Description

Socrata’s industry-leading solutions are enhanced by a proven customer success methodology, delivered by professional digital government change agents. When we succeed at helping governments transform from analog to digital institutions – becoming data-driven – the people who stand to benefit from streamlined access to government data include both external stakeholders and internal government employees.

How safe is my neighborhood?

Where should I catch the next bus?

Which healthcare plan should I choose for my family?

Answers to quality of life questions such as these are buried in troves of government data. Too often, this data is inaccessible and only useful if you’re a database administrator, a programmer or a data scientist. Our mission is to change that by making government data easy to find, discover, access and use. Socrata’s platform, products and services help governments unlock data trapped in their business systems by resurfacing it in the cloud, flattening it into an easier to use organizational structure and wrapping it with context and meaning. The result is that both external constituents and internal government stakeholders can make far better use of this data.

Socrata has 160 employees and is headquartered in a vibrant and creative workspace in Seattle, WA. The company also has regional offices in Washington, DC and London, UK. Socrata has raised $55M in venture backing from top VC firms including Sapphire Ventures, OpenView Venture Partners, Morgenthaler Ventures, and Frazier Technology Ventures. You can learn more about Socrata at www.socrata.com.

Competitive salary including stock options and great benefits are offered.  Qualified applicants may apply right here and are also welcome to contact the Socrata team at peopleops@socrata.com.  Socrata is an equal opportunity employer.

Seattle, WA.

Socrata is seeking a product leader to identify, quantify and execute key business and product initiatives as well as be a motivating and effective people manager. As a Director of Product Management, you will focus on managing our product portfolio with a keen focus on what we are doing now, but also looking ahead to the future for our customers, and be a key leader within the product development team.

In this role, you will continuously balance responsibilities of product and people management. You will drive the entrepreneurial spirit within Socrata by being at the forefront of innovation. The position reports to the Director of Product Development and is based in our Seattle, WA office.

This Position Has Two Primary Roles:

  • Portfolio management, what we doing 6 months from now?
  • People manager

Things That We Need From This Position:

  • Focus on the metrics side of the portfolio
  • Visionary instead of reactionary.  Need someone pulling our less experienced folks out of the weeds
  • Seasoned and relevant product experience
  • P&L savvy - Understanding which of the three of the 15 things are going to unlock things
  • Skills in working across the portfolio

Skills and responsibilities


What You'll Be Doing:
  • Responsible for building Socrata’s product management capabilities, fueling revenue growth, and pursuing market opportunities.
  • Partner with product development to develop and continuously deliver high quality features.  
  • Develop, shape and evolve company’s market strategies and growth plans.
  • Define appropriate product investments and guide the development of platform, solutions, apps and ecosystem products.
  • Partner with sales, marketing, and customer support to develop go-to-market strategy..
  • Undertake continuous market sensing, buyer and user persona development and competitive analysis and product positioning in order to achieve and maintain a high degree of product-market fit.
  • Support corporate communications at industry events.

Details

  • Location:
    Seattle
    ,
    WA
  • Deadline:
    2018-04-25

Qualifications

Minimum qualifications

  • 5 years of experience in a similar/related position (Marketing Director, Sr. Product Manager, Web Dev Manager).
  • Experience must include: Market opportunity analysis in early-stage, high-growth environments.
  • Experience with product segmentation strategy in B2B (“Business-to-Business”) software space, including Customer Relationship Management (“CRM”); Software-as-a-Service (“SaaS”) models in large-scale data intensive industries like telecommunications or financial services.
  • Experience leading software development life-cycles.
  • Willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 20% of time.

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