Product Manager at Square Root

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Square Root is passionate about building innovative, customer-inspired software. We’re looking for a product manager that shares this passion. Interested? Keep reading! 

Our platform, CoEFFICIENT, helps achieve business goals to improve customer experiences. The next product manager will help us hone in on the features that move us towards product-market-fit and deliver new value to our current customers. In this role, you’ll own a major product area, collaborate with our VP of Product on product vision, deliver product requirements to fulfill that vision, and organize + align our product development teams. You should enjoy (virtually) getting out of the building to understand prospects and care about finding innovative solutions to their problems. In partnership with Engineering, you’ll help create technical stories, from API enhancements to scalability processes. You’ll build a stellar product through quick iteration and data-driven experimentation. To make it all happen, you’ll need a mix of business and tech-savvy + the drive to make our vision a reality. 


The Gig

  • Translate high-level vision and roadmap into prioritized user stories
  • Design and run experiments to validate our product value propositions and design ideas
  • Embrace change by thoughtfully updating product plans as new info emerges 
  • Partner with Customer Success and an engineering team to understand priorities, scope, timing, and deliver value + iteration along the way
  • Optimize our product releases to meet buyer and end-user needs
  • Refine the product positioning, key benefits, and target customer for your product area 
  • Work with marketing to shape our product messaging
  • Evangelize your piece of the product internally and externally

About You 

Here’s what we think makes a successful Product Manager:

  • 5+ years of experience as a product manager, product owner, or business analyst
  • Experience working with technical teams + the Agile Scrum development methodology
  • Experience working with UX designers to build both low and high fidelity prototypes
  • Analytically-minded and hypothesis-driven thinker
  • Communicates in a relatable way that’s clear and concise
  • A sense of empathy and enthusiasm for great user experience
  • High comfort level working with technical teams to deliver client requests and product features
  • Enterprise software or SaaS company experience is a nice-to-have
  • Technical or business degree is plus
  • A sense of humor, humility, and adaptability doesn’t hurt either!

Basics

  • Please apply with a cover letter​ + detail why you’re the best fit for this role at Square Root!

Our Radical Culture

Our culture is at the core of everything we do. As we grow, we’re looking to hire folks that share our values. This is the code we live by:

  • Think big. Do bigger. Big ideas are meant to be pursued. We have a bias for action, iteration, and impact.
  • Be Customer Inspired. Our customers’ toughest challenges inspire us to build innovative software. We delight them by deeply understanding their business and driving results.
  • Partner. We’re approachable, dependable, and collaborative. We go above and beyond to help our customers, our partners, and one another succeed.
  • Thrive. We revere personal and professional growth. We recognize individuality, embrace authenticity, and celebrate each other’s success.

The Good Stuff

Founded in Austin, Texas, we’ve been bootstrapped and profitable since our start in 2006.

Along the way, we’ve added a slew of perks inspired by our team of Radicals. Here are some fan favorites:

  • Flexibility: no office dress code, unlimited PTO, and paid caretaker leave. Note: we are currently 100% remote + likely will be through 2020
  • Diversity + Inclusion: we bring our full selves to work + you can too! Quarterly Radical Girl Crew activities, mother-friendly office space, open communication with our leadership team, and our semi-annual culture surveys ensure each Radical is represented at Square Root.
  • Competitive benefits and compensation
  • A cozy campus of 1920’s craftsman homes in downtown Austin
  • Team lunches, stocked kitchen + bar, coffee-snob compliant coffee
  • Bi-annual Hackathons where we think outside of the box + experiment on our ideas!
  • Radicals get $3,000 a year to learn anything (seriously!), whether you learn how to code, sing, work on your car - we just want to see you grow! PEOPLE Magazine recognized our Learn Anything program in their 2019 list of "50 Companies that Care," located here.

We’re always looking for people to join and evolve our Radical culture + company. We want you to bring your unique experience and perspective, so don’t worry about checking all the boxes. If our values and mission resonate with you, please apply! Square Root is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender and sexual identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. Additionally, Square Root participates in the E-Verify program in certain locations, as required by law. We value the things that make us different and want to see how you can make our team better!

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • ExpressFrameworks
    • FlaskFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • MySQLDatabases
    • Neo4jDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
    • Survey MonkeyAnalytics
    • IllustratorDesign
    • InVisionDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • HTMLDesign
    • CSSDesign
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • TrelloManagement
    • WordpressCMS
    • IntercomCRM
    • SalesforceCRM
    • Campaign MonitorEmail
    • SendGridEmail
    • MarketoLead Gen

Location

We have a cozy campus of three 1920’s craftsman-style homes in the historic district of Clarksville, just a few blocks away from downtown Austin.

An Insider's view of Square Root

What projects are you most excited about?

I find our Move a Metric projects really exciting at Square Root. We work with clients to identify a key metric to improve. Using a combination of data science and technology we formulate a plan to help the client move that metric in a positive direction. Through this program, we’re able to show strong business value.

Jessica

Customer Success Director

What are some things you learned at the company?

Since joining Square Root, I've been able to use my annual Learn Anything to understand more about photography, attended workshops + classes around HR best practices, and plan to get my certification next. Square Root believes in providing opportunities for every team member + continuously pushes me forward.

Kelsey

HR + Recruiting Coordinator

What are some social events your company does?

Square Root invests in work/life balance. They take care to include my family regularly in events like holiday parties, the family picnic, happy hour invites, and much more. When they do, the attention to detail and care to make the moment special for us really makes an impact. It isn’t just checking a box.

Eric

Sales Director

What are Square Root Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Highly diverse management team
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Pet Friendly
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning

Additional Perks + Benefits

Our perks are inspired by our values and team. For example, in 2015 we added a $3,000 annual budget for each Radical to Learn Anything. Our Thrive value and the team’s passion for personal + professional growth inspired this perk. Through feedback surveys and 1-on-1 conversations, we continue to learn what matters most to our team. Each thing we add is meaningful, not just a box to check.

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