LawIQ | PRODUCT MANAGER – ENERGY INDUSTRY ANALYTICS SOFTWARE - Technical.ly

PRODUCT MANAGER – ENERGY INDUSTRY ANALYTICS SOFTWARE

LawIQ | Washington, D.C. | Ops / PM

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OVERVIEW

Join a dynamic, growing Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) company delivering business intelligence analytics and advisory services to blue chip customers in the energy and financial industries to explain and predict regulatory, legal, and market events by combining proprietary data technologies and industry expertise.

The LawIQ team of entrepreneurs seeks a smart, driven, and curious teammate interested in pursuing rapid professional growth at the intersections of data technologies, energy infrastructure, law, and regulatory policy, to join our Product Team and drive the growth of our leading Oil and Gas Energy analytics platform.

By managing the continuous development of our flagship platform you will be a key contributor to LawIQ’s expansion and have an opportunity to apply agile product management methods and tools alongside a team of talented software engineers and customer facing sales, marketing and industry professionals. And, you will be helping our customers make the critical decisions and investments empowering America’s energy independence.

ABOUT THE POSITION

The product manager will work with engineering, product, design and marketing teams to grow the flagship LawIQ Energy Oil and Gas (O&G) analytics platform – the market’s first application to quantify vast collections of regulatory and  legal documents and convert them into actionable intelligence used to make operational, infrastructure investment, and equity and commodity trading decisions.

The successful PM will execute the product vision by breaking it down into actionable milestones, user stories, and deliverables and manage execution of development sprints and milestones. The ideal candidate will be customer facing to collect and integrate voice of the customer into all product decisions. Responsibilities could include:

  • Contributing to maintaining the product vision and roadmap
  • Collaborating with sales & marketing to collect and integrate voice of the customer into all product decisions
  • Leading agile development process(es) sprints and scrums and ensuring timely documentation and status reporting utilizing suite of enabling tools (Confluence, Jira, Slack, Aha, etc.)
  • Supporting marketing in the development of collateral materials and other activities to position and promote the O&G platform to current and prospective customers.
  • Coordinating product releases, including tracking bugs, features, data, and metrics.
  • Assessing and developing resource requirements and budget inputs to executive leadership to support growth targets.
  • Leading demos and VOC collection sessions to support sales and product development.

ABOUT YOU

Driven. Detail Focused. Dedicated. You are able to quickly gain trust of a cross-functional technical team and drive product development. To do so, you are able to comprehend complex issues at the intersection of law, finance and technology. You have a demonstrated pattern of success and initiative, a desire to learn, and the ability to thrive in a fast paced entrepreneurial environment.

YOU HAVE

  • Education – Bachelor’s degree required, MBA or MS a plus
  • Functional Knowledge – 2-3 years working on or with SaaS product teams and designing and delivering software products
  • Skilled with various software development project management principles and associated tools such as Agile, Kanban and familiar with associated tools such as JIRA, Slack, and Confluence
  • Proven track record of end-to-end execution of projects
  • Visual communication skills and are, able to express an idea quickly using sketches
  • Industry knowledge – experience or strong interest in the energy industry and associated technology, policy, legal, and regulatory domains
  • Exposure to and desire to work in entrepreneurial environments
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How would you describe what makes LawIQ unique:

We’re a bit of a hybrid company in that we bring the best of Silicon Valley and Washington D.C. together. We marry that software, data and tech mentality with a deep expertise usually found in close proximity to government.  It is an interesting intersection - a unique for-profit energy technology business in the District contributing to better relations between regulators and infrastructure developers.

Replacing opinions and positions with data and evidence leads to a more transparent process between all stakeholders.

What is the mission behind the work you do at LawIQ?

Energy is the world’s largest industry and it generates a lot of conflict. Anything that can better balance access to energy around the world, can also is some ways promote peace. We want to help the energy industry build capacity, and bolster the United States’ ability to be independent in that regard, which leads to more options in how we engage geopolitically.

A few of us, including our founders, served in the military. The work we’re now doing crosses over into what a lot of people come to D.C. to do: to serve the greater good.

What is the culture like at LawIQ?

We have a very collaborative culture. We’re still small enough that everyone has a vote in big decisions, such as how we move forward and who we hire. That may change as we grow, but we’ll work hard to stay flat.

We’re incredibly customer-centric — there’s no solution proposed without customer input, which requires developing and maintaining great relationships with our diverse customer base. Our decisions cross through a lot of teams, so everyone is required to understand the entire matrix of what we do. We take pride in our depth of expertise and love seeing it benefit to our customers.

We are also a bit contrarian. We’re not afraid to have non-mainstream viewpoints. Even if it’s not what the customer wants to hear, we’ll put out and defend ideas that we believe will make a big impact for our them.

In terms of work style, employees are trusted with a tremendous amount of responsibility and ownership. We do the opposite of micromanage. Additionally, folks are offered a lot of flexibility between their work and home lives, and can work from home when needed.

What do you look for in job candidates?

We are looking for people who are curious self-starters, internally-driven, confident and who think like an owner. People who don’t want to just stay in their lane.

We want people with a deep functional expertise, but also a general curiosity about working across other functions of the company. For instance, a software engineer who doesn’t mind getting in front of a customer to present the tech they’ve built. All of our roles support customers in one way or another, so it’s important that candidates are enthusiastic about that.

Ultimately, an ideal candidate wants to understand all aspects of our business, the industry and our larger purpose. What our industry is doing is important. We want you to care about the global implications.

What kinds of tech skills do you expect candidates to have?

Being in this field, a lot of our tools and technology are made around data science, from text extraction to data modeling to running machine learning models. The tools, software techniques and user interfaces we utilize are all cutting edge.

Skills that we hope candidates will have are:

  • Software Engineers: experience with Python, scalable APIs using AWS, cloud computing
  • Data Science: experience with statistical modeling and machine learning technology for predictive models and with data visualization languages and tools like R and associated libraries.

We are also committed to giving our employees opportunities to create their own custom learning paths, so we facilitate educational opportunities as much as possible via tools like Linkedin Learning, and with company offsites. Employees are also welcome to try out new tech and introduce it to the team.

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