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Product Manager, Labs


CentralSquare Technologies | Product Management | Greensboro, NC

The Central Square Labs team is seeking a product manager to join the team in building new, innovative solutions for public safety and administration.  You will work with a team of engineers, data scientists, and UI/UX designers to create cloud-based applications that use data analysis and machine learning to support new capabilities across the Central Square product line. 

You have experience bringing ideas to fruition by discovering market needs, validating commercial viability, and defining requirements for the engineering team by using your data analysis and financial modeling skills.  Your desire to deliver the right solution motivates you to collect data from multiple sources throughout the product lifecycle – constantly validating that the team is on the right track. Your entrepreneurial energy and desire to have an impact in society make you challenge the status quo and strive to apply new tools and approaches to solve difficult problems.  You are comfortable switching between contexts on a day-to-day basis: working with engineers to clarify requirements, with clients to define opportunities, and with the executive team to gain buy-in for your directions, and with sales to bring the solution to market.

About Central Square Labs

The innovation Lab at Central Square is a new team tasked with prototyping and scaling new, emerging solutions to support the broader Central Square mission of improving communities through our public safety and administration solutions.  As a new team, we are ramping up our engineering efforts with a focus on creating cloud-based data analysis pipelines that use machine learning to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of government agencies.  For instance: How can machine learning make police patrols more efficient and equitable?  How do we craft ML models that are not only accurate but also fair and transparent?  How do we deliver ML services to other teams in a supportable and scalable manner?  If these questions speak to you, then the Labs team is the right environment in which to answer them.

What You’ll Do

·       Manage the entire product life cycle from strategical planning to implementation

·       Define business objectives and high-level requirements for new functionality

·       Justify the investments required to bring your vision to fruition

·       Communicate persuasively in detailed written and oral form with clients, engineers, data scientists, and executives

·       Identify market needs for future products by conducting market research

·       Analyze potential partner relationships for the product

Skills & Requirements

You Should Have

·       3+ years of product management experience

·       Experience in bringing a product vision to fruition

·       Experience in managing software products with different business models (SaaS, on-premise)

·       Experience with Agile development methodologies

·       Excellent written and oral communication skills

·       Experience negotiating contracts and other 3rd party agreements

·       Experience with data analysis and visualization (e.g. Excel, charting, BI)


You Get Extra Points For

·       Degrees relevant to Business Administration, Marketing, Engineering, Computer Science, or Mathematics

·       Experience with machine learning

·       Experience with processing tabular data (e.g. Pandas, R)

·       Experience with SQL and relational databases

·       Experience with Amazon Web Services