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Product Manager

Job Summary

We’re Progress – we offer the best platform for building and deploying tomorrow’s applications quickly and easily. We are bold, forward-thinking innovators who build things that work and care about our customers. We invent and reinvent every day, work together as one, value and respect each other and cheer our wins. Join us as a Product Manager for our WhatsUp Gold product line.

In this role, you’ll be part of the Progress Product Management team, reporting to the Senior Director of Product Management and focusing on the WhatsUp Gold product line. You'll facilitate the product roadmap and lifecycle, assist cross-functional teams in removing barriers to success, and use market research and data to drive your decision making.

Prior experience and expertise in networking concepts highly desired.

ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES: 
  • Conduct qualitative and quantitative research to translate the needs of the market and customers into compelling and successful products
  • Assess the competition and alternative solutions to articulate distinct competencies differentiation and identify opportunities
  • Build and deliver strategic and product-oriented presentations in the form of enablement, roadmaps, and evangelism
  • Develop product pricing and licensing policies that will lead to market success, competitive disruption, and revenue maximization
  • Analyze past performance to determine areas of investment, and refine go-to-market strategies
  • Work with Product Owners, Architects, and Interaction Design to translate high-level strategy and roadmap into sufficiently detailed development backlog, create user stories, mock-ups, and prototypes that inform and guide the development efforts
  • Maintain an ordered backlog of features, understand viable market windows and MVP priorities, and ensure seamless hand-off to the development teams
  • Work with Agile Solution and Release Train Engineers to plan and execute program increments leading to shippable products.
  • Create revenue and growth projections for your product, including for new initiatives, perpetual to subscription licensing shifts, renewal rates, and churn, n-tiered distribution, and so forth
  • Launch new initiatives and manage wind-down processes for legacy offerings
  • Manage the versioning and lifecycle policies for your product
  • Educate the Sales and Marketing teams on the value prop, differentiation, market strategies, and other knowledge necessary to be successful in the go-to-market
  • Assist marketing with thought leadership content, persona definitions, strategic direction, and other necessary information
  • Manage inbound technology partnerships that form the complete offering
  • Travel up to 25%
A STRONG CANDIDATE HAS: 
  • Solid experience in an Enterprise Software Product Management role
  • Experience working in an Agile framework, with a strong working knowledge of defining user personas, building prototypes, and gathering user validation.
  • Familiarity with SAFe is a plus.
  • Familiarity with network management and/or network traffic analysis solutions is a big plus.
  • A history of being an engaging presenter with excellent communication skills
BENEFITS:
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life & Disability and financial benefits (including 401k) retirement savings plan. Tuition reimbursement program. Additional voluntary benefits including critical illness/hospital indemnity, identity theft protection, auto & home insurance, legal and pet insurance.
  • Competitive salary, bonus, and best-in-class Employee Stock Purchase Program (ESPP) with 27-month lookback.
  • Flexible paid vacation time, paid day off for your birthday, and company holidays. A variety of leave plans including Parental Leave.
  • Employee assistance Program (EAP) and employee well-being program focused on physical, mental, and financial help.

Progress is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer!
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Progress is an inclusive workplace where opportunities to succeed are available to everyone. As a multicultural company serving a global community, we encourage a wide range of points of view and celebrate our diverse backgrounds. Our unique combination of perspectives inspires innovation, connects us to our customers and positively affects our communities. It is only by working together and learning from each other that we make Progress. Join us!

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