Vice President of Product

Full-Time
Remote

ABOUT THE ROLE

Second Front Systems (2F) is seeking a motivated Vice President of Product to join our senior leadership team and oversee and drive product development and growth. We are a fast-growing entrepreneurial team working at the convergence of technology and national security. The work will be dynamic and wide-ranging driving the development, deployment, scaling, and evolution of our Game Warden product and future product offerings. You will be an integrated, integral, member of the senior leadership team, shaping product trajectory and evolution.

In this role, you will be a senior leader within the product management organization and will report to the  Chief Product Officer. You will be responsible for executing and shaping product strategy as defined by executive leadership, managing a portfolio of products, and collaborating with cross-functional teams to bring products to market. You will oversee the day-to-day product management activities, prioritize resources, and ensure product goals are met.

Note: This position requires U.S. citizenship due to government contract requirements.

What You’ll Do:

  • Own the product roadmap and develop and implement a product strategy for Second Front's product portfolio that aligns with the company's mission, goals,  and market trends.
  • Drive product innovation and differentiation through continuous improvement, feedback loops, and experimentation.
  • Establish performance metrics and KPIs to track product success, adoption, and customer satisfaction. Champion and drive data-driven decision making to inform product decisions, ensuring efficacy and user satisfaction.
  • Manage the product lifecycle from ideation to launch, ensuring products meet quality standards and are delivered on time and within budget.
  • Build and empower high-performing teams. You will lead and mentor product managers, designers, and other stakeholders to to define, prioritize, and execute the product roadmap and deliver exceptional products.
  • Identify and unlock opportunities via exploration of new product areas and initiatives, driving innovation and growth for Second Front. Conduct market research and competitive analysis to identify market opportunities, trends, and customer needs.
  • Foster a collaborative culture as you bridge silos and establish strong partnerships across various departments (e.g. engineering, security, growth, marketing) to drive product success.
  • Partner closely with cross-functional teams to drive product strategy and vision, define requirements, and guide teams of product managers, designers, and data analysts through the development process.
  • Execute product commitments effectively to consistently deliver meaningful impact to the business.
  • Continuously experiment to validate new hypotheses and optimize conversion towards product goals.
  • Collaborate with Product Managers to resolve dependencies and identify collaboration opportunities.
  • Participate in the development of corporate strategy, applying functional expertise to test the viability of the strategy and contributing creative ideas and insights to support the strategy formation process.

Skills You’ll Bring to Our Team:

  • Extensive experience in leading successful product teams and delivering impactful results in a high-growth environment.
  • Ability to inspire and motivate teams, build trust, and foster a collaborative culture while messaging about how people's efforts make a difference to the broader organization.
  • A track record of delivering significant product features and enhancements.
  • Analytical thinking and a strong understanding of using data to inform product decisions.
  • Exceptional problem-solving skills and the ability to address complex challenges.
  • Commitment to exploring innovative solutions and tackling challenges beyond the immediate product area.
  • Effective communication skills with senior management and executive teams, ability to articulate product roadmap, progress, and evolution to key stakeholders, including executive leadership.
  • A humble, collaborative and team-first spirit focused on team growth and a passion for mission and innovation.
  • Ability to break down ambiguous problems to well-reasoned and novel solutions.
  • Willingness to explore and own initiatives outside the scope of your product area.
  • Proven ability to present your team’s work to senior management/executive teams.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A proven track record (10+ years) of leading product management teams and overseeing the development and launch of successful products with an in-depth knowledge of product management best practices, methodologies, and tools.
  • Experience leading and mentoring multiple product management teams, fostering a collaborative and high-performing culture. Effective communication, stakeholder management, and cross-functional collaboration skills are essential.
  • Demonstrated deep understanding of customer needs and preferences, using customer insights to shape product strategies, features, and user experience that drive customer satisfaction and retention.
  • Demonstrated commitment to continuous learning, staying abreast of industry trends, emerging technologies, and product management best practices to drive innovation and competitive advantage.
  • Have a strong interest in matters of national security.

Success at 2F Looks Like:

  • Viewing obstacles as opportunities for growth
  • Having a bias toward action and tangible, measurable results
  • Striving to be both compassionate and direct with your feedback
  • Being team-oriented and inclusive with your actions

$230,000 - $255,000 a year

Perks & Benefits

As a public benefit corporation, we’re a team of purpose-driven trailblazers transforming the future of U.S. national security. We hire the best to do their best and, as such, we are committed to providing the perks and benefits you need to be successful—both in- and outside the workplace.We offer you:

Competitive Salary

100% Healthcare, vision and dental coverage

401(k) + 3% company contribution

Wellness perks (Fitness classes, mental health resources)

Equity incentive plan

Tech + office supplies stipend

Annual professional development stipend

Flexible paid time off + federal holidays off

Parental leave

Work from anywhere

Referral Bonus

Visit our careers page to learn more.

WHO WE ARE

At Second Front Systems (2F), we equip defense and national security professionals for long-term, continuous competition for access to emerging technologies. Founded by two former U.S. Marines with firsthand experience of the dangers outdated technology poses in combat, our team is dedicated to fast-tracking government access to disruptive, commercially-proven technology for U.S. national security missions.

Our Game Warden product, a fully managed and compliant DevSecOps platform, accelerates the process for accrediting software as a service (SaaS) applications for government use.

Learn how 2F can help you make an impact on national security missions at www.secondfront.com

ONE LAST THING…

Research shows that candidates from underrepresented backgrounds often don't apply for roles if they don't meet all the criteria

We strongly encourage you to apply if you’re interested—We'd love to know how you can amplify our team with your unique experience.

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