a new skill set and look to further grow my career!

Maggie

Digital Marketing Specialist

What are SpotHero Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Acme co. sponsors family oriented events Annually.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings once per month.
Promote from within

Additional Perks + Benefits

Fantastic Eats - Take a break and enjoy some grub with the team, catered weekly from your favorite Chicago spots. For a midday pick me up, choose from our endless variety of snacks or our cold brew on tap. • Team Events - From WhirlyBall and ice skating to rooftop happy hours and spontaneous ice cream parties - we're always looking for new ways to have fun together! • Casual Work Environment - Be comfortable while you work. Take a nap if you need it or squeeze in a few yoga poses between meetings. • Employee Wellness Program. We encourage work/life balance through financial wellness talks, meditation sessions, and mind & body nutrition education. Plus, we encourage our team to get out and give back to our local community. • Professional Development. We support personal and professional development through mentorship programs, diversity & inclusion trainings, and learning how to work with one another based on our personality types.

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