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Senior Product Manager

About the Role

Type: Permanent
Hours: Full-time
Location: London
Posted: February 27, 2020

About Appvia

The Application Containerisation market is due to reach $8.5B by 2025 delivering a CAGR of 26.5%. This is being driven by many different organisations that are turning to container based infrastructure and microservices as a way of satisfying the ever complex role of Software Development. Recently, Kubernetes has become the standard in making this possible and is, in fact, the fastest growing project in open-source history, far beyond Docker Swarm and Mesos. Appvia, founded in 2017, is a company of highly skilled engineers, who are building products to enable the deployment, maintaining and scaling of Kubernetes in any environment to solve this challenge.

We're part of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation and for our customers like the Home Office, we've already got 600+ developers using our service, building over 500+ applications, in over 20,000+ containers, running a number of critical applications for the government both on-premise and via Azure, Amazon and Google. Alongside this you will find the team contributing massively to things like KOP's.

The Role

We are looking for someone to join a new growing product engineering company as a Senior Product Manager. The successful candidate will be a technically experienced product manager with enthusiasm for innovation, owning complex business problems, and the ambition to solve these with products.

The Senior Product Manager will take ownership of one of the core products within the business and help drive and shape its direction. As the number of products the Company provides increases, so too will the scope of the position and its responsibilities.

Key Responsibilities

  • Drive and communicate the vision of the product
  • Build a clear effective roadmap and help prioritise features using customer feedback and sales data provided
  • Liaise with customers and proactively engage on building a customer user profile to work with
  • Experience working in the open source industry
  • Use leading questions and test theories to identify the root of the customers' problem
  • Constantly improve the digital experience for the customer, both internal and external
  • Take complex feature proposals and customer issues and deliver them to the appropriate team in a concise and understandable way, breaking key areas down into manageable tasks
  • Maintain a vision for the product in relation to the fast-paced industry and its positioning
  • Test and validate ideas quickly to help shape the product direction
  • Contribute to marketing material and blogs
  • Confidently perform demonstrations
  • Help build the right team necessary to drive the product value and work closely with Engineering, Content, Marketing and Sales
  • Measure the success of the product in relation to its value proposition
  • Manage the full product lifecycle
  • Perform regular show and tells to the company on product progress, sharing insights and ideas
  • Be proactive in sharing and sponsoring new product ideas with the business and collaborating with stakeholders
  • Understand the market product fit and why
  • Be proactive in using and understanding new technologies and why they exist, (what industry problems they are trying to solve)
  • Have exposure to pricing strategies and help contribute to these

We are looking for someone with

  • Extensive product management experience
  • Track record of delivering digital products from start to finish
  • Track record of building traction and product community
  • Excellent organisational and analytical skills
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Deep understanding of agile delivery principles and engineering best practices
  • A development or engineering background preferable
  • Ability to understand how to translate business problems into technical solutions
  • Bachelor degree or equivalent experience
  • Be knowledgeable about Git, Git workflows and developer ways of working
  • Be passionate about design and usability

What you'll get in return

  • Competitive salary 
  • 25 Days Holiday (plus bank holidays)
  • Flexible working hours
  • Pension
  • Health Insurance
  • Work in our cool office in London with Pool, Ping Pong, Beer and Coffee

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