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Product Manager



New York, NY, USA
Posted on Thursday, July 6, 2023

Exostellar, Inc.. is searching for a highly skilled and experienced Product Manager to join our team. As a Product Manager, you will play a critical role in driving the success of our customer-facing products, with a focus on user interface design, reporting, and billing systems. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in product management, user experience, and project management, along with experience in startup environments.

Exotanium, a startup created by two professors and one graduated Ph.D. student from the Department of Computer Science at Cornell University, is a cloud resource optimization and management platform that helps enterprises reduce spending in the cloud by up to 90%, while enhancing both operational security and performance. Our company has offices in Ithaca, NY, and Santa Clara, CA, and we also offer remote positions across the United States and Canada.

Our team is passionate about maintaining our culture of diversity, and we especially encourage applicants of different backgrounds, cultures, genders, experiences, abilities and perspectives to apply. We’re actively working to increase the diversity of experience and perspectives on our team and believe that this creates the best possible working environment for all and maximizes innovation.

Key responsibilities:

Product Strategy and Roadmap:

  1. Develop and execute the product strategy, vision, and roadmap in alignment with company goals and customer needs.
  2. Conduct market research, competitive analysis, and user feedback analysis to identify opportunities and drive product innovation.
  3. Define and prioritize product features, enhancements, and improvements based on customer value, business impact, and technical feasibility.

User Interface Design and User Experience:

  1. Collaborate with development teams to create intuitive, user-friendly interfaces that streamline and enhance the overall user experience.
  2. Conduct user research, usability testing, and user feedback analysis to gather insights and make data-driven design decisions.
  3. Ensure that the product design and interface align with industry best practices, accessibility standards, and brand guidelines.

Customer-Facing Products:

  1. Lead the development and launch of customer-facing products, ensuring they meet customer needs and drive business growth.
  2. Define product requirements, user stories, and acceptance criteria, working closely with cross-functional teams.
  3. Continuously monitor product performance, gather customer feedback, and iterate on features and functionalities to improve customer satisfaction and product adoption.

Project Management:

  1. Manage the end-to-end product development lifecycle, from ideation to launch, ensuring timely delivery and high-quality execution.
  2. Define project timelines, milestones, and deliverables, and effectively communicate progress, risks, and dependencies to stakeholders.
  3. Collaborate with engineering and cross-functional teams to prioritize and allocate resources, resolve issues, and drive project success.

Required Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of Product Management experience, managing technical software products from kick-off to shipping to maintenance. The ideal candidate will have several years of experience working in highly technical enterprise settings developing B2B products across varied industries, and extensive experience with cloud technologies and infrastructure level enterprise software.
  • Experience shipping enterprise products with great user experiences at scale
  • Experience leading products that require coordination of many stakeholders, cross-functional teams, and competing customer demands
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with a talent for precise articulations of customer problems
  • Significant experience with Linux-based systems and products
  • Growth mindset and a passion for learning
  • Can work effectively in a remote environment