Chief Product Officer
Greetings from FineTune!! We are an early-stage technology company innovating in the assessment and learning space. Our platform features a workflow that enables the ability to assess qualitative (more complex) skills/competencies at scale, using human evaluators. We are now working on integrating with various AI programs to pursue a hybrid (human + AI) approach to evaluation and feedback. Through our partnership with the College Board, we have customized our platform for Advanced Placement (AP) that has been validated at scale across the curriculum, in all 36 AP courses, with over 3 million users. We are beginning to explore other use-cases in other verticals (higher ed and workforce) as well as other applications within the K-12 world.
We are looking for a hands-on, execution-oriented Chief Product Officer to help the company continue to scale as we explore various opportunities to leverage our core value proposition. We are looking for a CPO who:
FineTune is excited to make this opportunity available for the right candidate at a very pivotal time in our growth. Although we maintain a base in Boston, we are mostly a distributed team and willing to consider candidates from anywhere within the US. Competitive salary and benefits. We have a deeply committed culture that has thrived as we have grown to 50+ people from various states and countries and we value diversity of background and opinion.
For more information or to submit a resume and cover letter, contact Steve Shapiro, CEO at [email protected]
Thycotic is looking for a Software Release Project Manager to manage the tasks, deadlines, and teams that contribute to the readiness of going live with a software product. Customers deploy our solutions both on premise and in Thycotic’s managed cloud. Thycotic’s release management practice entails monitoring and managing releases from the earliest development phase all the way through the public launch of the product. The release plan covers Interim phases of quality assurance, documentation, marketing messaging and materials, internal training for support and sales teams, and deployment. The Software Release Project Manager creates the release project plan for these activities, organizes release teams that span cross functional areas of development, marketing, product management, support, and sales, monitors progress, and communicates status. The Software Release Project Manager is an accomplished project manager with solid judgement for motivating disparate teams and making progress. Sound communication skills both up and down the chain are very important in this position. A passion for meeting deadlines is required.
This position reports to the VP, Software Operations and is based in the Washington, DC headquarters; however, a remote candidate may be considered.
REQUIRED SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS
Thycotic is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ancestry, national origin, color, religion, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.
Upon conditional offer of employment, candidates are required to complete a criminal background check and drug screen per Thycotic employment policy. In addition, all publicly posted social media sites may be reviewed.
FineTune is seeking a Tech Project Manager who has launched multiple b2b or b2c software products and is comfortable being a scrum master for 30+ engineers divided into 4 squads. The candidate should also have significant agile software development experience in customer facing roles and been a software engineer for at least 5 years delivering multiple production quality software and who has also worked with software teams to remove inefficiencies, confusion and implemented efficient agile processes. The candidate should be very comfortable creating project plans, estimating delivery plans, uncovering uncertainties, dissecting future epics to stories and to working with product owners to continuously groom and refine the stories while working with developers to break them down into sub tasks.
We would prefer someone who has deployed applications to AWS (or any public cloud) with experience in infrastructure scaling, monitoring, python, sql optimization, docker, database performance, operations and microservices. S/he must have experience working with at least 3 production released software projects/products. S/he would be helping our product owner write stories that are geared technically friendly to developers, communicate requirements to all devs, make sure acceptance criteria are met before staging for acceptance review and also be able to break down complex stories into smaller technical sub tasks, comfortable identifying data inconsistencies while being able to run existing automated tests or do manual QA to make sure software team builds new and existing services according to customer expectations.
S/he should also be comfortable interacting with customer, managing releases, labels, workflows in JIRA, pulling reports and analytics from JIRA to and provide guidance on team performance and velocity. S/he should also be comfortable assessing technical feasibility and scope of engineering/rearchitecting needed to solve problems and deliver features.
Tech Project Manager will work with 30+ people engineering and QA team to find best ways to increase to enhance software quality and development speed. S/he will need to quickly get a sense for each developer's capabilities and expertise and be able to help allocate stories/tasks while facilitating knowledge sharing so that people are all on the same page in architecture, feature priorities, dependencies and integration plans.
S/he will interface with VP of Engineering to continuously drive team performance, maintaining updated requirements, high quality JIRA stories, while also helping with architecture, scalability, automation, innovation and new product development while promoting and advancing modularization of current platform we are working on with Collegeboard.