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Product Management Lead at Strive
San Francisco, CA, US
JOB OVERVIEW
 
As Strive's first product hire you will build products and systems to help managers become leaders. You will work directly with Strive’s engineering lead, CEO and product designer to develop features and functionality that our learners love using and help them improve on their job everyday. 


ABOUT STRIVE
 
Strive’s mission is to build a university for working learners to help them achieve their personal and professional potential. 
 
To start, we are building a personalized and practical management training platform to transform managers into leaders.
 
At Strive, experienced, vetted coaches teach leadership best practices on our proprietary social learning platform. First-time managers and emerging leaders at big companies (Google, Intuit, LinkedIn, Uber) and high growth startups (Hackerone, Tripactions, Nextroll) alike are using and loving Strive (Net Promoter Score is higher than HBS & Wharton).
 
Strive was founded in 2017 with an early team from Google, YouTube, Amazon and LinkedIn, and raised a $3.8MM seed round from top investors.
 
RESPONSIBILITIES
  • User Research – deeply understand the user’s and buyer’s motivations, pain and unmet needs to ensure that we’re building something they will use and love.
  • Product Strategy – where does user pain, dreams and needs align with business objectives and market opportunities? Understand the shifting ecosystem and build out a product roadmap from first principles and deep strategic thinking. 
  • Product Design and Rapid Prototyping – test ideas through manual tests or low fidelity prototypes, iterating ideas with users before the interaction designer develops pixel perfect mocks. 
  • Sprint Planning and Management – keep the trains running on time by planning sprints and working with the engineering teams to ship products on time and bug-free.


SKILLS, TRAITS & CULTURAL VALUES
  • 4+ years of product management experience and 5+ years of work experience
  • Ideally a background in either engineering or design
  • Technically fluent – able to connect with engineering leaders directly
  • Obsessed with user research and able to quickly empathize with buyers and users
  • Holistic, first principles thinker who systematically solves problems
  • High conscientiousness and follow through – organized, detail-oriented and rigorous
  • Strong work ethic and discipline – ready to both work smart and hard
  • Clear communicator, particularly in writing
  • Flexible and highly adaptable in a fast-faced, evolving environment
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