Senior Product Lead
Posted on 3/24/2024
WillowTree

501-1,000 employees

Mobile innovation agency
Company Overview
WillowTree wants to create beautiful digital products engineered to drive growth for the world's leading brands.
Consulting
Financial Services
Consumer Goods

Company Stage

N/A

Total Funding

N/A

Founded

2007

Headquarters

Charlottesville, Virginia

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

0%

1 year growth

-9%

2 year growth

4%
Locations
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Experience Level
Entry
Junior
Mid
Senior
Expert
Desired Skills
UI/UX Design
iOS/Swift
SCRUM
Android Development
Data Analysis
CategoriesNew
Software Engineering
Requirements
  • 5+ years of experience in the software development industry as a Product Manager, Product Owner, Technical Business Analyst, Requirements Manager, or related position
  • Experience working with stakeholders to elicit and define requirements for multiple platforms: iOS, Android, Web, Backend technologies, etc.
  • Proven understanding of the differences in capabilities across iOS, Android, Web, and TV platforms
  • Firm grasp of accessibility standards (WCAG 2.1) and their integration into product development processes for enhanced inclusivity and compliance
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively with people of different roles and technical backgrounds
  • Experience in driving product vision, go-to-market strategy, and UI/UX discussions
  • Ability to quickly spin up on new technologies and understand constraints and platform-specific risks
  • Robust documentation and technical writing skills, with proficiency in using user stories, acceptance criteria, flow diagrams, API documentation, and other requirements documentation methods
  • Strong technical acumen with a deep understanding of product development processes from concept to product launch and frontend and backend technologies (i.e., web/native apps, APIs, databases)
  • Proven track record of facilitating scrum ceremonies (i.e., Stand up, Refinement, Sprint planning, Retrospectives) to drive successful software development cycles
  • Demonstrated expertise in leading the kick-off of new features and designs, resulting in efficient project implementation and stakeholder satisfaction
  • Excellent user experience intuition and ability to develop empathy for users of your product
  • Experience as a mentor and leader who creates a safe environment where all ideas are welcomed and considered
Responsibilities
  • Build strong, trusting relationships with key client stakeholders, gaining credibility as a "trusted advisor"
  • Lead client discussions around product vision and end-user needs
  • Elicit requirements and manage complex requirement backlogs that consider multiple platforms
  • Build a shared understanding of product requirements among all stakeholders (internal and external)
  • Drive a strategic product roadmap that considers business value, technical lift, dependencies, and time and budget constraints
  • Facilitate conversations around scope management and feature prioritization
  • Collaborate with product designers to create best-in-class user experiences that are feasible and within technical constraints
  • Run or assist in client journey mapping, user story mapping, and other product-oriented workshops
  • Lead technical discussions with engineers to help define system architecture, and data flows to guide feature development
  • Effectively leverage analytics and metrics data points to drive informed decision-making and enhance product strategies
  • Analyze and interpret data to identify patterns, trends, and opportunities for product optimization and improved user experiences
  • Manage and document technical dependencies and API needs
  • Provide meaningful contributions to the promotion of best practices, skills development, and process improvement
  • Mentor other Product Leads, informally or formally