The Weather Channel is seeking a Product Director to join the Emerging Platforms team. Emerging Platforms initiatives include: wearables, connected home products, connected auto products, cognitive virtual assistants (voice and text), virtual and augmented reality experiences, and the UNKNOWN - across a variety of platform, including but not limited to Android, iOS, Web and Tizen.This role blends the digital world with the physical world, and is responsible for maximizing the value of the product(s) and the work of the cross-functional development squad - creating auto-magical experiences that help people make the most of their day.THE WHAT● Developing and adapting the product vision● Writing new user stories (with the development squad)● Splitting user stories which are too big (with the development squad)● Specifying acceptance criteria for each user story (with the development squad)● Writing acceptance tests (with the development squad)● Ordering the product backlog based on ROI and customer delight● Doing release planning● Grooming your product backlog● Monitoring and optimizing product performance via KPIs
● Continuing to learn about everything Agile (e.g. visit user groups, attend conferences, read books, write blogs, etc.)● Keep up to date with the new product releases that come out of the major Developer conferences (Google I/O, F8, WWDC, SDC, etc.)● Exchanging constantly with other product owners in the organization (e.g. through community of practice)● Playing with the product● Learning and refining your product’s whole value stream● Measuring progress (e.g. value delivered to customers in each iteration)● Learning what other squads are building, their processes, successes/failures.
The Weather Company