Coforma #LI-Remote Full-time

We are looking for an experienced Digital Product Manager to lead a team in developing solutions for our federal clients.
The ideal candidate will have 4+ years of experience in digital product management in a cross-functional agile environment, ideally in the public sector, professional services, or a highly regulated industry. To be successful, this person must have a deep understanding of the consulting mindset, user-centered prioritization and the ability to build trust with a wide variety of stakeholders in a complex organization. The role requires a candidate who has excellent communication, leadership, and technical product skills. This is a customer-facing role, working to translate the needs of users and the business into digital product features.
Coforma Product Managers are both leaders and individual contributors. As leaders, they are team champions, decision makers, and coaches. They are the primary point of contact for business stakeholders and responsible for driving a shared vision both within the team and across partners. As an individual contributor, Coforma Product Managers are responsible for analyzing, defining, documenting, prioritizing, testing, and iterating on functional requirements. They collaborate with partners in research, design, engineering, project management, and account management to deliver iterative value to both the user and the business.
Being a Product Manager in the public sector is both challenging and rewarding. Success in this field is measured by the product’s impact on the public good rather than profitability. Product Managers must balance the technical aspects of development with stakeholder engagement and assess the impact on public service delivery. Their role is essential in bridging the gap between policy and technology to create digital services that truly benefit citizens. Understanding stakeholder perspectives and working with government Product Owners to drive service adoption is crucial.
If you’re passionate about improving lives through digital products and services, Coforma is a great company for you.
$117,420 to $143,170 Annual Salary + Benefits + Growth Potential
Placement within this range will be based on the competency level of the candidate. An offer will be made at one of the following tiers:
Tier 1: $117,420 — Meets minimum qualification/experience requirements. Beyond onboarding, will need additional guidance and training to perform key responsibilities of the role.
Tier 2: $130,810 — Experienced and fully-competent. Beyond onboarding, can independently perform key responsibilities of the role.
Tier 3: $143,170 — Highly-experienced and can perform all responsibilities of the role at a higher level than expected once onboarding is completed.
To honor our company-wide equitable pay system, the posted salary range and corresponding tier salaries are non-negotiable.
The job posting for this role will close by 5:00pm PT on Friday, June 28, 2024.
The desired start date for this role is late July/early August 2024.
This is a US-based remote position open to applicants in the states listed below. Some travel will be required.
Note: to ensure we remain compliant with all state, county, and local employment and tax regulations, applicants must currently reside in one of the following states to be considered for employment with Coforma. This list will be updated periodically as our PeopleOps team works to open up hiring in additional states.
-District of Columbia
-New Jersey
-New York
-North Carolina

What You’ll Do (Responsibilities)

  • Develop and execute a product roadmap: Contribute to and maintain a product roadmap that prioritizes the most important customer-centric capabilities, with clear communication to stakeholders on progress and release schedule.
  • Maintain product backlog: Work with cross-functional teams to define the technical requirements for the product, including creating user stories, acceptance criteria, wireframes, and prototypes, as well as collaborating with engineers to ensure technical feasibility. Prioritize the backlog based on product strategy and inputs from both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Collaborate with designers: Work with designers to turn feature requests and product requirements into wireframes, workflows, and designs. Conduct design reviews with engineers and functional stakeholders and ensure diverse technical and functional feedback is incorporated in the designs prior to ticketing work.
  • Collaborate with engineering and design teams: Define technical specifications  and user experience, and ensure highest operational excellence for your product including availability, security, scale, and performance.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders: Work in cross-functional teams, including engineering, design, project management, and account management to ensure successful product launches and alignment with business objectives.
  • Manage the development process: Drive the design and development of new features and enhancements, and oversee the product development process to ensure the product is developed to specification and delivered on time. This may include managing agile development sprints, tracking progress, and communicating with stakeholders about status updates.
  • Track product performance: Track key product metrics to evaluate the product’s performance and make data-driven decisions about future development.
  • Foster an inclusive environment: Ensure team members are empowered to do their best work and demonstrate a strong sense of ownership and belonging.

Who You Are (Requirements)

  • 4+ years of experience in a Product Management role (ideally in the public sector, professional services, or similar highly-regulated industry)
  • Strong knowledge of agile frameworks and principles and the ability to coach and mentor peers as needed
  • Proven ability driving progress in ambiguous environments
  • Prior experience in a client-facing consulting or contracting role
  • Experience writing or editing product processes for government or commercial proposals

Preferred Qualifications and Experience

  • Experience in a rapidly growing small company or startup environment
  • Prior professional services, government, or federal consulting experience
  • Familiarity with accessibility requirements
  • 2+ years of experience working on a remote, distributed team


  • Internet: Will prioritize and maintain access to strong, reliable internet for the remote nature of our work, except when on vacation or holiday
  • Security: Will keep the highest security practices to ensure privacy and security of Coforma and client information given the nature of our work, even when on vacation
  • Travel Flexibility: On request and with advanced notice, will attend in-person events such as meetings, workshops, and trainings as assigned for projects that require it
  • Brand Representation: Will represent Coforma professionally and sincerely, modeling our Company Values in all interactions

We Don’t Care About

  • Whether or not you have a degree of any kind
  • Whether your educational major, if you had one, is related to this role
  • Whether or not you have GitHub contributions
  • Whether or not you have worked at a well-recognized company
  • Whether you’re sure that you check every single box perfectly

We Do Care About

  • Your passions, professional or otherwise
  • Your well-informed opinions about design, technology, teams, and process
  • You