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PacStar Software Product Manager Job at Pacific Star Communications in Tigard, OR in Tigard, Oregon

Software Product Manager Job at Pacific Star Communications in Tigard, OR

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Position:

Software Product Manager

Company:

Pacific Star Communications

Job Location(s):

Tigard, OR

Start Date:

ASAP

Employment Term:

Regular

Employment Type:

Full Time

Hours per Week:

40

Work Hours (i.e. shift):

8am - 5pm

Starting Salary Range:

Not Provided

Required Education:

High School or Equivalent

Required Experience:

10 to 20+ years

Required Security Clearance:

Secret

Security Clearance Note:

Must hold or be able to obtain a SECRET Clearance within six months of employment

Related Categories:

IT - Software Development, Project Management

Position Description

PacStar is a leading provider of integrated solutions for advanced communication systems worldwide. Innovation, creativity and quality is built into our DNA and we offer a rewarding environment in which our employees can thrive.

PacStar is looking for a Software Product Manager to work closely with end-users and our development team to help define, prioritize, and deliver new capabilities.

OVERVIEW:

The PacStar Software Product Manager is the primary liaison between customers and software development team, defining features that are meaningful and a pleasure to use. The Product Manager also helps create a compelling long-term vision and strategy by providing insights into user needs.

Additionally, the Product Manager will work closely with the development team on PacStar’s network management application to translate customer needs into actionable tasks, prioritize those tasks, and ensure the team gets the information needed to successfully complete the tasks.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Work with internal and external customers to understand their needs

  • Be the customer advocate in internal planning and design sessions

  • Help build the product roadmap and decide which features are needed next

  • Create and flesh out feature stories so they are clear and actionable

  • Continuously prioritize and refine stories and other backlog items

  • Help obtain collateral from the customer based on developer needs

  • Attend agile/scrum meetings to ensure development is aligned with the plan

  • Help write, review, and execute customer acceptance tests

  • Create reports and presentations for team, executive, and customer review

  • Other duties as assigned

EXPERIENCE

  • 10+ years of experience in technical project or product management

  • Experience in the U.S. DoD environment, preferably the U.S. Army

  • Understand software development processes, especially Agile

  • Prefer technical experience with network management or information technology

  • Experience with development process tools like JIRA and Trello

  • Ability to work with cross-functional teams to deliver on a common goal

  • Outstanding communication, presentation and leadership skills

  • Good organizational and time management skills

  • Able to travel to customer sites with little notice

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Accuracy and attention to detail is a must

  • Must be able to self-organize workloads and manage all deadlines

PacStar is an equal opportunity employer. All candidates for employment will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

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