Posted 17 Jun 2024, 0:00 pm

Product Manager at HyperionDev

ABOUT US

HyperionDev is one of the largest providers of accelerated tech education in EMEA and one of the oldest providers of 'coding bootcamps' in the world. We work with top universities such as Imperial College London, The London School of Economics, The University of Edinburgh, and Stellenbosch University to deliver structured technical courses and bootcamps that accelerate people into fulfilling tech careers. We have been recognised as one of the top education technology scaleups in the world and gained the financial backing of Meta (previously Facebook) which recognised us as  the most socially impactful startup operating in Africa, where we initially started our work.

We are dedicated to closing the global tech skills gap and we achieve this by integrating tech education with human mentorship and expert code review powered by a workforce in Southern Africa, which lowers the cost of an accessible education in technology. This model has been successful, allowing us to reach millions of learners a year from over 60 countries. We have also partnered with government bodies such as the UK's Department for Education who provide scholarships for students to study on our bootcamps and gain employment at companies such as AstraZeneca and the United Kingdom's National Health Service (NHS).

We're backed by nearly 2000 investors, having raised the largest crowdfunding round of funding for an edtech company in history. As a primarily bootstrapped, profitable, and scale-up tech business, join us as we play our part in making the world a more stable, safe, and fair place.

 

ABOUT THE ROLE 

As a Product Manager at HyperionDev, you will join the Product team to efficiently scope, spec, test, deliver, and measure our products. You will work closely with team members across multiple teams to optimize and bring to market the products and/or features that make HyperionDev a world leader in the Edtech space. You will report to the Head of Product.

In this role you will take ownership of our HyperionDev bootcamp product, including our bespoke learning management system, used by tens of thousands of students around the world. You will define the vision and execution for this product to drive it to the next level in terms of scale, impact and user experience. You will work on improving the customer journey of our users, relying on data analytics, feature experimentation, and your understanding of building a world-leading edtech product.

You must be able to write clear and precise specs and create wireframes that bring products to life. You must be curious about our products and competitor offerings and continually strive to ensure we are best of breed while delighting our students. You must have a good understanding of software development concepts to communicate effectively with the engineering team and ensure successful delivery. 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Translate product roadmap items and business requirements into detailed requirements for development by technical teams.
  • Remain familiar with competitor products and ensure new features are on par or better than industry
  • Ensure student feedback (both positive and negative) is considered when defining features
  • Be the voice of the customer for the development team throughout the entire development lifecycle.
  • Define and maintain product/feature specs with inputs from all stakeholders.
  • Ensure requirements are fully understood and that implementation plans match expectations.
  • Assess and address risks of all forms.
  • Define success criteria for testing and product acceptance.
  • Identify blockers that will impact timeline, scope, cost or other project variables and escalate to the appropriate stakeholders.
  • Drive delivery of products and features that you have spec’ed.

 

REQUIREMENTS

Minimum

  • 3+ years of experience across technical and product roles
  • 2+ years of product management experience.
  • Strong organisational skills, with a demonstrated ability to set priorities based on alignment with business goals and strategic direction, define timelines and deliver to commitments.
  • Ability to understand technical challenges and make educated trade-offs with your team.
  • Ability to work well across functional teams in engineering, marketing, education, support, etc.
  • A good understanding of product metrics and KPIs to keep the product development process as data-driven as possible, while still enabling innovation and creative design thinking.
  • Experience with scrum and agile methodologies.
  • A desire to participate in the world of tech startups.
  • Experience working and coordinating effectively in a remote-first environment.

Preferred 

  • A relevant undergraduate degree.
  • Prior experience in a fast-paced, rapidly scaling startup.
  • EdTech background, with developer education preferred.
  • A technical background with software engineering experience through university studies or previous work.

 

BENEFITS

Flexible & remote working: We are a remote-friendly organisation and offer flexible work options.

Generous annual leave, life cover and medical benefits: We provide 25 annual leave days as part of our leave policy along with two half-days that can be taken at your discretion. We also provide health insurance/medical aid contribution and group life cover for our team.

Join the heart of tech in Africa, the US, and Europe: You'll work with the best of the best in edtech and developer education. Join one of the most ambitious and highest performing tech companies in the space, with a founding team that draws their former experience from companies such as Google, Amazon, GetSmarter/2U, and Yoco.

Life-changing work: Solve real problems that make education and tech careers accessible to those who need it most: you're allowed to brag about it.

 

OUR VALUES

We're a people-first company with a purpose that underlines everything we do. We're obsessed with the potential in people and challenge them to do their best work. We embrace a culture of growth and learning to deliver on our vision and ours is a relentless quest for improvement.



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