Product & Squad Lead

The person will be responsible for the full roadmap of our product. You will be in charge of a multidisciplinary team that is responsible for the full development of the product, going from core development to sales through delivery and marketing.

About us

For 20 years, Verbio Technologies has been on the cutting-edge of voice technologies to simplify human-machine communication. Born as a spin-off of Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC), we are now a global Conversational AI provider, trusted by the most valuable companies worldwide!
Our products include Voice Biometrics, Speech Recognition, Text-to-Speech Conversion, Cognitive NLU, Conversational sensors and Virtual Assistants and Chatbots.
All our products are based on the latest Neural Networks and Machine Learning Techniques and by working on their implementation on real use cases.

Our Mission

We’re on a mission to make people’s lives easier by using AI-enabled technology.
At the moment we are helping companies to better understand their clients, create engaging experiences and access to actionable insights in order to increase operational efficiency.
Everything by simplifying Human-Machine communication.
We have made millions of users, customers, employees and kids smile at how natural it is to communicate with technologies through their voices.
If you enjoy challenges and learning every day in a very innovative environment, this is your company!

The team

We are a growing team of driven professionals with offices in Spain, US, Mexico, Brazil and UK, 85% composed by Engineers or Linguists and over 20% PhD’s.
If you enjoy challenges and learning every day in a very innovative environment, this is your company!

About the role

You will lead all the Agile methodologies already in place to manage the team and the product development: sprint planning and reviews, retrospective meetings and refinement sessions. Your everyday tool to deal with the Agile framework will be JIRA.
You will have periodic one-on-one meetings with each person in your team to memorize them and make sure that they are comfortable and ready to give the best of them.
Product development teams are multidisciplinary in Verbio, there are developers, delivery engineers, presales and sales, marketing, etc, .. as part of the same team.
A big part of your responsibility will be to put in place the appropriate dynamics for the team to take the necessary decisions in product development: prioritize some developments over other ones, choose what markets to address, define the product roadmap, etc.

As part of your daily tasks you will have to advise the team on software development practices, but also attend meetings with prospective customers or existing ones to solve their doubts and requirements.
You will be able to do so with the help of the company’s Agile framework: having quarter key-results with company OKRs.

Task and Responsibilities

• Responsible for innovation and end-to-end launch of products.
• Collaborates with global commercial services partners and customers to co-develop a roadmap and drive products and features from concept to launch in a fast-paced environment.
• Works with cross-functional teams and various stakeholders, including design/user experience, engineering, machine learning and sales.
• Works in an Agile environment and continuously reviews the business needs, refines priorities, outlines milestones and deliverables, and identifies opportunities and risks.
• Partners with stakeholders across the organization to inform the product vision, strategy, features, and prioritization.
• Develops, owns, and executes product roadmap.
• Works with user-focused departments to define the self-service user experience, support, and monitoring for customers.
• Partners with sales departments to define the user experience, including support and monitoring.
• Translates product roadmap features into well-defined product requirements including features, user stories, and acceptance test criteria.
• Prioritizes and maintains the sprint backlog for assigned products, balancing the requirements of stakeholders.
• Leads the product functional design process based on an intimate knowledge of the users and technology.
• Develops and maintains appropriate tracking and reporting of product performance.

Skills and Experience

Must have

• Bachelor’s degree in engineering or computer science
• English language
• 5 years’ experience in Product Management in the software industry
• Agile management methodologies
• Managing complex high-tech development environments with multi-disciplinary teams.
• Ability to obtain and fully understand the business needs of the customer
• Interacting with both business and IT profiles at all levels including the executive level.
• Coordination of people
• Working under pressure with multiple stakeholders and priorities, patience, emotional management, decision making
• Customer-focus: understanding of their needs and convert them into technical requirements
• Strong analysis, planning, and organizational skills
• Team spirit, responsiveness and proactivity to solve problems and help other solve theirs
• Flexibility to changes in product development and adaptability to adjust the plan accordingly
• Experience working with agile frameworks like Scrum

Nice to have
• Experience working with JIRA
• Management of Voice Biometrics products for IVR Products
• Management of Speech Technology products for IVR Products

Verbio is an equal opportunities employer encouraging applications from everyone regardless of sex, age, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, marital status or disability, fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace.


Why should you work with us?

• You will become part of a young, dynamic and international team
• Flexible Timetable (according to Verbio policies)
• You may work remotely either part or full-time
• We love and encourage challenges, so you will have infinite possibilities of learning and growth. If you’re up to it, sky’s the limit!

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