Product Manager

Austin, TX
Contracted
Mid Level

Explore a World of Diverse Problem-Solving 

 

This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to grow within an ambitious, people-first company but there can be many unknowns.  For that reason, our ideal candidate is committed, communicative, adaptable, results-oriented, and self aware.  

 

As a Product Manager, you will be at the forefront of our Discoveries initiative, a key component of our pre-sales strategy. Working remotely, but never alone, you'll be a key player in an innovation lab, collaborating with our internal teams in sales, engineering, design, and project management, and directly engaging with a diverse range of clients across multiple industries.

This role offers unparalleled exposure, allowing you to strengthen your skillset as you transform varied ideas into cutting-edge tech solutions.

 

Challenges and Opportunities 

Getting shit done, brilliantly isn’t just a cheeky tagline.  We say what we mean, so get prepared to jump on board and quickly add value! 

 

Be the Client's Champion:

 
  • Serve as the principal advocate for our clients from discovery to implementation, ensuring a smooth, transparent journey aligned with their goals.
  • Commit to making a tangible difference by doing the right thing, making sure our clients feel valued and their voices heard.
  • Go beyond delivery by ensuring that the results we produce truly meet the clients' needs and expectations, reinforcing that our success is measured not just by shipping, but by the real-world impact we make for our clients.
 

Drive the Strategy and Development: 

 
  • Identify and address key problems to solve, defining success criteria in line with business objectives, market demands, and project constraints.
  • Engage deeply in requirement gathering and cross-functional collaboration to develop complete solutions, effectively bridging client needs and our technological capabilities.
  • Interact directly with customers to align product roadmaps with genuine user needs and strategically plan releases, fostering ongoing partnerships for future projects.
  • Utilize a range of Discovery techniques to effectively identify, develop, and organize user stories, achieving a detailed understanding of the user journey and their essential tasks.
  • Direct product delivery, including agile ceremonies like sprint planning, to convert visions into actionable plans, ensuring successful execution.
  • Collaborate with engineering to evaluate the product's feasibility and viability, focusing on technical architecture and scalability to guarantee the delivery of robust solutions.
 

Foster Collaboration and Ignite Innovation:

 
  • Drive creative thinking through customer and stakeholder interviews, challenging conventional ideas to generate innovative solutions.
  • Collaborate with design and engineering to develop and refine prototypes, ensuring solutions address risks and validate value and viability.
  • Lead ongoing usability and value testing, focusing on user experience and product-market fit, and employing a mix of qualitative and quantitative strategies.
  • Encourage team adaptability to remain at the forefront of industry trends and embrace new technologies, further strengthening our capacity for innovation.
  • Guide your team, partner with clients to make necessary trade-offs, and leverage your expertise to tackle our customers' most complex technology challenges with straightforward, yet effective and viable solutions.
 

Elevate Others: 

 
  • Champion product thinking, nurturing strong collaboration across the team, particularly between designers and engineers.
  • Emphasize the importance of continuous learning and staying at the top of the latest in technology trends, product discovery, and delivery methodologies.
  • Shape our future by contributing to the vision and strategy for Discoveries, influencing long-term initiatives and approaches.

Qualifications and Experience

Experience that’s required (and really important to have): 

 
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent practical experience
  • At least two years of Product Management experience. Experience in a consulting firm or agency working with external clients is ideal.
  • Adept in high-growth environments where it’s commonplace to adapt to changing scenarios, time tight frames, and uncertainty
  • Proven success leading and fostering constructive and collaborative relationships with engineers, designers, and stakeholders
  • Demonstrated understanding of modern product discovery and delivery techniques
  • Ability to contribute across multiple business functions – such as design to engineering and marketing
  • Strong problem-solving with the capacity to make informed, risk-assessed decisions
  • Detail-orientation, with an keen ability manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Persistence to help the team meet goals successfully
  • Empathy and a willingness to help others across the company
 

Wildly impressive folks will also have experience with:

 
  • Evangelist-type roles e.g. public speaking, content writing, et al. 
  • Software engineering and/or web development 
 

We get shit done, brilliantly. 

 

Founded by two great friends, Andy and James, Inventive exists to improve lives with bad-ass tech.  That's our mission and why we show up every day.  Our goal is to make technology and innovation accessible to all. 

We’re a community of entrepreneurs, women, and veterans connected through our passion for getting shit done, tireless attention to detail, and commitment to creating our best work - every time. 

 

Every day, we solve complex problems in creative ways. Whether it’s helping launch powerful user experiences, modernizing systems and brands, or bringing visions to life with your own expertise, one thing is for sure: you’ll never be bored!  The best part? 

People are the most important part of our mission. 

If you can’t tell already, we are a fast-moving, fun-loving, seriously smart group of people who really care about improving lives.  We hire the best of the best who want to grow, thrive, and contribute in a meaningful way. 

 
  • We're a privately owned company with a people-first team. 
  • We hire top performers that love a challenge and leave the bureaucracy to big tech. 
  • We have been in business since 2016. 
 

What’s special about this opportunity?

 
  • 100% Remote: Plug in where you’re most productive! 
  • Ownership: Be trusted to make an impact. Everyone owns their role, 100%. 
  • Variety: Create websites, mobile apps, and more for companies around the world. 
  • Growth: Each project is totally different.  Grow and learn in real time. 
  • Stability: We grow responsibly. 
 

To respect your time and interest, we’re outlined our interview experience for you:

 
  1. 10-minute one-way video interview via Spark Hire
  2. 45-minute call with Jeanette Gomez, Director, Talent Acquisition
  3. 45-minute Zoom with Andy Siemer, Founder
  4. 45-minute Zoom with Carlos Chavarria, Sr. Product Manager
  5. In Person interview
 

Please note: Inventive is unable to offer sponsorship for this role.  Being authorized to work in the U.S. is a precondition of employment. 

 

Inventive is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering an inclusive, innovative environment.  



 

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