Director of Product

Remote, United States /
Product /
Full-time
Who We Are

Groundspeed Analytics (“Groundspeed”) is one of the fastest growing InsurTech companies globally. Driven by innovative artificial intelligence (AI) solutions, Groundspeed is disrupting the $350 billion commercial insurance industry. Our clients include top insurance carriers and brokers such as Travelers, Aon, Liberty Mutual and others.

The insurance industry sits on massive amounts of unstructured data, and the lack of access and utilization of this data creates a barrier to revenue growth and expense reduction. Groundspeed helps the industry by unlocking the value in their unstructured data. Whether it is automating processes and/or providing insights derived from machine learning, Groundspeed is helping companies maximize their business opportunities.

Groundspeed is recognized by industry analysts as a leader and was recently named to the 250 Top FinTech startups in 2020 by CB Insights and the Insurtech Hot 100. Headquartered in Ann Arbor, Groundspeed’s team is distributed across more than 10 locations in the US, including San Francisco, Denver, Chicago, and Atlanta.

About the Role

Our ideal candidate is an experienced product manager driven to create and lead product platform requirements with an emphasis on technical execution.  You will be working closely alongside other product managers and engineering leaders to ensure Groundspeed’s platform is positioned to support the company’s future growth, leveraging your experience in SaaS platforms and Enterprise technologies.  This role is a bridge between business and customer-focused product owners and technology-focused engineers, and will mean developing a deep understanding of how our systems are constructed and operate, with an appreciation of the significant technical challenges we are working to solve.

What You'll Do

    • Manage the entire product life cycle from strategic planning to tactical activities, including defining requirements and features, building product roadmaps, and driving cross-functional execution
    • Lead Product and Engineering teams through market requirements, product definition, and positioning to deliver important product capabilities that solve critical customer problems
    • Work cross-functionally on product launches, define what success looks like, monitor performance, and iterate quickly when needed
    • Specify market requirements for current and future products by conducting market research supported by ongoing communications to customers, prospective customers, partners, and internal customers
    • Prioritize requirements from various stakeholders to deliver the most value for both the company and our customers
    • Develop and implement a company-wide go-to-market plan, working with all departments to execute
    • Understand the competitive landscape to better position the product and guide future development
    • Ensure ongoing product performance related to overall product quality and achieving product revenue goals

What We'd Like to See

    • Previous software engineering and experience building Enterprise level systems
    • Significant product management and/or ownership experience working on technical platform / products / solutions in an enterprise environment, with a minimum of 7 years applicable experience
    • Hands-on experience building process automation products, web-scale APIs, Big Data ETL, or other similar technical product suites
    • Hands-on experience in one or more of the following: workflow automation (e.g. Hive, Process Maker, Monday.com, etc), robotic process automation (UIPath, Automation Anywhere, Blue Prism, TagUI, etc)
    • Hands-on experience with Enterprise modeling standards and techniques (e.g. BPMN, UML, ORM) 
    • Hands-on experience integrating to enterprise data pipelines, Data Sciences Products and cloud technologies
    • Experience integrating software products and solutions with CRM and CMS platforms is a plus.
    • Experience working at a SaaS company and/or start-up experience a plus
    • Experience with user-centric methods such as User Story Mapping, Design Thinking, Lean Startup, Design Sprint, and Usability Testing 
    • Excellent communication skills and attention to detail
    • Self-starter with a proven track record of cross-functional collaboration, prioritization, and working with multiple teams
    • Proven ability to influence engineering teams velocity through mentorship and leadership
    • Strong leadership skills with the ability to motivate and influence, and resolve conflict
    • Prior experience leading product management teams
    • Committed to advancing an inclusive and diverse workplace
    • Entrepreneurial mindset — you thrive in fast-paced environments, understand the needs of high-growth startups, and want to overcome the many challenges this environment entails
We are Committed to a Diverse Workforce 
Groundspeed is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, nativity, neurodiversity, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. For more information about Groundspeed, please visit www.groundspeed.com

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