We’re Happy Scribe, a 100% bootstrapped and profitable startup based in Barcelona, on a mission to make the internet accessible.
We offer transcription and subtitling services that combine AI with the expertise of language professionals to create a 5-star product. We’re working on one of the fundamental problems of this decade: speech-to-text technology.
We’re just 17 people at the moment, but growing fast and profitable (€4.5M ARR, 110% YoY growth) and we’re building the team thoughtfully and with a lot of care.
About the role
We’re looking for a Senior Product Manager to lead our product team, which until now has been led by our two co-founders. You will be responsible for leading the development and execution of our product strategy, helping shape the future of audio and video accessibility.
You’ll be working closely with 4 Product Engineers, a Product Designer, and reporting directly to the founders. You’ll also be collaborating with Leo, who has been Product Managing the transcriber side of the platform after setting up the transcriber operations team. It’s a small team with no Head of Product; this is a great opportunity for a Senior Product Manager who wants to step up their level of impact.
About the product roadmap
There are two core parts of our product: the one customers interact with, and the one our freelance transcribers interact with.
On the customer side, we’re at an exciting moment in our growth trajectory, looking to shift the focus beyond standardised transcription and subtitling to a more differentiated and sticky product that meet the needs of our B2B users. Happy Scribe was born as a B2C company, but when we analysed our revenue back in 2020, we saw the scale of the opportunity in B2B and shifted our focus. We’re now working hard to build a product that meet the needs of our diverse B2B user base, adding project management, analysis and collaboration tools.
On the freelancer side, we’ve been working hard to improve the gig recommendation and transcriber experience, whilst creating no-code or low-code ways that enable the operations team to use the platform more independently.
What you’ll do
- In collaboration with the Product team and founders, develop the product strategy and road map, and support its execution
- Define, analyse and track key performance indicators for the product
- Collect and prioritise customer and market feedback
- Collaborate with cross-functional teams to deliver product updates on-time and on-budget
- Develop and maintain the product backlog and prioritise features, communicating progress and status to stakeholders and leadership team
- Stay up-to-date with industry trends and incorporate new technologies and methodologies into the product development process
What you’ll bring
We are looking for exceptional individuals to join our team and believe that they can come from anywhere. If you feel like you don’t meet all of the requirements for this role, we encourage you to apply anyways.
- Ideally 3 or 4+ years experience as a PM, or 2 years experience as a PM, coming from a background in product (for example as a Product Analyst, Product Engineer or Product Designer)
- You have a business mindset and know how to prioritise and drive growth
- You’re data driven and analytical, able to use data tools like Amplitude, and run simple SQL queries. You have strong data intuition and the ability to identify and remove biases when gaining insights from data. You know how to determine what metrics matter the most for a new feature.
- You’re happy to be hands-on with user research: you have empathy with users, know how to conduct user interviews and you’re happy to do this regularly, and you close the feedback loop to quickly iterate
- You have proven experience of working on the day-to-day with engineers, designers, and user researchers; guiding them on the product development process. Conducting retros and plannings. This means they have been involved in the requirements and have seen them through.
🕊️ Happy Scribe is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from all people and all walks of life.
We believe a diverse team will be key to our success and we strongly encourage applications from under-represented groups in tech and marginalised groups in general: women, people of colour, LGBTQIA+, parents, career changers, refugees, people with disabilities… we want to hear from you!
💰 Competitive salary — our salaries in the top percentiles of the Barcelona startup scene.
📈 Equity — By joining the company when the team is so small, you’re helping us set the foundations of our future success. We’re asking you to come on an adventure, so if we find a treasure, we want you to get a piece.
✨ Have an impact on millions of people — Change how users and language professionals make transcriptions, translations and subtitles.
👫 Work with a small team of bright people — When we talk with most people, they have a hard time understanding how we got so far with so few people. Looking at this, we’re close in ARR to a typical Series B company, but our ARR per employee is 10x the industry average.
🤝 A company culture built on trust, autonomy, and independence
🛫 Infinite runway, no investment pressure. We are 100% bootstrapped and 100% profitable. Every penny spent comes from happy customers who are paying for a product they value. Many tech companies are laying off staff because they grew too fast and need funding to survive. We prioritised profitability and sustainable growth, and are not impacted by funding shortage.
🧠 Mental health support — We have partnered with Oliva to offer you the best mental health support, from day 1. You can access 1-1 online therapy as often as you need to and it’s 100% confidential.
⏱️Flexible working hours — Work on the schedule that makes you the most happy and productive. Here’s more info.
🏖️ Flexible vacation time — So you can recharge your batteries whenever you need to, without having to count the days.
🌏 €1,000 per year travel bonus — We live in a distributed world where most people have friends and family spread around the globe. We don’t want finances or distances to get in the way of spending time with the people you care about. This perk will help you stay closer to them.
✊ We make it work — Have kids? Live far away? Do you have a non-normative life setup? The thing we care the most about is the team. Once we know we want to work with you, we make it work.
🍽️ In-Person culture — We believe nothing beats the magic of great people working together in person, in and outside of working hours. Expect meaningful, laughter-filled conversations over shared meals, cocktail nights, team-building activities like customised murder mysteries, and more!
🏰 Beautiful office in Gràcia — One of the best areas in Barcelona. Our offices are much more than just a place to work. We like to see them alive 24/7, filled with friends and creative activities. Want to organise a community event, a breakfast with other designers, developers, etc.? The place is yours. Take a sneak peak here.
🚚 Visa sponsorship and Relocation help — We want to work with the best people, regardless of where they’re from. We’ll help with your relocation costs and getting set up in Barcelona and will sponsor your visa if needed.
✈️ Team Retreats — So far we’ve been to Paris, Mallorca, the Pyrenees, Aran Islands, Dublin, and Sweden, where we had a small island to ourselves!
💻 The hardware that you need to be most productive.
📚 1 book/mo + e-learning platforms, conferences or courses of your choice — We truly want you to learn.
🌏 International, English-only speaking environment — We’re building an international team and want to create an inclusive environment where anyone can join any conversation at any time, even if it’s just kitchen talk. That’s why you’ll find Italian, French or Catalan people talking in English to each other.
💌 Interested? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In English only. Applications in other languages will not be accepted.
Include your CV, your portfolio and any links that best showcase the work you’re the proudest of.
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