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Director, Product Management

| Greater Boston Area

Acquia is transforming the digital strategies of companies all over the world with our open cloud platform. We are passionate and relentlessly committed to helping our clients create digital experiences that are more relevant, personalized, and built for a fast-changing, always-connected, mobile-first world. Headquartered in the US, we have been named as one of North America’s fastest growing software companies as reported by Deloitte and Inc. Magazine, and have been rated a leader by the analyst community and named one of the Best Places to Work by the Boston Business Journal.

Acquia's product organization is seeking a Director of Product Management to grow a significant portion of our $100M+ Cloud portfolio. This individual would be responsible for developing product strategy across a rolling six to eighteen-month timeframe defining the approach, managing the financial growth, and ensuring we are constantly focused on solving our customer’s and partner’s hairiest challenges. This individual will work with Technical Leads, Scrum Masters, and Service Engineering Team to build/execute roadmaps, define requirements, establish priorities, and optimize the product’s market and technical potential.

Reporting directly to Acquia’s Experience Factory Product Line Director you will have the opportunity to present your strategy directly to executive leadership, articulating product strategy and defending product growth expectations. You will work closely with Product Marketing to develop a go-to-market and expansion strategy. Lastly, you will also lead enablement efforts across the organization and with our partners to ensure organizational readiness in accordance with roadmap milestones.

Let’s build something great together!

Responsibilities:

  • Work with customers, partners, and internal stakeholders (Operations, Support, etc.) to define the product experience, bridging high-level business requirements and functional specifications to ensure clear communication and coordination across business, engineering, operations, and support teams
  • Develop business case justification and financials to support investments in platform
  • Create and manage product roadmap, prioritization, tradeoffs, and constraints
  • Communicate roadmap and technical capabilities to customers, partners, and internal stakeholders
  • Assess current and emerging technologies and market/industry trends to inform platform strategy
  • Manage a cross functional team that successfully delivers and enables product initiatives across the product development life cycle
  • Provide transparency into the product life cycle process by making available progress reports and publishing key performance metrics
  • Manage rapid prototyping activities and facilitate data driven decision processes while following Lean UX and Agile principles
  • Work closely with stakeholders, partners, and customers to understand requirements and priorities
  • Identify, assess, manage and escalate risks and impediments, as well as drive and manage change across the board
  • Enable close cooperation across all roles and functions and enact lean agile values and practices
  • Institutionalize best practices for Program Management to ensure consistent delivery of high quality products/solutions that delight our customers and partners

Requirements:

  • 5+ years of taking products to market using agile methodologies, disciplines, practices, and techniques for the delivery of new and legacy applications
  • Experience in writing business cases and creating pricing strategies / models
  • Experience in software/technology firms is required, SaaS or PaaS is desirable
  • Ability to establish priorities while balancing complex technical and business requirements
  • Exceptional verbal, written and interpersonal communications skills with both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Demonstrated analytical skills and ability to coordinate and lead cross-functional teams
  • Experience with Cloud technologies, web content management, distributed systems, and the latest trends in digital experience management
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with audiences ranging from developer to executive
  • Passion to improve processes, increase velocity, and promote empathetic, collaborative relationships

Extra credit:

  • Experience with FedRAMP, HIPAA, SOC1, SOC2, and other compliance regulations and security protocols

Acquia is an equal opportunity (EEO) employer. We hire without regard to age, color, disability, gender (including gender identity), marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PHPLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • jQueryLibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • Ember.jsFrameworks
    • HadoopFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • SymfonyFrameworks
    • MemcachedDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases

Location

Excellent, busy area close to Faneuil Hall with shopping and fun after-work options. Tons of varied and great lunch options - we have a great list!

An Insider's view of Acquia

What are some social events your company does?

The Boston office partnered with the Department of Children and Families to pair employees with the holiday wish lists of children in DCF care. In December, 2017, we helped fulfill the wishes of 200 children through gifts of toys and clothing.

Amy H.

Senior Talent Operations Partner

What projects are you most excited about?

I believe we will see even more significant technology-driven changes in our lives in the next decade or two . . . I am optimistic that the good in us will prevail and that we will achieve a more just society driven by technology. I am proud to be a part of the software industry which is a major factor in this technological advancement of humanity.

Radhika

Manager and Principal Software Engineer

How does the company support your career growth?

Our people are motivated by professional growth and development, and every day, there’s an opportunity to learn something new that can help you develop your career. We have a really strong peer-to-peer learning culture, and our internal mobility program encourages Acquians to explore new roles within the company.

Amy P.

Senior Director, Global Talent Development

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

Acquia’s made an invaluable impact to raise the profile of the amazing creative and technical work that’s happening across the city. Innovation in Boston spans AI to cryptocurrencies, security and fintech. We’re driving innovation around the customer experience, and Boston is a great place to do that.

Matt

Senior Vice President, Product

What are Acquia Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies

Additional Perks + Benefits

Work/life balance is important to us. Employees take time off when they need it, and come back to work feeling refreshed. We offer up to 13 weeks of maternity, six weeks of adoption leave paid at 100 percent. Our returning-parent transition program allows new parents to ease back into work. Office amenities include snacks and beverages, comfortable space, common areas, game rooms, and Mac computers.

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