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Product Manager

We are now looking for a Software / Digital Product Manager with a strong background in design or engineering. At Railsware, you will be leading our data-focused product strategy and lifecycle (from inception to launch), growing software products from ground-up, acting as a key point of contact for various teams within the company and outside of it. Both strategic and willing to execute, our Product Manager should be comfortable with working at the intersection of product strategy, engineering, UI/UX design, marketing and account management to create innovative and senseful products, as well as growing our consultancy business.

Responsibilities

  • Dive deep into a new subject with each new client and product
  • Define end-to-end vision of the product
  • Communicate vision to all cross-functional teams involved
  • Transform strategy into the product roadmap
  • Product success analysis
  • Apply Lean Startup approach
  • Conduct customer development including:
    • Customer discovery
    • Customer validation
    • Customer creation
  • Run market research and analysis using modern approaches and tools
  • Determine go-to-market strategy
  • Train and support sales teams
  • Prepare product requirements and use scenarios
  • Conduct product planning: product roadmap, team, time and budget
  • Facilitate development process using SCRUM/AGILE methodology
  • Proactive risk management and troubleshooting
  • Create product wireframes/mockups/prototypes
  • Follow and initiate implementation of the latest UI/UX trends

Required Skills and Experience

  • Demonstrated success in defining, implementing and communicating end-to-end vision of the product
  • Experience in conducting market research and customer development, defining and implementing go-to-market strategy
  • Superior project, team and budget management skills
  • Experience in managing cross-functional teams
  • Experience in delivering software products in the US and EU markets
  • Be familiar with the latest Web/Mobile UI/UX trends
  • Experience in using design and prototyping tools (Sketch, Photoshop, Axure etc.)
  • Good knowledge of HTML/CSS/Responsive
  • A self-starter, well-structured and attentive to the details
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • Strong communication skills (both technical and non-technical)
  • Fluent in English (both written and spoken)

Would be a plus

  • Good understanding of general programming concepts, algorithms, data structures, being able to use them to resolve tasks
  • Experience in business development and account management
  • Public speaking

About the company

Railsware is a software consultancy company turned into a product studio. We’ve worked with Calendly, SendGrid, Philips, Google, and a whole bunch of other interesting companies.

Mailtrap and Smart Checklist for JIRA are examples of our own products. We built them to make our work better. Now, these tools are used by dev teams at Atlassian, Adobe, Github, Yelp, Pivotal. And of course, by our clients.

The process we use to develop products at Railsware is pretty different than in most software development companies. It has demonstrated repeatable success on more than 50 projects.

About the environment

At Railsware, we believe that these are the key components to make a truly exceptional team:

  • Gathering passion-driven T-shaped skilled individuals together
  • Providing them with an innovative environment to advance their skills
  • Sharing the same culture, values and core qualities
In this case, we actually mean it. We create a culture of transparency, excellence, and perfection in everything we do. We value open communication and feedback, providing space for people to change and improve. We strive for doing the right thing, but always do what works. We encourage measuring the outcome of progress, and making decisions based on that. We constantly learn - we observe the industry and the best companies out there. We help world class businesses build awesome digital products and provide them with best chances to succeed.

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Benefits

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Productive
environment

  • Great clients from North America and Europe
  • World-class engineering and design team
  • Top-notch approaches in product design and engineering
  • You are the key driver for your personal growth
  • Ability to contribute to a company level initiatives
  • Allocate 10% of working time to Railsware Labs activities
  • Educational programs
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Work in the office or remotely

  • Two comfortable offices in Kyiv, Ukraine and Krakow, Poland (Ergonomic chairs and standing desks. Always fresh food and drinks)
  • Work in the office or remotely
  • Flexible hours
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Travel around
the World

  • Participation in local and international conferences and hackathons
  • Relocation to Poland (If there is a need)
  • Company retreats to amazing places like Austrian Alps or Crete
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Great compensation

  • Competitive salaries
  • Salary calculated based on 360 degree colleagues review
  • Revenue based half-year bonus
  • Additional financial services (Saving programs, Microcredits)
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Perks

  • Best hardware and equipment
  • Medical insurance for you and your family
  • 34 days of vacations per year
  • 3 quick illness days and 24 long illness days, but hope you won’t need this ;)
  • To motivate our team to stay fit, we cover sport expenses
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