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Product Manager (Remote)

Company: ClearGov
Location: Portland
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

About ClearGov

Our mission is to create easy-to-use software to help local governments budget better. ClearGov is a rapidly-growing, venture-funded SaaS company that offers a complete Budget Cycle Management Suite including Operational, Personnel and Capital Budgeting; Digital Budget Book; and Transparency solutions. We're a mission-driven company that envisions a world where modern software enables every local government to best serve and improve its community.

Our software is utilized nationwide by hundreds of towns, cities, school districts and other local agencies who are part of the ClearGov community, and we're adding more every day. We've been named to the "GovTech 100" for five years running, and we're on BostInno's "50 On Fire" list as well. ClearGov was also named to the 2021 Inc. 5000 list (#651) of America's fastest growing companies.

The ClearGov team is a tight-knit group of talented folks who are passionate about our mission and committed to building a positive, productive company culture. We believe in a work-hard/play-hard environment, and every day, we strive to get better at our work, all while being considerate, trustworthy and transparent in everything we do.

About The Opportunity

ClearGov is looking for a Product Manager who will work closely with the Product Development team and coordinate cross-functionally to take ownership of one or more ClearGov products and ensure that it meets the needs and requirements of our Customers. The Product Manager will act as a liaison between the development team and ClearGov customers/users. They will gather and develop user stories, which describe the product from the user's perspective and use these insights to create detailed product requirement specifications. The Product Manager is responsible for managing the execution of product development, through the Agile Development process lifecycle.

The Product Manager will also act as the "go-to" resource for product expertise to provide cross-functional support, as needed, including but not limited to resolving Client Success issues, enabling product Training programs and facilitating Sales opportunities.

The ideal candidate must be a data-driven, growth-oriented contributor and a creative, out-of-the-box thinker. The position requires someone who is passionate about our mission, can learn the local government market quickly; who is fluent in Atlassian project management tools; and who has been successful managing projects from vision to launch.

This is a key role on ClearGov's product development team, one we consider critical for our future success.

Key Responsibilities:
Actively communicate and collaborate with ClearGov clients and prospective users to understand and anticipate their needs and translate them into product requirements
Collect, define and organize feature/functionality requests from internal (Sales and Client Success) and external (Customers) sources
Develop user stories and translate them into detailed product requirements specifications
Research and provide competitive insights to the product strategy team
Actively participate with product leaders to define the vision for the assigned products
Creating a detailed product road map based on this vision
Manage the feature backlog and prioritize requests based on changing requirements
Monitor and evaluate product progress at each stage of the process and effectively resolve bottleneck issues and communicate critical path priorities
Actively participate in Scrum meetings and product sprints

Critical Skills/Experience:
4+ years of product management/development or related experience
In-depth knowledge of Scrum and Agile Software Development Methodology
Proven success in managing complex, multi-faceted SaaS product development in a high-growth, early-stage environment
Superb organizational and time management skills and ability to prioritize effectively
Working knowledge of product development architecture
Proven ability to actively listen to customer input/feedback and identify solutions
Proficiency with the Attlassian product management suite, including Jira, Confluence and Trello.
Profound attention to detail and an informed POV on what makes product development work
Working knowledge of user-centered design principles and design quality standards
Excellent oral and written communication
Proven ability to work with cross-functional teams
A strong interest in the local-government space, along with the willingness and ability to get up to speed quickly on the key buyer personas and processes
A roll-up-your-sleeves, GSD approach to the day-to-day. A willingness to hustle and innovate whenever and however necessary to get important things done.

Requirements

The Ideal ClearGov Candidate:
Self-motivated, self-starter with a zeal to win
Great communicator; strong oral and written skills
Ability to think creatively and innovatively
Hands-on problem solver that enjoys cracking difficult nuts
Quick study - able to pick up and apply new concepts in a hurry
Track record of achievement
Enjoys working on and helping to build outstanding teams
Demonstrates an entrepreneurial spirit and gets stuff done
A sense of humor and doesn't take him/herself too seriously

Benefits
Competitive Salary and Equity
Quality medical, dental and vision insurance plans
Short and Long Term disability insurance
Life insurance
Onsite free gym access (COVID19 has paused this benefit)
Need time - take time unlimited vacation policy
John Hancock 401K Plan

Keywords: ClearGov, Portland , Product Manager (Remote), Executive , Portland, Maine

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