James Tobias
Skill Score
Rookie (2/6)
Information Technology
MBA | Senior Product Manager @ Mapware | Mentor | Cars and Cycling

I am a versatile product manager with over 10 years of software and data product experience. I effectively collaborate with cross functional teams to deliver products, lead innovation, and grow revenue. Proficient in Agile, SAFe, Scrum, Kanban, Lean, and Waterfall methodologies.

Before moving into product management, I wore many different hats including data analysis, quality assurance, implementation, and technical support. As a result, I provide a unique ability to manage complex challenges in a role where tasks may change day-to-day.

• Cars – I am a true auto (and motorcycle) enthusiast, and I’ve had the pleasure of owning over 25 different vehicles in my lifetime. Feel free to chat with me about my experience owning Lamborghinis, Ducatis, Vipers, Supras, Corvettes, and more!
• Cycling – If I’m not in a car, you’ll find me on a bike. Previously a competitive cyclist as a Category 2 in USA Cycling, I now just cycle for fun. I’m still pretty quick if I skip the oreo’s the night before.

• Agile Product Management
• Scrum Product Owner
• Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
• Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC)
• Go-to-Market Strategy
• Requirements Gathering
• UX/UI Design
• Quality Assurance (QA/QC)
• Implementation Project Management

Evaluated for VP of Product and Consumer PM role archetype
Performance by Category
Top Skills
Agile methodologies Data retrieval Market analysis Writing and presentation Metrics definition Product roadmap
Skill Progression

Senior Product Manager

We are a software company that uses drones and artificial intelligence to create maps that provide real-time situational intelligence to first responders. Our goal is to create the software backbone for fully autonomous mobile systems operating as machine constituents in the future of work.

• Align product requirements for the retail Mapware application with the larger product, portfolio, platform, and strategic goals
• Convey product vision and roadmap to an Agile delivery team by breaking down high level requirements into sufficiently detailed user stories and prioritizing the team backlog
• Act as Jira Administrator, configuring the software for a company adapting to an agile methodology

Product Manager

• Shepard product management for a team of 15 engineers to deliver a modernized global payments infrastructure for the bank
• Establish product priorities for integrations with internal bank systems by translating the roadmap into user stories, features, and epics in Jira for SAFe 6-week increments
• Collaborate with over 50 stakeholders to consolidate user needs for a new API microservices middleware layer
• Coordinate with a third-party vendor on contract negotiations, priority alignments, and product deliveries
• Drive high-level strategy by working with other product managers to prepare overall program roadmap and milestones

Product Manager

• Spearheaded the strategic and tactical operations for a global B2B data product line, increasing YOY revenue of the product line by 305% (+$820k) in year one and 230% (+$1.62M) in year two
• Managed strategic projects, including an initiative to grow revenue for the line of business through a partnership with Tableau
• Drove the go-to-market strategy by partnering with teams in marketing, sales enablement, and finance to properly prioritize releases and configure product pricing
• Organized market driven requirements into Aha! to create 12 to 24 month rolling roadmaps
• Presented product updates to VP and C-level executive stakeholders in monthly and quarterly reviews
• Presided over the relationships, royalties, and contract negotiations of multiple suppliers that provide data for the product line
• Attended sales calls and industry tradeshows, to promote year-over-year revenue growth, as the subject matter expert (SME) for the product

Product Manager

• Facilitated an iterative development process, using scrum to define, elaborate, and estimate product backlog items for 3 global B2B software applications
• Led a team of 5 that launched a mobile application for Android and iOS devices from concept to release over the course of a year.
• Utilized project management skills to oversee all software installations and implementations for 10 SaaS and 25 on-premise clients – including internationally in Oman, Thailand, and Colombia
• Generated wireframes of UI/UX designs using prototype software such as Proto.IO and Justinmind
• Conducted market research in part by attending all industry tradeshows, assisting in over 15 sales demonstrations, and leading 10 client software trainings

Product Implementation Specialist

• Utilized project management to oversee all software installations and updates for 10 SaaS and 25 on-premise clients – including Internationally in Oman, Thailand, and Colombia
• Configured servers with prerequisites including Microsoft Server OS and ArcGIS for Server, while loading databases into SQL Server or Oracle on over 100 servers
• Created application documentation – User Guides, Installation How-Tos, and System Requirements

Product Support Analyst

• Organized web and phone meetings for 40 clients to troubleshoot software support issues
• Analyzed and queried data in ArcGIS Desktop 10.x, SQL Server 2014 and Oracle 11g
• Collaborated with product team to manage customer expectations and ensure bugs are prioritized with future development

Product Analyst

• Assisted in all parts of the software development lifecycle, including data analysis, technical support, implementation, quality assurance, and engineering.
• Provided client facing technical support for 15 clients of web and desktop based GIS software
• Wrote a quality assurance test plan for a web application, reducing bugs by over 70%
• Utilized ESRI ArcGIS 10 to geocode and prepare spatial databases for web based routing software
• Prepared and maintained geospatial data in SQL Server 2008 for over 20 databases
• Built and maintained 5 remote servers using Windows Server 2008 with ArcServer and ArcSDE

GIS Intern

• Completed a one semester internship my senior year, gaining hands-on experience with GIS software in a professional environment.
• Gained geospatial software experience with versioning, SDE, RDBMS, SQL, model builder, various custom ArcGIS Toolsets, animation, geodatabases, metadata, and more
• Worked with ArcGIS 9.3 and 10 with Arizona Centerline files
• Expanded cartographic experience while creating over 20 maps for various state agencies
• Entered civil engineering project plans using linear referencing into SDE feature classes

Degree Programs

MBA, Marketing

BS, Geography

Licenses and Certifications

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