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Head of Product Tech

About Seedstars

Seedstars is a global investment holding with headquarters in Switzerland, 15 offices and a presence in 80+ emerging and frontier markets. We are on a mission to impact people‚Äôs lives in emerging markets through technology and entrepreneurship. The group is organised around two key activities: 

(1) Working in partnership with governments, development agencies, corporate partners, and private donors to develop emerging market entrepreneurship ecosystems, create jobs and fuel economic growth.

(2) Investing in high growth technology companies in impactful sectors in emerging and frontier markets and supporting them with capital, knowledge and introductions. 

To learn more about Seedstars, check out our story and values, and tune-in to the newsroom.

About Lab

The Lab squad is a new division within Seedstars with a vision to build and scale the largest platform for high-growth companies in emerging markets, by providing access to knowledge, capital, talent, and more. 

The squad consists of various product teams that leverage the existing Seedstars network and resources to scale our impact exponentially. We frequently ideate, validate, and scale new products that can add value to potential high growth companies and our extended network. The team is composed of full-stack engineers, product owners, data scientists, product analysts and a head of products. 

About this position

We are looking for an entrepreneurial tech & product expert to join the team, and lead the technical vision and execution for the Seedstars Portal. This is a remote role.

The Head of Product Tech will have a direct impact on millions of startups across emerging markets. You will be directly responsible for building a product that: 

  1. Allows 10000 startups per year to get better access to relevant knowledge, capital and talent
  2. Allows 10x more capital to flow into emerging markets
  3. Creates tangible positive impact on the UN Sustainable Development Goals
  4. Becomes the ultimate toolkit for young entrepreneurs in frontier economies

The day to day responsibilities will include

  • Work closely with the Head of Products to define, prioritise and execute the product roadmap
  • Lead, mentor and grow the in-house engineering team, and ensure proper allocation of resources to achieve product goals
  • Ensure that all aspects of engineering and product development are aligned - from architecture, infrastructure and security to usability and quality assurance.
  • Work closely with product owners to rapidly iterate and validate new features and hypotheses
  • Evaluate product-market fit and other aspects of product performance through data, and identify insights that will influence future decisions 

What we look for

  • Experience leading / co-founding a customer-centric tech startup in a tech role
  • A strong sense of product that can help you build engaging solutions for customers
  • Deep knowledge of full-stack modern development practices
  • Highly-process driven, and able to develop relevant processes from the ground up

Your tech skills

  • You have experience and expertise working with our current tech stack: 
    • Python, Django framework, PostgreSQL, JavaScript, jQuery,HTML, CSS, Git, Github, Celery, Wagtail
    • knowledge of Linux, web services, AWS is a plus
  • Relevant experience working on the full-stack of a B2C product 
  • Profound understanding of a user-centric design process and the ability to translate requirements into scalable code.
  • Ability to communicate technical concepts to product managers, investors and non-technical audiences, and non-technical concepts to the engineering team
  • Last but not least: willingness to deliver, learn, try & fail, challenge and be challenged.

Benefits and perks

  • Be part of a global movement and build your network in 80+ emerging markets
  • We are a young team of entrepreneurs who want to make things happen
  • You will be FREE, we give you the autonomy to "run the show"
  • Work with a remote-first team, and manage your own working hours

We are an equal opportunity employer with a diverse mix of nationalities and backgrounds represented in our company. We truly value diversity and believe that the cultural landscape of our organization should reflect the types of work that we engage in and the places that we do it. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status and strongly encourage applicants from historically underrepresented groups to apply to all of our roles at Seedstars.

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