Senior Product Manager at Govini | Powderkeg

Location: Arlington, VA

Employment Type: Full-Time

Team: Product

Company Description

Govini is a decision science firm dedicated to transforming the business of national security through data science and machine learning. Through its National Security Knowledge Graph and Decision Science Platform, Govini delivers objective, decision-grade information at scale to the national security enterprise, so that leaders can better direct investments to innovation and modernization. Govini has offices in Arlington, Virginia, San Francisco, California, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Job Description

We are seeking a talented and knowledgeable Senior Product Manager to join our team. You will serve as a defense and national security subject matter expert to drive forward enhancement and development of our Decision Science Platform and National Security Knowledge Graph. You will dissect customer needs and translate them into requirements for Engineering. Additionally, you will be instrumental in the planning and vision of our product roadmap to drive forward user adoption and further our dominance in the Decision Science field.

In order to do this job well, you must be an expert in the defense and national security ecosystem. You are passionate about developing functional, adoptable technologies that further our customer's mission. You thrive in a collaborative environment and aren’t afraid to make difficult decisions. You love data and are passionate about enabling users to harness the power of that data to make more informed decisions. You are agile, gritty, and love to roll your sleeves up to get the job done.

This is a senior team member role located in our Arlington, VA office.

Scope of Responsibilities

  • Advise on the development and release of features and modules by connecting customer requirements, data science logic, and business objectives
  • Provide subject matter expertise in the defense industry to inform product features and enhancements
  • Work directly with our customers to obtain feedback and ensure mission outcomes are delivered
  • Determine, prioritize and drive detailed functional specifications for data capture, data linkage and analytics
  • Collaborate with product peers to prioritize problem solving, make trade-off decisions, and ultimately translate priorities into detailed user stories and acceptance criteria
  • Ensure fidelity between data sources and their presentation within the Govini platform
  • Research data issues and inconsistencies with delivery issues as they arise
  • Comprehensively identify and manage cross-team dependencies
  • Build effective relationships with Engineering, Design, QA, and a variety of cross-functional stakeholders


  • U.S. citizenship is required
  • This role requires up to 50% travel

_Required Skills _

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
  • At least 5 years experience in product management
  • Previous product management of a data analytics tool / SaaS platform
  • Experience working with data management, data scientists, product managers, and engineers to ensure client issues are clearly articulated and solutions are identified and implemented
  • Understanding of data and information services business models
  • Ability to draw meaningful connections across data sets
  • Demonstrated ability to balance long-term roadmap vision with the unavoidable shifting of short-term priorities in an agile, startup environment
  • Excellent communication with both client-facing and technical team members
  • High degree of ability to work autonomously with little supervision in a fast-paced environment
  • Highly organized with strong attention to detail

_Desired Skills _

  • Previous experience working with DoD/National Security organizations
  • Understanding of technological infrastructure involved in building data products
  • Current possession of a U.S. security clearance or the ability to obtain one
  • Experience in or exposure to the nuances of a startup or other entrepreneurial environment

We firmly believe that past performance is the best indicator of future performance. If you thrive in ambiguity, are a self-starter, and care about solving technical problems in the national security domain, we’re eager to hear from you.

Govini is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and protected veterans status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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    Senior Product Manager
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