Job Opportunity for Senior Product Manager at Wadhwani Foundation in Bengaluru

Website Wadhwani Foundation

Mission: Accelerating economic development in emerging economies through high-value job creation Objectives: Enabling the creation of 10M jobs and placement of 25M by 2030 across 20-25 emerging economies

Wadhwani Foundation is a not-for-profit with the primary mission of accelerating economic development in emerging economies by driving large-scale job creation through entrepreneurship, innovation and skills development. Founded in 2000 by Silicon Valley entrepreneur, Dr. Romesh Wadhwani, today the Foundation is scaling impact in 25 countries across Asia, Africa, and Latin America through various Initiatives.  More details on the various programs at the end of the document.

Job Description: 

Role Context: Organization is focused on building mobile first consumer internet products in EdTech, entrepreneurship learning, 21st century skilling, and start-up and SME ecosystem support space. It offers an exciting opportunity to work with a great team in a startup environment, learn, grow and create long term impact in emerging markets globally.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Build mobile first consumer internet products in 21st century skilling and vocational learning & Placements
  • Buildonline counselling and learning products catering to the needs of high school qualified and/or vocationally trained jobseekers, enabling them to get upskilled & better placed
  • Driving roadmap and prioritization using outcomes
  • Understand user needs, study competitive offerings & define a differentiated proposition
  • Convert user journeys into detailed user cases & product requirements for internal consumption
  • Work with UX designers in mocking wireframes & visuals for web and mobile interfaces
  • Work with engineering on clarifying requirements, prioritization, managing product backlog
  • Work with engineering on product architecture and design, sprint planning, track build progress
  • Define success metrics, plan for user acceptance, product dial up and go live
  • Monitor and stabilize product post launch, track key metrics and drive user adoption at scale
  • Seek user feedback and identify enhancements for subsequent build cycles on regular basis

Skills & Experience:

  • B.Tech + MBA preferred
  • 6+ yrs. of work ex with at least 3 yrs. in Product Management with consumer internet products
  • Past experience in EdTech specifically focused on skills training through high schools, colleges, vocational institutes and/or through fully online model a must
  • Has worked across the mobile web & app product lifecycle from concept to launch & adoption
  • Has detailed user journeys into user roles, user cases and product requirements
  • Comfortable making low-fi wireframes using Figma
  • Has worked with UX researchers conducting user surveys & close looping user feedback
  • Has worked with UX designers in mocking wireframes & visuals for web and mobile
  • Has worked closely with engineering in defining requirements, prioritization, sprint planning
  • Comfortable deep diving with engineering in tech architecture, design and scoping discussions
  • Past experience in software development, technical program management desirable
  • Ability to thrive in fast paced, startup environment with tight deadlines
  • Strong communication, interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Strong organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ex-entrepreneur or startup experience desirable

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