Product Manager

Ref#: 16024

Function: Engineering

Location: India, Hyderabad

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OPENTEXT - THE INFORMATION COMPANY

As the Information Company, our mission at OpenText is to create software solutions and deliver services that redefine the future of digital. Be part of a winning team that leads the way in Enterprise Information Management. 

The Opportunity:  The Technical Product Manager is responsible for the release planning and execution throughout the product development lifecycle, including: gathering and prioritizing product and customer requirements, and working closely with engineering, and product management to enhance existing products to developing new products for the company. 

You are great at:
  • Be the Product Owner for technical deliverables; writing user stories, acceptance criteria, stocking, grooming and prioritizing backlogs, producing release plans and epic roadmaps, running show and tells
  • Work with developers and architects to ensure their requirements are collated and prioritized alongside product requirements
  • Single point of contact for clarification of requirements for development teams
  • Establish and deploy robust requirement-gathering processes to define product requirements as well as build continuous feedback
  • Proactively identify issues impacting the product line and recommend next steps/solutions
  • Continuously improve the product development process, incorporating lessons learned and best practices
  • Manage product dashboard and communications to internal teams
  • Liaise with product manager to understand the features and changes in product requirements and support the release planning and sprint planning exercises
  • Understand Agile estimation approaches and allow the team to manage itself
Technical Proficiency:
  • Experience in Java based object oriented programming techniques, J2EE, Web services (RESTFul and SOAP)
  • Must possess a unique blend of business and technical savvy; a big-picture vision, and the drive to make that vision a reality.
  • An understanding of software development processes and ability to work closely with development teams and Product Management teams
  • Knowledge of eDiscovery/Contract Analysis/Enterprise Search products and applications is highly desirable
  • Strong / deep understanding of OO design and associated modelling tools; proven experience and bias towards building reusable, resilient components, which operate in 24/7, mission critical environments.
  • Strong working knowledge and experience with SQL and the following: PostgreSQL, MySQL, SQL Server

What it takes:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent level with 10+ years’ experience in defining and managing core products
  • Knowledge of eDiscovery / Contract Analysis / Enterprise Search products and applications is highly desirable
  • Practical knowledge of agile/iterative development process is mandatory
  • Good understanding of product specifications documentation
  • Entrepreneurial and self-motivated, business oriented
  • Strong communication and leadership skills
  • Goal driven; plans and manages toward achieving goals, anticipates problems and issues and proactively drives their resolution.
  • Experience in working in an international environment involving multiple development sites on various time zones.

At OpenText we understand and value diversity in our employees and are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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