Innovation is fueled by the power of possibilities. A few years ago, it was virtually impossible to innovate because building software needed a degree. It was simply too expensive, too complex, too risky, and ultimately, too inefficient. That’s why only 16% of projects were ever completed on budget and worse yet, 78% failed.
We’re changing that. We’re flipping software development on its head and kicking out the notion that you need to be an expert or participate in boot camps to learn how to make an app. Builder.ai
Our human-assisted AI platform helps anyone build, run & scale tailor-made software. Everyone from the bakery in Riyadh and nursery in London, to large fortune 100 companies like the BBC or Pepsi.
Life at Builder.ai
It’s a place where everything moves at lightning speed and it’s certainly not for the faint of heart. We celebrate diversity and push everyone to do more with less, while creating and championing a culture that empowers everyone to experiment, push boundaries and learn by doing. Every Builder runs to our core value system of HEARTT (Heart, Entrepreneurship, Accountability, Respect, Trust & Transparency) and we’re always looking for team players with a point of view, a sense of humility and a let’s-get-stuff-done attitude.
Our scale-up is at the intersection of a quirky startup where designers and machine learning specialists work on problems together and savvy commercial teams work with finance folks to invent new business models. #WhatWouldYouBuild
What we are looking for
We’re looking for a humble, but ambitious, razor-sharp Technical Product Manager who can seamlessly translate product vision to technical execution. Like us, you take product development, data driven product design, analytics, ML and AI powered platforms seriously; you’re passionate about technology enabled products and, even more so, about enabling team excellence. We embrace those who see things differently, aren’t afraid to experiment, and who have a healthy disregard for constraints. That’s where you come in.
Why We Need This Role
We are currently seeking for someone who can drive technical product vision and development of platform services. Our selection process will emphasize technical SDLC and product development skills as well as leadership/process/organizational skills equally. The ideal candidate must be seasoned in technical product management with past experience in commercial software development.
Why You Should Join
This is a challenging and diverse role that the ideal candidate must be able to inspire, champion and teach when the need arises. We are looking for someone who is comfortable leading by influence without necessarily having formal authority. Last, we are looking for a rare mix of intelligence, integrity, domain knowledge, verbal agility, and diplomacy which allows you to rapidly earn the trust of technically astute engineers and product astute product management leaders.
First Six Month Deliverables
Develop and drive execution of technical product strategy for a platform service
Define and update technical product roadmap that guides short-term execution and informs long-term planning across supported products and systems
Collaborate with engineering on process and technology decisions to create high-performing team environment to accelerate delivery
Requirements Passionate about loosely held values and ideas. We want someone who has experience but is not blinded by the path already taken
2+ years solid experience in and expert understanding of technical product and project management leadership in globally geo distributed environments, including at least 1 year of experience with cloud based ecosystems, preferably with emphasis on microservices/API integrations.
Previous experience with and understanding of commercial / structured software engineering
CS degree required or equivalent work experience
Ability to speak “tech,” yet verbally and cognitively agile enough to hold their own in a strategy discussion with senior technical, product or executive leadership
Very experienced with Agile / Scrum methodologies
Outstanding communication skills, both written and oral
Solid understanding of SDLC fundamentals
Working understanding of SQL and strong understanding of data-driven product development concepts
Basic understanding of Pivotal Tracker or Jira like tools, GitHub, CD/CI and IDE tools
Previous experience with or good understanding of PaaS platforms is a plus
Benefits Health and Wellness benefits
Generous vacation and time off benefits including paid holidays
Generally flexible working hours
A collaborative culture where unconventional thinkers come together to solve interesting problems and having fun while doing it
Mission-driven company that is making the world a better place