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Senior Technical Product Manager - Data

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Specialty Data Science and Engineering

About the role

 Commerce is changing at an incredible rate. It happens seamlessly between the online and offline worlds. Consumers now expect to be able to buy anywhere, receive products quickly, and return them effortlessly. The buyer experience is personalized, authentic, and on-demand. It’s an incredibly exciting time for this industry, and Shopify is right at the centre of it. Shopify is on a mission to make commerce better for everyone

As our newest technical product manager you’ll be a crucial part of that change. As the Technical Product Manager, you will help define the strategy, drive requirements, and deliver products that power data science and data modelling across all of Shopify. You will work closely with world-class Engineering teams, Product Managers, and Data scientists. In this opportunity, you will change the course of data at Shopify and create a world where ML and AI are part of all our solutions.

Having excellent communication and collaboration skills, excellent technical and analytical understanding, product management expertise, good judgment, and deep background in developing, deploying or launching data systems, models, and products will allow you to thrive in this role.

What You’ll Do

  • Communicate with development teams in technical details, understand the implications of certain decisions, and make trade-offs in terms of complexity, depth or even timelines. Participate in conversations when engineers are debating the best way to implement something. Help the teams estimate more accurately.
  • Work with Data Scientists to understand the work they are doing and how work can be prioritized to get the organization to its data goals faster 
  • Drive product management activities: roadmap and strategy planning, roll-out,  product workshops with data consumers and champion the product adoption across Shopify
  • Create and iterate upon the product roadmap and technical product requirements
  • Be able to seamlessly distill very technical concepts to business users and vice versa
  • Prioritize and plan features based on company and stakeholder priorities and business values. 
  • Attain internal product-market fit and widespread product adoption among data scientists at Shopify

What Experience You Should Have

  • Experience  working as a Product Manager or a Technical Leadership role in Analytics or Data Engineering
  • Prior software development experience is key, in order to facilitate technical discussion for their product and provide feedback and inputs in the technical and architectural design. Ability to review the tech specs and architectural design docs.
  • Manage the expectation of internal and external customer by effectively prioritizing resources, work and negotiating product/project needs.
  • Understand and provide inputs for the trade-offs in launching a product or feature. Collaborate to resolve deadlocks and present feasible solutions. Drive agreement on a solution and its adoption.
  • Evangelize the product and understand how to drive its adoption and use across the organization
  • Experience in setting data-driven goals, with objective success metrics for your projects that your teams can rally behind
  • Familiarity with new and upcoming data technologies - including HDFS, Hive, Kafka, Spark, Presto, Docker, Kubernetes, data warehousing solutions, and in-memory databases

If this sounds like you please apply!

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