Apr 02, 2021

AppDev Product Manager II

  • Acumen LLC
  • United States
Full-Time Consultant Health Care

Job Description

The AppDev Product Manager II, under the direction of the Manager of Product Management, will work with an agile team in researching, defining, and prioritizing the requirements for the team’s development projects This person will advocate on behalf of the users for features, and drive the planning and coordination to enable the team to meet client timelines and goals.


  • Works closely with AppDev clients to understand their priorities, the goals of the end-user, and requirements for the product requested for development
  • Develops knowledge of client’s research area or domain, potentially including data sources and methodologies for data products
  • Translates high-level requirements into functional product requirements, defines them as user stories following agile principles, and continually maintains the product backlog
  • Communicates regularly with all groups involved in product development (product owners/clients, designers, developers, QA) about updates, questions, and specifications
  • Assists in the quality control process in release of the team’s products
  • Partners with designers to create intuitive user interfaces that meet the client’s goals
  • Continually elicits feedback from stakeholders or through user interviews/surveys for ideas and opportunities to improve the product
  • Assists in the prioritization of product features and planning of the product roadmap
  • Assists in answering and tracking user requests as a support team member for released applications

Qualifications & Experience

  • Strong ability to collaborate with AppDev clients and ask effective questions to elicit requirements and user needs
  • Excellent oral and written communication, attention to detail, and organizational skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and skilled at working effectively with cross functional teams, and at building relationships with stakeholders to build alignment and consensus
  • Willingness to learn new domains, including about data, quantitative, and research methods in order to support the company’s data products
  • Ability to think creatively, critically, and strategically about solutions to user needs
  • Ability to pick up technical knowledge about software development as needed to effectively define and organize user stories to pair with the practices of developers, QA, and other partners
  • Ability to create wireframes and process flows to convey ideas and collaborate with designers on the interface design
  • Experience with Confluence, Jira, and Mattermost (or comparable SDLC programs) for project management, issue tracking and knowledge management
  • Experience with scrum and other agile product development methodologies, and the roles of product managers in its practice and during scrum ceremonies


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
  • 1-3+ years of product management experience


AppDev is located in our headquarters in Burlingame, CA – just south of the San Francisco International Airport. We also have offices in Washington, DC and Los Angeles, CA. With some exceptions, many AppDev positions are available to work in any of the three locations.

Please attach a formal cover letter outlining your experience, how your experience relates to this position, and how you believe you could add value to Acumen’s mission. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.



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