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Product Manager

Virginia Tech
Job Location:
Blacksburg, 24061
IT Manager/Director

Job Description

Network Infrastructure and Services (NI&S) is part of the Division of Information Technology at Virginia Tech. We provide advanced network, communications, public safety, and data center services. We design, deploy, and operate enterprise scale network, systems, monitoring, and communication services. NI&S is a dynamic and exciting organization with a commitment to continuous improvement and is seeking an enthusiastic and motivated person to ?ll this role.

Reporting to the Director of Architecture and Design, as a Product Manager you will be the interface between product stakeholders, customers, and agile development teams. In collaboration with key stakeholders, you will develop an understanding of the business need(s) to be ful?lled, translate needs into a vision for the product, and are responsible for the overall success of the solution being developed. The primary objective of this position is to own the product vision and maximize the value delivered to customers and stakeholders.

As a Product Manager you will have an opportunity to engage with stakeholders and customers to deliver high value products and services to help support the university mission by:

  • Leading the product vision and strategy for assigned product/s
  • Working with customers and stakeholders to analyze needs and align product roadmap and vision
  • Developing reporting to enhance visibility or the product/s progress and performance
  • Developing and track Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to measure success and identify areas for improvement
  • Guiding the planning process for development of assigned product/s
  • Working with UX/UI designers to enhance user experience for assigned product/s
  • Utilizing agile methodologies to manage the product development process
  • Specifying that products are ready for production deployment after verifying that the product has been tested in pre-production in a timely manner
  • Creating a culture that thrives on rapid experimentation and continuous improvement to drive innovation time to value

PLEASE NOTE: Sponsorship is not available for this role. 

Required Qualifications

  • Master's degree in business, STEM, or a related field, or a bachelor's degree with training and experience equivalent to a master's degree
  • Experience as a Product Manager/Owner for a software product or technology service
  • Strong knowledge of Agile methodologies, processes, and tools
  • Experience with business process design and modeling complex domains
  • Experience navigating and understanding of the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
  • Demonstrated experience of driving successful customer and stakeholder engagements leading to successful outcomes
  • Experience de?ning and reporting on product metrics to measure outcomes
  • Excellent communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Scrum Product Owner Certi?cation
  • Experience in development or ownership of a web application
  • Understanding of the tools and technologies used to deliver web applications like HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and React
  • Demonstrated ability to leverage automation to enhance product capabilities and development velocity

Appointment Type


Salary Information

$90,000 - $104,000

Review Date


Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, ethnicity or national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

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