Us: Default alive startup of 50+ people. Remote team, mainly based in the UK. YC alumni. Building a web-based platform for behavioral research. £4.4M revenue in 2020, all driven by word-of-mouth.
Seeking an experienced Product Manager to lead our newly created, cross-functional Diversity Squad, focusing on growing and improving our participant pool.
You: User obsessed and curious Product Manager looking for their next big challenge.
With Prolific, we’re changing how research on the internet is done. Katia and Phelim started by building a marketplace that connects researchers (from both Academia and industry) with instant, high quality, global research participants. Now, as a growing team, the bigger vision is to build the most powerful and trusted platform for behavioral research.
We were in Y Combinator’s Summer 2019 batch, we’ve recently closed a $1.4M seed round, over £4M revenue in 2020 all driven by word-of-mouth, we’re default alive, and we have very ambitious plans. Come join our exciting company!
Some platforms like ours treat participants as an afterthought; a commodity from which to make money. At Prolific, we see our participants as the lifeblood of our business. We know that if you treat people fairly, they will behave honestly and responsibly when taking part in research. Your role will be to give our participants the best experience possible, while driving the growth of our active participant pool.
We now have more than 10,000 active researchers and 170,000 active participants using our product, with more than 11 million responses collected during 2020 alone. We recently collaborated with leading academics to produce a research paper which compares our data quality with that of other platforms. You can check it out here.
We care deeply about building an inclusive and diverse team. We offer flexible hours, an open, friendly culture and meaningful share option allocation. Our team is currently fully remote due to the coronavirus pandemic, with plans to provide flexible co-working spaces when possible.
What you’ll do:
Devise and deliver a world-class experience for our Participants. Working in a continuous discovery/delivery cycle, you’ll research problems and and test solutions at a rapid pace.
Lead a cross-functional Product Squad. This includes contributing to the future vision of our platform and full ownership of your team’s priorities.
Be an expert on our users. Regularly speaking and interacting with our passionate users, you’ll learn about their needs, pain points and ‘aha’ moments, ensuring everything we do solves significant user problems.
Obsess over data and key metrics. Leveraging data to make decisions and to devise, set up and test innovative solutions and evaluate results.
Collaborate with all areas of our business. You’ll work closely with our senior leadership team, designers, developers, data analysts and user researchers, ensuring they are deeply involved throughout the whole process.
You should apply if:
You’ve led empowered, cross-functional teams as a Product Manager, in fast growing startups or businesses before.
You have a strong analytical mindset with an obsessive focus on data and using rapid experimentation to achieve business goals and meet user’s needs.
You’re adept at taking a highly collaborative approach to working on features owned by other product teams and have very strong written and verbal communication skills.
You’re a creative thinker, able to reverse-engineer complicated problems and reason from first principles.
You’re comfortable coaching a team through a continuous discovery/delivery cycle and are used to iterating and shipping at a rapid pace.
You possess humility, optimism and a desire to learn and grow fast.
This isn’t for you if:
You haven’t worked in a product management role to ship a user-facing product or feature before. We know there are many great product managers and product owners working on features for internal stakeholders, but due to the importance of this role we need strong experience working with the uncertainty of product discovery and experimentation.
You need the structure of established processes. We’re growing fast and learning as we go, both from industry experts through our networks, but also through trial and error. As such, it’s essential you have a proven track record of working and thriving in uncertain environments.
You’ve never worked alongside a Product Designer and experienced the various stages of taking a product or major feature from conception all the way through to delivery.
What we offer:
The opportunity to lead a cross-functional squad in an exciting startup with high organic growth.
Meaningful share option allocation and salary depending on experience.
Pension (employer contribution 3% of base salary).
Comprehensive private health insurance that disregards medical history.
Flexible working: Work equipment of your choice, and you can work flexibly from home or from our future co-working space.
Flexible hours: We have core hours of 10am – 3pm (with an hour for lunch), but the rest is up to you.
Childcare flexibility: Need to pick your child up from school? No problem.
25 days holiday per year plus bank holidays, which you can switch for other days.
£1000 yearly budget for education, growth, and training.
Personal growth opportunities and career progression (e.g., learn about the startup ecosystem, mentoring from executive team, learn about psychological science and research methods).
Open, transparent, and inclusive culture.
A company committed to carbon offsetting: we donate money in your name each month to plant trees and we offset travel as an organization each year.
Generous maternity, paternity, and shared parental leave
At Prolific, we’re changing how research on the internet is done. Our co-founders Katia and Phelim started by building a marketplace that connects researchers from both Academia and industry with instant, high quality, global research participants. Now, as a growing team, our bigger vision is to build the most powerful and trusted platform for behavioral research.
We were in Y Combinator’s Summer 2019 batch, we’ve recently closed a $1.4M seed round, over £4M revenue in 2020 all driven by word-of-mouth, we’re default alive, and we have very ambitious plans.
The Interview Process
Initial Interview – You’ll have a 30 – 45 minute interview with two members of the team where you’ll have the opportunity to ask about the company and the role, and we’ll ask you questions about your experiences and goals.
2nd Interview – This stage consists mostly of role-based questions and will last 1 hour in total.
Product Task – There will be a 4 hour (maximum) offline task that evaluates skills required for the role. You’ll be compensated with a £100 voucher for completing the task because we know your time is valuable!
Final Interview – The final stage is a 1.5 hour interview where we’ll deep dive into your past experiences, goals and motivations. You’ll speak with two to three members of the team and – as always – have an opportunity to ask questions about the role and company.
Before you apply, please check if any restrictions apply in terms of time zone or country.