Engineering Product Manager [Non-Profit; Global/Remote]
Posted on Saturday, December 30, 2023
Do you want to work for a mission-driven non-profit, creating software and insights tools to improve the livelihoods of smallholder farmers and help millions of coffee farmers out of poverty? Enveritas is a 501(c)3 non-profit and Y Combinator-backed startup looking to hire for our Engineering and Data Group.
We are looking for two engineer product managers with extensive professional experience in software startups and interest in mission-driven organizations to join our Engineering Product Team on a remote, full-time basis. These positions are open globally, based on locations supported by our EOR partner, Deel. You can learn more about these roles at https://www.enveritas.org/jobs/eng-product-manager/
About Our Engineering & Data Group
Our Engineering & Data Group is a quirky, talented, and humble group of about twenty with diverse backgrounds ranging from journalism to academia to international industry. We are responsible for producing the tools and platforms that support our Operations Team in gathering insights about sustainability aspects of smallholder farming in thirty countries, and for the deliverables that our Partnerships and Impact Teams need for communicating those insights in actionable ways for external stakeholders.
The Engineering Product Team is responsible for clearly defining the needs of our consumers, internal to Enveritas and external, and translating those needs into discrete, actionable pieces of work to be collaboratively prioritized with the rest of the Engineering & Data Group. As a new team, formed due to recent growth in the group, we are eager to improve the ways that our product practice runs, knowing that the key is in developing compelling product visions and strategies to execute on that vision, and then guiding the day to day tactical work.
What You'll Be Doing
- Setting the strategic processes by which we identify and execute on engineering and data products that deliver impact for smallholder farmers, insights for clients, and solutions for our Operations Team.
- Communicating with internal stakeholders to focus vision and manage expectations around potential future products and in-development projects.
- Working closely with the Design & DataViz Team to develop and deliver product specs for engineers and data analysts.
- Managing the craft and tactical work of product management, including building and updating six-month roadmaps in collaboration with Impact, Ops, and Partnerships teams; as well as managing project meetings to see products through to delivery.
- A keen sense of how to introduce product practices into a growing organization.
- Extensive professional experience as a product manager in multiple software engineering environments, preferably in startup or mission-driven organizations.
- Skilled with product management tools and relevant platforms (Github; design platforms like Figma, Miro, Sketch, InVision).
- Excellent communication and analytical skills, especially in an organization where most colleagues are not accustomed to engineering startups.
Who You Are
Our group is fully distributed, so you should be comfortable with remote work. This role is a full-time individual contributor role. While you can be located anywhere that our EOR (Deel) supports, our core hours are 10am to 2pm Eastern Time (currently UTC -5) Monday through Friday, with team members choosing either an early start or later stop as suits them.
Our work is often ambiguous, so you should have a love for environments with uncertainty. You should understand the right ways to steer cross-functional teams, influencing without authority, in order to achieve the best possible realistic outcome. You should have a good understanding of how to de-risk products, and know how to balance processes inside of a dynamic environment where time can be of the essence.
We are committed to fair and equitable hiring. To honor this commitment, we are transparent about our interview process. We are interested in learning what working with you would be like and believe the below is the fairest method for us to see you at your best — and for you to learn about us! If you feel that a different method would be better for us to learn what working together would be like, please tell us in your application. After your introductory interview, we expect your interview process to take four to six weeks (but will depend on scheduling), and consist of four conversations that total about five hours of time. You should plan to also spend about four hours in total preparing for interviews. See the hiring page at https://www.enveritas.org/jobs/eng-product-manager/ for details about each of these interviews.
Introductory Interview (30 minutes; Google Meet; audio-only)
Product Management Interview (45-60 minutes; Google Meet video)
Second Product Management Interview (60-90 minutes; Google Meet video)
Manager Interview (45-60 minutes; Google Meet video)
How to Apply
Please apply here. Feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org should you have any questions about the position, the interview process, or if you require any adjustments to ensure a fair and equitable application process. Questions about this opportunity or process will not reflect negatively on your application.
Keep in mind: Research shows that people of different backgrounds read job postings differently. If you don’t meet all of the qualifications but do believe you’d be a great match for us, we encourage you to apply and explain in your cover letter. We are most likely to be interested in your candidacy if you can demonstrate most of these qualifications:
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