Remote, Part-Time Data Product Manager

Job Location

From Home

Type of Job

Part Time

Published Date

December 22, 2021, 8:00:00 AM

5S is a small, fully remote team whose sole mission is to help American workers earn and maintain a prominent role in labor markets by empowering them with data tools and services.

We currently serve workers and unions in the airline industry and have built a platform to identify and manage contract violations between workers and employers. Our goal is to create a secure, resilient, and scalable data platform with thoughtfully designed applications that will allow users to access and leverage a broad variety of work-related data to improve conditions.


The Role: Data Product Manager

  • We are searching for a part-time, remote contractor to join our Data team in a PM capacity. The Data PM manages the successful planning and development of our data products and sources from ideation through implementation and sustainment. This person will use their own insights, connections to users, data, and knowledge of technical feasibility to make product strategy decisions and lead a team. The Data PM will report to our full-time platform Product Manager and work alongside three contract data scientists and engineers to bring big ideas to life.

  • The ideal candidate will be sharp, self-motivated, and highly collaborative. They will also have exceptional written and verbal communication skills, a strong attention to detail, and a passion for delivering insights to end users.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Agile Management - Run daily and weekly rituals like sprint planning, backlog grooming, and retrospectives for the Data team. Monitor the progress of issues and help find solutions for the development team.

  • Stakeholder Engagement - Be the source of truth for Data team activities and provide consistent updates to stakeholders, through weekly syncs with the platform PM and CEO and through broader team meetings & written updates.

  • Align Strategy to Customer Needs - Develop a product strategy and roadmap that aligns with the needs of both the end user and the business. Ensure initiatives are sufficiently vetted and planned and that stakeholders have a solid understanding of the product, its data, and the scope of each.

  • Manage Product Releases - Communicate openly with the Platform team about expected timelines and deliverables and provide supporting documentation throughout the development cycle. Draft and distribute project plans, specs, release notes and related artifacts to ensure the smooth introduction of each new release. Answer questions and troubleshoot issues along the way.

Desired Qualifications & Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree required; degree in Engineering, Data Science or technical field preferred

  • Two years of experience in product management or related role

  • Proven results influencing stakeholders and shipping improvements to products

  • Ability to translate complex problems and ideas into easily understood user stories and project plans

  • Excellent documentation skills in both text and visual mediums

  • Basic knowledge of data architecture, querying and analysis; familiarity with database (Snowflake, AWS) and/or business intelligence tools (Tableau) preferred

Why You’ll Love Working with 5S

  • Flexible, remote work schedule at ~10hrs/week. Ideal for full-time grad students or contractors with multiple clients

  • Potential to go full-time as the Data team and mandate grows

  • Competitive contractor wages

  • Ability to help shape the culture at a startup and help the team scale

At 5S Technology, we are proud of the culture we are building, providing entrepreneurial spirits the opportunity to impact labor markets by strengthening the enforcement ability and bargaining power of labor unions worldwide. We are looking for exceptional partners to grow with us to help create the future!

5S Technology does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, height, weight, veteran status, military obligations, or marital status.