What does a Technical Product Manager do?

Technical product managers use their extensive technical backgrounds to assist engineering teams at an organization. They uncover and understand customer needs and translate them into requirements, working with internal teams including developers, engineers, architects, quality assurance team members, and operations. They ensure requirements are fully understood and that the implementation plans match initial expectations.

Technical product managers must understand, research, and follow trends in the industry and assess emerging products and companies to measure them for potential value or threat to the company and its products. They follow competitors and conduct capability analyses regularly and provide internal and customer training on using products. They answer incoming questions about the product and its capabilities and assess and address technical risks. Technical product managers need a degree in business, engineering, computer science, or related fields.

What responsibilities are common for Technical Product Manager jobs?
  • Engage with external customers, partners, and internal software engineering teams.
  • Work with designers to prototype, test, and visualize product features.
  • Monitor feature performance to find opportunities to address continuous improvement.
  • Manage large global roadmaps and prioritize across technology, CARE, and product teams.
  • Groom and review the backlog with the team during planning sessions.
  • Identify market trends, understand positioning and influence the GTM approach.
  • Responsible for defining the acceptance criteria of a product feature.
  • Conduct customer and stakeholder interviews and elaborates on personas.
  • Track business results and develop product roadmap and strategies to grow the business.
  • Advocate for the customer across the organization to build products that delight.
  • Help resolve technical blocking issues and coordinate solutions across multiple technical teams.
  • Stay abreast of new technology capabilities and leverages knowledge in contributing to product solutions.
  • Work closely with the team to define lidar perception team goals and roadmaps.
  • Manage incoming operational escalations, analyze issues and implement long term solutions.
  • Develop detailed, crisp business requirements and user stories through frequent and direct contact with customers and partners.
  • Interact with stakeholders in VOC requirements-gather, fine tuning, and obtaining product feedback.
  • Track statistics of product adoption by customer base and translates feedback into enhancement recommendations.
  • Review database data through queries to ensure requirements meet business data needs.
What are the typical qualifications for Technical Product Manager jobs?
  • Bachelor's or Graduate's Degree in business, computer science, engineering, or information technology or equivalent experience.
  • Can participate in Agile ceremonies including daily scrums.
  • Experience with Cloud, APIs, SaaS, Jira and SQL software and systems.
  • Experience with UI design.
  • Is a leader and collaborator with the ability to prioritize and problem solve using solid critical thinking and attention to detail.
  • A quick learner who provide notices and updates over email and in person.
  • Willing to adhere to personal grooming criteria as indicated by the employer.
  • Experience working in sprints and with task integration.
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Avg. Experience2-4 years

How much does a Technical Product Manager make?

Confident
$157,378 /yr
Total Pay
$117,018
 /yr

Base Pay

+
$40,360
 /yr

Additional Pay

$157,378

 / yr
$101K$250K
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Technical Product Manager Career Path

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Years of Experience Distribution

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2 - 4
52%
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30%
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10%
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CedarCedar
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“Work Life balance is terrible: I see people working at midnight as if this were investment banking”

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Jun 2, 2022

“It is state of the art stuff which provided a great opportunity for anyone to learn.”

AmazonAmazon
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Jun 29, 2022

“I am working with some of the smartest and most driven people in my career.”

GE AerospaceGE Aerospace
Senior Staff Technical Product Manager
Oct 11, 2021

“Good opportunities when the economy is good.”

Siemens Digital Industries SoftwareSiemens Digital Industries Software
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Jan 21, 2023

“Not enough people to distribute work and hence increased work pressure.”

PointPredictive
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Dec 8, 2022

“I really appreciate the opportunity and mentorship I received.”

GigaclearGigaclear
Technical Product Manager
Oct 14, 2022

“Good development and progression opportunities.”

MicrosoftMicrosoft
Technical Product Manager
Nov 14, 2022

“Flexible work schedule and optio to work remotely.”

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