Technical Product Manager

| Centennial

At Workiva we create best-in-class, next-generation collaborative solutions for enterprise productivity. We pride ourselves on bringing the consumer level user experience to business users. We love our customers, and they love us back. We hire smart, talented people with a wide range of skills who are hungry to tackle some of today's most challenging problems. Workiva started with an idea: to make complex collaboration easy. Wdesk is an all in one platform that simplifies complex collaboration while keeping data in sync, thus reducing risk. Wdesk is being used by thousands of companies globally, including over 70% of the 500 largest U.S. corporations by total revenue, use Wdesk. We work on problems that allow our users to spend more time with their families.

As a Product Manager at Workiva you have a passionate interest and exceptional capabilities in the envisioning, discovery, design, and development of engaging user experiences. You thrive in a work environment that requires excellent problem-solving skills and directional autonomy, coupled with exceptional team collaboration, facilitation, and communication skills. You individually focus on applying both creative and analytical approaches to any product challenge, leveraging both your team's input and most importantly that of the user. You must be comfortable working in a fast-paced and innovative development environment embedded in a development team. An extensive understanding of contemporary user-centered design patterns and methodologies is a must. We believe product ownership is a team sport, and we only want people dedicated to delivering product in constant collaboration with UX and Engineering. Top to bottom, our R&D organization operates with industry best practices. We believe a product manager can make or break a product.

What You'll Do

  • Working with Customers directly to grok their pain
  • Working with UX to right-fit prototype and design your product (build-measure-learn)
  • Working with Engineering to plan and build your product
  • Working with QA to test and debug your product
  • Working with Marketing to position your product
  • Working with Sales to sell your product
  • Working with Services and Content to support your product
  • Working with Research to growth hack your product
  • Working with Senior Leadership to align your product vision and strategy to company objectives
  • Being a mentor and leader for your product team
  • Managing up
  • Getting your hands dirty – doing any job on the team necessary to build and ship a successful product

What We Value/What You'll Need

  • Passion – product, tech, business, user experience
  • A hustler mindset
  • Technical prowess – you don't have to be a coder, but you shouldn't be afraid of diving into technical issues
  • Leadership skills – ability to influence and inspire your team
  • Strong ability to build a product vision and communicate that vision to your team, peers, and stakeholders
  • Experience designing and writing objectives & key results (OKRs)
  • An appreciation and passion for product design
  • Subpixel attention to detail
  • Communication skills to clearly articulate and evangelize decisions
  • Self-motivation and a strong desire to make an impact at Workiva
  • Critical feedback skills (giving/receiving) that help level up design work
  • Ability to travel up to 20% to meet with customers and/or key stakeholders, product teams in other Workiva locations

Bonus points

  • Previous experience in software engineering, software support or product design
  • Experience working in an agile and/or lean development environment
  • You are a connoisseur of productivity products
  • Startup experience
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • GolangLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • Google AppEngineLanguages
    • Open SourceLanguages
    • Dart Languages
    • ReactLibraries
    • CassandraDatabases
    • Graph DatabaseDatabases

Location

Currently we have two offices in Centennial and Boulder, however, in 2018 we will be moving to a place downtown yet to be determined!
9100 East Panorama Drive, Centennial, CO 80112

Insider's spotlight

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Our Colorado offices are a particular amalgamation of customer success, professional services, & development. We collaborate well together & laugh well together. Everyone in the office takes advantage of living on the front range by being in the moment and not taking ourselves too seriously. Work hard play hard is cliche - we anything but that.

Perks of working here

401(K)
Company Outings
Dental
Flex Work Hours
Health Benefits
Stocked Kitchen
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