Product Manager

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About Geocaching HQ

We are the global headquarters for the game of geocaching. Our mobile apps and Geocaching.com website enable a global community of millions of people to join in a real-world treasure hunt. 

Our mission (and yours, should you choose to accept it) is to inspire and enable adventure, exploration, and community. Basically, everyone’s job here is to enable millions of people to have fun outside. How cool is that?

Position Overview

This role presents an opportunity to play a part in defining Geocaching’s strategic product roadmap, and work on cross platform Mobile and Web projects. You'll be working on projects ranging from platform capabilities to innovative customer-facing projects that engage and excite the Geocaching community.

As a Product Manager, you are passionate about delivering meaningful and valuable products and features to customers. You have a strong foundation in the Product space to build on, and the attributes needed for success in Product Management. You have exceptional communication and analytical abilities, exhibit tact and good judgement under pressure and in times of ambiguity, are highly accountable, and take pride in continuously improving your leadership skills.  

At Geocaching, Product Managers are accountable for articulating the vision for features to stakeholders and the senior management team; gathering input and requirements from customers and stakeholders; managing a well-organized and robust backlog of Epics and Stories in Jira; and ensuring Designers and Engineers are able to develop projects in the roadmap. As a member of Geocaching’s Product team, you will work closely and collaborate with Product Designers, Engineers, Data Scientists, Marketing Managers and our Community team. The ideal person in this role understands that there are times to explore deeply, times to move quickly, and always sweats the appropriate details to deliver high quality experiences to our players.

What You’ll Do

  • Manage one or more web and mobile roadmap projects, and work as a member of the Product team to prioritize your projects as part of a cohesive roadmap.
  • Work with a product delivery team - communicating vision, priorities, and plans to a team of engineers and stakeholders. 
  • As an agile Product Owner, manage a prioritized backlog; define user stories with detailed acceptance criteria; participate in refinement sessions, sprint planning, daily standup, and sprint reviews of engineering work products.
  • Work with Marketing and Data leads to formulate clear and measurable hypotheses and project KPIs; define go-to-market plans;  link success metrics to Company OKRs; ensure we collect and aggregate product data into meaningful insights to assess product performance and inform business decisions.
  • Partner with the engineering team on essential Scrum master duties, such as defining the cadence of scrum ceremonies and coordinating sprint planning.
  • Define and coordinate release plans with Engineering, Marketing, Community, and in consultation with other members of the product team.
  • Monitor and share project status before and after release, identify and mitigate risks.
  • Help to define and capture key results for road map projects.
  • Collaborate with marketing and data teams to determine what opportunities exist to engage users using both product features and promotions.
  • Be an active participant in the game and advance in the internal Geoguide program.

Qualifications & Required Skills

  • 2-3 years experience in product management.
  • Well-developed self-awareness, interpersonal, and listening skills.
  • Knowledge of working with product designers and engineers in a collaborative way to generate and refine ideas and develop UX and technical solutions.
  • Proven ability to adapt to changing business conditions, re-prioritizing as necessary.
  • Proven leadership ability in a technical environment.
  • Ability to make decisions in a timely way with less-than-perfect data, adapt as additional information becomes available, and reflect on results to improve the decision-making process and results.
  • Strong professional commitment to collaboration and accountability.
  • Significant geocaching experience highly desired.
  • Bonus: experience in JIRA, Confluence, and Google Analytics.

Physical Demands and Work Environment

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to remain stationary for long periods of time. In this position you must be able to regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. 

This job description should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the only duties, responsibilities, and qualification for this job. Incumbents may be required to follow any additional related instructions, acquire related job skills and perform other related work as required.

Geocaching HQ embraces a diverse and inclusive workplace. Authenticity is one of our core company values and we strive to celebrate our differences. We encourage everyone to apply. 

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Location

837 N 34th St. , Seattle, WA 98103

What are Geocaching HQ Perks + Benefits

Geocaching HQ Benefits Overview

In addition to two hours of paid geocaching outings a month, employees enjoy a variety of benefits including a stocked outdoor gear closet, communal eating space with catered lunches and endless snacks, unlimited ski/snowboard lift tickets, outdoor activity reimbursement, internal geocaching program with global travel opportunities, healthy work/life balance, and comprehensive health coverage.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Cache In Trash Out® (CITO) is an environmental initiative supported by the geocaching community. Since 2002, CITO has helped preserve the natural beauty of cache-friendly spaces.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Employee fun committee (affectionately coined, Lackey Council), Encompass (diversity, equity, and inclusion focus), Green Team (to continue our environmentally-conscious practices), and more!
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Geocaching HQ's team fitness initiatives include In-office yoga.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
0-2 years: 3 weeks (120 hours) 2-4 years: 4 week (160 hours) 4+ years: 5 weeks (200 hours)
Sabbatical
4-week paid sabbatical every seven years
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
We provide free breakfast on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday. Employees get free lunch on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday.
Happy Hours
Parking
We offer employees A parking subsidy.
Pet Friendly
Acme Co.'s pet policy is dog friendly daily.
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

Dog-friendly office, squad/club opportunities (cork squad, Green Team, keg squad, etc.), 4-week paid sabbatical every seven years, ping pong/foosball/shuffleboard tables, and commuter benefits.

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