Who is Crossover?
Crossover connects talent from around the globe with companies who are looking to hire only the best. We have more than 1850+ people from 98 different countries working full time (40 hrs/wk) for our clients and we are growing quickly as we have more customer demand than we can find good people.
We are also a mission-driven company. In other words, we believe in providing people with high-paying, long-term jobs/careers. We are not a marketplace in which companies are trying to hire someone at bottom basement rates for temporary work.
Finding reliable, fairly compensated freelance or contract work can be a challenge. And sifting through sites filled with short-term gigs listed at rock-bottom rates is discouraging.
You’re worth more than that. At Crossover, we understand that you’re looking for long-term contracts and competitive compensation. And that’s just what we offer to candidates who have the skills and experience to stand out and the willingness to complete our rigorous evaluation process.
All of our jobs are location-independent, intended to be multi-year in duration, and offer high rates by U.S. standards. We match talented people with great companies for long-term, remote working relationships that are a win-win for everyone.
We're running an Online Hiring Event this Saturday to hire Technical Product Managers ($100k/yr).
Online Hiring Events are live forums designed to enable you to understand the role and requirements through an interactive Q&A session followed by a self-directed testing process. The testing takes between 3-5 hours to complete. It’s worth taking the time to finish all the tests because we evaluate every single complete application to find the top talent.
This event will include all testing required to apply for the role. Upon grading the tests, and if you advance, we will set up an interview with the hiring manager.
As a TPM, you will work across dozens of products to understand the problems they solve and make important technical decisions that will determine their long term viability
We believe that our approach towards Technical Product Management is truly unique. We objectively define each product in terms of the market it serves and the technology it leverages.
We uncover market-gaps or user pain-points by identifying CIV (Challenging, Important or Valuable) problems specific to that domain. We employ a standardized process to elicit relevant information from SMEs and succinctly describe each CIV Problem.
We then define Core Functionality (CFs) which the product will implement in order to address each CIV Problem. Through a combination of CIV Problems and CFs, we are in a position to analyze the product-market fit in an objective, standardized fashion. A CIV problem without any CFs is a remaining gap, while a CF which doesn’t address a CIV problem represents unnecessary complexity within the solution.
Once we have articulated the product-market fit, we turn our attention (and most of our time) towards identifying the Important Technical Decisions (ITDs) that will provide the core functionality in the most effective way.
As a TPM, you will:
Define CIV problems and Core Functions and make ITDs as part of a weekly iteration of a product specification.
Set the scope of these specifications by focusing on the core of the product and the real world problem that it solves.
Identify technology trends and understand when to apply them - leveraging leading open source and SaaS solutions to reduce the size and complexity of the product codebase
On a daily basis you will leverage your existing technical expertise and communication skills to:
Know what’s important. Understand where to focus your attention. Look for factors that impact the core of the product.
Communicate clearly and effectively. Not only should you be able to make your point concisely and unambiguously, but you also need to distill the important information from what others say and write.
Be able to simplify. Focus on the core the product, where your input can have the greatest impact.
Being successful as a TPM requires deep technical skills across a variety of technologies and domains in addition to exemplary communication skills
Specifically, candidates must have
A Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a related discipline, (M.Sc. or Ph.D. preferred)
1+ years experience in a senior architecture role at a leading software company, or as CTO/technical co-founder at a smaller company or successful startup
Developed and continue to maintain extensive, hands-on expertise in Java and/or C#.
Leveraged both traditional RDBMS as well as contemporary alternatives such as Graph, Columnar, Key-Value and/or Document databases
Thorough practical understanding of common Design and Enterprise Integration Patterns
5+ years of hands-on production code development and architecture experience on a scalable, commercial product
Experience in taking product requirements and are creating work breakdowns for engineering teams to develop
A total of 8 years experience in designing and developing software solutions
Excellent communication skills in written and spoken English, and the ability to identify and articulate patterns in unstructured and unorganized content
Other, highly desirable skills include
Expertise in other current, mainstream languages (examples include Python, Go, Kotlin, Scala) and frameworks (examples NodeJS, Spring).
Architecting web-scale SaaS solutions
Ongoing contributions to leading Open Source project
Our teams are designed to accommodate top talent across a wide range of time zones, however, there are certain hours we require in order to have team-based collaboration or to have customer-facing engagements in the customer's working hours. Candidates should be able to work 8 hours a day while meeting the following constraints Monday-Friday:
1) 2 hours between 1:00PM-3:00PM UTC (US "core" hours)
2) 2 additional hours between 12PM-12AM EST (US "customer" hours)
3) 4 additional hours in any timezone you wish ("flex" hours)
Join our community of remote professionals!