REMOTE: Product Specialist

Product Management · Portland, Oregon
Department Product Management
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level

Do you love having a direct impact that puts a smile on the faces of your end users? Do you thrive in helping your team using agile principles & practices? Do you geek out on well-run sprints that consistently meet their goals? Discogs has an exciting opportunity for a product specialist who can roll up their sleeves and get hands-on to collaborate cross-functionally in bringing user and business needs to reality. 


Location

This is a Remote position. Open to candidates in or willing to relocate to OR, WA, ID, CA, AZ, TX , CO, IL


Who We Are

Discogs is the largest crowd-sourced, community-driven database of recorded music information in the world. Every day, millions of people use the Discogs Marketplace to connect, learn about music, and buy and sell vinyl records, CDs, and cassettes. As Discogs continues to grow, we are looking for bright, dedicated, creative, and highly motivated people to help us realize our mission to serve the music fan in everyone. We are relatively small, so individual contributions can have a large impact. High value is placed on quality, critical thinking, and continuous improvement. Our teams work collaboratively but are distributed geographically and open-source tools are important to who we are and how we work. We value the experiences and skills each team member contributes to helping us serve our music community.


Who We’re Looking For

The objective of the Product Specialist role is to manage the backlog and be responsible for day to day development and implementation progress that delivers successful sprints. This role is heavily focused on using agile principles and clearly organizing the team’s backlog to help them achieve their goals. This role will support and work closely with the Product Manager and other Product Specialists to ensure the roadmap is executed in a way that delivers value to our end users. 


What You’ll Accomplish

  • Facilitates meetings using agile principles & practices (planning meetings, daily stand-ups, demos & retrospectives)
  • Tracks the progress of the Sprint on a daily basis in order to be able to take proactive measures ahead of time where required to help the team to achieve the sprint goal
  • Writes user stories to expected standards and ensures they are properly prepared for development  
  • Prepares user testing plans prior to both small and large scale deployments
  • Helps facilitate data collection from any number of sources such as Google Analytics, Metabase, Firebase, etc. for product analyses and internal/external communication. 
  • Interfaces with CS to take in, replicate and track bug reports and other product-level communications
  • Monitors forums, relevant Slack channels and CS ticket trends
  • Demonstrates a strong understanding of web analytics tools and agile project management software
  • Ensures the development team is being effective and productive by protecting them from external distractions and actively removing impediments to their progression
  • Supports and works closely with the Product Manager, especially with respect to refinement and maintaining the product backlog
  • Effectively communicates within your internal team and to outside stakeholders about project progress and potential blockers
  • Collaborates and regularly engages with team of Product Coordinators to support and improve the standards set forth within the Product Center of Excellence


What You’ll Contribute

  • Bachelor's degree (BA/BS) from four-year college or university, or equivalent work experience
  • 2+ years related work experience
  • CSPO certification preferred
  • Possess some knowledge of the functions & operation of your department.
  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization
  • Job requires specialized computer skills.  Must be adept at using various applications including database, spreadsheet, report writing, project management, graphics, word processing, presentation creation/editing, communicate by e-mail and use scheduling software
  • Possesses some knowledge of web data analytics tools such as Google Analytics; e-commerce websites; operations of a large scale, high traffic, international websites; service-oriented architecture and Microservices; APIs; automated testing; continuous deployment


What We Provide

  • Competitive compensation: salary, plus performance-related bonus program
  • 401(k) with employer match
  • 100% company-paid medical and dental insurance benefits for you and your dependents
  • 4 weeks paid vacation, increasing based on tenure
  • 18 weeks paid leave for birth moms
  • 8 weeks paid parental leave, including for adoption
  • Monthly wellness allowance
  • Annual professional and personal development allowance
  • Work from home office set-up and expense allowances 
  • Flexible work location opportunities 
  • Employer matching toward charitable contributions


What We Believe In

Discogs’ mission is to serve the music fan in everyone.  We represent a diverse and inclusive community, and we are committed to serving our community with innovative and creative solutions. We know that innovation happens best when varying perspectives are embraced and integrated. Our global team reflects our global community.


Discogs is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Applicants needing accommodation to apply should contact us at 503-597-6340


If you apply for this role, you will be required to upload a resume, cover letter, and fill out a few questions regarding your application. Once submitted, our hiring team will review your application and contact you if you are selected for an interview. Whether you are successful or not, we will store your application and data in our system for a maximum period of one year from the application date in case another role becomes available that you are suitable for. If you have any questions or concerns about us storing this data and/or the period of time, please contact us at legal@discogsinc.com and we will respond to you within 30 days.

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  • Location
    Portland, Oregon
  • Department
    Product Management
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Mid-level