|Posted On: ||Monday, May 14|
|Birchbox is the leading discovery commerce platform. We are redefining the retail process by offering consumers a unique and personalized way to discover, learn about, and shop the best beauty, grooming, and lifestyle products on the market.||
|Birchbox (http://birchbox.com) is looking for technical product managers with a passion for delighting customers through building creative solutions that scale and stand the test of time. You're obsessed with usability, love thinking through each and every scenario, and are ruthless when it comes to prioritization.
As a product manager, you'll be responsible for managing many projects at once - some new, some existing. You'll work closely with the design and development teams on a day-to-day basis, and interact with all business units throughout the course of a project. You will be responsible for making sure everything we do meets the vision and high standards of Birchbox.
Drive product development through the entire development cycle, from concept to launch.
Understand user needs and opportunities through market research, testing and product feedback.
Work with multiple business units to establish feature requirements, define success metrics, coordinate deliverables, and evaluate after launch.
Prioritize day-to-day tasks and deliver projects on schedule.
Manage functional QA processes and determine appropriate testing opportunities.
Conduct quantitative and qualitative research to identify opportunities to optimize existing features and design new ones.
2-5 years experience with product management including wireframing and writing detailed user stories.
Exceptional organizational and analytical skills, and a proven ability to drive complex projects with minimal oversight.
A strong understanding of current technologies and standards, and how the web and mobile ecosystems are evolving.
Basic technical skills:
Command Line: you know your way around in linux and the mac terminal.
Version Control: you have used git, svn, or another version control system before. You don't have to be an expert, but you know the basics.
Databases: you can write basic SQL queries to find the information you need.
You know enough HTML and CSS to be dangerous.
Exceptional communication skills and social awareness.
A self-starter entrepreneurial attitude.
Demonstrated ability to collect user feedback and understand customer pain points.
Enthusiasm for working in a collaborative, fast-paced environment.
Strong design and usability sense.
Undergraduate degree in Computer Science
Tech @ Birchbox
We are a small, diverse team of engineers:
Ryan Buskirk is a web application engineer, arcade machine builder, guitar wailer, and all around swell guy with over ten years of professional experience.
Becky Case is an engineer who's worked on multi-million-dollar-per-day systems without batting an eyelash. She is obsessed with her Yorkie, Pixel.
Jereme Corrado is a systems architect who enjoys building clean solutions to the hard problems of scale and continually evolving dev.
Liz Crawford is the CTO @ Birchbox. She has a PhD in Artificial Intelligence, and a preference for silly novels, adventurous sports, and sunshine.
Aaron Ingram is the author of Practical Oracle Security and a backend programmer specializing in databases and security.
Benjamin Kelly is a data scientist and thrives on discovering actionable insights from data. He has a PhD in Information Theory and enjoys jazz, chess and current affairs.
Matt Kimmel is a jack-of-all-trades programmer who thrives on coding challenges and is fueled by fresh sushi.
Dave Lewis is a dedicated problem solver with a pragmatic approach to everything.
Marie Matheson is an espresso-powered software engineer, responsible for feature development and occasional dabbling in web site beautification.
David Morrison is a product guy who is passionate about code, startups, design and sports. He loves a jog. And still hasn't found the perfect journal.
The tech team at Birchbox is responsible for maintaining and improving the company's customer-facing site (http://birchbox.com), managing hosted and cloud infrastructure, and closely supporting other teams (logistics, marketing, et al.) in our 60+-person company. We work with a wide variety of open-source technologies: Debian-based servers; Chef deployments; Ruby on Rails and Java services; Python scripts; and even PHP and Perl, God forbid. The size of our team and the breadth of its responsibilities means we rely on our engineers to be self-motivated and quickly follow through on tasks without requiring close supervision. In return our engineers are given leeway to use their own initiative.
Why it's great to work at Birchbox
The chance to build a fresh infrastructure to express better solutions to old and new problems.
The opportunity to work on conceiving, designing and building a next-generation ecommerce experience.
The uncommon chance to be at the start of something huge. We have only made a small dent in what we're planning to do and we are doubling every three months, simply from organic growth.
We think Cake, Chocolate, Espresso and Indian Cuisine are food groups. Which is part of the reason why we also believe in working out in the office. Push-ups anyone?
Free beauty products and advice on exfoliation (you may not want it, but you'll find out why you need it!).
Birchbox is changing the way people discover and shop for beauty and lifestyle products. We combine a personalized subscription service that delivers high-end samples directly to our members with an online magazine and store. Our platform provides our brand partners with a more effective way to access customers.
Birchbox launched in the Fall of 2010 and is one of the fastest growing companies in New York. We are backed by top VC firms, including Accel Partners and First Round Capital. You can get a feel for the buzz about Birchbox, by searching for us on YouTube: http://birch.ly/nl6nVp. For traditional media coverage, checkout our press page: http://www.birchbox.com/press.
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