At Andela, we find the brightest young people in Africa, train them to be world-class developers and connect them with employers around the world seeking top technical talent. Passion, excellence, entrepreneurial spirit and determination to improve the status quo are only a few of the many resources the remarkable Andela team brings with them.
Job Title: Lead Software Product Manager
BA, BSc, HND
ICT, Computer, Sales, Marketing
Andela is seeking a Lead Software Product Manager with world-class expertise in software product management to build and execute on Andela’s product roadmap, and contribute to the continuing growth of our team of African technology leaders.
At Andela we do things a little differently. We consider our product to be the talented people we embed into technology teams around the world.
We build software and products to support these talented people (we call them Fellows) in continuously developing their skills while doing exceptional work for their clients and colleagues.
You know how to collaborate with various stakeholders to understand the company’s goals, and gather an understanding of industry trends and opportunities in order to formulate and direct the company's product roadmap.
You also know how to transfer the knowledge, behaviours and beliefs of your expertise to any technology professional from entry level to senior product managers.
You’ll also find new challenges in crafting vertically integrated software products that supports the Andela Fellowship.
You will lead our Product Management efforts.
You will ensure that our internal software meet our business needs and have high usability.
You will also have a strong hands-on presence: from mentoring and coaching Andela Fellows, to working seamlessly with our Education, Recruitment, Sales, Marketing, Success, Operations and Engineering departments, you'll ensure alignment and deliver results.
Manage Andela’s product roadmap
Create and prioritize the product backlog
Communicate product direction to all relevant team members
Maintain product requirements documents, use case documents and other assets that articulate Andela’s user needs.
Oversee product execution from inception to delivery
Define learning outcomes for Product Management expertise at different levels of the Andela Fellowship
Mentor and advise fellows wishing to become Product Managers
The ability to be located in Lagos, Nigeria or Nairobi, Kenya and travel regularly between our centers.
5-7+ years of product management experience at a software company
Consensus-builder; develops relationships across the company with ease
Technical fluency. You don’t have to be an engineer, but you do need to speak the language
An eye for design.
Has a clear passion and expertise in Product Management
Are relentless in your desire to understand your users and the challenges they face.
Believes in the effectiveness of collaborative problem solving
Loves unlocking the potential of others and wants to learn how to do it even better
Can support apprentices in learning from more experienced team members
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