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Product Manager II (Remote)

Company: Payscale
Location: San Diego
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Company Description

As the industry leader in compensation data and technology, PayScale helps organizations #getpayright. Payscale is the only technology solution for managing compensation that provides multiple streams of fresh, transparently curated and validated salary data. Combined with modeling engines that learn continuously and generate recommendations and insight, Payscale empowers HR to price jobs and adjust compensation to reflect real-time changes in the market - all on one trusted data platform. With Payscale's Adaptive Compensation Advantage, teams operate with efficiency, focused on outcomes rather than manual data management. To learn how companies like The Washington Post, Perry Ellis International, United Healthcare and The New York Times rely on PayScale to attract and retain top talent, motivate and engage employees and plan their future workforce, visit

Job Description

What we do: The Product team is the conduit between various stakeholders and the software development team. We work closely with various stakeholders and software engineers to facilitate the creation of innovative product offerings which transform complex business problems into easy-to-use software solutions.

What you do: As a member of the product team, you will learn about and own Product initiatives, interact with clients and stakeholders to understand their business needs, and help solve complex business problems with software. Additionally, you will create the epics and user stories that support the completion of the Product initiatives. You will interact with scrum teams, answer questions, work to ensure delivery of the product features and support the release process. From time to time, you will be asked to demonstrate new features a functionality to various stakeholders, interact with Product Marketing and facilitate presentations to various levels of the organization.


  • Manage internal and external product priorities/timelines/goals across all functions
  • Gain a deep understanding of customer experience and pain points to identify and fill product gaps
  • Conduct research to generate new ideas that grow market share, improve customer experience and drive growth
  • Create prototypes of key features to gain executive and client buy-in for the product vision
  • Scope and prioritize product initiatives based on business and customer impact
  • Act as a product evangelist to build awareness and understanding
  • Solicit customer feedback on company products and services
  • Engage cross functional teams to enable and launch new features and functionality

    • 2-5 years product management experience for B2B business models
    • Experience working with SaaS enterprise B2B applications
    • General knowledge of HR technology preferred
    • SCRUM/Agile process experience
    • Strong project management, planning, and organization skills, including ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment
    • Track record of launching successful applications
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to present complex information in a clear and concise manner to a variety of audiences
    • Strong interpersonal and team building skills - ability to work with a diverse team and proven effectiveness in presenting ideas and plans clearly and confidently to all levels of management
    • Strong collaboration, along with customer service acumen, analytical and problem-solving mindset
    • Experience making things happen in a fast-paced dynamic environment
      First Year In Role

      Month 3: You will have met the team including the scrum team and architect, the UI/UX partner, and relevant internal stakeholders. You are familiar with the backlog, the current sprint, and the road map going forward. You are gaining a sense of situational awareness.

      Month 6: You are writing stories and starting to groom with the team and attend all team scrum ceremonies. You have signed off on releases. You are starting to help plan and build out the next sprint. You have coordinated and supported UAT with internal services partners.

      Month 12: You own the backlog and have a strong sense of the next 2 sprints worth of stories. You lead grooming meetings and act as the product owner in all scrum ceremonies. You can launch features. You are starting to visualize what is next in the roadmap for the team.

      Additional Information

      Benefits & Perks - The Highlights

      All around awesome culture where together we strive to:
      • Pursue excellence every day
      • Create customer value
      • Compete to win (and lose!) as a team
        As part of our culture of transparency and commitment to employee engagement, we have several programs and resources such as:
        • Regular virtual company meetings
        • Coffee chats
        • Table for 4 Executive conversation
        • Spirit Week
        • Pulsing tools for continuous conversations to drive performance and career growth
        • Strengths based tools designed to help employees engage with peers and managers, supported through a program called StandOut
        • Access to top notch learning courses for all employees through LinkedIn Learning
        • As well as constant re-evaluation of what our employees need to be successful at work!
          Our More Standard Benefits Include
          • Flexible Paid Time Off program - most employees average around 3 weeks per year
          • 14 paid holidays including Independence Week, Juneteenth and World Mental Health Day
          • 3 comprehensive health plans to fit your unique needs; plans have up to 100% company-paid premium coverage for employee Medical, Dental and Vision
          • Access to Premera's Healthcare Services including an Employee Assistance Program (EAP), 24-hour Nurse Hotline, Telehealth (Doctor on Demand), Talkspace, and other virtual care options
          • Flexible Spending Account (FSA) options for pre-tax employee allocations towards: Medical, Dependent Care, Parking, and Transit
          • Company Paid Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, and Life Insurance
          • Comprehensive Paid Parental / Adoption Leave program
          • 401k program with fully vested, immediate company match
            Equal Opportunity Employer: We embrace equal employment opportunity. Payscale is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. It is our policy that employees will not be subjected to unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran or military status, marital status, sexual orientation, political ideology and any other basis protected by federal, state, or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, transfers, promotions, training, discipline, termination, compensation and benefits, performance appraisals, education, and social and recreational programs.

Keywords: Payscale, San Diego , Product Manager II (Remote), Executive , San Diego, California

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