Product Manager

San Jose, CA, USA

Ranked as #12 on Forbes’ List of 25 Fastest Growing Public Tech Companies for 2017, EPAM is committed to providing our global team of over 24,000 people with inspiring careers from day one. EPAMers lead with passion and honesty, and think creatively. Our people are the source of our success and we value collaboration, try to always understand our customers’ business, and strive for the highest standards of excellence. No matter where you are located, you’ll join a dedicated, diverse community that will help you discover your fullest potential.

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You are strategic, resilient, engaging with people and a natural self-starter. You have a passion for solving complex problems. If this sounds like you, this could be the perfect opportunity to join EPAM as a Product Manager. Scroll down to learn more about the position’s responsibilities and requirements.

As a Product Manager, you will be working in close collaboration with the broader Product Management team to create the product vision. It is critical that you are able to motivate the engineering team and communicate clear product goals, ensuring we have high quality story definitions and acceptance criteria required to deliver product that enables customers to meet their business goals. The Product Manager is expected to understand the market, the customer, and the business in order to make sound decisions on product features, priorities, and backlog - working closely with engineering, program management, and stakeholders from the field organization, marketing and definitional customers.

Responsibilities

  • Translate product vision, strategy and roadmap into product definition that can be communicated to engineering, QA and customer-facing functions;
  • Work closely with the product management, engineering leads and architects to ensure a deep understanding of product vision and priorities;
  • Understand the vision of a product from the point of view of all customer stakeholders (system administrators, end users, operations management, etc.);
  • Interact with customers and end users of the product to learn details for feature/product definition and prioritization;
  • Create epics, user stories and acceptance criteria from the business feature functionality presented by product management;
  • Collaborate with customer care and product support teams to understand the support needs and issues;
  • Prioritize, order and groom the product backlog, including working with Program Management to adjust stories as part of sprint planning;
  • Manage the feature request process and keep an updated release plan for the products you cover;
  • Give feedbacks regarding the achievement of the sprint goal in the sprint review;
  • Help the team to continuously improve their processes;
  • Collaborate with other product owners, product management, engineering management and program management to improve product delivery practices;
  • Define and measure delivery for meeting customer value proposition.

Requirements

  • Degree in Computer Science or other related field, or equivalent experience;
  • Great understanding of the Internet and online videos;
  • Strong analytical skills to accurately define requirements that contribute to a robust platform - help expand the quality of our thinking;
  • Passion for media technology and digital video. You want to be a part of the revolution that is taking place in redefining how digital video is consumed;
  • Comfortable working in a geographically distributed organization;
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills;
  • Hands-on experience managing all phases of product lifecycle in an agile development environment;
  • Product management experience in large-scale customer-facing technology products, especially those that are SDK or partner based;
  • Self-organized with expert ability to prioritize activities and manage deliverables to completion in a high-pressure environment;
  • Deep working knowledge of OTT video management, publishing and syndication, and other related video management and distribution services;
  • Experience working with UX creators to define customer experiences;
  • Demonstrated experience interacting with all levels of management;
  • Experience delivering video experiences in HTML5 for a variety of device profiles with various Adaptive Bit rate technologies (HLS, SMOOTH, HDS, MPEG DASH) a plus;
  • Personal consumer of OTT services, either SVOD or AVOD;
  • Knowledge of what SVOD, AVOD, TVOD, PPV, and OTT mean and how to use each to monetize content better;
  • Understanding of market need to integrate a player with various ad, analytic and QoS providers.