Perficient, Inc. Product Development Manager in Chicago, Illinois

At Perficient you’ll deliver mission-critical technology and business solutions to Fortune 500 companies and some of the most recognized brands on the planet. And you’ll do it with cutting-edge technologies, thanks to our close partnerships with the world’s biggest vendors. Our network of offices across North America, as well as locations in India and China, will give you the opportunity to spread your wings, too.

We’re proud to be publicly recognized as a “Top Workplace” year after year. This is due, in no small part, to our entrepreneurial attitude and collaborative spirit that sets us apart and keeps our colleagues impassioned, driven, and fulfilled.

Perficient currently has a career opportunity for a Product Development Manager in our Chicago, IL office.

Job Overview:

A Product Development Manager is expected to be knowledgeable in taking an envisioned set of functionality and managing the development teams and resources to produce the software to meet the vision. The Product Development Manager will have a programming background and will have expert software architecture, functional definition, product vision, organization, coordintation, team management and thought leadership skills.

You will provide best-fit architectural solutions for one or more software product projects; you will assist in defining the vision and functionality based on customer and market feedback; and coordinate engineering assets as you drive the development efforts.

  • Own and aggressively drive forward specific areas of technology architecture. Provide architectural solutions/designs to project execution teams for implementation.

  • Provide architectural assessments, strategies, and roadmaps for one or more product domains.

  • Lead projects to execute within an architecture and to a product vision. Work with senior leadership to understand product ideas, iterate on the product idea and formulate a vision, define functional requirements for a software product to fulfill the envisioned ideas, and interact with other cross-functional teams to architect, design, develop, test, and release features.

  • Project and solution estimation and team structure definition.

  • Oversee and/or develop Proof-of-Concept projects to validate new architectures and solutions.

  • Support multiple Continuous Delivery/Continuous Integration teams with planning, scoping and creation of technical solutions for the new product capabilities, through to continuous delivery to production.

  • Requires some liaise with offshore team(s)

  • Interact with product support team members and third party partner platforms for coordination of resolving technical bugs, issues, and resolutions.

  • Mentor and provide architectural guidance to multiple teams building innovative software products.

  • Drive common vision, practices and capabilities across teams.

  • Engage with Technical Architects and technical staff to determine the most appropriate technical strategy and designs to meet business needs.

  • Demonstrate broad solutions technical leadership, impacting significant technical direction, exerting influence outside of the immediate team and driving change.

  • Minimum 10 years of professional experience within the Microsoft technology stack (.Net, SQL Server, Azure)

  • At least 2 project implementations that exploit the full capabilities (discover, design, implement and optimize) of the Microsoft technology stack – is a MUST.

  • At least 3 years of experience managing a team of 3 or more people

  • Have a solid understanding of continuous delivery/continuous integration methodology and using it to lead teams in the implementation of a solution.

  • Experience in project and solution estimation and team structure definition.

  • Fluent and current on architecture trends with an eye on market/technical conditions and future direction.

  • Fluent and current on automation testing and DevOps trends

  • Experience in defining new architectures and ability to drive an independent project from an architectural stand point.

  • Demonstrated success in performing work and managing complex and/or large projects.

  • Proficient in authoring, editing and presenting technical documents.

  • Ability to elicit requirements and communicate clearly with non-technical individuals, development teams, and other ancillary project members.

  • Strong written and oral communication skills; Ability to communicate effectively with technical and non-technical staff.

  • Desire to mentor younger team members and develop their skills.

  • Experience working on multiple concurrent projects.

  • Excellent problem-solving skills.

  • Be independent and self-driven.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field.

Preferred skills and education:

  • Master’s degree in Computer Science or related field

  • Certification in Microsoft development

  • Knowledge, or working experience, building cloud solutions, SaaS, and/or modern SPA web experiences

  • Leadership and team management experience with ability to provide strategic planning and oversight

  • Track record of leadership roles delivering solutions within defined timeframes

  • Experience working with a globally distributed team and managing off-shore teams

Perficient full-time employees receive complete and competitive benefits. We offer a collaborative work environment, competitive compensation, generous work/life opportunities and an outstanding benefits package that includes paid time off plus holidays. In addition, all colleagues are eligible for a number of rewards and recognition programs including billable bonus opportunities. Encouraging a healthy work/life balance and providing our colleagues great benefits are just part of what makes Perficient a great place to work.

More About Perficient

Perficient is the leading digital transformation consulting firm serving Global 2000 and enterprise customers throughout North America. With unparalleled information technology, management consulting and creative capabilities, Perficient and its Perficient Digital agency deliver vision, execution and value with outstanding digital experience, business optimization and industry solutions.

Our work enables clients to improve productivity and competitiveness; grow and strengthen relationships with customers, suppliers and partners; and reduce costs. Perficient's professionals serve clients from a network of offices across North America and offshore locations in India and China. Traded on the Nasdaq Global Select Market, Perficient is a member of the Russell 2000 index and the S&P SmallCap 600 index.

Perficient is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national, origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Disclaimer: The above statements are not intended to be a complete statement of job content, rather to act as a guide to the essential functions performed by the employee assigned to this classification. Management retains the discretion to add or change the duties of the position at any time.

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ID: 2018-6308

External Company Name: Perficient, Inc

External Company URL: www.perficient.com

Street: 20 N. Wacker Dr., Ste 1450