Sr. Director/VP, Product Management

| Burlington
LocationBurlington, MA

Based in Burlington, the Sr. Director/VP, Product Management will lead the team responsible for driving product planning and execution throughout the product lifecycle, including: product vision; gathering and prioritizing product and customer requirements; working closely with engineering to translate requirements into user stories; and helping sales, marketing and support to achieve revenue and customer satisfaction goals.


  • Lead and manage the team of Product Owners in our agile/SCRUM software development process. Ensure that the team can adeptly:
    • Interact closely with customers and understand the key personas and pain points served by our products.
    • Write user stories, specifying requirements and acceptance criteria with detail and clarity sufficient for implementation and testing
    • Work with the Scrum Masters and development team to story point the sprint content, measure the velocity, and drive continual improvement
    • Identify key product stakeholders; elicit input and develop a consensus around the definition and relative priority of each story in the backlog; contain scope appropriately, while managing stakeholder expectations
    • Work with user experience/interface (UX/UI) designers to create a compelling user experience around each story, expressed through wireframes, mock-ups or prototypes
    • Work with development teams to communicate the product vision, clarify use cases and requirements, resolve issues arising during development, and accept stories as they are completed
    • Conduct internal demonstrations of the product at regular intervals during development, to communicate progress and solicit stakeholder feedback
  • Engage actively with customers and prospects to understand key business drivers
  • Drive strategic planning and the product roadmap by developing and communicating business cases to leadership
  • Ensure that the product strategy supports and aligns with the company's overall strategy and goals
  • Align with Marketing, Business Development, and Sales in the development of product positioning, go-to-market strategies, and pre- and post-sales activities related to product functionality
  • Support the Sales team in closing new business
  • Serve as an internal and external evangelist


  • Bachelors or Masters Degree in Computer Science or other relevant discipline, or demonstrated applicable experience.  An MBA is desirable
  • 7-10 years of software or technology product management experience, preferably in an environment using agile development practices
  • Self-starter approach to work, with an eagerness to consistently meet and exceed objectives
  • Unique blend of business and technical savvy; big-picture vision, and the drive to make that vision a reality
  • A knowledge of the software development lifecycle (SDLC) and the key tools and technologies being used
  • Ability to work in a hard-charging, dynamic, entrepreneurial environment
  • Willingness and ability to listen; genuine interest in understanding and solving client problems
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to prioritize and execute on initiatives
  • Detail-oriented, with high standards of quality work and have a proven track record of success
  • Ability to interact and team with others is essential.  Must be able to partner within organization to generate results
  • Demonstrated analytical capabilities including the ability to analyze and report metrics
  • Experience with static code analysis tools, software security, and/or code quality tools a plus

About Black Duck

Organizations worldwide use Black Duck Software’s industry-leading products to secure and manage open source software, eliminating the pain related to security vulnerabilities, compliance and operational risk. Black Duck is headquartered in Burlington, MA, and has offices in San Jose, CA, London, Belfast, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Vancouver, Seoul and Beijing. 

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