Product Manager

 

About Novi

Novi Labs is a venture-backed, rapidly growing artificial intelligence-driven company based in Austin, Texas. Our mission is to improve economic outcomes for our customers on their energy investments.

The Oil & Gas sector has historically struggled to derive actionable insights from its vast data. Novi was founded by industry experts, data scientists, and experienced software engineers to help solve this problem.  Our expertise in building scalable, data-driven analytical applications positions us extremely well to help customers optimize multi-billion dollar annual capital investments.

Novi’s customers include innovative Oil and gas operators and forward-thinking energy investors. Collectively, they invest hundreds of billions of dollars in capital annually to find and develop energy assets. Novi improves outcomes on these investments through applied artificial intelligence and superior data, which reduces risk through data-driven optimization.

We pride ourselves on our ability to attract great talent by offering a challenging, collaborative, and rewarding work environment. We have a track record of delivering effective solutions to challenging problems and a reputation for building great software that our users love.

 

The Product Manager Position 

We seek an experienced and detail-oriented Product Manager to drive innovation in our oil and gas data products. This key role will spearhead research into oil and gas datasets, define product requirements, and identify areas for improvement across our data offerings and web-based analytics applications. The ideal candidate will possess deep expertise in well-level oil and gas datasets and extensive knowledge of public data sources, particularly state agencies.

This challenging position interfaces with multiple disciplines across the company, including software engineering, data science, customer success, sales, and marketing. We’re seeking an exceptionally organized individual who can align detailed requirements with broader company goals, effectively bridging the gap between technical specifics and strategic objectives.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop comprehensive product requirements and work plans for engineering teams, focusing on data collection, improvements, and front-end workflows.
  • Conduct in-depth research on diverse data sources to enhance existing datasets and identify new collection opportunities.
  • Map out key market segments, personas, and use cases. Working with software developers, define and design compelling workflows in Novi Insight Engine to streamline those workflows.
  • Serve as the ‘voice of the customer’ in planning and prioritization processes, leveraging a deep understanding of customer workflows.
  • Collaborate with the customer success team to analyze and prioritize trouble tickets.
  • Monitor dataset completeness and quality against established product specifications.
  • Create and execute release plans, including coordinating communications with customers, marketing, and sales teams.
  • Contribute technical content related to areas of responsibility, enhancing product documentation and marketing materials.
  • Present roadmap and technical content to customers and prospects.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant technical field
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in the Oil & Gas industry, with at least 2 years focused on Lower 48 unconventionals
  • Proven experience working with oil and gas “public” datasets, including production, well header, completions, and directional surveys
  • Strong familiarity with common data-related workflows such as activity monitoring, acreage valuation, and supply forecasting
  • In-depth knowledge of common oil and gas data packages and software offerings
  • Proficiency in data visualization tools, particularly Spotfire or Tableau
  • Exceptional organizational skills with the ability to balance multiple projects, prioritize effectively, and self-manage
  • Strong attention to detail and aptitude for deep, thorough research
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Product management experience is a plus, but not required
  • Preference for Austin-based candidates; remote candidates will be considered

Culture Fit

At Novi, culture fit is as important as technical fit. Our team will be a great fit for you if you:

  • Enjoy working on a small, highly collaborative engineering team
  • Enjoy working across teams to deliver combined solutions that work well together
  • Have a positive attitude
  • Enjoy team and company successes as much as your own
  • Can influence through well-reasoned ideas and clear communication
  • Can develop solid project plans and execute them consistently
  • Are willing to task switch when necessary to help teams succeed

More About Novi

  • A professional work environment with a clear understanding of work/life balance
  • Flexible Leave Policy
  • Heath/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • 401K
  • Stock Options
  • Work from the office in Austin, TX or remote in other locations. 

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