Senior Digital Product Manager

McLean, Virginia | Freelance | Job ID #48632 |
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Our client, a leading technology company, is looking for an experienced, energetic, and entrepreneurial Product Manager who is passionate about building transformative digital experiences. This position is located in McLean, VA. As a Product Manager, you’ll be leading initiatives and partnering with internal teams to create digital-first experiences that lay the foundation for the way customers interact with the company and help them achieve their goals.


  • Relentlessly push to understand customer needs and ensures the customer is considered in prioritization and trade-off discussions.
  • Set product vision and lead road mapping, goal setting, story writing, prioritizing, project execution, A/B testing, and product roll-out strategy.
  • Collaborate with internal partners. You will be exceptional at developing and nurturing relationships with internal stakeholders and partners. You apply strong communication skills to influence product decisions and inspire breakthrough results.
  • Test and iterate in small-scale pilots to validate concepts, refine them to achieve product-market fit, and then scale to drive vertical and horizontal economics.
  • Define the learning agenda and key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure success/failure.
  • Regularly and systematically use data to uncover opportunities, track product performance, and drive decision making.
  • Leads a team through rigorous process of test and learn with focus on identifying and developing a minimum viable product (MVP).
  • Prioritize, negotiate and remove blockers to orchestrate successful launch or optimization cycle.
  • Manage public releases and customer support materials, ensure compliance with platform requirements, and shepherd your apps through app store processes.
  • Serve as subject matter expert, contributing practitioner, thought leader, career guide and mentor to teams.
  • Establish or participate in Design Thinking, Agile, and LEAN rituals which establish rhythm for the team, promote ongoing communication, and iterative refinement of roadmaps.

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  • Proven experience in and passion for building and shipping great products.
  • Creative, outside-the-box thinking and problem-solving approach at the intersection of Human, Business and Technology dimensions. Deep fluency and experience in at least two dimensions and understanding of the third.
  • Track record of defining strategy, creating advocacy/alignment and being accountable for outcomes.
  • Strong quantitative background to support data-informed decision making.
  • Entrepreneurial ability to identify and prioritize opportunities in highly ambiguous contexts.
  • Deep planning skills with the ability to organize thematic work areas in deep detail with long term vision and iterative execution.
  • Collaborative, team player attitude with the ability to navigate and influence the organization.
  • Exceptional communication skills.
  • Experience shipping multiple products across variety of platforms and channels.
  • Experience managing iOS, Android or apps for other ecosystems.
  • Industry or hobbyist experience with emerging and leading technologies across disciplines (IoT, Machine Learning, Voice interfaces, etc.).
  • Bachelor’s Degree or military experience.
  • At least 3 years of experience using business strategy and analysis to create consumer-facing digital products.
  • At least 1 year of experience as a Product Owner in an Agile development process.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or Engineering.
  • MBA or Master's degree.
  • At least 3 years of experience building and launching consumer applications on web and mobile platforms.
  • At least 3 years of experience applying design thinking and human-centered principles to product development.

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Employer Details:

  • Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
  • The client is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.
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