IT Product Manager - Content Management

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IT Product Manager - Content Management
Palo Alto

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Position Overview/Description:

Ford Smart Mobility is looking for Product Managers that embrace Lean and Agile practices. Product Managers will work in small, cross-functional, and co-located teams. The Product Manager will collaborate directly and continuously with Software Engineers and Designers, and will release early and often.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with Business Partners to understand their product vision, and break it down into an actionable backlog of user stories for the development team.
  • Work hands-on with the development team to prioritize, plan, and deliver software that meets client requirements.
  • Help Business Partners understand our iterative development approach and focus on delivering a minimum Viable Product through careful and deliberate prioritization.
  • Work with design resources (internal and/or external) to ensure timely delivery of designs and assets to the development team.
  • Mentor and train PMs to help them learn agile/XP methods and build skills.
  • Identify potential success stories and share with communications team.
  • Help innovate and iterate on agile PM processes and share our learnings.
Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 5+ years of experience with Product Management, Business Analyst, Solutions Architect, or Project Manager experience.
  • 2+ years’ working with Agile software methodologies (Scrum, eXtreme Programming, Kanban)
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology / Computer Science / Business preferred
  • Skilled at defining and prioritizing product features.
  • Strong leadership and communication skills and the ability to teach others.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others and navigate complex decision making.
  • Ability to collaborate well with engineers, designers, and business partners.
  • Previous success delivering a product to market with an Agile development team, and ongoing development and support of production applications
    - Experience with eXtreme Programming.
    - Practiced in Lean/Lean Startup thinking.

The distance between imagination and … creation. It can be measured in years of innovation, or in moments of brilliance. When you join the Ford team, you discover all the benefits, rewards and development opportunities you’d expect from a diverse global leader. You’ll become part of a team that is already leading the way, with ingenious solutions and attainable products – and it is always ready to go further.

Candidates for positions with Ford Motor Company must be legally authorized to work in the United States on a permanent basis. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Ford Motor Company is an equal opportunity employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status.