Product Manager - Pivotal Labs job

Pivotal Software, Inc.Washington, DC
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Product Manager - Pivotal Labs
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Company Description

Pivotal unleashes the power of the Silicon Valley state of mind on companies with decades of industry know-how, combining traditional experience with industry-leading capabilities and infrastructure to reshape the world.

Job Description

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As a recognized leader in disciplined agile and lean software development practices, Pivotal combines the Silicon Valley state of mind, modern approach, and infrastructure with organizations core expertise and values. Our cloud-native platform and suite of data tools drive software innovation for many of the world s most admired brands, helping enterprises move at start-up speeds and with greater business agility. We optimize for change and teach next-generation developers to create and build new solutions, and are committed to open source and open standards.

Our methodology is about evolving, in both development and innovation, and our culture is empowering. Our 2,000+ employees across offices worldwide subscribe to an ethos of kindness. We make a point to bring empathy to each and every project, and are guided by a purposeful mission to transform how the world builds software.


You are passionate about creating products that make a difference for users and businesses alike. You have strong product instincts, excellent communication skills, are technically fluent and have a good understanding of common product design patterns. You enjoy working collaboratively with designers and engineers on small co-located teams. You re passionate about your craft, and enjoy helping others develop as PMs. You are comfortable with ambiguity and moving forward with imperfect information You excel at leading without authority, effectively aligning team members as well as client stakeholders and executives around a shared set of objectives to progress the goal of shipping the right product to the client s customers. You judge your success by the success of your team and the happiness of our clients. Work/life balance is important to you: isn t just something that we want you to have, but something we need you to teach to our clients.


Pivotal Labs is Pivotal's consulting team, and a recognized leader in modern software development practices. We work with many of the world s most influential companies, helping them not only build great software, but fundamentally create a culture of innovation. We also developed Pivotal Tracker, the project management and collaboration tool used by thousands of agile teams worldwide. Our approach is informed by over 20 years of experience and continuous improvement, and blends agile/XP, lean startup and user-centered design.

Your Day

We pair with our client PMs, all day, every day because we know it delivers remarkable results. We practice and teach an approach to product management that is applicable across industries and organizations, so you ll experience all types of teams, industries and products. And we believe in working at a sustainable pace you ll typically work hard for 8 hours each day, but then you re off work to relax, recharge and refocus.

Required Skills / Experiences
  • Experience with two of the following: lean startup methodologies, agile development methodologies, working directly with clients
  • Experience shipping successful products, including defining vision, strategy, outcome-driven product roadmaps and creating and managing backlogs
  • Experience articulating and testing product hypotheses
  • Demonstrated ability to define and track KPIs and other measurable success criteria
  • Deep user empathy and strong user experience sensibilities
  • Experience closely collaborating with engineers and designers as part of small co-located teams
  • Demonstrated ability to get things done in a rapidly changing environment
  • Ability to break down complex problems into actionable steps
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to adapt your communication style for the audience
  • Demonstrated ability to influence decision making in different contexts
  • Interest in coaching others
  • Ability to facilitate collaborative decision-making in a workshop context
  • Ability to quickly understand a specific client domain and identify the trends and opportunities in that space
Desired Skills / Experiences
  • Experience with both lean startup methodologies and agile development methodologies
  • Experience working directly with clients and leading projects
  • Experience shipping both new products as well as improving upon existing ones
  • Experience leading or supporting user research
  • Experience mentoring other PMs a plus
  • Experience working with or inside enterprise scale organizations a plus
  • Experience as a designer or engineer a plus

Pivotal is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer that will consider all qualified applicants, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetics, age, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

This job was posted on Tue Aug 29 2017 and expired on Thu Sep 28 2017.
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  • Identify, develop, or evaluate marketing strategy, based on knowledge of establishment objectives, market characteristics, and cost and markup factors.
  • Formulate, direct, or coordinate marketing activities or policies to promote products or services, working with advertising or promotion managers.
  • Evaluate the financial aspects of product development, such as budgets, expenditures, research and development appropriations, or return-on-investment and profit-loss projections.
  • Develop pricing strategies, balancing firm objectives and customer satisfaction.


  • Reading ComprehensionUnderstanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Active ListeningGiving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • WritingCommunicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • SpeakingTalking to others to convey information effectively.


  • Administration and ManagementKnowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • ClericalKnowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
  • Economics and AccountingKnowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
  • Sales and MarketingKnowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
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