Product Manager

SMS Assist, LLC - Chicago, IL2.4

Full-timeEstimated: $77,000 - $110,000 a year

Manage research and development activities relating to the design and development of software products and qualification or re-qualification of new and existing products
Represent the end user of a software product during product planning, development, and release, as a part of the Agile development process.
Work with a cross-functional team to ensure fulfillment of product requirements, evaluates product performance and transition products from development to commercialization.
Own the entire life cycle for product development including: design/ideation, product backlog creation/prioritization/grooming, management of product delivery/deployment dates, product quality, and customer adoption.
Act as a technical consultant to the product organization and leads research, and prototyping of innovative technologies and products.
Ensure the technology and architectural roadmap of engineering is properly aligned with and supports the product/business road map and meets the needs of the end customer.
Act as a customer liaison on technical issues related to product integration, custom development and requirements.
May lead major releases and ensure feature enhancements respond to customer requests.
Responsible for product delivery managing schedules and tasks related to all aspects of product development.
Work with local & overseas development teams at needed hours.
Foster a positive team environment
Ensure confidentiality of internal and external data
Perform ad-hoc projects and other duties as assigned
Travel requirements: Travel Expected: up to 25% of the time

Professional Skills

These are the professional skills we would expect from an individual fully established in this role.

Customer Service – Proficient
Verbal Communication – Proficient
Written Communication – Proficient
Teamwork – Proficient
Relationships – Proficient
Organizational Awareness – Proficient
Learning Agility – Advanced
Analysis – Advanced
Problem Solving – Proficient
Process Orientation – Advanced
Prioritization – Proficient

Role Specific Skills

Working knowledge of the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) – preferred
Knowledge of SDLC development methodologies including Agile
Technical expertise
Computer skills
Project management skills


Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor’s degree
0 to 2 years of relevant experience

Other Relevant Qualifications

Past technical software development experience


Please note, this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities, and schedule may change at any time with or without notice.

SMS Assist is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) that welcomes and encourages all applicants to apply regardless of age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify and/or expression, national origin, disability, veteran status, marital or parental status, ancestry, citizenship status, pregnancy or other reasons prohibited by law.