Groundspeak’s mission is to inspire outdoor play by turning every location into an adventure. Groundspeak operates Geocaching.com, a global community of 5 million adventure seekers playing a high-tech treasure hunt with nearly 2 million Geocaches placed around the world.
What you’ll do:
The goal of a Product Manager at Groundspeak is to build awesome products using a clever mix of creativity and quantitative decision making. You’ll work closely with all parts of the organization to prioritize, define, ship and measure product investments. You’ll engage executive management to understand our business strategy and then collaborate with our software development teams to build web, mobile and internal software offerings that achieve those objectives. To do this you will need to build great cross-functional relationships to ensure all systems are go. You’ll aggressively measure what you deliver then take what you’ve learned and do it even better the next time! Most importantly, you value having fun along the way.
Required Skills and Experience:
You have shipped great software, ideally on both web and mobile platforms.
You know how to gather ideas, insights and requirements from a variety of sources inside and outside of an organization.
You have turned requirements into a product backlog for an Agile team. You understand concepts like story points and iterative delivery. You are actually interested in the pros and cons of Scrum and Kanban.
You can speak “developer” which shows when you write acceptance criteria, discuss implementation techniques and negotiate trade-offs.
You have experience making well-justified prioritization and trade-off decisions.
You know the elements of a great business case and you can refer to examples where you’ve made the right (and wrong!) bets and measured the benefit of what you delivered.
You’re comfortable collaborating with Senior Management. You’ve successfully told someone important they’re wrong (and it’s not why you’re looking for a job!).
You have deep intellectual curiosity. You keep up with relevant product and technology trends.
You are a servant-leader who loves being part of a team and rallying fellow co-workers. You graciously give and receive feedback and seek to continually improve.
Did I mention you like to have fun?!
Groundspeak - 18 months ago