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Job Title: GIS PRODUCT MANAGER
Company Name: Arizona State University
Location: Tempe, AZ United States
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 08/05/2022
Expire Date: 10/05/2022
Job Categories: Education, Information Technology
Job Description
GIS PRODUCT MANAGER
GIS Product Manager

Arizona State University

Product Ownership

Campus: Tempe

82349BR

Job Description

ASU – the largest state university and also recognized for the last 6 years in a row by US News and World Report as the most innovative university – is seeking an energized, entrepreneurial GIS Product Manager to help lead the direction of ASU’s Map and GIS products and platforms.

Product Managers in the ASU University Technology Office:

Lead the creation and improvement of well-designed product solutions that provide value to students, faculty, and staff.
Collaborate and communicate with stakeholders and cross-functional product teams to solve problems and achieve objectives that result in changes to product capabilities.
Distill and communicate customer and stakeholder needs, sets priority, and measures impact.
Define, communicate, and manage product vision, strategy, and roadmap.
As with everyone in the UTO community, our intentional focus on diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging as well as culture and communications are core responsibilities in this role. With an increased emphasis on authenticity, compassion, and inclusivity, this position strives to embody and advance our UTO Positive Core.

Salary Range

$76,153 - $87,550 per year; DOE

Close Date

12-August-2022 is the initial close date. Applications will continue to be accepted and reviewed each week until the job is closed.

Essential Duties

Independently manages the following for one or more products:

Focus on providing value to students, faculty, and staff through the creation of product solutions that solve problems and help them achieve their goals.
Define and track product goals and KPIs.
Align product goals and improvements with organization goals and mission.
Define, communicate, and manage product vision, strategy, and roadmap.
Determine and facilitate product governance.
Continuously expand understanding of customers, stakeholders, and the organization.
Identify opportunities for improvement and innovation using quantitative and qualitative insights.
Collaboratively lead cross-functional product team(s) to discover and deliver well-designed product solutions.
Actively listen to customers and represent them in product decisions.
Groom and prioritize the backlog.
Define and verify epics, user stories, acceptance criteria, tasks, personas, and other requirements. Plan and prioritize each product release.
Communicate product status and changes to customers, users, stakeholders, and leadership.
Identify the appropriate stakeholders to collaborate and communicate with.
Be the main point of contact for customers, users, and stakeholders.
Help define the product team’s charter.
Define product initiative scope and establish clear evaluation criteria.
Partner with Portfolio Management for alignment of product priority and overall portfolio roadmap.
Depending on the phase of a product, the role will entail a combination of the above or more focus on certain responsibilities.
Take responsibility for fostering culture, advancing our values, and championing engagement in all its forms -- collaborating across our teams as well as participating in UTO/ASU events and programs. Demonstrates commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment. Advance our UTO Affirmative Pledge.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor degree in Computer Engineering, Information Technology or related field and two (2) years experience in product management; OR five (5) years experience in product management; OR any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

Desired Qualifications

Knowledge of GIS ESRI suite of tools and how to apply them.
Experienced at collaborating with and leading agile cross-functional product teams and stakeholders to discover and deliver well-designed product solutions for customers.
Knowledge of principles, practices, and methods of product management.
Knowledge of UX design, information architecture, user interface design, and user research.
Knowledge of various technologies and tools, including web technologies. Knowledge of agile software development methodologies.
Skill with in-depth analysis in interpreting data and formulating conclusions.
Skill in developing business cases and writing logical and complete functional and technical specifications and requirements.
Ability to organize and coordinate multiple initiatives simultaneously.
Skill in presentation and facilitation.
Evidence of effective verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to manage software development life cycle from requirements to delivery, including new product versions and enhancements.
Ability to work well with a diverse team.
Ability to collaborate and make decisions in a fast-paced environment.
Skill in modeling empathy, compassion and emotional intelligence.
Skill in analyzing complex problems and utilizing critical thinking to solve issues and make decisions.
Skill in identifying, prioritizing, and scoping customer and organization needs.
Experience in driving entrepreneurial projects, starting new teams, and identifying opportunities for impact in crowded spaces.
Evidence of leadership skills with the ability to manage and motivate high performing, dispersed teams through volatility, uncertainty, complexity, risk and ambiguity.
Evidence of entrepreneurial tendencies and ability to take something to market a significant plus.
Experience in helping foster a safe psychological space for all teammates where everyone can thrive.
Experience in stimulating changes in individual, institutional, and corporate behaviors to create a more sustainable environment.
Experience in leading by example in communicating, participating and encouraging support of the institution’s sustainability programs.

Working Environment

Activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding and manipulating a computer mouse.
Required to stand for varying lengths of time and walk moderate distances to perform work.
Occasional bending, reaching, lifting, pushing and pulling up to 25 pounds.
Regular activities require ability to quickly change priorities, which may include and/or are subject to resolution of conflicts.
Ability to clearly communicate to perform essential functions.

Department Statement

Why Join Us:

Mission oriented. Everything we do is to advance ASU’s charter -- measuring who we include and how they succeed. We are staunch champions of learner success and put people first.
Flexibility. Our hybrid work environment prioritizes personal autonomy and trust around how work gets done. Staff touch base in person a few times per week with freedom to decide how, when and where.
Culture forward. We embrace a Positive Core culture: Belonging, Relational, Authentic, Visionary and
Empowered. The UTO fabric weaves together diversity, equity and inclusion applied in our daily work and interactions.
Scale of impact. Our work changes the world. With 180k+ learners, faculty, researchers and staff, working with UTO means you have the capacity to improve many lives and entire communities.
World-class, low cost education. Our professional development is built in! UTO encourages staff to seek additional certificates and degrees via ASU’s top ranked programs with major tuition breaks.
Exposure to industry giants. UTO partners with Amazon, Apple, Cox, Verizon, Salesforce, Alteryx and a diversity of technology companies to enhance our innovations and deepen their impact.
The University Technology Office (UTO) embraces its role as both an enabler and catalyst for advancing the vision and work of the New American University. We are a values-driven organization. Our commitments are reflected in all of the work we do in pursuit of operational excellence, the experience and delight of our community, and our strategic and innovation initiatives. Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States.

Join the team that sparks human-centered innovation

UTO is a rapidly reconfigurable and entrepreneurial organization at ASU that prioritizes and

executes to meet the needs of our community of learners, faculty, researchers and staff. Our

work emphasizes autonomy, flexibility and distributed decision-making to leverage the strengths of individuals. Together, we embrace a culture that nurtures, engages and embraces diverse voices with a shared lens of positive community impact and expanded opportunities for collaboration.

ASU Statement

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 100,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

ASU is a tobacco-free university. For details visit https://wellness.asu.edu/explore-wellness/body/alcohol-and-drugs/tobacco

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

Notice of Availability of the ASU Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

In compliance with federal law, ASU prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and resources. ASU’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at https://www.asu.edu/police/PDFs/ASU-Clery-Report.pdf. You may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the ASU Police Department at 480-965-3456.

Relocation Assistance – For information about schools, housing child resources, neighborhoods, hospitals, community events, and taxes, visit https://cfo.asu.edu/az-resources.

ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.

Background Check Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.

Fingerprint Check Statement

This position is considered safety/security sensitive and will include a fingerprint check. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the fingerprint check.

Instructions to Apply

Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.

Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.

Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.

ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.

Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.

IMPORTANT NOTE: What is the meaning of “equivalent combination” in the minimum qualifications? It means one year of higher education or 24 credit hours, is equal to one year of experience. For example, a four year Bachelor’s degree is equal to four years of experience.

To apply please go to www.asu.edu/asujobs/ see Req Id# 82349BR
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Company Description:
Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 80,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.
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