Who we are
Kessel Run is an Air Force software development organization that continuously delivers war-winning software that our Airmen love. We are striving to be a “software company” within the Air Force that can sense and respond to conflict in any domain, anytime, anywhere.
We value continuous learning, continuous user feedback, continuous integration, continuous delivery, continuous security & continuous testing. We combine lean principles, user-centered design and eXtreme Programming (XP) using a flat management, balanced team approach to ensure we are always building the most valuable thing possible, the simplest way possible, and as fast as possible.
We are offering the opportunity to work in a modern work environment, to use cutting-edge technologies and modern processes, all while making a meaningful impact every single day. Come help us solve our nation’s toughest, most complex challenges while enjoying yourself at work every day.
Product Managers ensure we build the right product that balances users needs, measurable business outcomes, and technical feasibility. Product Managers work iteratively and incrementally – from delivering value early and often to de-risking product direction by identifying assumptions and devising lean experiments – while keeping “big picture” in mind. As part of a Balanced Team with Product Designers and Engineers, Product Managers own a product team’s backlog. While not solely responsible for all decision making, Product Managers provide the context the product team needs to make good decisions.
What you will do
- Own a product’s vision, strategy, outcome-driven roadmap and product backlog
- Communicate the vision, strategy, roadmap, and backlog to different audiences with a tailored message
- Define and track product metrics in order to demonstrate success and inform product decisions
- Work with other teams within a well-defined portfolio to deliver cross-product value
- Generate assumptions, design experiments, and collect data to de-risk product decisions
- Write user stories and manage a continuously updated backlog
- Participate in user research trips working with warfighters all around the world
Who you are
- You have experience with both lean startup principles and agile software development
- You have experience shipping new products as well as improving existing ones
- You have led or supported user research
- You work closely and communicate with designers and engineers within a balanced team
- You love to facilitate meetings and ensure the expected outcome is met
- You are able to break down complex problems into small measurable parts, build feature stories, and prioritize the next most important thing at the top of the backlog
- You have excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to adapt communication style to the audience
- Experience as a designer or engineer a plus
- You are a U.S. Citizen and have the ability to obtain a U.S. Security Clearance.