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VP of Technical Product Management


We are looking for experienced software architects to make the most Important Technical Decisions (ITDs) across a portfolio of software products.

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VP of Technical Product Management
$200,000 USD Per Year

 
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$16,000 USD PER MONTH PAID WEEKLY

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MAKE IMPORTANT TECHNICAL DECISIONS

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LEARN AT AN AMAZING RATE

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WORK WITH TOP 1% OF GLOBAL TALENT

The VP of Technical Product Management position is responsible for making the most fundamental design and architecture decisions across a broad portfolio of products.  Their primary deliverables are highly technical product specs that make the Important Technical Decisions (ITDs) for a product.

VPs of Technical Product Management excel 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 VP of Technical Product Management position you have likely been a CTO or Technical Co-Founder of a smaller company or a Senior Architect at large software company such as Microsoft, Google, IBM, Oracle, etc.

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.

If you feel as I do, and you want to learn more in a year than most will learn in a decade, you should Apply.

to the VP of Technical Product Management Position.

Or join us on Saturday Jan 13th at 1pm UTC for a live online hiring event.


To learn more about the position, grab a coffee and listen to Samy Aboel-Nil, Head of Technical Product Management at DevFactory, about his vision for the role and the importance of Technical Product Management.

High Expectations.

As a VP of TPM, you will own critical decisions across a range of products.  You will work on brand new products as well as existing products and a wide range of technologies in between.

You will be expected to identify and focus on the core data structures, algorithms, and third-party components that are best to use in your designs.

You will be expected to work as part of a highly collaborative team, iterating on your work and providing peer review to team mates.

You should be a clear and organized thinker, able to find the important patterns in work and focus on the “big picture” without being lost in the details.

Key Responsibilities

  • Create technical design specs that define the core of software products

  • Know how to apply modern software design patterns (think cloud, containerization, etc) to product requirements

  • Review and provide feedback to more junior product managers turning your decisions into detailed engineering plans

Candidate Requirements

  • BS in CompSci, CompE, or EE

  • 5+ years of hands-on production code development in Java or C#

  • 3+ years experience making the core technical design decisions that were then implemented by other developers

  • Able to identify and articulate patterns in unstructured and unorganized content

  • Excellent written communication skills including architecture diagrams, data flows, and system component diagrams

  • A passion for creating work in a process-driven way and working with team members to continuously improve that process

Technical Product Managers have an exciting career opportunity with increasing levels of responsibility, impact, and compensation.  Hiring Managers actively work to develop talent and grow from within where possible.

TPM role differences

Who Is Crossover?

Crossover connects the world's top talent with the world's best companies. We're re-inventing how people find long-term, challenging work, and how companies leverage the best talent in the world. We assemble teams of rockstars and provide playbooks and a platform, WorkSmart, to help teams and individuals continuously improve how they work.

We're creating a future where all high-skill jobs are in the cloud and big data helps people and teams be more productive. A future where brick and mortar offices are history. We believe the future of the workforce is global and will be built from teams collaborating from every corner of the world.

Crossover has more than 2,500 partners in 108 countries. Unlike freelancer or outsourced marketplaces, Crossover only offers long-term, multi-year projects or programs.

Hear more about our strategy and vision from our CEO, Andy Tryba: 

 

The Remote Life @ Crossover.

A key benefit of Crossover - and the cloud - is 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.

Work from a home office or co-work at the many co-working spaces available to partners around the world

Work from a home office or co-work at the many co-working spaces available to partners around the world

We believe in equipping people to work where they can be the most productive and happy, with a commitment of 40 hours a week.

Crossover offers:

WEEKLY PAYMENTS IN USD

FULLY LEGITIMATE CONTRACT

FULL
40 HOURS/WEEK

LONG TERM
2-3 YR PROJECTS

 

HOW DO I APPLY?

Step 1: Online Application

Start your application by hitting the Apply Now button, then uploading your resume and confirming your email address. From there, the Crossover platform will guide you through the remaining steps.


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Step 2: Take the Fundamentals Test

This is a multiple-choice test to check for baseline skills needed for the role. The test typically takes applicants 20 to 30 minutes to complete. You will receive your score via email within an hour. Passers will receive an email invitation to the next step in the application process.


Step 3: Implement the Tech Trial Project

In this step, we give you a specific technical scenario that will be similar to something you may encounter in the role. Though the scenarios are not real work products, we will be able to see which candidates are truly the top 1% and have put in the effort to stand out amongst their peers. You will also be asked to make a technical presentation to demonstrate your communication skills. This step is an opportunity to preview the type of work you would be doing in the role and demonstrate your technical skills and abilities to hiring managers; it typically takes candidates 8 to 10 hours.

All applications are evaluated by full-time Crossover software architects. If you pass, your profile will be highlighted to our hiring managers. Regardless of your score, you'll receive an extensive report after the test to help you identify areas for improvement.


Step 4: Join the Interview

This is the final step of the technical evaluation. One of our architects from the evaluation team will speak with you via Skype to understand if you're the best fit for the position. In addition to technical and business questions about your current and previous roles and achievements, you will be asked about the decisions you made for your tech trial deliverable and presentation


Step 5: Meet the customer hiring manager and get hired

After you've passed the assessments, you will be introduced to several potential hiring managers. This is intended to be a two-way discussion where you can ask questions about the team, product, metrics, etc. The hiring manager will be looking to evaluate you for fit within the company and team. You can interview with as many hiring managers as desired and make the decision on which company or team best fits your interests and career goals.