Spiceworks is the professional network millions of IT professionals use to connect with one another and thousands of technology brands. The company simplifies how IT professionals discover, buy and manage more than $650 billion in technology products and services each year.

Product Manager - Community at Spiceworks
 Overview

Who you are: Are you a product management master? Would you jump at the chance to help navigate one of the largest communities in the tech market? Spiceworks just might have the role for you! We’re looking for a Product Manager to oversee part of the Spiceworks Community, taking on three product areas: Connect (forums and social networking), Learn (educational content), and Buy (product reviews). We’re looking for someone who can do everything from sizing a market to experimenting with new growth strategies.

 

Think you’re ready to join the team? Apply now!

 

Who we are: Launched in 2006, Spiceworks is an Austin-based company that’s shaking up the tech space and transforming how products (hardware, software, and IT services) are marketed and sold to millions of IT professionals around the world.

 

Thousands of tech brands (including Microsoft, Dell, HP, and Rackspace) use Spiceworks to reach and connect with these IT pros. Historically a tough market to reach, vendors love the unique ways Spiceworks helps them connect with this elusive market… so much so that Forbes touted us “the future of media.” 

Responsibilities

Your day-to-day (as a Product Manager, Community, you’ll):

 

  • Identify potential user problems to solve through qualitative and quantitative analyses, A/B testing, and user research
  • Research digital/Community-based ecosystems and players to inform product priorities
  • Set the product vision, strategy, priorities, and success metrics to deliver value and delight to our users while continuing to grow the Spiceworks business
  • Be hands on: conduct experiments on hypothesis, write user stories, review wireframes, analyze data, run A/B tests, and take ownership to ensure we ship a high-quality product
  • Work closely with teams such as engineering, user experience, SEO, editorial, data science, Community, QA and other product teams to deliver features from conception to launch
  • Communicate decision-making process and associated data widely throughout the company
Qualifications

Qualifications: What does it take to do this job?

 

  • At least four years of Product Management and/or Community Manager experience
  • Passion for being a champion for IT professionals
  • An understanding of social/professional communities and their unique interaction and growth models
  • Exceptional independent problem solving skills, attention to detail, flexibility, and ability to collaborate with others and to work in a fast-paced environment
  • A curiosity for numbers and comfort analyzing product experiences with quantitative tools
  • A record of delivering initiatives from concept through completion
  • An understanding of the balance between product innovation and optimization
  • Prioritize roadmaps based on business-driven decisions from experiment results and forecasting
  • Ability to drive execution, stay ahead of dependencies, make smart tradeoffs, coordinate dependencies, and maintain communication throughout the organization
  • Excellent writing chops and presentation skills to senior management and stakeholders, with the ability to lead meetings and initiatives
  • A history of teamwork and willingness to roll up your sleeves and get the job done

Ready to toss your hat in the ring? Apply here! (and don’t forget to include a cover letter to let us know why you’re up to spice snuff).

Company Reviews

I love working with brilliant, fun people. Spiceworks starts by valuing its employees, which makes it that much easier for us to pass that value on to our customers in all the products we build.
Troy Szymanski
Test Automation Engineer
at Spiceworks
At Spiceworks, I’m surrounded by smart, supportive, friendly, and fun people. I love the chill work environment, the work-life balance, and the endless opportunities to learn!
Connie Feng
Software Developer
at Spiceworks
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Spiceworks isn't your run-of-the-mill software company. We work hard, but we also know how to have a blast! Besides being one of Austin's Top Workplaces (not-so-humble brag), there are tons of perks to being a full-time Spiceworker. Who says you can't have your spice... and eat it too?
Culture
From athletes to musicians to philosophers — we're a pretty lively bunch here at Spiceworks. What do we share in common (beyond our charm and dashing good looks)?! We all feel pretty great about delivering a product that's changing the way millions of IT pros and thousands of tech vendors do their jobs.
Perks & Benefits
Insurance (Medical and Dental Covered!)
Maternity & Paternity Leave
Flexible Spending Account
401(k)
On-site crossfit and yoga classes
Free snacks
Breakfast Taco Monday
Bagel Friday
On-site gym facilites
Discounted Gym Membership
Casual Dress Code
Weekly Happy Hour

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