Lead Product Manager - Search Solutions

  • Rockville, MD
  • Posted 48 days ago | Updated 9 hours ago


On Site
Contract - W2


Enterprise search
Product development
Portfolio management
Data Analysis
Product planning
Product strategy
User experience
Product launch
Team building
Continuous improvement
Product management
Business marketing
Semantic search
Business administration
Information retrieval
Business intelligence
Artificial intelligence

Job Details

We are seeking an experienced Product Manager to shepherd our financial industry client's key information discovery platforms into the age of AI. This role will apply cutting-edge technology to transform finacial regulators' navigation of and interaction with an immense data ecosystem to drive better and faster regulatory decisions.

Major Purpose:
The Lead Product Manager owns the vision and strategy, roadmap, and feature definition for Enterprise Search and Person & Org 360 products. Responsibilities include defining the product outcomes and roadmap for AI-enabled product evolution as well as planning and managing products and product features through the product development process. This role manages the product backlogs for a group of information discovery products while prioritizing work and making product-related decisions based on the needs and expectations of users and stakeholders.
Essential Job Functions:
Product Portfolio Management
  • Defines product(s) vision, strategy, and roadmap
  • Develops deep understanding of users' information discovery needs to identify gaps in product functionality
  • Conducts data analysis and performs experiments to measure product success, understand user needs, and uncover additional value
  • Makes trade-off decisions for multiple products in a product group
  • Proactively builds partnerships with relevant stakeholders and coordinates with interdependent teams to drive efficiencies
Product Planning & Prioritization
  • Leads the product planning process by managing the development of intake and requirements documents
  • Maintains a prioritized backlog based on defined user value, aligning with established product strategy and resource capacity; uses data and analytics to prioritize the product backlog appropriately
  • Works closely with UI/UX to set the direction for the design of the user experience for information discovery tools
  • Proactively identifies and solves risks and issues uncovered through the planning process, escalating to leadership when necessary
Product Development
  • Provides UX/UI approval and validation of acceptance criteria for the assigned products
  • Tracks the development work and proactively drives resolution of escalated issues and bugs
  • Coordinates development, integration, and testing across interdependent product and technical teams
  • Leads large and sometimes highly complex product launches by working with relevant stakeholders to develop and implement launch plans.
  • Identifies, reviews, and resolves issues and blockers that may delay the launch or impede the success of product(s)
  • Develops product documentation and training materials for users in support of product launches
  • Tracks and reports on product launch metrics, utilizing feedback to drive improvements and iteration
  • Works with internal and external teams and users to identify, classify, and resolve user issues
  • Represents team in product discussions with stakeholders
Team Development & Continuous Improvement
  • Provides coaching and guidance to more junior-level product management team members
  • Works with cross-functional leaders and experts to establish best practices and identify opportunities to improve the product development and delivery process

Other Responsibilities:
Additional responsibilities as assigned.

Education & Experience Requirements:
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Marketing, Engineering, or related field (or equivalent work experience in a related field)
  • 5 years of experience in product and/or experience management
  • Experience building data and analytics to inform product strategy and decisions
  • Experience with building full-text Search solutions, such as: Elastic Search, semantic search, and retrieval augmented generation.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills for a wide variety of audiences
  • Experience working cross-functionally in a large organization
  • Experience working closely with senior leadership
    • Experience with Agile software development
Preferred Qualifications
  • Master's Degree in Business Administration or similar advanced degree
  • Experience utilizing AI for information retrieval
  • Experience with internal-facing and enterprise-wide product management
  • Strong financial acumen
  • Experience building business intelligence solutions and/or data lakes

Working Conditions:
  • Work performed in an office environment.
  • Extended hours may be required.


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