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Product Manager at Code for San Jose

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Code for America

  • 5 people are interested

About Code for San Jose:

  • Code for San Jose (CFSJ) is an all-volunteer powered organization.
  • We are a chapter of Code for America.
  • As a chapter, we focus on civic innovation and government technology in San Jose, Silicon Valley, and across the country.
  • You do not have to be located in San Jose, California in order to volunteer with us.
  • We welcome everyone interested in solving community problems through technology, user experience design/research, and community partnerships.
  • Our mission is to make community services more transparent, accessible, and equitable by collaborating with local government and other community-based organizations on civic projects.
  • We have over 60 active volunteers with over 8 active projects.
  • Our leadership team consists of 9 other directors, 2 executive directors and 18 project leaders.
  • As a group, we meet every other Thursday at 6:30 PM PST to sync up and work on projects.
  • All of our events are posted on meetup.


About this Specific Opportunity:

  • Role title
    • Product Manager
  • Estimated time commitment
    • 3-6 hours per week
  • This role’s goal
    • As a project team leader, you will help define product vision in collaboration with the team of developers and external project partners.
    • The goal of is to organize the team to keep up the project's momentum.
  • This role’s responsibilities
    • Product Leadership: Analyze the market space
    • Product Leadership: Research and form strategic partnerships
    • Product Leadership: Define product requirements - user stories, acceptance criteria
    • Product Leadership: Plan go-to-market strategy
    • Product Leadership: Interview end-users

What tools are used for this role?

You do not need to be experienced in every tool listed below.

Although, we do expect our volunteers to be resourceful and able to self-teach when necessary because we do not host any coding lessons.

  • Programming languages
  • Software engineering web frameworks
  • Software engineering server infrastructure tools
  • Software databases
  • UX design exercises
  • Design tools
  • Software engineering libraries/tools

Other information about the role:


How to get started:

  1. Please join our Slack organization using this link:
  2. After you join Slack, someone from the CFSJ leadership team will connect with you via Slack about how to get started and what your next steps are.


Find more information about CFSJ:

  • A list of our active projects can be found in this slide deck:
  • Our website:
  • Our meetup page:

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About Code for America



Mission Statement

Code for America helps governments work better for everyone with the people and the power of the web. Through our Fellowship , Accelerator , and Brigade , we're building a network of cities, citizens, community groups, and startups, all equally committed to reimagining government for the 21st century.


Code for America is a new non-profit, and a new kind of organization. Our team is made up of web geeks, city experts, and technology industry leaders. We are building a network of civic leaders and organizations who believe there is a better way of doing things and want to make a difference.

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Computers & Technology


We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.


  • Business Analysis
  • Program Management
  • Business Development
  • Market Research / Analysis
  • Web Design / UX
  • Project Management




  • 2-6 hours per week

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