Product Manager (Eastern/Central US Time Zone)

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Top Skills: Agile methodologies Feature prioritization Listening Metrics definition Negotiation Product roadmap Relationship building User journey and personas Writing and presentation
Suggested skill score: 290

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About ClearGov

Our mission is to create easy-to-use software to help local governments budget better. ClearGov is a rapidly-growing, venture-funded SaaS company that offers a complete Budget Cycle Management Suite including Operational, Personnel and Capital Budgeting; Digital Budget Book; and Transparency solutions. We’re a mission-driven company that envisions a world where modern software enables every local government to best serve and improve its community.

Our software is utilized nationwide by hundreds of towns, cities, school districts, and other local agencies who are part of the ClearGov community, and we’re adding more every day. We’ve been named to the “GovTech 100” for six years running, and we’re on BostInno’s “50 On Fire” list, as well. ClearGov also earned a place on the Inc. 5000 list of America’s Fastest Growing Companies for two consecutive years, 2021 and 2022.The ClearGov team is a tight-knit group of talented folks who are passionate about our mission and committed to building a positive, productive company culture. We believe in a work-hard/play-hard environment, and every day, we strive to get better at our work, all while being considerate, trustworthy, and transparent in everything we do.

About The Opportunity

We’re looking for a Product Manager who will work closely with the Product Development team and coordinate cross-functionally to take ownership of one or more ClearGov products and ensure that it meets the needs and requirements of our Customers. The Product Manager will act as a liaison between the development team and ClearGov customers/users. They will gather and develop user stories, which describe the product from the user’s perspective and use these insights to create detailed product requirement specifications. The Product Manager is responsible for managing the execution of product development, through the Agile Development process lifecycle.

The Product Manager will also act as the “go-to” resource for product expertise to provide cross-functional support, as needed, including but not limited to resolving Client Success issues, enabling product Training programs and facilitating Sales opportunities.

The ideal candidate must be a data-driven, growth-oriented contributor and a creative, out-of-the-box thinker. The position requires someone who is passionate about our mission, can learn the local government market quickly; who is fluent in Atlassian project management tools; and who has been successful managing projects from vision to launch.This is a key role on ClearGov’s product development team, one we consider critical for our future success.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Actively communicate and collaborate with ClearGov clients and prospective users to understand and anticipate their needs and translate them into product requirements
  • Collect, define and organize feature/functionality requests from internal (Sales and Client Success) and external (Customers) sources
  • Develop user stories and translate them into detailed product requirements specifications
  • Research and provide competitive insights to the product strategy team
  • Actively participate with product leaders to define the vision for the assigned products
  • Creating a detailed product road map based on this vision
  • Manage the feature backlog and prioritize requests based on changing requirements
  • Monitor and evaluate product progress at each stage of the process and effectively resolve bottleneck issues and communicate critical path priorities
  • Actively participate in Scrum meetings and product sprints

Critical Skills/Experience:

  • 4+ years of product management/development or related experience
  • In-depth knowledge of Scrum and Agile Software Development Methodology
  • Proven success in managing complex, multi-faceted SaaS product development in a high-growth, early-stage environment
  • Superb organizational and time management skills and ability to prioritize effectively
  • Working knowledge of product development architecture
  • Proven ability to actively listen to customer input/feedback and identify solutions
  • Proficiency with the Atlassian product management suite, including Jira, Confluence and Trello
  • Profound attention to detail and an informed POV on what makes product development work
  • Working knowledge of user-centered design principles and design quality standards
  • Excellent oral and written communication
  • Proven ability to work with cross-functional teams
  • A strong interest in the local-government space, along with the willingness and ability to get up to speed quickly on the key buyer personas and processes
  • A roll-up-your-sleeves, GSD approach to the day-to-day. A willingness to hustle and innovate whenever and however necessary to get important things done.

The Ideal ClearGov Candidate:

  • Self-motivated, self-starter with a zeal to win
  • Great communicator; strong oral and written skills
  • Ability to think creatively and innovatively
  • Hands-on problem solver that enjoys cracking difficult nuts
  • Quick study – able to pick up and apply new concepts in a hurry
  • Track record of achievement
  • Enjoys working on and helping to build outstanding teams
  • Demonstrates an entrepreneurial spirit and gets stuff done
  • A sense of humor and doesn’t take him/herself too seriously


  • Competitive Salary and Equity
  • Quality medical, dental, and vision insurance plans
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Dependent Care Account
  • Short and Long Term disability insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Need time – take time-unlimited vacation policy
  • John Hancock 401K Plan with match
  • Onsite free gym access (if local)

ClearGov is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.

This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, and apprenticeship. ClearGov makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time.

At ClearGov, we believe in the value of diversity, and we know that diverse perspectives will help us build a stronger team to accomplish our shared mission to help local governments work better.

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