Head of Technical Product/ Project Management

| Greater LA Area

We’re looking for humble, but ambitious, razor-sharp Technical Product Management leader who can teach us a thing or two. We promise to return the favor. Like us, you take product development, data driven product design, analytics, ML and AI powered platforms seriously; you’re passionate about technology enabled products and, even more so, about leadership. We embrace those who see things differently, aren’t afraid to experiment, and who have a healthy disregard for constraints. That’s where you come in. We are currently seeking a Director of Technical Product Management to drive technical product vision. Our selection process will emphasize technical SDLC and product development skills as well as leadership/process/organizational skills equally. The ideal candidate must be a master of their domain in technical product management with past experience in commercial software development. Furthermore, the ideal candidate must be able to inspire, champion and teach when the need arises. We are looking for someone who’s is equally comfortable leading by influence or authority. Last, we are looking for a rare mix of intelligence, integrity, domain knowledge, verbal agility, and diplomacy which allows you to rapidly earn the trust of technically astute engineers and product astute product management leaders.


Why We Need This Role

We are looking for a leader to help us set vision and define features for a set of AI and ML powered tools and services which will provide intelligence for the rest of the Builder product ecosystem. This includes everything from programmatic creator resource allocation to client project workload sequencing and dependencies or from AI power test case generation to NLP . We want to do this to enable our partners to leapfrog their fiscal and operational efficiency as well as their stickiness with us.

Why You Should Join

This is a challenging and diverse role that requires you to build both, an organization and new generation of Builder Brain product, nearly from the ground up. Only join this role if you are craving rapid growth, able to create a path in uncharted territory, and comfortable with trying, failing and course-correcting fast.

First Six Month Deliverables

  • Develop and execute technical product strategy for horizontally scalable development of Builder Platform.
    • Parallelize Builder Platform wide product development queues and efforts to subproduct level
  • Develop and holistic near short and near term tech product strategy running 0 to 3 months on story and release level, 4- 6 months on detailed epic and release level, 7 - 12 months on detailed goal and initiative level.
  • Plan and execute on and off line data-driven means of product development
    • Implement recurring focus groups and A / B testing means and strategy for all in scope projects

Requirements

  • Passionate about loosely held values and ideas. We want someone who has experience but is not blinded by the path already taken
  • 5 plus years solid experience in and expert understanding of technical product and project management leadership in globally geo distributed environments, including at least 1 - 2 years of experience with cloud based ecosystems with emphasis on big data, analytics and ML
  • Previous experience with and understanding of commercial / structured software engineering, including at least 3 - 4 years as a engineering lead
  • CS degree required or equivalent work experience
  • Ability to be speak “tech,” yet verbally and cognitively agile enough to hold their own in a strategy discussion with senior technical, product or executive leadership
  • Comfortable recruiting and leading PMsl capable of working on projects at scale unlike any other they've encountered
  • Very experienced with Agile / Scrum methodologies
  • Outstanding communication skills, both written and oral
  • Expert understanding of SDLC fundamentals
  • Working understanding of SQL and strong understanding of data-driven product development concepts
  • Basic understanding of Pivotal Tracker or Jira like tools, GitHub, CD/CI and IDE tools
  • Some experience with AI powered product development is a plus
  • Previous experience with or good understanding of PaaS platforms is a plus

Benefits

  • Health and Wellness benefits including competitive medical, dental, and vision plans
  • Performance-based bonuses and stock options
  • Generous vacation and time off benefits including paid holidays
  • Generally flexible working hours
  • Working in a beautiful office space the heart of Silicon Beach in Playa Vista
  • A collaborative culture where unconventional thinkers come together to solve interesting problems and having fun while doing it
  • Mission-driven company that is making the world a better place
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Location

It's said that Playa Vista is where Silicon Valley meets SoCal - Think big names in tech, residences, dining, and centrally located for commuters.

An Insider's view of Engineer.ai

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Engineer.ai LA is a bunch of hardworking people in open and fun atmosphere. We're playful - we bond over our favorite food trucks and spar over who controls the office playlist. Calling us a family may be cliche, but it's pretty accurate.

Jordan

Customer Product Expert

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

Through our Builder product, we’re making software accessible to everyone. It’s cool because software engineering has been disrupting industries since the 1980s but never evolving its own and I’m excited to be a part of the team that’s doing just that.

Alex

Global Vice President of Engineering

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

My career has grown leaps and bounds since being at Engineer.ai. When I first started, my focus was primarily on lead generation and business development. My role since then has transformed into much more as I've had the opportunity to dabble in sales, partnership related initiatives and product management to some extent.

Mikaeel

Account Executive

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

We look for people who are passionate about loosely held beliefs. We have a culture which encourages our people to be curious, experiment, and use their experienced points of view to challenge the status quo. We start with why in everything we do, it's part of our core DNA. We want everyone to be entrepreneurial.

Sachin

CEO & Chief Wizard

What are Engineer.ai Perks + Benefits

Culture
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Engineer.ai provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes flexible start and end times.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Happy Hours
We unwind over drinks on occasion as some local hot spots!
Parking
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
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