Technical Product Manager

Wednesday November 07, 2012

CustomMade
99 First St
Cambridge, MA 02141


The Company

Our vision is to change the way people shop by making buying custom easier. We want to be an alternative to big box retailers by creating an online marketplace that connects consumers with local artisans and craftspeople across the country. Not only does our site allow consumers to find exactly what they are looking to have made, it also allows custom makers of all types to effectively market themselves in an increasingly digital world.

We are creating an experience where consumers can connect with an artisan maker to co-create something tangible and unique. You won’t see a shopping cart or a checkout tag on our site, but you will meet thousands of makers who are thrilled about the prospect of creating something with you. 

See here for our vision: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5ZixpZ0ZYs&feature=plcp

What we’re looking for

An experienced Technical Product Manager that understands consumer-web experience and fired up about getting their hands dirty in a collaborative product environment. We’re looking for someone with the technical acumen to keep engineering on the upswing while collaborating with the product team to drive improvements and innovation throughout the CustomMade marketplace.

Responsibilities

  • Define and prioritize product requirements and write up comprehensive specs ensuring alignment with product strategy
  • Participate in the definition and prioritization of new site enhancements, releases, bug/fixes and product plans
  • Manage trade-offs and work closely with development and design to deliver on requirements
  • Utilize excellent communication skills to translate technical or product changes to marketing, sales, operations and other non-technical staff to ensure successful product launches

Requirements

  • Experience working in a fast-paced, innovative environment with many moving parts.
  • Bachelors Degree in technical or related business field
  • Minimum of 2-3 years' experience as a Product Manager, ideally in a consumer-web, startup environment
  • Extremely detail-oriented and analytical
  • Experience with a wide range of technologies and programs – from Keynote to SQL 

Bonus Skills

  • Experience working on a product where revenue generation was still being determined
  • Bachelors/Masters Degree in Computer Science
  • Experience building a transactional site, ideally a marketplace

What you'll get from us

We only hire great people, so that’s what you will find here. We love our product, we take hiring very seriously, and we love working together and we love to go home with the feeling that we accomplished something every day.

You will be able to make an impact, fast. The work you accomplish will directly correlate with the success of our company, and you will see the product of your time and energy live on the site and incorporated into our daily processes. You will have the opportunity to immediately drive success and influence the direction of the CustomMade marketplace, and in the process will drive real value for thousands of small businesses across the United States and Canada.

If you’re passionate about the custom revolution and think you have what it takes, please email jobs@custommade.com. Bonus if your application comes with a portfolio, Github or Stackoverflow link.

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