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Technical Product Manager (Contractor)

San Francisco, CA
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Presence Product Group creates innovative digital products for global brands and businesses of every size. We love what we do and are looking for others who share this passion. We like folks who are creative problem solvers, possess the ability to meet deadlines, and have a proven record of delivering in a fast-paced environment. Presence approaches every project from a holistic point of view. This way, we make sure our decisions align with the business goals of our clients and the realities of their market.

For us, product development models come in all shapes and sizes. We’re model agnostic. We break development down into its constituent parts and, from those parts, build a process tailored to our clients. We stay flexible and create products that are as unique as the companies we serve.

We know close collaboration leads to better results.

Our immersive approach takes us into our clients' space and makes us an extension of their team. We also invite clients into our space to learn new ways to work through design and development challenges.

We are currently looking for a Technical Product Manager with a strong technical background who can join our team and drive a development team toward successful delivery.

Product Managers at Presence actively work to deliver great service and support to their internal project team and to act as a client advocate. Product Managers remove barriers to project success, anticipate project needs, facilitate regular communication, and keep the teams focused on the overall project vision.


  • Work closely with clients to define product requirements.
  • Translate product and business requirements into actionable technical solutions.
  • Work with technical teams to ensure solid architectural choices are being made.
  • Partner with Engineering leads to ensure each Sprint is populated with the appropriate amount of well-defined backlog tickets.
  • Being a front-line advocate for team member’s concerns and blocking issues
  • Understanding, documenting, and tracking evolving dependencies across products and code repositories.
  • Daily guide the team towards responding appropriately to client needs and effectively solving the client's problems.
  • Tune and evolve project work plans to continue to guide projects to successful delivery, even as client needs change.
  • Help project teams anticipate, understand, and evaluate client feedback.
  • Facilitate sprint ceremonies including daily standups, sprint planning, grooming, and retrospectives.
  • Manage vendor and client relationships.
  • Establish a relationship of trust and credibility with clients.
  • Establish appropriate client meeting schedules, manage agendas, and lead meetings to achieve project goals.
  • Lead regular internal project team meetings in which the team learns about the client’s needs and responses.
  • Manage existing risks and lead the team in actively problem solving for future risks.
  • Regularly monitor the project timeline and budget to keep it in scope, on time, and within budget.
  • Manage resource assignments for the project and proactively identify resource challenges.
  • Communicate project status in a timely and open manner.


  • 10+ years of experience
  • 5+ years of technical product management experience
  • Experience leading the end-to-end process for a product from conception to release.
  • Demonstrated Agile experience working with cross-discipline teams.
  • Experience driving product choices that make sense within the bounds of a project’s timeline and budget.
  • Comfortable working with key stakeholders to drive conversations around scope, staffing, budget and overall status of the project.
  • Proven organizational skills and outstanding attention to detail.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent technical communication skills and enthusiasm for writing things down.
  • B.S. in computer science or comparable work experience.


  • Front End and/or Back End development experience
  • Experience with AWS

About Presence

Presence is a digital product consultancy with deep expertise in product management, user experience, and software development. Our strategists, architects, developers, designers, and researchers specialize in web, mobile, and emerging technology — all grounded in strong business fundamentals.

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