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Build technology that will revolutionize how humanity learns.

Junior Product Manager

Learn from an experienced group of Product Managers and be part of the team that is revolutionizing how humankind learns.

About Mindvalley

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 to pushing humanity forward through reforming global education.

You'll be exposed to some of the best knowledge, people, and resources available anywhere. Mindvalley is considered one of the top places in the world to work and has been written about in magazines, articles and on TV.

About the Role

As a Junior Product Manager will be responsible for one of the stages of Mindvalley's User Journey. We are working to achieve a consistent seamless experience through all our available touch points (web platforms, mobile apps, blog, email, customer support, advertising and more). That's why we want our ecosystem to be robust, smart and simple.

In this role, you represent the voice of the customer/client. You are responsible for the development roadmap of the product in the form of user stories, prioritization of features, management of the product backlog and stakeholders. Furthermore, you are accountable for the product’s success in terms of ROI. The Junior Product Manager role will be perfect for you if you have a couple of years in Product Management/ Product Ownership, you like to coordinate teams, timelines, stakeholders and you want to bring your experience to the next level!

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for Market, business case, and competitive analysis
  • Working with the development team and various stakeholders on Features Management for releases and schedules
  • Write User Stories and Acceptance Criteria for features
  • Measuring and Growing the Value provided by the product
  • Works with various teams in terms of growing the business (such as marketing, technology, and customer support) to make the best strategic decisions and investments

Requirements

  • At least 2 years working experience with technology and other interdisciplinary teams
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Positive attitude towards challenges and learning mindset
  • Familiarity with the SCRUM methodology and Agile Development
  • Basic proficiency in Project Management
  • Marketing-oriented mindset
  • Familiarity with software development basic principles

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.)

 

Your application must include:

  1. Your resume in PDF formatInclude links to work samples such as software, designs, or writing you have created so we can see proof of your talents.
  2. Your video cover letter. Record yourself speaking in a 3-minute video and upload it to YouTube. Tell us about your mission in life and how you grow yourself each day on the path towards it. How does Mindvalley fit into that journey?
In Mindvalley, we are creating technology that delivers transformational education and learning experiences for over three million students worldwide at this moment. Our ambition is to scale to one billion users and our technology team is at the forefront of this vision. The objective is to create a Platform to Accelerate Human Transformation and as Product Manager you will directly contribute to that vision.

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