Are you a rockstar developer/architect with a vision for how things SHOULD be built?
We believe some of the best Technical Product Managers come from strong technical developers who jump from coding a product to defining a product. If you are a technical hotshot and have ever wanted to have more influence on the important decisions of a products design, DevFactory is a unique opportunity for you. Why? Because we build software By Developers, for Developers and this means your strong technical skills can be used to define a product that you will be excited to use yourself and have passion to build. This role is also a great entry level for developers with no formal Product Management experience but pays $50/hr and will provide you structure and training for success as a product manager.
Are you a great Technical Product Manager looking for the next big thing?
DevFactory is one of the most exciting companies you could imagine for Technical Product Managers. This is a technical role defining products to solve important challenges in the software development process itself. You will be working on simple solutions to hard problems, leveraging libraries/tools wherever possible, and working with smart people from around the globe. We provide a structure and training to maximize your success as a product manager and offer a growth path of product management roles that give you increasing levels of responsibility and compensation. If you want to work on the cutting edge of software development problems, take your career into a path of leadership and increased responsibility, work with great people, and make $50/hr full-time, you should apply today.
One of the best Technical Product Management jobs. Period.
Here are a just a few reasons why:
By Developers for Developers: You know software development. Come define products you would love to use.
Career Growth: Writing code is important for sure, but if you can make important decisions that help an entire dev team build the right product, you can make a bigger impact. This key fact is why the best technical product managers are hard to find and command higher compensation. This position has a growth path and roles that double the compensation from this level.
Learn and Use Disruptive Tech: Every day you hear about how some new company is applying disruptive technology to a stagnant industry. Devfactory is your chance to learn exciting technologies but also how and when to use them. Come learn and use new technologies in AI, Machine Learning, Big Data analysis, NLP, PaaS Cloud services.
Work/Life Balance: DevFactory staffs global, remove teams entirely using Crossover.com. You wont be an outsider who is remote when other key players are all in an office together. We are a fully remote company and we love it. This gives you added flexibility and the opportunity to work with some of the best people around the world.
A Bit about DevFactory
The DevFactory culture is rooted in a deep appreciation for software development combined with a passion to use objective data to make development better. We are inspired by the industrial manufacturing revolution that happened over 100 years ago. Jobs were loosely defined, not measured, not specialized, not automated, and the result was terrible quality and productivity. Today manufacturing is dominated by automation, scientific measurement, and well defined processes. The result is very high quality and 100x greater productivity. We see the same opportunity in large scale software development. We build software that makes software development 10X better and we are applying the latest tools, technologies, and trends to make this happen.
Responsibilities of the Role
As a Technical Product Manager, your core responsibility is to take the big ideas from Product Management Leadership and break them down into meaningful bite- chunks for Engineering. We are relying on you to take a large release specification and create milestones that can be delivered in a 1-2 week Agile process. Good milestone specifications will make clear technical decisions and remove any ambiguity that a development team would have when building the spec - that is why we staff with strong software developers who have been on the other side of the table! Finally, as the owner for the milestones of your product, you will be ultimately responsible for reviewing what the engineering team has actually built and making the final call on whether it meets your specifications or requires additional work.
Required Education, Experience, Qualities, and Technologies
Education: Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Electrical Engineering
Experience: At least 5 years of current hands-on development experience in Java and able to:
- Implement DB schemas, REST web services, message/notifications, and algorithms using Java
- Have experience building products that make extensive use of third-party libraries
- Clearly document/diagram the architecture of a 1-2 week project
- Have experience reviewing engineering work deliverables created by other developers
- Configure and use CI systems, code quality automation, Git, etc.
- Experience with the TDD approach of development. Unit testing, mocking, and integration test
Qualities: Strong candidates should:
- Enjoy thinking about interesting problems and then producing clear, written, technical decisions
- Have the hands-on technical ability to quickly inspect and evaluate development work
- Be drawn to simple/focused architectures instead of complex/un-focused architectures
- Consider themselves to have high standards for accepting work
- Appreciate the value of process and a scientific approach to problem solving
Technologies: We like to hire smart people who learn new tools/technologies as needed, but these are some of the notable technologies currently in use:
- Back end technologies based on both J2EE and frameworks like Spring
- Front end technologies including templating, CSS and JS frameworks
- Data related technologies including Amazon Aurora, other Relational databases, Nosql databases, Memory Caching systems, Full Text Search engines, Big Data systems
- Cloud or DevOps services like AWS, Docker, Azure, etc.
- Containerization technologies such as Docker, Swarm, and Kubernetes
- Message Queuing/Bus systems such as JMS and Amazon SQS
- Machine Learning systems such as TensorFlow
Total Compensation: $50/hr (40 productive hours/week)
Location: Global (remote)Interested in Applying?
DevFactory is actively hiring candidates for this position through the CrossOver marketplace on Crossover.com, which is the standard for building all of our development and product management teams. Crossover is one of the premier development staffing companies today, offering high-paying jobs that are 100% remote, work from home. You never have to fight traffic to the office again and you have the freedom to choose when and where you put in your 40 hours to be most effective each week.
To qualify, please provide a resume/CV demonstrating the required experience and skills. From there, to help us find the top 1% of talent, there will be a series of interviews and online examinations. We realize these are challenging and can require a decent amount of time so we thank you in advance for your efforts. We are looking for the best, and if we have the chance to work together, you will appreciate the diligent process when you meet your teammates!