Product Owner

Hivebrite is hiring!

About

Hivebrite is a high-growth, Parisian start-up whose ambition is to become the leading SaaS provider for building and managing online communities. With hundreds of clients in more than 40 countries, offices in Paris and New York, this startup launched in 2015 already counts prestigious clients such as TED, CERN, and Cirque du Soleil among its customer base. Furthermore, it serves large schools and universities in Europe and the US who manage their alumni, expert and artist communities with Hivebrite.

Platform flexibility (visually and functionally) that customization for all types of online communities
A user friendly interface coupled with an all-in-one solution capables of a broad set of functionalities (events, email campaigns, website, analytics, forums, fundraising, payments, messaging, etc.)
Unique and efficient methods for surfacing job opportunities within a network

Job Description

Our tech team is about 25 developers and growing. Hivebrite is running a multi-environment cloud-based SaaS app built with Ruby on Rails, Go-lang, and ReactJS. We manage our work and bugs with Jira, ProductBoard and Zendesk.
Like many successful startups, we're trying to iterate and improve on our product as best and as fast as we can.
We need help managing the huge demand for new features from our growing client base, while still maintaining a consistent, quality product and experience.

We are looking for a Product Owner to work on product development and ensure a good prioritization and communication of the product roadmap. You’ll translate ideas into strategy and features, and follow product development from start to finish.

To succeed in this role, you should be a perceptive and creative leader and a reliable problem-solver. If you’re also confident and have a knack for knowing what ideas will and won’t work, we’d like to meet you.

RESPONSIBILITIES
You must be a Business Analyst

  • Collect and analyze feedback from customers, stakeholders and other teams to shape requirements, features and end products.
  • Produce and review product requirements design documents that are clearly understood by the development team
  • Conduct competitive analysis of other software applications pertinent to the feature you are building.

You must be a Project Manager / Scrum Master:

  • Manage a timeline and scope.
  • Ensure products and releases are launched correctly and on schedule.
  • Communicate changes to cross functional teams. Manage a scrum, velocity, and backlog.
  • Deliver features in sprints, in conformance with the company’s agile development processes
  • Be the co-lead a squad of 6-8 developers, along with a senior development lead

You must be a Product Manager:

  • Develop the roadmap in line with the overall product vision and strategy
  • Maintain feature backlog, epics/user stories
  • Make creative recommendations to expand product base and vision.
  • Suggest ways to track product use and impact on end users.
  • Consider UI and UX in every feature decision you make.

Preferred Experience

  • Proven experience as a Product Owner or similar role
  • Experience in product lifecycle management
  • Familiarity with Agile framework and tools (Jira is a plus)
  • Organizational and leadership abilities
  • Excellent communication skills in English (French is a plus)
  • Problem-solving aptitude
  • Creative thinking skills
  • Have a fundamental understanding of usability and customer experience
  • Experience with defining and validating minimum viable modules/features
  • Strong collaboration with internal and external stakeholders
  • Strong communication skills

NICE TO HAVE

  • A Certified Scrum Master (CSM or CSPO) would be a plus.
  • Background in software development and program management is preferred
  • Experience with B2B complex projects

Additional Information

  • Contract Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Paris, France (75009)
  • Experience: > 2 years