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Andela // global talent accelerator
 
Product, Full Time    New York City, New York, United States    Posted: Saturday, September 18, 2021
 
   
 
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Position Description

Andelas Product Team is at the intersection of people, process, & technology. Were working closely with engineers, operations teams, & users to build a next-generation platform that facilitates the connection between the global talent workforce (brilliance) & some of the best companies in the world (opportunity).  We believe that the future of work hinges on successful remote work relationships & we are building products to solve for this. We are a small team, rapidly expanding & eager to make an impact.

In this role, you will lead a team of engineers & designers to define, build, & launch mission-critical initiatives that have a direct impact on the companys bottom line. Were looking for an experienced product manager who will use research & data to define strategy for a category of products, & who is at the same time a world-class executor. We need problem solvers, creative thinkers, & people who arent afraid to get their hands dirty.

If this sounds like you, keep reading - we want to hear from you! We are a fully remote company & you can truly live anywhere while doing this job. English fluency is required.

General Responsibilities 

  • Define, scope, & prioritize Andelas Client Side Marketplace Product roadmap; you will own an entire product category.
  • Own & lead all aspects of an established agile team: writing user stories & acceptance criteria, backlog grooming, triage & prioritization, demos, end to end product execution, cross-functional leadership.
  • Communicate product direction, progress, delivery, launch, & mitigation plans to all relevant team members & business stakeholders.
  • Establish & maintain credibility within engineering, the business, & our users.
  • Conduct user research & data analysis to assess opportunities, risks, & business plans.
  • Set adoption targets & continuously analyze data to assess the success of a product & inform product direction.

Expectations:

In the first week:

  • Onboard & integrate into Andela.
  • Learn about Andelas existing product suite.
  • Become acquainted with your area of focus, peers, stakeholders, & your product goals.

In the first month:

  • Start collaborating closely with your engineering team to familiarize yourself with the backlog.
  • Work with senior team members to develop & prioritize your high level roadmap.
  • Form relationships with your business stakeholders & start understanding end user personas.
  • Take over all current initiatives.

In the first three months:

  • Fully own a product category, working with other team members to complete research & prioritization for the next major release.
  • Ship features that deliver high business value.
  • Fully embed yourself in your engineering team & take ownership of all product management activities.
  • Monitor the success & adoption of any product features shipped against company goals.
  • Understand Andela business processes that fall under your area of responsibility & propose new ways to scale those processes with product.
  • Run stakeholder meetings/initiatives to evangelize & push adoption of the product roadmap.
  • Establish yourself as a well known, key player within the product team & within Andela.

In the first six months:

  • Develop a repeatable model for delivering against company & product goals.
  • Mentor more junior product team members.
  • Consistently re-evaluate the roadmap & backlog to seamlessly respond to changing market & business priorities.
  • Work with engineering to continuously improve development processes & practices within your team.
  • Contribute to the development of the product management team by introducing new ideas/initiatives & pushing for the maturation of existing processes.

In the first year:

  • Define your categorys product strategy & plan for expansion.
  • Deliver, deliver, deliver! You are a trusted & highly valued Andelan & our team relies on you to consistently ship high quality products that our users love.
  • Continuously strive to scale & improve the team, meeting the growing needs of the business & our users.
  • Discover new product opportunities & actively contribute to the overall Andela product direction.

Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of product management experience at a software company, marketplace or B2B preferred. 7+ years overall work experience.
  • Degree in Computer Science or Engineering preferred, but not a dealbreaker.
  • Consensus-builder; develops relationships across the company with ease.
  • Technical fluency; you dont have to be an engineer, but you do need to speak the language.
  • Ability to build wireframes & mockups, with a knack for keeping things simple.
  • Strong understanding of how to truly propose & build a lean MVP & scope out further milestones for a product or feature.
  • Detail oriented & a high bar for quality when it comes to writing stories, acceptance criteria, launch plans, & testing a feature before greenlighting its launch to users.
  • Strong project management with the ability to identify & communicate blockers, next steps, & progress.
  • Strong analytical skills & fluency with data, with the ability to use a variety of tools to gather & synthesize information (experience with Google Analytics, BigQuery, Looker a major plus).
  • Excellent written & verbal communication with a tendency to over-document & over-communicate: we are fully remote, so this is very important!
  • Humble & willing to learn/grow. We need confident & capable PMs who want to help each other succeed as much as they want to help our talent succeed.

ABOUT ANDELA

Marc Andreessen, co-founder of the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz wrote: software is eating the world. That statement is just as true today as it was eight years ago.  Software is embedded in our day-to-day, & few industries are immune.  Peak behind the code & you will find brilliant engineers pushing the boundaries of what is possible.  

Talk to any engineering leader & they will tell you that access to talent is their number one barrier to building software & growing their business. Research the industry & you read about the 1 million computer-programming jobs that will go unfilled in 2020. 

That is where Andela comes in. We help engineering leaders at companies big & small bridge that gap. We are building tools, systems & processes to connect talent, no matter where they live, with the opportunities to do great things. To date, we have identified 1,000+ software engineers from Africa & placed them as full-time, embedded members of development teams at over 200+ tech companies. Along the way, we have raised $180M from Al Gores venture fund, Generation Partners, Google Ventures, Spark Capital, the Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative & Serena Ventures. 

And we are just getting started.

OUR PEOPLE

All of our people live & breathe our E.P.I.C values:

Excellence: We are lifelong learners who strive for mastery of our craft

Passion: We believe we are going to change the world & act accordingly

Integrity: We choose extraordinary people & then trust them to do the right thing

Collaboration: We know our sum is greater than our parts

We are an equal opportunity employer & value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Benefits

  • Fully Remote work culture
  • A fair & competitive salary
  • Bring your own device stipend - buy your own laptop with funds from Andela
  • Quarterly work from home stipends
  • Paid time off
  • Additional paid holidays
  • Flexible working hours
  • Health insurance (country-specific)
  • Equity
  • 401k (US only)
  • Andela Affinity Groups
  • And more!

At Andela, we outcompete through diversity. We know that our strengths lies in the multiplicity of talents, perspectives, backgrounds & orientations resident in our community & we take pride in that. Andela is committed to a work environment in which all individuals are treated with respect & dignity. Each individual has the right to work in a professional atmosphere that promotes equal employment opportunities & prohibits discriminatory practices. Andela provides equal employment opportunities & workplace to all employees & applicants without regard to factors including but not limited to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy (including breastfeeding), genetic information, HIV/AIDS or any other medical status, family or parental status, marital status, amnesty or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state & local laws. This commitment applies to all terms & conditions of employment, including but not limited to hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation & training. Our policies expressly prohibit any form of harassment and/or discrimination as stated above.

Andela is home for all, come as you are.

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