Axios: Technical Product Manager

Headquarters: Axios


Quick take: Axios is a growth-stage startup dedicated to providing trustworthy, award-winning news content in an audience-first format. We’re hiring a Technical Product Manager to join our growing product team!

Why it matters: As Technical Product Manager, this person will collaborate with engineers, analysts, business partners, and other product managers to drive forward the research and development of data products, reports, and infrastructure initiatives across mission-critical Axios products. 

Go deeper: The Technical PM will play a key role across teams and stakeholders to align priorities for our data and infrastructure teams, while making sure we’re investing in what matters. In this role, you will make an impact on Axios through the following responsibilities:
  • Managing product backlogs and maintaining roadmaps for initiatives that often span teams and have many dependencies 
  • Collaborating with data engineers, data scientists, analysts, and infrastructure engineers to make sure they have clarity, clear pipelines, and stakeholder alignment
  • Ensuring all tickets are fully defined and ready for engineering in advance of the appropriate grooming or planning session
  • Providing stakeholders with regular updates and partnering with technical leadership to represent the squads at stakeholder meetings
  • Gathering feedback on products in use to determine improvements and future iterations
  • Being keenly aware of key performance metrics, reporting needs, business goals, dependencies, and timelines
The details: Ideal candidate should have an entrepreneurial spirit, be highly collaborative, exhibit a passion for building technology products, and have the following qualifications:
  • Deep experience working in a software development organization
  • A strong understanding of reporting, data products, and experience presenting and reporting key business metrics
  • Experience managing complicated cross-team initiatives is preferred 
  • Strong communication, writing, and presentation skills
  • Strong understanding of agile software development processes and metrics 
  • Expertise working with analytics, performance, and/or reporting tools
  • Demonstrated experience in working with large data sets and relational databases (Postgres, MySQL, Redshift, etc)
  • Familiarity in writing product specifications/tickets in Jira, or similar ticket-tracking tool
  • Working knowledge of DevOps practices and pipeline management
  • Preferred experience with data integrity verification
  • Attention to detail and the discipline to dig beyond the surface layer on problems 
  • A passion for solving problems and a strong belief in the Axios mission
  • Proficiency with SQL 

 Don’t forget:
  • Competitive salary
  • Health insurance (100% paid for individuals, 75% for families)
  • Primary caregiver 12-week paid leave
  • 401K
  • Generous vacation policy, plus company holidays
  • Company equity
  • Commuter and cell phone benefit
  • A commitment to an open, inclusive, and diverse work culture
  • Annual learning and development stipend

Additional pandemic-related benefits:
  • One mental health day per quarter
  • $100 monthly work-from-home stipend
  • Tele-mental health services 
  • OneMedical membership, including tele-health services 
  • Increased work flexibility for parents and caretakers 
  • Access to the Axios “Family Fund”, which was created to allow employees to request financial support when facing financial hardship or emergencies 
  • Weekly company-sponsored exercise and meditation classes 
  • Virtual company-sponsored social events

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