Head of Product

Reporting to: Pete Bulley, COO

Location: London. We meet as a team monthly at our Mindspace Shoreditch office, and there will be some travel to our international offices as and when.

Visa: Unfortunately, we are unable to offer sponsorship for this position

Interview Process: Talent Interview > COO Interview > Task Interview > Co-Founder Interview > Meet the Team. We understand that interviewing while juggling life is hard, so we try to be as flexible as possible and ask only a little in terms of preparation for the task.

 

Why join hackajob?

🚀 Our mission and vision
Technology continues to drive the world forward. From rockets that land themselves in the middle of the ocean to AI that continues to shatter the status quo, ultimately, it’s the people behind these activities that are writing the code to build the future of the world, today.

hackajob exists to bring these people together with the companies that need them to continue driving the world forward. To continue building the future. By creating the best-in-class experience with a candidate-centric platform, tech professionals can leverage our platform to learn new skills, participate in community events, engage directly with employers and ultimately, find their next role.

Through our full-stack hiring platform, companies are able to directly source talent through a two-sided marketplace, craft a compelling employer brand to a community of over 500k tech professionals, conduct online assessments and remote interviews; as well as generate powerful insights about their diversity and inclusion performance.

Our platform is underpinned by over 50 million first-party data points on technical professionals that leverage proprietary AI models to enable companies to get an 85% response rate, to individuals they message via our marketplace; whilst reducing the number of applications to make a hire by 7x.

Our operating principles

  • We obsess over delivering a best-in-class experience for candidates and companies.
  • We hire exceptional people and empower them to do the best work of their careers.
  • We are relentless in our pursuit of building a category-defining company.
  • We embrace change as the only constant in our world.
  • We don’t forget to have fun throughout the journey.

⚡️ The role
We’re on the hunt for a dynamic Head of Product, who will not only lead our product strategy but also roll up their sleeves as a Product Manager. Reporting directly to the COO and serving on the Senior Leadership Team, this is a pivotal role that bridges strategic vision and hands-on execution.

🌱 Product at hackajob
As we scale our product and tech organisation, we’re building durable product teams that are empowered to solve customer problems. You’ll work with a team of Designers, Engineers and Data Scientists, taking ownership of big problems from discovery to delivery and measuring outcomes and impact. This is intentionally distinct from the often-seen feature team model where a “higher-up” hands down a list of features to build.

We have an exceptionally exciting vision for our product and you’ll play a really key role in helping us achieve it. You’ll be supported with strategic context, transparency in decision making and coached to succeed as you help us iterate the way we build product at hackajob.

You’ll spend your time:

  • collaborating with the COO, CTO and other members of the Leadership Team, as well as your teams to set and achieve impactful goals each quarter.
  • leading and contributing within an agile team, fostering close partnerships with Designers, Engineers, and Data Scientists to address real-world problems for candidates, clients and colleagues. This involves cultivating strong internal and external relationships and championing the ethos of empowered product teams.
  • overseeing the entire product lifecycle, from ideation to market launch, applying discovery methods to address key risks and executing strategies to deliver significant business value.
    championing continuous discovery by conducting experiments and user research, integrating innovative ideas and practices to disrupt industry norms.
  • acting as a product evangelist, promoting the vision and achievements of the Product Organisation both within hackajob and to the broader community.

Apply if you:

  • possess extensive experience in Product Management within agile environments, confidently navigating technical discussions and guiding teams towards discovery and delivery objectives.
  • exhibit outstanding communication skills and emotional intelligence, capable of building strong relationships across an organisation.
  • demonstrate a curious mindset, continually seeking to challenge and improve processes with a data-driven and analytical approach to problem-solving.
  • have a proven track record in startup or scale-up settings, thriving in dynamic environments and contributing to organisational growth and evolution.

We’d especially love to hear from you if you:

  • are experienced working with enterprise SaaS products and are familiar with machine learning.

Don’t tick all the boxes but are really excited about this role? We’d encourage you to apply with a cover letter explaining your journey, what you’ve learnt, and where you’re heading. We’ll respond to every application with feedback, so you’ve got nothing to lose.

👊 What you’ll get in return?

Competitive Salary + Shared Ownership Join our journey and become a valued co-owner of hackajob, sharing in our success.

Holiday entitlement Enjoy 27 days of annual leave in addition to bank holidays. We also close over the Christmas and New Year period, providing extra time off for you to recharge. And if that’s not enough, you also get your birthday off.

hackajob Passport Embrace a flexible lifestyle with the opportunity to work from anywhere in the world for 2 months each year.

Best-in-class Parental Leave The primary caregiver gets 6 months of fully paid parental leave, then 75% pay for 6 to 9 months and 50% for 9 to 12 months. The secondary caregiver gets 6 weeks fully paid that can be used all in one go or split across the 1st year.

Comprehensive medical and dental coverage Enjoy the peace of mind that comes with private medical and dental insurance.

Pension scheme We have you covered for the future with our competitive pension scheme.

Professional development Fuel your career ambitions with access to comprehensive training, coaching, and a supportive environment that promotes growth and progression.

Hybrid work environment Experience the freedom of hybrid work while still fostering team connection through one day a week in the office. On the flip side, if you need an office to perform at your best, we got you.

Personalised equipment Choose between a Mac or Windows device and receive a one-time budget to create an optimal work-from-home setup.

Team activities We have quarterly team social budgets to support spending time together and we frequently organise company-wide events.