Product Manager

VINAYA is a vibrant technology startup based in Shoreditch, creating ‘smart’ (i.e. electronic) and well-designed products. Our mission is to better understand the relationship between humans and technology in order to design products that enhance wellbeing in the digital age.

Our first product range is ALTRUIS, a collection of designer wearable technology that lets users filter their smartphone notifications. This is a first step in our greater mission to reset the balance between digital and physical.

We are a young, innovative, and fast-growing family of curious minds, representing 18 countries and speaking over 30 languages collectively. The team is made up of hardware engineers, software engineers, data scientists, product designers, neuroscientists, strategists and creatives. As technologists, we strive to create solutions that are less obtrusive, beautifully designed and rooted in scientific insight.

Our home is VINAYA House, a 3-storey building in the heart of trendy Shoreditch. We champion daily mid-afternoon ‘silence’ breaks to switch off, Friday drinks, and team lunches.

As our new Product Manager you’ll be working across departments, liaising with the tech team, sales and marketing team, industrial design and operations team. In particular, you’ll work closely with our UX designers and mobile app developers to define and prioritise features and create digital product requirements in order to deliver an outstanding experience to our users. You’ll be expected to work iteratively with the rest of the team in a fast paced environment, and you’ll be responsible for managing performance and success metrics of the product.

Own our existing and new products, working with Designers and Engineers to grow concepts through ideation, design exploration and user validation.
Take on the AGILE Product Owner role to prioritise and manage the delivery backlog, specify development requirements, and work with the in-house tech team to deliver.
Discuss and define the problem space, user requirements, goals and metrics.
Seek and seize opportunities to meet regularly with customers so you can fully understand their needs and reactions to our ideas.
Collaborate with user research and design, leveraging user testing to identify and validate user needs.
Design/improve products based on customer insights and feedback.
Thoroughly understand key metrics and analytically mine product data looking for trends and opportunities.
Work with Developers to develop your product in a lean, AGILE process.
Report back to the team senior management on learnings and product performance.

3-5 years minimum product management experience
Background in Engineering, Computer Science or similar.
Experience working in an AGILE environment
Experience working with mobile technologies (iOS and Android)
Experience working with user experience designers
Demonstrated use of analytics and user research to drive decision-making

Experience with issue-tracking tools like JIRA or similar
Good knowledge of Lean Startup Principles
Experience with embedded software/hardware platforms
Experience launching/managing physical products
Exposure to wearable industry

The ideal candidate will have exceptional organisational and analytical skills, excellent communications skills – both in person and written. You will be detail-oriented and have the ability to formulate problems and goals.

As well as working for a vibrant start-up in the middle of Shoreditch, London’s creative hub, you’ll have access to the following benefits:
Friday team drinks and lunches
Stock options
Unlimited holidays
Continuous personal development

Relevant Bachelor’s degree or higher (Engineering, Computer Science or similar)

Please send your cover letter and CV – we can’t wait to hear from you!