Vice President of Technical Product Management


Apply for high-paying remote Senior Vice President of Technical Management jobs right now. Own the architecture and technical delivery of a multi-million dollar per year enterprise software product. Manage a team of Technical Product Management executives and make critical technical decisions on architecture.

Vice President of Technical Product Management

$ 200k USD/year  $ 100 USD/hour   40h/week   Remote Position   Long-term

We understand product management better than most companies and we will teach you how to be better at it. We set the bar high but we’ll help you to reach it. If you’re ready to work hard to develop yourself then keep reading to learn more.

 
 
Why Crossover?
Be a part of the fastest growing private equity portfolio in the world. Join our rapidly expanding partner network. Support an expanding global network of clients. A key benefit of Crossover is that all our roles are location independent. Live and work anywhere: work from home, a coffee shop or at one of the many co-working spaces Crossover partners can access and collaborate.
 
 
WHAT YOU'LL BE DOING
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We are constantly growing and acquiring new companies and products. This creates growth opportunities typically only seen in the most explosive startups. We are a profitable company with over 4,000 team members worldwide.

The Vice President of Technical Product Management excels at:

  • Defining data structures and object models
  • Creating algorithms to solve high-value problems
  • Mapping solutions to large “building blocks” of existing open source components and cloud services
  • Making decisions that reduce scope in favor of simplicity
  • Clear written communication
  • Leading and managing a team

Unfortunately, most companies do a terrible job at this. They do not do the hard work up front, and they start coding too early. They don’t invest in developing expertise and innovation. They build roadmaps based on what competitors are already delivering or on the tactical needs of the sales team. Their technical product managers focus on UIs and mockups instead of the product’s core data structures and algorithms.

For the Vice President of Technical Product Management position, you have likely been a Technical Co-Founder of a smaller company or a Senior Architect at a large software company such as Microsoft, Google, IBM, or Oracle.

Our Technical Product Management roles are much more technical than what most companies call “Product Management” so traditional “product management” experience is not a requirement.

 
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Every member of the Technical Product Management team goes through an initial 30-day training session to learn how we do Product Management at Crossover, how we structure our specifications, and how we measure the quality of the resulting documentation

You will learn valuable techniques to interview subject matter experts; eliciting, distilling and documenting the Important Technical Decisions at a product’s core. You will learn techniques to simplify product architectures to expose the fundamental patterns. You will learn to create playbooks on when and how to apply technology design patterns. Moreover, you will get daily feedback to accelerate learning and growth far beyond typical classrooms or training programs
 
CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Computer or Electronic/Electrical Engineering is mandatory, (M.Sc. or Ph.D. preferred)

5+ years of hands-on production code development in Java or C# on a commercial software product or end-user software supporting a service offering

3+ years experience in a leadership position in Application Architecture, Software Engineering, or Technical Product

Management taking product requirements, making the core technical design decisions, and creating detailed specifications for a team of developers to code and test

Able to identify and articulate patterns in unstructured and unorganized content

Excellent verbal and written communication skills including architecture diagrams, data flows, and system component diagrams
 
REGISTER FOR A HIRING TOURNAMENT



A hiring tournament is an online event where we conduct all relevant testing for a role on the same day. Once we have graded submissions you will be notified if you have made it to the next round which is an interview with a hiring manager.

 
 
 
CAREER PATH
YES - YOU WON'T STOP HERE!

TPM Level L1 L2 L3 L4
Job Title Technical Product Manager (L1 TPM) Vice President of Technical Product Management (L2 TPM) Senior Vice President of Technical Product Management (L3 TPM) Executive Vice President of Technical Product Management (L4 TPM)
Compensation $50/hr (~$100k/yr) $100/hr (~$200k/yr) $200/hr (~$400k/yr) $400/hr (~$800k/yr)
Role Type Individual Contributor Individual Contributor Individual Contributor and Team Lead Individual Contributor and Team Lead
Job Title
(at typical previous job)
Architects
Senior Developers
CTOs & Technical Co-Founders of Startups

Architects at Top Software companies and Financial Institutions
CTOs & Technical Co-Founders of Startups

Architects at Top Software companies and Financial Institutions
CTOs & Technical Co-Founders of Startups

Chief Architects at Top Software companies delivering SaaS products at Internet scale
A good fit for... Technically strong, hands-on senior developers who are interested in a career progression in Technical Product Management but have no Product Management experience.

They care a lot about creating simple, clean software. They have opinions about what makes a great API, database schema, algorithm implementation, rollout procedure, monitoring strategy, etc.
Architects and senior developers who have experience making core technical decisions AND can describe simple solutions to complex problems by using high-level architectural patterns.

They have strong (and well informed) points of view about when to use different technologies, they like to make bold decisions that control scope in order to simplify things, they enjoy designing solutions that minimize the code to be written.
Experienced architects at larger established tech companies who have both deep technical experience and some management experience.

They simplify architectures and make scope decisions.

They are great communicators who see writing technical specs much like writing code. They enjoy developing talent on a team by giving clear and frequent feedback.
Experienced product leaders at larger established SaaS companies who have deep technical experience as both developers and architects.

They stay abreast of emerging technologies and visualize how to apply them to create compelling differentiated value..

They are great communicators who see writing technical specs much like writing code. They enjoy developing talent on a team by giving clear and frequent feedback.
Core Deliverables Create L1 Specs
That define implementation-level technical design and Acceptance Criteria
Create L2 Specs
That make the Important Technical Decisions regarding Scope, Implementation, and Acceptance Criteria
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Review and Simplify L2 Specs
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Create standardized processes for innovation and ideation
Architect-level Technical Experience YES YES YES YES
Management experience NO NO YES YES
Makes the most Important Technical Decisions (ITDs) regarding data structures, algorithms, third-party technologies. Is able to communicate them clearly in writing. NO YES YES YES
Interviews, Trains, and Coaches a team of lower level TPMs. Reviews work and makes decisions simpler and more clear. NO NO YES YES
Primarily focused on UIs, mockups, and summarizing customer feedback NO NO NO NO
Primarily focused on engineering management and delivery (such as being a scrum master). NO NO NO NO


 
 
THE HIRING MANAGER

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WHAT YOU'LL LEARN
Learning & Growth
Every member of the Technical Product Management team goes through an initial 30 day training session to learn how we do Product Management at Crossover, how we structure our specifications, and how we measure the quality of the resulting documentation.

You will learn valuable techniques to interview subject matter experts; eliciting, distilling and documenting the Important Technical Decisions at a product’s core. You will learn techniques to simplify product architectures to expose the fundamental patterns. You will learn to create playbooks on when and how to apply technology design patterns. And you will get daily feedback to accelerate learning and growth far beyond typical classrooms or training programs
 
 
FAQs

 
 
 
 
RELEVANT FILES AND LINKS
FOR THIS ROLE
Here are two architecture playbooks that have been produced by existing members of our TPM organization on some of the latest technologies. These are both examples of what this role produces as well as valuable guides you can use to apply these patterns in your own designs.
 

If you’d like to create similar playbooks for your own use, you can use this template.