Job Description

Squadformers was created because we believe that great work can be done better together. Our team is composed of a bunch of creators, designers, and builders by heart and our mission is to make things on Earth better than they were before. At the core of Squadformers is the team, or as we like to call it, the Squad. We are friends and colleagues that lift you up when things get tough, challenge you to be a better version of yourself, and respect one another, all while working together on an important mission for the world. Yes. We like to be decent Humans... We have two types of missions: client missions, and greater good missions. We use the money from the client missions to fund the greater good missions because those we do for free. Important missions that urgently need our help, like climate change and inequality. And the client missions? Those are important, too. We help Silicon Valley startups like Gabb create safer and less distracting technology for kids. We help Bevy create community with their online platform. And we help Compose build a less distracting online world, with more focus and flow. And many more. You’ll be part of a growing distributed team. Which means you are remote 100% of the time. You’ll be implementing new features, redesign or removing existing ones, and fixing bugs. You’ll be working on missions for our clients to help improve product velocity, deliver and help build delightful products. You’ll collaborate and communicate with your squad members on a daily basis to share knowledge and expertise. Ability to contribute to a fast-moving startup and help have meaningful, direct, impact. Be a part of a team that values each other and is interested in the professional and personnel progression of one another.   About this Role The Squad Lead/Product Manager at Squadformers leads by example to set the tone for his/her Squad. Our ideal candidate has a passion for leading creative minds in our shared goal to meet or exceed our client’s expectations. Your track record speaks for itself as you are able to translate customers’ needs into engaging and innovation solutions. At Squadformers, you will make an immediate impact in building products that users love. You are able to tap into your strong technical acumen as well as your keen eye for design. What you will be doing: Drive your team to hitting key results for our clients. Determine key stakeholders, pain points, risks and challenges of each client in order to exceed expectations. Act as the point of contact and main interface with the relevant stakeholders. Lead your Squad in the development of our clients’ products with the targeted audience by coordinating with designers, developers, and our clients’ stakeholders. Write technical specifications for developers for the creation of new features and maintain internal documentation of product releases Develop features and create content which drives organic growth to web and other digital properties Increase user retention rate across our properties by understanding our audience and developing new features to maximize user engagement Monitor, react to, and grow important audience KPIs such as daily user retention, time on site, RPC, and organic traffic Possess sincere empathy for the customer as well as a commitment to deeply delve into the challenges they present as well as explore the creative avenues possible. Recruit, coach and train Squadmembers in order to ensure positive company branding and quality results on each engagement. Own accountability for your Squad over specific products and initiatives including when you have to manage by influence to achieve desired outcomes. Contribute your own passion, flare and ideas as you collaborate closely with engineering and design to discover effective solutions, and then work together to deliver those solutions to market. Take complex problems into viable solutions by always considering our customers specs, meeting our technical constraints, and ensuring that our engineers can build it. Tap into your industry knowledge of industry customers as well as how users will engage with the product. Assume product owner role in engineering teams to help clarify requirements, roadmap plan, and support correct prioritization. Requirements 5+ years of hands-on Product Manager experience including 2+ years of leadership experience. Strong experience managing digital web products Proven success bringing a product from concept through delivery/deployment while leading a talented technical team. An eye for UI/UX design along with leadership experience that enables you to lead and communicate with designers and developers Superior project management and interpersonal skills. Proven ability to meet/beat deadlines while always managing to superior quality and delivery based on customer specs. Strong English written and verbal communication skills. High attention to detail, follow up and time management which enables you to stay on task-on target as you lead a design team from product concept through delivery to our customers. Strong ability to execute at a very detailed level while always aligning with the big picture. Experience managing a remote and diverse product development/design team Innate passion to be excellent, be curious and to share your passion with your team as you work together to WOW our clients! A degree is not required. We value diversity and will review any candidate within the US, Mexico, Canada, even South America, as long as you can commit to working in the PST time zone (or close to it). Benefits Very competitive salary. Due to our scale and setup, this is an independent contractor (1099) position. If you haven't been a contractor before, we'll help you set it up — it's easy No need for relocation or commuting each day

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