Senior Product Manager
ActiveState
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
40d ago

Senior Product Manager Full-time Allows Remote (Canada) Senior Product Manager If you know Python, Perl, Tcl, or the Komodo editor you've probably heard of ActiveState's products.

Now we’re building an ambitious language distribution platform and set of tools so that coders can focus on coding and spend less time worrying about dependency hell, third party vulnerabilities, and inconsistent developer environments.

We’re doing this . We need your help to do it! Best of all you’ll be working on a product that will enhance quality of life and productivity for developers everywhere.

this position is also open to full-time telecommuters WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING Product Managers at ActiveState have a singular opportunity to take the pain out of developing code in teams.

Our lofty goal is to replace the venerable README file with a single command. You’ll work on creating a fantastic and highly technical SaaS application, command line clients and more.

When not working on understanding our customers and giving them the best product experience possible, you’ll be meeting with your team to figure out priorities, features, and how to deliver value faster.

You’re someone with a strong developer background who is consumed by the end-product you’re building. You have a strong presence in customer meetings and other feedback forums to fully understand customer pain points and how these can be solved in the future.

You make sound decisions for your product, building trust, and driving clarity within your team and the community. You have the ability to present to different groups within the company and externally to customers and prospects.

Our day to day work practices are centered around agile development with Pivotal Tracker as our project management tool and whole host of other tools to gather and analyze data.

We’re always looking to improve our practices and we expect you to help us to do so. The team is scattered around the US and Canada, so we coordinate with each other and the rest of the company using Slack for chat, Highfive for video calls and screen sharing, Pivotal Tracker, and the Google Suite.

We like to use open source software whenever possible, and we also like to contribute back to the open source ecosystem.

WORKING AT ACTIVESTATE ActiveState has a collaborative, respectful, and professional culture. We’re all about working together to find the best solutions, and making sure that the experience of doing so is positive for everyone involved.

There is a commitment from the CEO on down to making work at ActiveState a great experience for all. Our company is a team of 40+ and growing, with 2 / 3rds of the positions in technical roles.

We maintain a set of core, overlapping hours, but we’re flexible with specific start and end times and are understanding about appointments and life events.

Our vision is to have an ActiveState solution on every device on every planet, so we certainly don’t lack for ambition! But even though we’re ambitious we don’t expect work to become your life.

We know you will do your best work in a positive environment free from death marches. WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU Working for a stable and growing company that offers the environment and personal growth potential of a start-

up. The chance to work with a smart, passionate team of people. The chance to work on a project that will change the work lives of developers around the world! Competitive salary, bonus, and stock option plan.

Comprehensive benefits package and health / wellness credit program. REQUIREMENTS 5+ years in product management or equivalent experience, and you’ve lived the life of a developer A simple problem solving / coding challenge is all in a day’s work Agile processes, including breaking large projects up into smaller stories You understand how software is built, packaged, and deployed Passion for design and usability Experience deriving insights from data analysis Experience with Python, Go, or any other open-

source language Experience with all 3 major platforms (Linux, macOS, Windows). Excellent written and spoken skills, both technical and non-

technical. A willingness to engage in the process of defining our work through conversations with customers, engineering teams, and the rest of the company.

The ability to help others on the team become better at their jobs by being a thoughtful, enthusiastic, contributor and being a team player.

ASSETS If you have experience with any of the following please make sure to highlight it in your cover letter : SaaS product management experience.

Contribute to open source project(s). Good working knowledge of Docker.

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