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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Position Number: 2690900
  • Location: Seattle, WA
  • Position Type: Business and Financial Management

Summary

As a Technical Product Manager, you will help drive the future of enterprise business intelligence at the foundation. The Enterprise Business Intelligence program leverages internal expertise in human centered design, data and analytics, and enterprise-wide technologies while partnering with program teams and business partners to bring our users trusted data in central tools and reports. Our goal is to support data-driven decision making in service of impact.

As a program, we build and support modern data warehousing platforms, BI products, and self-service solutions to enable our users to answer key business questions. You will be responsible for helping define and develop data products – working with our BI teams and self-service users to understand and consolidate their requirements, and with the data platform teams to ensure the platform supports these needs.

Our data platform is a mix of both cloud-based and traditional on-premise services that provides analytics and new product initiatives for our customers. You will bring innovation, a strategic perspective, a passionate voice, and an ability to prioritize and execute on a fast-moving set of product priorities and opportunities.

Leadership and Culture

Our culture shapes our choices about what we do and how we do it. We believe that energized people, working well together, fueled by great leadership in an inclusive environment can do extraordinary things. We expect foundation employees to intentionally and consistently embody our four agreements; show respect, offer trust, be transparent, and create energy.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

Product Roadmap: Work closely with our architects and business product managers to develop and maintain the product roadmap for the data platform. Collaborate and coordinate with business and IT partners to ensure that the roadmap creates business value with technically sound and scalable solutions that enhance product capabilities.

Product Delivery: Participate in scrum ceremonies with the data & BI delivery team while handling the product backlog and prioritizing customer feedback, bug fixes, and feature requests. Coordinate releases across the product and service teams to have consistent delivery of value-adding features.

Technology Evaluation: Evaluate gaps in current solution and identify and assess technologies to enhance product capabilities. Build strong relationships with strategic vendors of existing technologies to drive enhancements in current offerings.

Customer Engagement: Develop a deep understanding of the customer's data needs. Be a platform champion to help promote use, reduce barriers, and support process changes for teams that adopt the platform. Identify opportunities to lead data and analytics engagements across the foundation.

Leadership: Influence team members, build trust, and build strong relationships across the team and foundation to help drive the work forward. This role may manage contractors and advise on talent needed to achieve our goals, ensuring successful onboarding, communicating performance expectations, creating goal alignment, integrating project and change management, giving and seeking feedback, providing coaching, measuring progress, and holding people accountable.

Continuous Improvement: Monitor the data management capability landscape to identify opportunities for greater long-term business value. Frequently monitor the industry solution landscape to track the development of available solutions and identify opportunities. Partner with peers and customers across the foundation to ensure that current solutions remain relevant, useful, and supported. Define, monitor, and use product KPIs to help shape how the platform can evolve to create more value.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • A deep background in data and data warehousing, including front-end reporting and analytics tools, data architecture and modeling, data governance, and knowledge of cloud-based data architectures.

  • Hands on experience in developing technical roadmaps, story outlines, writing user stories, refining product backlogs, and coordinating/prioritizing conflicting and ambiguous requirements in a complex, diverse, and changing environment.

  • Ability to function as a bridge across disciplines, such as human centered design, product owners, business owners, and technology teams.

  • Ability to operate at a variety of altitudes, fluidly connecting between low-level details and higher-level goals. Ability to push back or challenge partners in the organization while maintaining great relationships.

  • Proactive facilitator, able to catalyze product decisions, actions, and overall team momentum.

  • Bachelor's degree with 7+ years of experience, or equivalent experience.

  • Solid experience with Scrum processes and product backlog ownership

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Experience with Microsoft Power BI and/or the Azure ecosystem

  • Ability to use customer feedback, user experience research, and other qualitative and quantitative metrics to inform product planning and prioritization.

*Applicants for this role will only be considered if they are able to legally work in the country where this position is located without visa sponsorship.

**The foundation requires a COVID-19 vaccination for in-person business in the United States. Therefore, all U.S. employees are required to present proof of vaccination status upon hire unless they qualify for a medical or religious exemption.

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As part of our standard hiring process for new employees, employment with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will be contingent upon successful completion of a background check.

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is dedicated to the belief that all lives have equal value. We're committed to creating a workplace where employees thrive both personally and professionally. We also believe our employees should reflect the rich diversity of the global populations we aim to serve—in race, gender, age, cultures and beliefs—and we support this diversity through all of our employment practices.

All applicants and employees who are drawn to serve the mission of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will enjoy equality of opportunity and fair treatment without regard to:

* Race

* Color

* Age

* Religion

* Pregnancy

* Sex

* Sexual Orientation

* Disability

* Gender Identity

* Gender Expression

* National Origin

* Genetic Information

* Veteran Status

* Marital Status

* Prior Protected Activity



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