Location: Washington, DC
Enovational Corp is a fast growing technology startup building web and mobile applications. We specialize in delivering award-winning user experiences paired with solid technology, as both client solutions and our own consumer products. And we believe our successes come from our teamwork and mutual respect for each other’s talents and unique perspectives.
So when we say we are looking for a Product Manager, yes, you will gather requirements, guide design and user experience, and help populate our product backlogs with user stories, but we’re also looking for your creative and analytic input on how to build better products and re-engineer their underlying business processes for the benefit of both the end-users and our clients’ organizations.
What you might do on any given day:
- Interface with clients and end-users to identify challenges and opportunities for improvement in existing processes and solutions.
- Research, understand, and document external and organizational requirements for our clients—anything from organizational security requirements to Section 508 and accessibility guidelines.
- Translate ideas and requirements into user stories that will guide our development team in not only what to build, but also provide context as to who will be using the various features and why.
- Create artifacts such as process maps and wireframes to communicate interface and workflow needs to our team and clients.
- Collaborate with analysts, designers, and/or developers on research activities, strategy sessions, ideation, design, and product testing.
- Facilitate meetings, workshops, and discussions with our team and clients to help us find balance between user wants, client needs, technical level of effort, and timelines.
- Work closely with the development lead to help create and manage release and iteration plans.
- Assist in the planning and execution of User Acceptance Testing (UAT) including communicating outcomes and integrating feedback into the agile sprint process.
- Work closely with other product managers to create new deliverable templates and coordinate schedules for team members who provide cross-project expertise.
We’re a small team so there will be a lot of getting-it-done without worrying about who is “supposed” to do it. So in addition to bringing your product management talents to the table, you will also help your team with other types of work, such as:
- Project Management - Presenting project status reports and facilitating product demos for our team and clients.
- Business Development - Writing proposals that tackle the various requirements and provide new insights on how we could take their product even a step further.
- Usability Testing - Assist in the design and execution of usability tests, analysis of results, and creation of finding and recommendations documentation including user stories, presentations, and reports.
We think you’ll enjoy working with our team if you:
- Are a natural storyteller and love finding ways of describing real human needs and interactions in plain language.
- Try to put yourself in other people’s shoes and mindsets so you can identify and understand their biggest pain points and greatest delights.
- Are a perpetual learner and excited to learn about and try out new technologies, processes, and ideas.
- Take initiative, aren’t afraid to fail, ask thoughtful questions, and constantly seek better ways of working and communicating.
- Use your problem-solving and critical thinking skills to question assumptions and find better ways to work and communicate.
- Have a positive yet practical attitude; You are willing to take on any task that might help take one of our products a little further.
This position might not be for you if you:
- Want to focus on system requirements without diving into process re-engineering
- Aren't comfortable working directly with clients and users, and not willing to travel to Maryland or DC to meet with them in person
- Prefer owning a project individually rather than working collaboratively
- Work better in structured environments and have trouble with ambiguity and uncertainty
If you’re interested in applying:
Our ideal candidate is going to hold a bachelor’s degree and have at least 2 years of experience in analysis and has some experience working in an agile development environment. We’re a growing company and care very much about creating an amazing work environment with great growth opportunities, and hope that you’ll join us early on and help shape a bright and exciting future for our ambitious company.
To apply, fill out the form below and submit:
- Your resume.
- Examples of product interfaces or deliverables you have created in the past--either in an product manager, user experience, or business analyst role.
- A cover letter telling us about projects you helped reshape or re-engineer, ideas you had for previous projects that never made it to fruition, or simply describe why you want this job.
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