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Product Manager - Cognizant Labs

Cognizant - Chicago, IL

Cognizant Labs Product Manager Overview At Cognizant Labs within the Digital Engineering group of Cognizant, we ideate and develop innovative software solutions for our clients. Our software development approach follows Lean-Agile process with DevOps culture. Working in Cognizant Labs is fast paced and exhilarating. The competitive advantage this capability provides is enormous, enabling faster feature time to market, increased customer satisfaction, employee productivity, as well as allowing the organization to win in the marketplace. Why? Because technology has become the dominant value creation process and an increasingly important means of customer acquisition within most organizations. Cognizant relentlessly works to improve, focusing on the value stream and reducing all other waste in the system. We practice and teach an approach to product management that is applicable across industries and organizations, so you'll experience all types of teams, industries and products. We are looking for a Director of Product Management (PM) who will help bring our vision to life; someone who is flexible, curious, detailed and human-centered in their approach. The PM role is part leadership, project oversight, client management, and a thought-leader within a creative, fast-paced, and rapidly-changing environment. The PM will be client focused billable consultant driving product development in the lab or occasionally at client locations with travel. Ideal candidate is passionate about creating products that make a difference for our clients. You have strong product instincts, excellent communication skills, are technically fluent and have a good understanding of common product design patterns. You enjoy working collaboratively with designers and engineers in our labs or client locations. You're passionate about your product management, and enjoy helping others mature as seasoned product managers. You are comfortable with ambiguity and moving forward with imperfect information. You excel at leading without authority, effectively aligning team members as well as client stakeholders and executives around a shared set of objectives to progress the goal of shipping the right product to the client's customers. You judge your success by the success of your team and the happiness of our clients. Required Skills / Experiences Expertise and ability to promote DevOps, Agile and Lean culture and practice to transform product management and software development within the group and with clients. Experience and ability to define and develop new cloud-native products and services, including reusable domain-specific microservices on Cloud Foundry Experience in defining and delivering cloud based products on at least one of leading cloud environments Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, VMware, or OpenStack Experience shipping successful products, including defining vision, strategy, outcome-driven product roadmaps and creating and managing backlogs Experience articulating and validating product hypotheses Deep user empathy and strong user experience sensibilities Demonstrated ability to define and track KPIs and other measurable success criteria Experience closely collaborating with engineers and designers as part of small co-located teams Demonstrated ability to get things done in a rapidly changing environment Ability to break down complex problems into actionable steps Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to adapt your communication style for the audience Demonstrated ability to influence decision making in different contexts Interest in coaching others Ability to facilitate collaborative decision-making in a workshop context Ability to quickly understand a specific client domain and identify the trends and opportunities in that space Experience working directly with clients and leading projects Experience shipping both new products as well as improving upon existing ones Interest in coaching others; experience mentoring other PMs is a plus Experience leading or supporting user research Experience working with or inside enterprise scale organizations a plus Experience as a designer or engineer a plus Flexibility to commute to the local Cognizant Labs, and occasionally to client premises About Cognizant Cognizant is one of the world's leading professional services companies, transforming clients' business, operating and technology models for the digital era. Our unique industry-based, consultative approach helps clients envision, build and run more innovative and efficient businesses. Headquartered in the U.S., Cognizant, a member of the NASDAQ-100, is ranked 205 on the Fortune 500 and is consistently listed among the most admired companies in the world. Learn how Cognizant helps clients lead with digital at follow us on Twitter:USJobsCognizant. Cognizant is recognized as a Military Friendly Employer and is a coalition member of the Veteran Jobs Mission. Our Cognizant Veterans Network assists Veterans in building and growing a career at Cognizant that allows them to leverage the leadership, loyalty, integrity, and commitment to excellence instilled in them through participation in military service. SDL2017

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Product Manager - Cognizant Labs Cognizant - Chicago, IL, United States


Location: Chicago, IL

Company Profile:
Cognizant combines a passion for client satisfaction, technology innovation, deep industry and business process expertise and a global, collaborative workforce that embodies the future of work. With over 50 delivery centers worldwide and approximately 260, 200 employees as of December 31, 2016, Cognizant is a member of the NASDAQ-100, the S&P 500, the Forbes Global 2000 and the Fortune 500 and is ranked among the top performing and fastest growing companies in the world.