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Acara Solutions Technical Product Manager in Buffalo, New York

Are you an experienced product manager with an entrepreneurial spirit?
Can you coordinate with high-level leaders to execute strategies?
Do you have a passion for the startup community in Upstate New York?

If so, you may be our next Technical Product Manager.

Snapshot:

We are looking for an experienced and entrepreneurial Technical Product Manager to manage the evolution of our Student Loan Assistance platform and help drive growth.

In this position, you will be equal parts product owner and engineering manager. As a product owner, you"ll refine the product roadmap, define epics and user stories, work with our developers to estimate work, then scope sprints, estimate timelines, and schedule releases. As an engineering manager, you"ll lead the development scrum, mentor and review code for our engineers, architect and operate our platform and business systems, and manage system security.

All in all, you"ll influence product direction, implement code, work with a great team, and drive integration with various systems.

Here"s who we are:
An award-winning B2B SaaS provider of student loan assistance solutions
Revolutionizing employee benefits
Working together to solve America"s $1.5T student debt crisis
Teaming up with some of the most forward-thinking companies in the U.S.
Fast-growing startup that doesn"t just value your opinions-we expect them
A fun team of fresh thinkers, movers, and doers
Believers in balancing hard work with good vibes
Interested in your positive energy and strong work ethic
Ready to show you more at https://getpeanutbutter.com
Excited to hear from you!

Here"s what you"d do:

Work closely with our CEO to strategize the company"s technical direction
Own features and products from end to end
Examine customer pain points and market opportunities to come up with solutions
Prioritize product planning and development work to achieve business objectives
Articulate and design customer experiences that make our users happy
Plan and manage system architecture
Develop features for performance, scale, and security
Build and maintain integrations with third-party systems
Oversee all workflow related to Epic definition, Story Grooming, Development Sprints, and Releases
Conduct UAT to ensure that features are released to spec
Deploy releases
Address bugs; write and update code as needed
Ensure that tech standards and best practices are met, while closely managing expenditures
Monitor web analytics and make recommendations that align with business goals
Monitor performance profiling tools and procedures
Maintain network security and disaster/emergency recovery plans
Define company standards for systems, equipment, and software
Share technological visions, opportunities, and risks company-wide
Study current and new industry trends, technologies, and software development
Ensure the company"s technological processes and services comply with laws and regulations

Here"s what you"ll need:

Bachelor"s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Applied Mathematics, or similar field
4 - 8 years of technical product management experience
Proven track record of product launches
To be entrepreneurial, driven, and passionate
To be customer-focused, organized, collaborative, and articulate
To be a strong advocate for company culture who focuses on results and leads by example
Excellent attention to detail
Enthusiasm for conquering the unknown
Comfort with the flexibility and excitement of working at a startup
Strong written and verbal communication skills; poise in front of customers
Ability to understand and communicate technical and business concepts quickly to various audiences
Sincerity, empathy, and kindness

Required Skills / Qualifications:
Bachelor's Degree
5 years of product management experience

Preferred Skills / Qualifications:

Aleron companies; Acara Solutions, Aleron Shared Resources, Broadleaf Results, Lume Strategies, TalentRise, Viaduct, and Aleron"s strategic partner, SDI are Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, sex, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected basis.

Applicants for this position must be legally authorized to work in the United States. This position does not meet the employment requirements for individuals with F-1 OPT STEM work authorization status.

Aleron companies; Acara Solutions, Aleron Shared Resources, Broadleaf Results, Lume Strategies, Viaduct, and Aleron's strategic partner, SDI are Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, sex, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected basis.

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