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Sr. Product Manager, API

| Greater Denver Area

Job Description

Reporting to the VP of Product, the Sr. Product Manager, API is responsible for ensuring the commercial success of the API and associated Platform Services.

The Sr. Product Manager is accountable for managing the entire lifecycle of the API and Platform Services for which they are responsible, from defining and shaping the requirements and building the business case through to product delivery, launch, and management through end-of-life. In this position, the Product Manager will also fulfill the Product Owner role on the Agile Product Team.

As a key member of the Product Management Team, the Sr. Product Manager is a critical individual contributor, leading key activities from market research through product launch and ongoing partner and sales channel support.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Be a trusted subject matter expert in the market. Must understand, in depth, the target market and user base and use this knowledge to guide product decisions.
  • Spend appropriate time speaking with developers to understand their needs around the API
  • Collaborating with the Partnerships Team and 3rd party partners to ensure the API meets the needs of these critical stakeholders
  • Interacting with internal stakeholder including product management, technical support, and sales teamsConsume secondary research from multiple industry sources
  • Assist in defining product pricing models, determining optimal pricing for each target segment.
  • Aggregate customer requests, partner requests, and general market needs and translate them into product requirements. Know when to deliver the exact thing that is requested and when there's a better but less obvious path.
  • Create detailed product specifications to illustrate product functionality including business rules, flows and use cases. Help to develop SDK documentation.
  • Clearly frame the most impactful market products for our products to solve and quantify the value of solving these problems for our target customers.
  • Own the product roadmap, clearly articulating the product vision, strategy, and go-to-market plans and ensuring these are consistently updated to reflect changing market conditions.
  • Author and prioritize User Stories in the Product Backlog to ensure a constant flow of value to market through the Agile Product Team.
  • Participate in Team Planning meetings and make yourself available to answer questions, provide feedback, clarification, and guidance during the execution of each Development Sprint.
  • Write reference applications to demonstrate the use of the API. Perform demonstrations for internal stakeholders and key customer opportunities. 
  • Conduct and manage customer feedback sessions.
  • Review and accept or reject completed work from the development team.
  • Stakeholder management across all of Daxko (parent company of Zen Planner) including Product Marketing, Technical Support, Sales, and Operations. This includes effective communication of product updates both in regular demonstrations of new functionality as well as written and spoken communications as necessary to ensure successful adoption of the product.
  • Engaging with stakeholders as required to ensure that all relevant inputs to the Product Backlog have been collected and prioritized.
  • Work across Daxko product portfolios to manage dependencies and ensure successful development of dependencies across multiple teams and backlog items and to maintain alignment to the product vision and roadmap.
  • Accelerate learning on new products by running workshops, developer previews or betas to gather developer feedback and build a strong perspective on product priorities.
  • In collaboration with stakeholders, ensure that the Product Backlog is constantly prioritized to ensure delivery of maximum business value.
  • In determining relative business value of the backlog items, use necessary inputs such as business case, customer priorities, and the need to address technical debt.

Qualifications

About You

  • Detail oriented, manages time and tools effectively, excellent internal workplace communicator
  • Excellent communicator in person, on the phone, via email, and with social
  • You have experience writing code – professionally. We are looking for someone who has written code consuming RESTful APIs. You need to know what a well-designed API looks like.
  • Not afraid of conflict – able to check your ego at the door for the benefit of the product and team
  • Able to operate in both strategic and tactical modes – manage the detail without losing sight of the big picture
  • Flexible - change and uncertainty don’t faze you

Required Skills:

  • Four-year degree required
  • 5+ years of relevant product management, product owner, or software development experience in an agile software environment including at least 2 years with RESTful APIs.
  • Must thrive in a fast-paced, time-compressed and dynamic environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Knowledge and practical experience with Agile development methodologies and Product Owner role

Preferred Skills:

  • Prior experience in the fitness industry is a plus
  • Scrum Product Owner certification a plus
  • Experience working with remote teams a plus

Additional Information

We truly care for our team members, and this is reflected through our offices, benefits, and great perks. Some of our favorites include:

  • Flexible paid time off 
  • Affordable health insurance options
  • Monthly fitness reimbursement
  • 401(k) matching
  • Casual work environment
  • Plenty of free food and caffeine

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • BootstrapLibraries
    • webpackLibraries
    • SpringFrameworks
    • Spring BootFrameworks
    • Microsoft SQL ServerDatabases
    • DynamoDBDatabases
    • SalesforceCRM

Location

We are located in the Highlands Ranch Town Center with many restaurant and shopping options! It is adjacent to the Civic Green amphitheater & library.

What are Zen Planner Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Acme employees can contribute up to $2700 annually to their FSA.
Disability Insurance
Disability insurance covers 60% of annual salary up to $7500 monthly maximum payout.
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 8 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker. Acme Co. also provides 2 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Sabbatical
Eligible employees get 20 days of paid sabbatical after their first 5 years of working at the company.
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Pet Friendly
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Zen Planner reimburses its team members up to $75 per month for monthly dues or fitness class fees.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Acme Co. offers employees professional development opportunities like Onsite training courses, The ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within

Additional Perks + Benefits

$75 per month fitness reimbursement. 4-week paid sabbatical program. Onsite fitness room with free weekly yoga classes (taught by our very own team members!). Friday team lunch, fresh fruit and healthy snacks available (along with the occasional doughnut run).

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