Product Manager

5 October 2016

We are looking for an experienced Product Manager who would help us build awesome and exciting tech products and platforms in order to revolutionize the education in the world. 

Mindvalley builds businesses that innovate on transformational education for all ages, through mediums that range from digital publishing, educational technology, online learning, mobile apps, content, events and more. We stand for ideas that enable people to be extraordinary and impact lives. Founded in 2003 by Vishen Lakhiani, we are a team of 200 people from 40 countries, working across a wide range of inter-related businesses that are dedicated towards pushing humanity forward through reforming global education.

 

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Tech at Mindvalley

Due to the unique environment that Mindvalley has in terms of having its own ecosystem of applications that support the business, working with us in a technical role is a great challenge.  

We generally look for attitude over aptitude when it comes to technical skills, a history of proven execution and excellent root cause analysis problem solving skills are things that we value highly.

We predominantly build apps with an nginx, Unicorn, Ruby, Redis and PostgreSQL architecture on Linode so experience with any of these will be valuable to us.

The technical ecosystem is both interesting and broad covering systems that deal with:  

  • Payment processing (both check-out and backend)
  • Media streaming (live and repeated)
  • Serving websites to large audiences (high concurrency)
  • In-house customer service tools
  • Financial reporting
  • Shipping & logistics
  • E-mail handling (sign-ups, cohort analysis etc)
  • Authentication, identification & user data collection/analysis
  • In-house Textile based CMS for large number of sites

Any technical role will provide a good mix of development work, systems thinking, problem solving, business analysis with a large dose of teamwork. 

 

Engineering Culture

We run functional teams based on the SCRUM methodology and are a fairly Agile environment, with 2 week sprints and teams with a minimum of 2 developers (preferably 3) plus a Platform Owner. Sprints cannot be interrupted and work is planned out well in advance to keep stress down to a minimum.

We have a focus on scalability, stability and code quality and we use tools such as Circle-CI and Code Climate to help with that.

Other stuff we do/you will encounter:

  • Line by line code reviews for every pull request on Github, this maintains code quality and keeps everyone in the loop & learning.
  • At least 2 people working together on every project (collaborating not pairing)
  • Full test coverage for everything important
  • Constant learning (we have learn days, and unlimited book budget, conference/training budget etc.)

 

The Role

Product Manager represents the voice of the customer/client. This person is responsible for the development roadmap of the product in the form of user stories, prioritization of features and management of the product’s backlog. Furthermore, the product manager is accountable for the product’s success in terms of ROI.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for Market, business case, and competitive analysis
  • Responsible for crafting the long and short term product vision with stakeholders
  • Measuring, Growing the Value provided of the product
  • Working with the development team and various stakeholders on Features Management for Releases and schedules
  • Writes User Stories and Acceptance Criteria of features
  • Work with various teams in terms of growing the business such as marketing, technology and customer suport to make the best strategic decisions and investments to make to grow the business .


Requirements:

  • Excellent Command of the English Language, both written and spoken
  • Working experience in interdisciplinary teams
  • Familiarity with the SCRUM methodology and Agile Development
  • Basic proficiency in Project Management
  • Marketing oriented mindset
  • Familiarity with software development basic principles.
     

About Mindvalley

Why do insanely smart people from around the world give up traditional job ideas and instead come and work for MindValley

J-O-B is a dirty word. Work, we believe, needs to be fun, educational and something that makes you excited so much, that you jump out of bed each morning.

Screw the Traditional 9-5 Job. Instead, get paid to Play, Create, Learn and Grow. It’s like Being a Child Again. But with a Salary.

You'll be exposed to some of the best knowledge, people, and resources available anywhere - which you can apply to your own projects and become much more employable. Mindvalley is considered one of the top places in the world to work and has been written about in magazines, articles and on TV. 

Here are some More Perks:

  • An office that was voted one of the top ten Coolest Offices in the World in an Inc Magazine audience poll
  • Our company is a 6 time winner of the World's Most Democratic Workplace Award
  • Work on a team that's launching some of the most innovative and highest grossing apps on the iTunes store
  • We have our own 150 seater Auditorium that hosts the best tech meetups in our city. Tons of growth and connection opps
  • Plus, we'll give you a Macbook or PC laptop which you can take home and use on the weekends and after working hours.

Plus you'll enjoy flexible working hours, which fit into your life as you want them to - a competitive salary, and you'll get to work in a medium size, highly international team. You'll also get whatever hardware and software you need to ensure that you can play, create, learn, and grow more every day.

We're looking for people with a passion for technology, who want to have an impact and don't mind getting their hands dirty.

If this is you, don't delay - make sure you jump on this rare opportunity now, you may never get this chance again.



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Your application must include:

  1. A resume in pdf format.
  2. Include into your resume the links to software, mobile apps, your coding samples, or your web designs and portfolio so we can see proof of your talents.

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