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Technical Product Manager

Advertiser: MATTRMore jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
7 Oct 2019
Auckland, Auckland Central
Work Type
Full Time
Information & Communication Technology, Product Management & Development

MATTR is a future focused software company working on Horizon 2 / 3 opportunities arising from new technologies.

We currently have an opportunity to join our team of dedicated professionals working in the emerging area of Trust over IP (TOIP). Our team is working locally and globally to solve some of the challenges of the current Internet model. Our solutions will help people, organisations and things to prove they are who they say they are on in the digital realm.

We are looking for a Product Manager with the ability to provide leadership in what is a technical product.  Given the nature of the work we are doing, you will have a well developed curiosity gene and a passion for working in a market making / emerging market context.  We are looking for a creative, self-starting team player with a passion for getting things done. We are looking for someone who is versatile and will enjoy working across the full spectrum of product development and in market activities.

We are open to applicants from all backgrounds but we do think that a level of technical literacy is important for success in the role.  Our products consist primarily of APIs/SDKs for developers, so it helps to be able to get in the weeds with the engineers and as part of solutioning to ensure the features and products we create will be fit for the customers who will be using them. 

MATTR values diversity in the workforce and we encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds, including those with access needs, to apply for our roles.

If you encounter accessibility barriers in the application process or if you have access needs and require support or adjustments to participate equitably in the recruitment process, please email


What you will be doing?

  • Developing a deep understanding of the customer through ‘insights’ from both community and enterprise and using these insights to create and in-life manage new products that customers will love.

  • Scoping and prioritising product backlogs based on business, customer and product objectives.

  • Create detailed product requirements documents, working alongside the engineering and community teams to teams to make sure that the requirements translate into deliverable scope.

  • Develop product / market fit strategy and a comprehensive go to market model to support launch and in-life management.

  • Be able to clearly articulate and advocate for the product value proposition to different stakeholders

  • Contribute to compelling, high quality business value white papers, value propositions, and business cases.

  • You will engage with collaborators and potential future customers and partners and provide recommendation on key strategies to support them in deriving value from our products in their contexts.

  • Sharing your experience and knowledge generously with the team and learning from everyone else around you.  Where appropriate you will craft reusable assets or share your smarts and experience to help scale the MATTR team's reach.

What are the skills needed?

  • In a perfect world you will have experience taking a technical product from ideation to market.  Whether this is the case or not, you will deeply understand the importance of product market fit and have the ability to “read the market”, adjusting accordingly.

  • You might have experience in start-up environments, or you alternatively you might have worked in a mature product organisation.   Equally you might have a completely different background and be looking to make a switch. Whatever your background, you will be able to demonstrate relevant experience and / or a portfolio of interesting work that can showcase your capabilities.

  • If you have experience creating communities - open source or otherwise.

  • You may have academic qualifications but equally you may not.  Either way you have excellent written communication skills and an ability to solve problems of both a technical and a commercial / market nature..

  • Experience and / or the ability to create and deliver compelling artifacts (internally or externally facing) from product requirements definition through to customer facing collateral.  

  • Experience facilitating workshops, and driving to tangible outcomes through design-led workshops

  • A strong interest in the technology/software/SaaS space and a degree of technical literacy are required for this role.

Personal & work ethic

  • A self-starter who takes initiative, is creative, has high energy, and would thrive in a very dynamic software company

  • Great written and verbal communication, organisational and multitasking skills.

  • A team player who is eager to share their findings and contribute to a collective understanding - someone who is super smart and committed to making a difference but won’t trip over their ego when they turn around!

Sounds like you? We would love to hear from you.

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