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Group Product Manager

PlanGrid, San Francisco, CA

Transforming construction productivity


Autodesk Construction Solutions provides leading cloud and mobile solutions that are transforming
how construction projects are delivered across the project lifecycle. With connected, data-driven
workflows, Autodesk Construction Solutions puts the right information into the right hands, at the
right time to optimize workflows, decision making, and reduce overall construction project risk.

The Autodesk Construction Solutions family of products includes BIM 360, PlanGrid, Building
Connected, and Assemble Systems product lines. The Autodesk Forge platform supports a large
and growing partner ecosystem in construction technology. To ensure that the growing product
family and ecosystem delivers a cohesive experience based on connected data, we need a group
product manager who will be responsible for the user facing enterprise and project administration
console and for the API and platform services that connect critical data across the ecosystem.
As the Group Product Manager for Administration within Autodesk Site Construction, you are a
seasoned product manager with leadership experience and a proven track record of hiring and
developing product managers. This role requires you to develop strategic plans and a roadmap that
prioritizes requirements across a complex set of stakeholders including small to large customers,
internal product and business systems teams, and 3 rd party developer partners.

Product Managers at PlanGrid sit at the intersection of software development, design, and business
strategy. We shape high-level product goals but also get our hands dirty. On an average day, you
might pitch a concept to senior leadership, create a launch plan with marketing, work with designers
to conduct user research, prototype a new feature, iterate on a spec, analyze usage data, and pair
with an engineer on implementation. We have ultimate responsibility for understanding our client
needs, influencing business strategy, feature specification, and working with engineering to develop
our software.

We are looking for a unique person for this opportunity. You have experience leading product
management in the SaaS enterprise space and a proven track record of collaborating with
engineering and product design to deliver solutions that simplify complex processes. You are open
minded with a propensity to rapidly explore multiple options before driving alignment on an execution
plan. You can live in ambiguity, but you also have a successful track record for execution and
product delivery. You have a strong entrepreneurial approach, excellent collaboration and
communication skills, a strong work ethic, and you are driven to make a visible impact and drive
change.

This individual must be driven, energetic, creative, fearless, optimistic, and a positive problem solver
who thrives on solving large, complex problems through collaboration. The ability to embrace
ambiguity and change, find patterns in divergent inputs, simplify the complex, and get things done
will be critical success factors.

About the Role:

  • Hire and develop product managers
  • Develop and manage goals and success metrics for your team and products
  • Understand our strategic position and deliver innovative products that align with this strategy
  • Prioritize potential initiatives by demonstrating their alignment with our business strategy and the value to our current or future users
  • Make tough tradeoffs to develop and maintain the roadmap for both customer facing features and our published API
  • Gather and synthesize requirements and input from multiple stakeholders (customers, engineers, user experience designers, sales, business operations, industry strategy, consulting, customer engagement, customer support, etc.).
  • Work directly with customers to unearth pain points and their most pressing needs
  • Demonstrate the ability to separate a need from a solution and collaborate with your team to develop the optimal solution
  • Work closely with engineering, design, and business team members on business cases, product requirements, development, launch, and adoption
  • Write detailed requirements, user stories, acceptance criteria, and Jira tickets to ensure that
  • Software Engineers can executive effectively
  • Communicate prioritization to other stakeholders in the company and drive consensus on the path forward
  • Communicate with the rest of the company the how and why for features
  • Be willing and able to do hands on product management work alongside your team

About You:

  • 5+ years of product management experience
  • 2-4 years of leadership experience hiring and managing product managers
  • Experience analyzing customer needs and workflows and identifying gaps and solutions
  • Experience with complex system integration projects and delivering an API
  • Experience at an enterprise software company delivering SaaS products
  • Experience with Agile software development and Scrum processes
  • Experience working with data and databases
  • Experience with Autodesk product and/or construction technology a plus but not required
  • Track record of developing solutions that require collaboration across multiple organizations
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills - interface with our customers as well as internal stakeholders: fellow product managers, product designers, technical writers, engineers, sales, consulting, customer success, training, and product marketing
  • Passion for solving our customers’ problems in the construction space
  • Ability to manage ambiguity and to create alignment to drive execution
  • Entrepreneurial mindset with the ability to build strong data-driven arguments, prioritize with business strategy in mind, and evangelize projects to build consensus within an organization
  • Highly collaborative team player who is motivated by working on hard problems with smart people

Perks:

  • Located in San Francisco’s Mission District just one block from BART, among local shops, bars, and restaurants
  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage for full-time employees and dependents
  • 401k + Company matching
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP)
  • $500 annual wellness reimbursement
  • Volunteering on company time + employee donation matching
  • Pre-tax commuter benefits
  • Dog-friendly office
  • Catered lunches 3x/week
  • We provide paid parental leave for both parents
  • Construction site tours of the biggest projects in San Francisco using PlanGrid
PlanGrid, an Autodesk company, builds simple, beautiful software that construction teams love to use. As part of Autodesk Construction Solutions (ACS), whose mission is to seamlessly connect the office, trailer and the field across the entire construction project lifecycle, PlanGrid’s mobile-first solutions empower general contractors, subcontractors, owners and architects to provide fast, accurate information to the field. With unparalleled adoption by field workers, PlanGrid is used on projects as the single source of truth for all construction data — including drawings, photos, and other critical documents. As a result, critical workflows are streamlined, efficiency is improved and field teams can take on more work and get more done. PlanGrid’s software and other Autodesk Construction Solutions products enable a complete data set to move seamlessly through each phase of a building’s lifecycle — from design and preconstruction to construction, turnover, and operations. PlanGrid is used on more 1.5 million construction projects in 100+ countries.  

Join us as PlanGrid and ACS advance Autodesk’s leadership in construction.

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About PlanGrid

Our mission Construction is behind. While productivity has doubled in most industries over the past 60 years, the build trade has remained flat and comes last in technology spending compared to 18 other industries. As former construction engineers, our founders saw teams dragged down by paperwork, litigation and broken communication — all of which was getting in the way of actual building. When the iPad was unveiled in 2010, it marked the first generation of construction field-ready mobile technology. It was the moment when the idea for PlanGrid was invented, and our objective became clear: to make technology so intuitive and impactful that people in construction want to use it. Since then, PlanGrid has been used on more than 500,000 projects around the world and is the first Construction Productivity Software that allows contractors and owners in commercial, heavy civil, and other industries to work together throughout the project lifecycle. We’ve brought technology and ideas from other industries to automate the tedious tasks and free up teams to collaborate from anywhere. And there is no such thing as “good enough” here. We only build things to last.

Want to learn more about PlanGrid? Visit PlanGrid's website.