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IT Product Manager- Underwriting Desktop Lab

IT Product Manager- Underwriting Desktop Lab

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Be Here. Be Great.  Working for a leader in the insurance industry means opportunity for you. Great American Insurance Group, a member of American Financial Group, is a Fortune 500 company consistently recognized as a top place to work.  We combine a "small company" culture where your ideas will be heard with "big company" expertise to help you succeed. With over 30 specialty property and casualty operations and a variety of financial services, there are always opportunities here to learn and grow.


We’re looking for a passionate Product Manager who knows how to define, validate and communicate a product vision.  You have seen the power of empowered, balanced teams, and believe in Outcomes over Output. You have strong product instincts, but more importantly have an appreciation for and understanding of Lean Startup, Cloud Native Design, and user-centered design values, principles and practices.  You believe in doing the right thing and doing what works.  You understand that your obligation to the team is to make fast, concrete decisions despite conflicting priorities.



In the Product Manager role you will:

  • Collaboratively define and drive product strategy, partners and users of Cloud Native Design
  • Quickly understand a specific customer domain and identify the trends and opportunities in that space
  • Work with the team to drive product requirements, design and prototyping process to discover customer problems and create valuable, desirable and feasible solutions
  • Articulate and test product hypotheses
  • Experience articulating and testing product hypotheses
  • Get things done in a rapidly changing environment
  • Work with the team to produce a clear vision for Lean Startup of the product
  • Collaboratively define and prioritize a backlog for your product that continuously delivers measurable value towards the vision
  • Help innovate and iterate on Cloud Native Product Management processes and share insights
  • Actively engage customers and the larger business community


Desired Skills & Experience

  • Some product management or similar experience
  • Able to breakdown complex problems into simple solutions focused on important customer needs
  • Strong leadership and communication skills and the ability to teach others
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others and navigate complex decision making
  • Focused on data-driven approaches to solving problems, and accelerating the learning process to validate solutions
  • Ability to collaborate well with engineers, designers, and other partners
  • Experience or knowledge of with Lean and User-Centered Design methodologies
  • Experience with Cloud Native Design methodologies, ideally Extreme Programming and Test Driven Development
  • Understanding of the IT operations or software development space with a passion for understanding the life of Enterprise IT Operators and Application Developers
  • Commercial Auto knowledge is a plus 

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