Technical Product Manager Job in Nairobi, Kenya

Duma Works is recruiting a Technical Product Manager for one of our clients. 
The company aspires to transform the status quo of how trade is conducted with emerging markets, to create a more ethical supply chain.

Location: Nairobi
 

Role: The technical product manager is responsible for defining market requirements and packaging the features into product releases. 

 
This position involves close interaction with development leads, product architects, and key users. 
A strong technical background is required. Job duties include gathering requirements from existing and potential users or project managers, writing technical requirements documents & agile product backlogs, and monitoring the implementation of each product project.

Tasks
  • Take a lead role in defining the technical objectives within the system to reach scale and achieve our business objectives; including pro-actively documenting and proposing next generation technology implementations, applications design, database design, data-flows and detailed technical design.
  • Able to work with other department managers to meet the company’s technological and project goals, creating software, defining dependencies and use cases, and designating tasks to employees for a smooth operation.
  • Responsible for presenting solutions to the global management teams and partners.
  • Helping the business stakeholders envision the future and how their work will need to change to fit new technology releases to support the future.
  • Delivering elements of systems design, including data migration rules, business rules, wire-frames, or other detailed deliverables.
  • Understanding the needs of multiple stakeholders. Own the project prioritization across the team and define project scope and roll-out, designated tasks and mentor technical team members to achieve the projects on time and in good quality.
  • Work closely with the Senior Software Engineers to mentor and grow them as key players in the organization long term.
  • Provide creative approaches & critical thinking around data to support a data driven culture throughout the organisation.
  • Collect, analyse, and present actionable data to drive marketing, business development and product management decisions at a senior level.
  • Design, implement, and support a platform that can provide structured and ad-hoc access to datasets
  • Model data and metadata for ad hoc and pre-built reporting
  • Facilitating the negotiation of requirements amongst multiple stakeholders.
  • Identifying the current- and future-state business processes.
  • Employ data mining, segmentation, and other analytical techniques to capture important trends in the user base.
  • Collaborate with developers to define and set up A/B testing of new features and functionality on the platform.
  • Responsible for defining market requirements and packaging the features into product releases.
  • Creating, analyzing, and validating detailed functional specifications.
  • Facilitating design sessions with the implementation team to define the solution.
  • Lead the deployment and delivery of solutions using primarily agile development techniques.
  • Strict deadlines and long hours are part of the job, and one needs to have flexibility and open communication at all times while working within strict budgets.
  • Willing to innovate, experiment and fail fast to build robust solutions
Skills
  • At least 5 years experience managing technical teams.
  • Masters in Computer Science or MBA or related technical field or equivalent practical experience.
  • Quality should be at the heart of everything you do. Along with the wider team, you’ll be responsible for ensuring quality and security of the application
  • An excellent understanding of application design and architecture, including database interactions, server side scripting, form handling and general application development.
  • Significant experience of internet and networking technologies and protocols, including HTTP, TCP, IP, SMSC, SMPP.
  • Experienced in using Source Control (SVN/Git).
  • Experience of using Agile development methods across a number of teams, automated builds and continuous integration.
  • Expertise in building clean, api driven code
  • Experience in interfacing with complex back-end systems
  • Significant experience of designing and developing web solutions using open source technologies, including Ubuntu, HTML5, Android development, Apache, MySQL, Python, XML, CSS, XHTML, Javascript Frameworks, Architecture Experience, Graphics, & Web Development
  • Proven experience of Web Services (Rest/SOAP)
  • Willing to work hard, learn and meet tight schedules
How to Apply

If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, please send your CV and cover letter to apply@dumaworks.com. As the subject line of your email, write “2215” and please make sure to include Your Full name & Phone number e.g. 2215, Barack Obama, 07xxxxxxxxx.in the message body.

If you don’t follow these instructions, your application will not go through.

Deadline for receiving applications: 20th May 2016

* When applying to any job through Duma Works, you can expect that after you apply, you will receive a confirmation email, and then an SMS alert asking you to take a basic screening test over SMS. The SMS with the test may not arrive immediately. Please be patient. The SMS test will typically be 5-8 questions to help us understand your background. Regular SMS rates apply to the test, and if you ever have any issues with the process, please reach out to 0702093793.


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