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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 the ground up, acting as a liaison for various teams within the company and outside of it. 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

Product Strategy

  • Dive deep into a new subject with each new client and product
  • Define the end-to-end vision of the product
  • Communicate the vision to all cross-functional teams involved
  • Transform strategy into the product roadmap
  • Product success analysis
  • Apply The Lean Startup approach

Product Marketing

  • Conduct customer development including:
    • Customer discovery
    • Customer validation
    • Customer creation
  • Run market research and analysis using modern approaches and tools
  • Determine the go-to-market strategy
  • Train and support sales teams

Product Development

  • 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

UI/UX

  • 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 the end-to-end vision of the product
  • Experience in conducting market research and customer development, defining and implementing the 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
  • Awareness of the latest Web/Mobile UI/UX trends
  • Experience in using design and prototyping tools (Sketch, Photoshop, Axure, etc.)
  • Good knowledge of HTML/CSS/Responsive
  • Being 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, as well as the ability to use them to resolve tasks
  • Experience in business development and account management
  • Public speaking

About the company

Railsware is 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

Railsware’s key purposes and principles:

  • create a culture of transparency, excellence, and perfection in everything we do
  • value open communication and feedback, provide space for people to change and improve
  • do the right thing, but always do what works
  • encourage measuring the outcome of progress and making decisions based on that
  • constantly learn - we observe the industry and the best companies out there
  • help world-class businesses build awesome digital products and provide them with the best chances to succeed.

Discover how we do it and follow Railsware Blog.

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, Greece or Italy
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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
  • 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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