Product Manager

Company: Freddie Mac
Location: Mc Lean , Virginia, United States
Type: Full-time
Posted: 12.OCT.2018

Summary

Are you an experienced product manager who likes to solve complex and meaningful problems? The Single-Family Innovation Lab (iLab) is lookin...

Description

Are you an experienced product manager who likes to solve complex and meaningful problems? The Single-Family Innovation Lab (iLab) is looking for an experienced Product Manager to be part of its New Concepts Team to help innovate around some of the toughest challenges facing home financing. If you want to be part of an entrepreneurial minded team composed of Designers and Lean Startup practitioners, if you are passionate about uncovering latent customer needs and iterating until you find product market fit, then come work with us. As a part of the new concept team, you will emphasize a lean iterative mentality and hold no solution/idea as precious. You will interact with and be guided by the innovation targets set by Single-Family senior leadership. You will fall in love with the problem not the solution. This role is for a builder with lean startup expertise that can work collaboratively with designers and engineers to create a compelling a concept vision and drive a lean, agile incubation and commercialization process. The concept teams is small and requires all its team members to execute design and product management skills sets.

Responsibilities Include:
? Be the customer voice in the definition of new concepts
? Assist in driving strategic concepts through a lean incubation and commercialization process.
? Coach internal start up teams to leverage lean startup through an incubation pipeline
? Champion lean startup methodology
? Integrate human center design techniques into the lean startup methodology.
? Develop and define business model experiments centered on desirability, viability and feasibility assumptions.
? Define metrics and criteria for measuring results from experiments.
? Report of KPI on concepts to Senior Executives.
? Participate in ethnographic and contextual research when necessary.
? Collaborate with multifunctional teams to scope, design, test, and deliver new disruptive concepts.
? Integrate user research and usability testing into prototype iterations.
? Collaborate with designers in the creation of user research plans, personas, journey maps, storyboards, system maps, user flows, wireframes, and visual design.
? Storytelling to communicate the user experience and journey, and the desirability, viability, and feasibility decisions and trade-offs of the concept to a diverse set of senior stakeholders with limited experience in design and lean.
? Provide insights into product, technology and market trends.
? Partner with designers and digital engineers

? Five to seven years of working experience with lean startup methodologies, agile development methodologies, human center design.
? Three years of working experience with shipping successful products, including defining vision, strategy, outcome-driven product roadmaps and creating and managing backlogs
? Three years of working experience with 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
? Experience communicating with senior stake holders
? Humility to learn, ability to empathize with users and stakeholders
? Entrepreneurial temper
? Strong collaborator
? Not afraid to express opinion and yet listen and consider other?s insights.
? Understanding of leading technology trends (AI, Blockchain, IoT, AR/VR)

? Product manager with prior digital engineering experience
? Experience working in product teams at a leading digital consultancy or a digital company
? Experience in a leading technology or product development/ design consultancy
? Strong understanding technology, software, and product trends
? Familiarity with data products and working with data scientists
? Startup experience
? Active member of the product management, lean startup, and design communities
? Be a fearless explorer and wrangler of new digital products

Today, Freddie Mac makes home possible for one in four home borrowers and is one of the largest sources of financing for multifamily housing. Join our smart, creative and dedicated team and you?ll do important work for the housing finance system and make a difference in the lives of others. Freddie Mac is an equal opportunity and top diversity employer. EOE, M/F/D/V.

 
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