Communications is the basis of human relationships and collaboration. The Skype Consumer Group is delivering solutions that shape the experiences of millions of people who interact using Skype every day to message, call and interact with their friends, families and loved ones.
The Skype Consumer Group is the engineering, operations and business group comprised of the Skype Consumer clients across many operating systems and devices and the cloud based backend services that power those clients.
This group serves consumers and business customers globally.
Our team is looking for an experienced Program / Product Manager with a strong technical background and product focus to own the strategy and execution for various Skype features which provides millions of customers the capability to communicate anywhere at any time.
You will be working closely with the engineering and design team to plan, develop, and deliver solutions that solve customer problems.
Candidates should be able to drive successful collaboration across multiple projects and workstreams while maintaining focus on customer requirements and strategic direction.
This is a great opportunity for an engineering professional to increase their leadership skills, expand their network and skills, and enhance future career opportunities.
Understand business goals and user needs to understand their requirements, triage, prioritize, and address customer feedback.
Translate user needs into product requirements.
Work closely with the design to come up the right user experience and work with the engineering teams and our partner teams to build and ship features with the best quality
Contribute to the overall product strategy and roadmap.
Demonstrate end-to-end ownership of complex group projects, track all defined deliverables from conception through launch, leveraging established processes, tools, and communications mechanisms
Analyze large scale data to evaluate product quality, usage and success to inform future product planning
5+ years of experience in program management or product management in software companies with a proven track record of delivering scalable consumer products
Bachelor and / or graduate degree in computer science, engineering, mathematics or equivalent
Deep understanding and working knowledge of Agile methodology of software development
Previous experience of working closely with designers to build building great user experiences
Demonstrated ability to think creatively and critically about product features, architectures, and capabilities coupled with excellent problem-solving skills and ability to think strategically
Excellent written and verbal communication / presentation skills through all levels of the organization, technical and non technical.
Native or professional fluency in English
Previous experience with web based scalable products, mobile application development, and cloud solution architectures a plus