Ah, Prague. How fondly the Cranky Product Manager remembers you. Such a beautiful city. Such wonderful espresso. Such fantastic Czech beer. Plus amazing architecture. *sigh*
And even better, Prague is where the Cranky Product Manager first learned the wicked awesome English word defenestration, as in “the defenestration of hotshot engineers is tempting for most product managers, but ultimately not advised.”
Anyway, because Prague is so freakin’ cool, the Cranky Product Manager is going to do something she’s never done before: a job posting.
Don MacLennan, esteemed member of the Crankerati and frequent cranky commenter, happens to be the Sr. VP of Product Management at AVG. AVG is a purveyor of antivirus and security software with an interesting freemium business model.
You don’t have to speak Czech, but you must be fluent in English, written and verbal. There are no citizenship requirements, as relocation and visa sponsorship are available.
The Cranky Product Manager emailed Don several tough questions about the nature of the Director position, as she believes that many companies don’t fundamentally understand what product management is. Either that, or they set product management up for failure.
Well, she liked Don’s answers — he “gets” product management and his answers did not raise any red flags. She can’t promise these positions will be All That And More, but at least it’s a good start.
So, if you’re a go-getter and a rock-star level product management pro, and you want to join a growing and thriving company IN PRAGUE, check it out. The Cranky Product Manager would apply herself if family circumstances allowed. Did she mention the positions were in PRAGUE and you don’t have to be an EU citizen?
And for the record, the Cranky Product Manager does not know Don personally and she has no relationship whatsoever with AVG. She’s received no compensation or benefits of any kind for making this post. These just sounded like a really cool jobs and she wanted to let you know about them. And it seems that Dan could be a cool (although potentially cranky-in-a-good-way) boss — after all, he is a frequent reader of this blog.
Readers, do you DETEST or LOVE the CPM using this blog to profile cool-sounding PM jobs? Big mistake? Should she ever do it again? Please answer in the comments? Thanks!
Next post will be “No Excuses Product Management #3 – Do Your Freakin’ Product Strategy Already!” Promise.