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Product Manager, Data Mesh (remote) - Data Platform

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Nortal is part of building the next generation cognitive city in the Middle East - and guess what... we are building the cognitive brain of the city! Did we catch your attention?

The city dominates the human experience. Yet, for all the talk of ‘smart cities’ they’re not so smart. Maybe traffic and utilities are managed more effectively, but how are people’s day-to-day lives improved? 

Our aim is to build a data product that connects everything, turning smart cities into cognitive cities - a data platform that has been designed to turn data into interoperable, high quality data products on a mass scale. 

We’re looking for a Product Manager to lead the product team building the information backbone of everything in a next generation cognitive city in the Middle East – think of a new type of data mesh, the first of its kind, which will enrich the daily lives of citizens, whilst empowering sectors and services.   

You will be part of a new team that operates semi-independently within Nortal and help drive strategy development, opportunity sizing, experimentation and KPI definition, and work with Product Owners to bring the project to life.   

What you'll be doing:

  • You will lead a product team building the data mesh and identify new users/user needs/market opportunities/service ideas, and help define strategies that solve for these. 
  • You’ll build a data ecosystem (think of information backbone of the cognitive city) that supports the most advanced edge of today’s technology. 
  • You will leverage various methodologies (design thinking, experimentation, etc) to validate assumptions quickly, using the insights to drive iterations of the strategy.  
  • You will define KPIs to measure product success. 
  • You will define a high-level roadmap that outlines how the product will evolve over time to realise the vision, and work closely with the Product Owners to realise this.     

What you’ll need:

  • 5+ years of relevant professional experience in product companies, with a background in data governance, data management, data quality, data integration, master data management, analytics, or other related data technology sectors 
  • Strong technical background with the ability to quickly develop deep product knowledge and communicate business values to the field and customers 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to work well with internal cross-functional teams such as Sales, Customer Success, Finance, Legal, Operations, etc. 
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Computer Science or a related technical discipline 
  • Experience with master data management, product information management, data governance, data warehousing, business intelligence or data visualization is a plus 
  • Experience with Cloud (SaaS) software, NoSQL databases, graph databases, and/or Big Data technologies is a plus

About you:

  • You are comfortable with a big vision, lots of ambiguity and shifting priorities. 
  • You know how to find a balance between blue sky thinking and ideation, to tactical delivery needs. 
  • You love to take an opportunity area, explore potential possibilities, and run experiments to quickly validate assumptions.  
  • You can bring product vision to customer to shape the conversation and sell the product before it has requirements.   
  • You have experience working in a cross-functional team, involving research, design, engineering, data analysis etc. 
  • You have strong empathy for customers and can identify their current and future needs. 
  • Willingness to travel 30% of the time to the Middle East, where you will be able to interact with end users directly. 

About Nortal

We’re helping to build a next generation cognitive city in the Middle East - a seamless AI-orchestrated metropolis, home and workplace for more than a million citizens from around the world. 

We’re after enthusiastic, driven individuals who want to contribute to our journey and grow with us along the way. Can you hit the ground running? Do you have the drive to go faster? If so, get in touch. 
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