Geospatial Product Manager

Location: St. Louis, MO

Department: Engineering

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Mid Level

Boundless seeks an experienced Product Manager with a strong Geospatial background to help chart the future of our geospatial software ecosystem.

Geospatial Product Manager is a strategic role with high visibility that works with stakeholders to define product direction, align the product to marketplace needs, and construct product releases that measurably impact growth and adoption. This role is responsible for overall product planning and road mapping activities that drive our product development team. Please note: this position requires a background in GIS and a thorough understanding of the Geospatial market.

About Boundless

Boundless is a high-growth software company that provides the first open geospatial ecosystem, a commercially-supported open source platform and family of products. As an alternative to proprietary licensed software, Boundless is blazing the trail for enterprise-scale adoption open source solutions. Founded as not-for-profit in 2002, Boundless develops and supports open-source software for managing spatial data and building maps and applications. Following impressive global adoption of OpenGeo Suite, the company received venture capital financing from Vanedge Capital and In-Q-Tel and was spun out as an independent corporation in April 2013. The geospatial industry has +$270B in annual revenue and Boundless is aggressively launching new products and solutions to disrupt incumbent proprietary players. The expert developers at Boundless enjoy a fun and flexible work environment and exceptional benefits while building Geospatial IT solutions for some of the largest corporations and government organizations. Our customers already include major energy, telecommunications, utilities, civilian agencies within the US federal government, the US Intelligence community, the Defense Department, the World Bank, and other large enterprises worldwide.

Product Manager Responsibilities

This role is responsible for all aspects of product management to include the following:

  • Define and communicate the product roadmap
  • Gather requirements across a diverse set of stakeholders and resolve functional priorities into releases
  • Coordinate release activities with marketing, executive management, sales, and support teams
  • Demonstrate how each release strategically advances market position
  • Measure market adoption as feedback into iterative product planning cycles
  • Lead Release Planning efforts using Agile methodologies
  • Coordinate capabilities across product teams and other product managers
  • Define backlog priorities and manage release burndown with scrum master
  • Work with executive team, marketing, and sales to develop pricing and go to market strategies
  • Define product differentiators to emphasize strengths against competitors
  • Champion the products Boundless is building in public forums, demos, talks, blogs
  • Work with technical team to ensure high quality releases on time and within budget

You Offer

  • Deep understanding of Geospatial market (5+ years)
  • GIS background or similar
  • Proven ability to work remotely with distributed teams (2+ years)
  • Understanding of cloud-based product models, SaaS, web services, APIs
  • Familiarity with Geoserver, GeoNode, QGIS and competitor products
  • Understanding of and appreciation for open source software development, both methods and strategies
  • Demonstrated ability to turn business objectives into product requirements
  • Demonstrated ability to bring together a variety of people and skills to solve hard problems
  • Strong opinions when warranted, and the ability to back them up with data, data, data.
  • Commitment to the phrase ‘you are what you measure’ and a dedication to measuring ‘the right things.’

Location: Multiple locations (remote)

We Offer

We invest in the best people and treat them right. We offer competitive salaries, stock options, flexible hours, three weeks of vacation, great health/dental/vision coverage, and a 401k plan with employer matching — but ask anyone at Boundless their favorite thing about their job, and they will give you one answer: their coworkers. We have an amazing team of passionate, creative, and incredibly bright people.

Most importantly, we offer a challenge: to build software that will help change the status quo. Your work will support open source software and principles.

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