About the company
MeiliSearch’s mission is to create a best-in-class search experience for every website and application. We are building a blazingly fast and ultra-relevant search engine made in Rust that allows our partners to have a powerful search engine without initial configuration. Features such as typo-tolerance, filters, and synonyms are provided out-of-the-box.
We are fully open source: we strongly believe the best way to realize our vision is to leverage the open source community’s power. We already have many integrations and SDKs to allow any developer to try MeiliSearch in their environment quickly. We have a vibrant connection with our community of early adopters and builders. We are in contact every day and eagerly listen to feedback from our contributors.
We raised a €1.5m pre-seed round in May 2020, and are backed by 3 of the best investors in Europe: LocalGlobe, Seedcamp & Kima Ventures. We have already partnered with industry heavyweights like Louis Vuitton and Platform.sh.
We are a team of passionate people and our project is growing fast (+10K GitHub stars in 12 months) and we are working on a cloud offering. In order to go from a successful open source project to a monetized solution, we are looking for a Product Manager for our SaaS team, starting as soon as possible.
About the job
MeiliSearch has more than 1600 instances running in production today and 1M+ downloads. Developers are asking for a cloud-hosted version.
The SaaS team is a fully remote team composed of 4 people (2 full-stack developers, 1 UI/UX designer and the COO acting as manager), we’ve built a proof-of-concept and are now looking to release an open beta by the end of the year.
Definition of a SaaS strategy and vision was started early April 2021, and we are now looking for someone to help us define and prioritize what to build in the upcoming months from a business point of view, in coordination with the rest of the team who will manage the technical aspects.
What you’ll be doing
As a Product Manager your role will include:
Prioritizing and defining which features to develop, according to the global product vision we have today,
Defining the product roadmap, preferably transparently on GitHub: Conducting market research/analysis and user research to better understand our user and customer needs,
Working with the founders on the positioning of the cloud offering (pricing, wording, communication…),
More generally, being the point of contact internally & externally regarding the SaaS and its roadmap
As a MeiliSearch team member, you will also:
Help in supporting developers use MeiliSearch
Participate in answering the community’s questions in Slack and GitHub
Our ideal profile
We are aware that the ideal profile for this role might not exist: if you feel that you don’t completely fit the requirements, but are interested in the role, don’t hesitate to apply!
Your fit with our team is as important to us as your technical knowledge, if not more so. We are looking for someone with these important soft skills:
– Strong organizational skills
– Humble & with a thirst for knowledge
– Initiative & ownership, self-driven
– Outstanding written and oral communication in English
– Prior experience working on developing a B2B SaaS – not necessarily as a Product Manager
– Affinity with the tech & programming space: must understand who our users (developers) are, and how to make a product attractive to them
Nice to have
– Prior experience as a Product Manager
– Experience in implementing marketing processes (NPS, AARRRR, analytics funnel…)
– Experience in market research and competitor benchmarking
– Knowledge of UX design
Why you’ll enjoy working with us
– Permanent full-time contract,
– We strongly value the wellness of our employees and are committed to making MeiliSearch a benevolent place to work (attention to work-life balance, 3 month paid parental leave, 4 day work week),
– We are open to fully remote applications, as long as you are between GMT-4 and GMT+2 time zones.
Please send us your resume and a quick note of why you might be a good fit for this job. Don’t hesitate to have a look at our LinkedIn page, as well as our Meet the Team page (under construction).
If your profile fits, you will have a video call with our HR Manager and our COO (1h). This interview is to find out more about your background, experiences, motivations, and expectations (salary and job scope). If it doesn’t fit you will get an email from us.
You will meet our CEO and Open-Source Product Manager during a video call (1h): this interview will be to assess if your soft skills and hard skills will be a good fit for the role.
The HR Manager will do a reference check. Don’t hesitate to give her the contact information of one or two people you’ve worked with in the past (preferably a former manager) in advance.
You will meet the 3 other SaaS team members, who you will engage with everyday (1h group video call), to determine if the culture/value fit is right. Don’t hesitate to ask as many questions as you can about life at Meili, their backgrounds, what they like and dislike about their jobs…
MeiliSearch is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to develop an inclusive work environment that reflects the diversity of our open-source community.