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Location: London, UK
Start Date: Immediately
We are looking for a Junior Product Manager to organise, prioritise and assess work for our globally distributed agile development team. We are building some exciting experiences for students and university partners around the world. We need your help to stay on track to meet our ambitious goals. Keep reading if you have an entrepreneurial spirit and are ready to join a fun and fast-growing business.
Who are we?
SchoolApply launched in early 2016 as a platform dedicated to significantly improving how students find, select, and apply to universities around the world. We have reached an inflection point in our growth journey and are excited to build the next generation of our technology to support an even larger and more demanding customer base. We’re a company made up of 30+ education and technology experts located in offices across Europe, the Middle East and Asia. We’re a globally diverse team with great energy and high expectations.
What will you do?
Your primary responsibilities will center around helping us hit the milestones on our product roadmap. This will involve:
- Setting and implementing standard issue templates within our Gitlab repositories
- Grooming and prioritising the backlog
- Developing user stories and defining acceptance criteria
- Facilitating sprint planning sessions
- Following progress of work and addressing production issues during sprints
- Running retrospectives and refining our agile methodologies based on results and feedback
You’ll be working alongside our product, design, technology, marketing and sales teams to make sure we deliver remarkable results. On a daily basis, you’ll be working next to me in our co-working space in Shoreditch while slacking with our other colleagues around the world.
What makes you a strong candidate?
- You enjoy creating order out of chaos
- Your written and verbal communication skills are excellent
- You thrive in multicultural environments
- You have experience working closely with software development teams
- You have read up on agile practices and like exploring current trends
- You’re familiar with the nuances and challenges of applying to universities abroad
- You’re a self-starter who moves quickly but also takes feedback well
- You have a degree in computer science, engineering, information systems or a related field