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Technical Product Manager
Platforms & Infrastructure
Posted on 3/14/2023
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Market Research
  • At least 3 years of experience developing products that are designed for a technical customer, and have scaled to solve enterprise-level problems, such as cloud developer platform products or API products
  • Experience and knowledge of cloud technologies (AWS highly desirable)
  • Comfortable articulating the big picture and mapping and communicating the technical details of a system to stakeholders, customers and partners
  • Ability to generate very strong product plans and build buy-in across more than one team, including government partners and other contractors
  • Ability to influence decision-making at all levels within an organization, using a variety of skills and tools
  • Strong bias towards action; ability to step up into team gaps and ambiguous situations to structure the team's action plan
  • Ability to execute with incomplete information; great product instincts and an ability to create order from divergent needs
  • Ability to identify market trends and shifts that will affect product direction, and updating plans based on future expectations
  • Ability to generate very strong product plans and build buy-in across more than one team, including government partners and other contractors
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills for technical, user experience, and project management trade-offs; enthusiastic and structured communicator
  • An adaptive, empathetic, collaborative, and positive mindset
  • Must have lived in the United States for at least three (3) of the past five (5) years
  • An active green card or citizenship is required
  • Candidates who are offered a job with Nava must possess work authorization which does not require sponsorship by the employer for a visa now or in the future
  • Offer of hire is contingent upon completion of a background check that includes a criminal record history review
  • Applicants selected for this position may be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or applicants who are eligible for security clearances
  • If you are not living in one of the states listed above, unfortunately, you will not be considered for a position at this time
  • Define the vision, strategy, roadmap, and measures of success for platform and infrastructure products, including data infrastructure, data pipelines, and API ecosystems
  • Influence our government clients and shape their overall strategy to modernize mainframe systems and unlock the value of cloud infrastructure and API-first approaches
  • Work with designers, product managers, project managers and technical leads to discover and synthesize market research, user needs, business requirements, and technical approaches
  • Engage with developer teams to understand user needs and pain points, and work closely with designers and engineers on your team to iterate and improve upon the developer experience
  • Define the direction, scope, and priority of projects, from high level initiatives to specific features, user stories, and business metrics
  • Work with technical leads to ensure performance, scalability and reliability of technical products, platforms and patterns
  • Work with cross-disciplinary teams to build solutions that are optimized for security and privacy
  • Design systematic and scalable approaches that enable customers to migrate and modernize to the cloud
  • Based on customer and stakeholders needs, develop, rollout and support modern DevSecOps methods, tools, and capabilities for developers and end-users
  • Identify, prioritize, and deliver new product assets, working backwards from customer needs. Product assets may include, but are not be limited to: market messaging, customer engagement tools, reference architectures and implementations, maturity models, a product knowledge base, service-integration solutions, and new platform services
  • Understand, research and follow technical trends in the industry and in general. Assess emerging products and companies to measure their potential value or threat to the cloud development platform we are developing, and make recommendations on which new technologies to invest in or leverage
  • Proactively socialize, iterate on, and build buy-in for product initiatives with the team, government partners, and other contractors
  • Represent Nava's outcome-centric and user-centric approach in discovery meetings with agencies and contractors
  • Measure progress towards business goals or user needs and translate data insights into action
  • Review technical specifications, architecture and networking plans, and act as the Product SME in security, scalability and infrastructure design discussions
  • Ensure requirements and user stories are fully understood and that implementation plans match expectations
  • Serve as a product spokesperson and subject matter expert to the technical/developer community

201-500 employees

Government service software
Company Overview
Nava's mission is to build capacity deep within public institutions so that services, programs, and entire agencies can continuously respond to people’s needs in a world of change. Nava emerged from the effort to rebuild HealthCare.gov after its troubled launch, and exists to address some of the most complex challenges in the public sector.
  • Medical, dental, & vision
  • 20 days of PTO accrued
  • Unlimited sick leave
  • Paid parental leave
  • Sabbatical leave
  • 401k contributions match at 4% of your salary
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • $1,000 new home office set up budget, monthly phone allowance
  • Monthly partial reimbursement for utilities (where applicable)
  • $2,000 annual tuition & professional development budget
  • Equity stock options
  • Employee referral program
  • Commuter benefits
Company Core Values
  • Be active stewards
  • Pursue the root cause
  • Think long-term
  • Build together
  • Inclusion is essential
  • Progress takes work