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Product Strategist

The Product Strategist supports design and dev teams by providing research, goals and requirements to inform creative ideation on features and presentation of content and technical scope. This role requires an understanding of the product development cycle, how to release and when to release, how to target an MVP and guide a product roadmap successfully.

The Opportunity

The Product Strategist’s primary role is to work with our clients to help focus business objectives, develop and interpret project goals, and translate them into executable plans for our teams.

This requires a broad understanding of business strategy, software / website development, user experience, technology, how it can be used to accomplish objectives, and how that technology will intersect with individuals inside and outside of an organization. The Product Strategist is one of our primary intersections with our clients – you are one of the faces of our projects.

The Product Strategist supports design and dev teams by providing research, goals and requirements to inform creative ideation on features and presentation of content and technical scope. This role requires an understanding of the product development cycle, how to release and when to release, how to target an MVP and guide a product roadmap successfully.

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Responsibilities

Your primary responsibility is to support design and dev teams by providing research, goals and requirements to inform creative ideation on features and presentation of content and technical scope. This role requires an understanding of the product development cycle, how to release and when to release, how to target an MVP and guide a product roadmap successfully.

  • Leader of digital projects

    You have guided teams who have launched large web or app projects and understand the full lifecycle of digital projects.

  • Research and definition

    You have experience with user research, moderating user and stakeholder interviews, and broad requirements gathering. You are able to translate content and feature requirements into an information architecture.

  • Technical or creative

    You understand firsthand what goes into executing a digital product. You have a general idea of how complex tasks are and can competently channel the perspective of designers or engineers who may not be present in the conversation.

  • Design and engineering work

    You understand what makes a great user experience (both the front-end user and the admins / editors). You collaborate with creative and engineering to ensure we do good work. If you approve of the work created by the team, we can assume it’s good work.

  • Communication

    You are adept at presenting to and leading enterprise stakeholders. You can translate complex ideas and conversations into clear summaries. You address issues directly with empathy and appropriate framing. You remain focused on mutually beneficial solutions.

  • Experienced with WordPress

    While we work with a number of CMSs, this role will be working with large WordPress multisite networks. You understand how to architect and organize content and data within WordPress.

Modern Tribe is committed to a culture that embraces diversity and inclusion. We foster an environment of collaboration, open engagement, fairness and respect regardless of differences in age, race, ability, national origin, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation or veteran status.

The technical

Specific skills and proficiencies

For this role, you should feel comfortable wrangling a chaotic digital media project into an organized one. You should ask lots of questions and feel a need to. We are hoping you will not just project manage, but understand the project, the business goals and engage in the technology enough to be able to anticipate scope, budget and timeline challenges.

Personal Competencies

  • Strong communication and/or experience working as part of a remote team
  • Self-motivated, detail-oriented, strong organizational skills, with a methodical approach to all tasks
  • Ability to prioritize workloads and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work independently with minimal oversight
  • Fluent English speaker

Knowledge & Experience

  • 3-5 years of experience working as a Product Strategist ideally on a distributed web design / dev team
  • Experience performing user and stakeholder research
  • Experience Identifying, documenting and translating requirements into executable plans that adhere to both timeline and budget
  • Experience owning the customer relationship through the project lifecycle and setting expectations
  • Deep WordPress experience

Bonus Points

  • Experience in interpreting analytics
  • UX & IA Skills – wireframing tools, site mapping tools
  • UX strategy processes – affinity mapping, user research, user journey mapping, etc.
I get to work on interesting projects with kind, talented people. Very happy to be a part of this team!
Nell Lindquist Nell Lindquist Team Lead
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Location

Work from anywhere and join our distributed team working across the globe. If your timezone is outside of U.S. business hours, but you work at least 3-4+ hours of overlap each day, let’s chat. You should be fluent in English and just need a computer and a strong wifi signal to support daily video chats with the Tribe.

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Compensation

Pay range is commensurate with qualifications and experience between $50-$65 / hour. We are currently looking for freelance contractors or part time employees about 20 hours a week for this gig.

Perks

We believe that distributed working is a way of life. We understand what it means to work remotely. We offer consistency in expectations, payment, and support. We believe in learning from each other and fostering personal growth. You can expect to learn a lot while working with us. Full time roles include a benefits package.

Who We Are

Modern Tribe is a rapidly growing software and design company. We develop custom solutions for some of the world’s largest companies, government institutions and smaller growing organizations. We pride ourselves on our ability to bridge people and technology and to bring the passion and dedication of an entrepreneur to every project. Our team is composed of talented employees and freelancers around North and South America (and a smattering across the globe).

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