Being part of an Extreme Blue (EB) team is like being in a business/task force that must create a solution for their client. EB’ers are entrusted to work in small, autonomous project teams of business and technical students, alongside the guidance of IBM project mentors and the support of a dedicated senior staff. This combination creates a team dynamic that fosters collaboration, risk-taking, and leadership. We push EB’ers to build a business and technical case for their project, while setting goals to ensure the end deliverable is “Extreme” enough to survive a competitive marketplace. Extreme Blue’ers work on leading cutting edge technology, utilize Enterprise Design Thinking and Agile principles, and present to high-level executives; all to help grow your skills and make you a more attractive candidate in the field of technology., EB’ers in this high-performance environment get to roll up their sleeves and work with hot technologies like Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, Cloud and more.
Your Role and Responsibilities
As a Product Manager in Extreme Blue, you’ll be the business focal working in cross-functional team with three highly skilled technical interns collaborating to create cutting edge solutions for real IBM issues on an accelerated timeline. The best candidate will have the ability to lead a technical team with diverse skills, operate as the Agile Scrum Master to ensure that your team remains on time and on goal for all deliverables, deliver a business plan for your project and work with your team to create a polished final presentation and demo of your team’s work for a final presentation to Sr. IBM leadership at the end of the program. The best candidate does not necessarily need technology background or experience for success in this role. If you are looking for a challenge and to grow your skillsets into other domains, both technical and business, we want you!
Required Technical and Professional Expertise
- Must have completed the first year of an accredited MBA program
Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
- Proven experience working independently in a fast-based environment with changing requirements
- Proven experience managing a diverse team of engineering students to deliver their best work
- Proven experience managing a business case for your project including user study, market analysis and go to market strategy for your product