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Senior Product Manager

$165k – $195k
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Lab Zero Senior Product Manager Lab Zero is a boutique product development and design consultancy in San Francisco. We’re looking for a Senior Product Manager to work directly with our high-profile Bay Area clients. You’ll join a team of experts who are granted autonomy to make high-impact decisions with a variety of clients, including industry leaders.

About You
You’re an experienced Product Manager who wants to take your product practice to the next level, delivering value to clients through strategy, execution and coaching across the full product development lifecycle. You’re inspired by the opportunity to take a flexible, holistic approach to product development. We don’t just deliver software: we ship the “right” product, coach clients on best practices, and nudge culture through actions and influence. You don’t need to have been a consultant before, but you must be able to excel without a lot of hand-holding. Working independently and being comfortable with ambiguity helps us tackle client challenges that often don’t have a clear path forward.

* Gather information from stakeholders to articulate a strategy
* Establish customer-centric research and testing cycles
* Channel multiple points of view and present focused proposals
* Define scope and prioritize the backlog for teams of engineers and designers Lead agile teams.
* Facilitate daily collaboration with designers and engineers with Scrum, Kanban, etc.
* Define outcomes, deliver solutions and measure impact - both qualitative and quantitative
* Collaborate with User Experience Design and Software Engineers to define and plan new features
* Write clear, detailed, and thorough specifications for complex features
* Pair with and coaching clients on best practices
* Explore ideas on the whiteboard
* Work at the client site in the Bay Area, or the Lab Zero office in San Francisco

Why We Need You Now -
Lab Zero’s Product Management practice is growing! We have new opportunities in Cupertino and San Francisco which need an experienced product leader.

* 5 years of professional, full life cycle, software product management
* Experience delivering two (2) major software products from scratch all the way to launch as the lead Product Manager
* Comfortable working in an agile environment
* Experience testing a software product with customers in the field
* Experience collaborating closely with software engineers and designers
* Excellent leadership, interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to teach others
* Confident with customer development and sense-making tools, like journey mapping, Lean Canvas, and customer interview techniques
* Experience using qualitative and quantitative methods to inform business decisions Confident in your abilities to facilitate workshops / working sessions

Desired but not required -
* Experience working at a software consultancy
* Scrum Master certifications
* SAFe certifications

Benefits -
* Competitive salary and healthcare benefits (through Trinet). Access to the resources you need to be successful and keep learning (training, conferences, books, etc.).
* Supportive, collaborative team environment that values flexibility in work and life.

Interested in learning more about Lab Zero? Read about some of our work through our blog (labzero.com/blog) and case studies (labzero.com/approach)

About Lab Zero -
Lab Zero designs and develops custom software and products that move your business forward. We’re an experienced team of developers, designers, product managers, and leadership coaches. Founded in 2008, we design and build products for clients ranging from early-stage startups to Fortune 10 powerhouses.

Companies choose to work with us because of our collaborative culture, our mastery of modern tools and tactics, and our focus on understanding and serving real user needs. Our clients seek services from the Lab Zero Team that include: Agile Transformation & Coaching, Product Management, Software Engineering (Elixir, Ruby, Javascript, Java), DevOps (Chef, AWS), Visual Design, Branding, Identity, and UX Design. Some of our recent projects include: pure software development, user testing, system integration, advisor/leadership roles, content strategy, visual design, interaction design.

Meet your team

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Kate Bennet

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10+ years experience leading, growing and scaling teams and software. Currently coaching full time.

Clayton Hopkins

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Product Designer

Dean Baker

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Co-founded Lab Zero, now lead product design. I work with startups, enterprises, non-profits to identify problems worth solving, validate and deliver solutions.

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