Senior Product Manager

Employer Provided Salary: $90,000-$140,000 Annually
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Sr. Product Manager

We are 8th Light, an employee-owned, remote-first software consultancy. We're driven by our deep commitment to excellence, and powered by our collective depth of knowledge and experience. Our team of experts in product, design and development all reflect our dedication to quality and our emphasis on continual learning. We value colleagues who enjoy learning and teaching, which creates our collaborative organization. We enjoy working with empathetic, passionate collaborators who value the work they do. We embrace the need for adaptability in a constantly changing world. 

As a team of specialists and generalists — thinkers and doers, we are ready to take on most any challenge that we encounter. We remain positioned to help an ever growing portfolio of client partners. If this approach to product management, design and software development resonate with you, we'd love to talk. You'll have opportunities to further your expertise as a Sr. Product Manager (Consultant), through a multitude of  project contributions and client engagements but also through working directly with senior leadership, including the Head of Product at 8th Light.

Who You Are 

You've held positions with increasing responsibilities as a Product Management steward but also as an independent contributor, allowing for your oversight and ownership of multiple software solutions shipped to production successfully. Through your experience and collaboration with teams inside and outside of engineering and the design domain you have deepened the trust and confidence others have in Product Management’s capabilities to steer a project to beneficial outcomes for business stakeholders and users alike. You describe yourself as being most inspired when you can bring others on a journey conceptually and pragmatically. In the past, you have also successfully:

  • Gained 8+ years of experience in a software development environment (with SaaS or professional service offering).
  • Lead and scaled 3 or more software products or platforms, shepherding them from idea to production, including: scope, feature development and release planning.
  • Driven Product Management efforts for at least 5 years in a senior or lead capacity, enabling successful software products to launch.
  • Collaborated in the delivery of software products with other technologists from various disciplines including Designers, Engineers, Project Managers and Product Owners.
  • Gathered and distilled business requirements from technical and non technical stakeholders as well as customers.
  • Held customer meetings to collect product feedback and define value for users.
  • Exhibited a growth mindset to support product management teams in their ability to assess and define the business value of product lines, planning roadmaps and delivery.
  • Prioritized high-impact decisions and initiatives to balance near-term results with long-term vision.
  • Participated in company strategy through demonstrating a deep product and domain expertise to drive discussions and outcomes.
  • Facilitated opportunities to inspire and connect dots across product lines as a strategic thinker who can ‘see big picture’.
  • Demonstrated an ability to work with diverse inputs to define product vision and contribute to strategic decisions.

What You'll Do 

At 8th Light you'll nurture and support formative discussions with business leaders, technologists and customers in an effort to convert product management practices into high quality and shippable software solutions that delight. You will bring your expertise, accumulated knowledge and experience into engagements to validate objectives and support strategic alignment to customers’ desires for mutually beneficial outcomes. In addition you will: 

  • Oversee the end-to-end experience for multiple products across a portfolio of engagements concurrently.
  • Leverage human-centered design, lean and agile principles to deliver intuitive, engaging, high quality software.
  • Optimize priorities and own the Go-to-Market plans and trade-offs for releases.
  • Support innovation and the cohesion of ideas and processes that inspire creativity and new product offerings and features.
  • Define requirements, communicate strategy and roadmaps with visibility to all stakeholders.
  • Use data driven decision making for prioritization and decision making.
  • Magnify our clients’ goals for product success and adoption through leveraging of optimal technology, sales and marketing enablement strategies.
  • Maintain oversight and guidance of client engagement pricing balancing our clients’ financial targets and budget constraints.
  • Further organizational aptitude and knowledge of intersectional industry domains like, Design, Security, Observability and Cloud with 8th Light.
  • Facilitate observational research approaches and make tweaks accordingly based on feedback.
  • Drive the setting and meeting of milestones alongside the business, design and engineering teams.
  • Be an active participant in shipping product features into a production and market ready state.
  • Engage with external peers, partners and other industry contacts that evolve your knowledge of trends, latest strategies and best practices.

Nice to Have

In addition to the above stated qualifications and experience, 8th Light would also like to encourage candidates with the following to consider this opportunity:

  • A MBA or an advanced knowledge of interdisciplinary functions, like Finance, Marketing, Legal and Operations.
  • Experience selling professional services offerings to new businesses or existing accounts of enterprise size and scale.

We truly hope to hear from you.

How You’ll be Supported

We want our people to feel supported and encouraged to embrace their most authentic selves. Our wellness package at 8th Light is centered around the Whole YOU. Offerings that include:

  • Annual budget for learning & development
  • L&D time allotment of 80+ hours per year
  • L&D Program Including MasterClass
  • Flexible Work Schedule
  • A remote-first approach including a worldwide network of coworking spaces
  • 12 weeks of new parent leave
  • Fertility benefits
  • Semi annual promotion and merit panel

See our full list of Benefits at 8thlight.com/benefits

Compensation Range for the Role: base salary range: $90,000 - $140,000 USD

Join Us –– 8th Light is Remote-First!

We recognize that creating a truly diverse, equitable, and inclusive organization is an ongoing journey, and we’re excited to share our journey with you. We have a proud tradition of hiring talented colleagues with unusual career experiences. We're more interested in your experiences, results, and impact than brand names, degrees, or keywords that may appear on your resume.

8th Light currently recruits and supports a distributed team of employees in various states who work remotely. When opportunities allow we can also consider hiring talent eligible to work in the United Kingdom, Mexico, and Canada. In this new workplace landscape, it is rare that our consulting engagements require travel for current roles. 

We are committed to supporting, onboarding, growth, and engagement of employees who choose to work remotely on a permanent basis. For team members who seek to work in-office, where local regulations allow, we can provide an experience that supports in-person social interaction and collaboration in our hub cities of Chicago, New York, London and Los Angeles. Learn more about our philosophy, plans, and updates by signing up for our Talent Community!

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An Insider's view of 8th Light, Inc.

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Whether it’s regularly evaluating our workload to ensure it’s achievable, encouraging stress-relieving activities like offering mindfulness meditation sessions during Town Hall meetings, or respecting an individual’s boundaries for working hours and vacation time.

Taylor Keazirian

Software Crafter

What are some things you learned at the company?

We regularly teach each other new technologies that we encounter on our client work and if we have any technical questions we can post them on a channel for tips, tricks and other help. This is not just within a particular team or client engagement.

Marie Robinson

Senior Software Crafter

What's something quirky about your company?

MiniConf! Every year coworkers give presentations on a topic of choice. I can always count on many interesting talks about technology, but there are also engaging ones about things like painting, amateur radio, and K-pop! I love hearing about my coworkers’ passions and interests, and I admire their ability to weave their stories into a great talk.

Jessica

Senior Software Crafter

What are 8th Light, Inc. Perks + Benefits

8th Light, Inc. Benefits Overview

8th Light has a comprehensive benefits and total compensation package that is flexible and customizable as per your family/life/personal circumstances. We are supportive of family friendly flexibility, which includes perks and offerings such as an extensive parental leave program which covers (4 paid months time off). Our benefits and perks also reenforce our values of Humanity, Education and Ownership — with options to purchase stock, Learning and Development stipends with paid time allocated to growth and continuous learning, additionally a popular donation matching program.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
8th Light offers a company day of service. Team members elect to participate in support of various charities, foundations and non-profits regionally and locally, such as Code First Girls, Code Platoon
Partners with nonprofits
We partner with Code Bootcamps to provide opportunities to career changers and self taught software developers to deepen their knowledge base and gain experience through our world class Apprenticeship
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Pair programming
Employee awards
Flexible work schedule
Remote work program
All employees are fully remote with an office spaces available for optional use at our HQ in Chicago. 8th Light also provides access to thousands of modern shared co-working spaces worldwide.
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Highly diverse management team
Women in executive level positions, including the Co-CEO. women and POCs on the 8th Light executive board and throughout the company.
Mandated unconscious bias training
Led by the Director of Training and Development, unconscious bias training is a quintessential component of the 8th Light Interview Process.
Diversity manifesto
Hiring practices that promote diversity
We partner with various diverse talent communities, broaden our scope of where we post, source and evaluate candidates. We prepare candidates for success with details on every step of the process.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Through opt-in enrollment, our plans offer Heath Care, Dependent, and Commuter Reimbursement.
Disability insurance
8th Light offers company-paid both short-term and long-term disability benefits.
Dental insurance
The Dental plan offered provides comprehensive dental coverage with low, predictable costs. 100% of coverage for preventative services, including x-rays. Child orthodontia coverage available as well.
Vision insurance
100% coverage for eye exams and lenses after $35 dollar copay-- with a $130 allowance for frames per year. 20% discount offered on balance for frames at participating providers.
Health insurance
8th Light offers four unique options for comprehensive medical coverage to support you and your family. In addition to MD Live, a service offering included in all BCBS plans at 8th Light.
Life insurance
Employer paid coverage of up to $50,000 with the option to increase coverage at a low-expense.
Pet insurance
Pet's veterinary services are covered with 90% reimbursement. Open to all ages. Includes spay/neuter, hereditary, Rx therapeutic diets, dental and more. Provided at low cost through Nationwide.
Wellness programs
Annual budget for personal wellness to be used on: massages, gym/fitness memberships, equipment and more.
Team workouts
Mental health benefits
In addition to comprehensive mental health coverage through medical plans, 8th Light offers EAP services at no cost to employees. Unlimited telephone consultations, and up to 3 in-person sessions/ yr.
Transgender health care benefits
Wellness days
Employees offered 3 wellness days annually.
Abortion travel benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K)
401(K) matching
Eligible 60 days following employment. 8th Light will match 100% up to the first 4% employees contribute.
Company equity
Over 40% of organization are employee owners. Employees will have the option to purchase shares of the organization. Employee owners will receive quarterly payouts based on organization's performance.
Performance bonus
Spot Bonus Program: Payouts up to $€£5,000 for new opportunities introduced to 8th Light.
Charitable contribution matching
8th Light will match up to $250 per calendar year for each employee’s contributions to a charitable organization.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous parental leave
Available immediately upon employment. 8th Light covers 12 weeks of leave at 100% of salary.
Family medical leave
Fertility benefits
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Four weeks of paid time off with incremental increases based on tenure of employment. PTO can be used for vacation, personal, and sick time at the employees discretion.
Paid volunteer time
8 Hours per year.
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Can be used in addition to PTO.
Bereavement leave benefits
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Company-sponsored outings
Free snacks and drinks
Some meals provided
Company-sponsored happy hours
Pet friendly
Fitness stipend
Employees are reimbursed $100 per year for health and wellness expenses.
Home-office stipend for remote employees
New hires receive a $200 stipend for home office furniture. In addition to a state of the art work device (Apple Notebook) and 4K monitors, accessories, and more-- through partnership with FirstBase.
Meditation space
Mother's room
Professional Development Benefits
Job training & conferences
There is an annual $1,500 learning and development budget given each crafters, there are opportunities for educational expenses as well as conferences paid through 8th Light's partnership.
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Employees are assigned mentors at the start of employment to guide them throughout their career journey and assist them in getting acclimated into the culture at 8th Light!
Continuing education stipend
All employees are awarded an annual $1,500 stipend for learning and development expenses. This can be used on: classes, software subscriptions, conference travel, etc.
Continuing education available during work hours
Based upon role, employees are given time allotments to focus on non-project based learning.
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications
Personal development training
Apprenticeship programs
The 8th Light Apprenticeship Program has been the spark of our success since day one.

Additional Perks + Benefits

We’re passionate about creating a culture that cares for the whole person. And our competitive benefits packages help us foster an environment where everyone grows professionally and personally.

We offer an extensive parental leave program, options to purchase stock, learning and development stipends, donation matching, and Spot Bonus Program — rewarding eligible employees for introducing new business to 8th Light.

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