Universe (W18)
Design and build any kind of website. On your iPhone or iPad.

Product Manager

Remote (US) / Remote
Full-time
3+ years
About Universe

Our mission is to empower everyone to build the internet. Universe is a magical new way to build websites –– it’s the first website builder designed for phones. Our app makes it easy for anyone to make a great looking website and start selling online in minutes from your iPhone, iPad, and Mac. And we make it as fun as playing with Legos!

Give it a try: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/id1211437633

Explore sites made on Universe: https://onuniverse.com/explore

We are a remote-first 20+ person company with people all over the US. We were YC W18 and have raised $17.2MM in funding from Google Ventures, General Catalyst, Javelin Venture Partners, Box Group, and more top investors.

We value individual agency and ownership –– which guides our product design and our company’s culture. While other companies offer lots of perks, we prioritize your freedom: work from anywhere, in the way you’re at your best. We believe that an individual’s capacity for growth is far larger than most understand, and we’ve designed an environment to support rapid, continuous learning. Ideas here come from everyone, initiative is respected, and quality matters. We are here to build something special and enduring.

About the role

PLEASE APPLY HERE: Link to Application

Our CTO is looking to partner with someone on all things product here at Universe. You will be making an impact on every single part of what we do –– and always be connecting the dots between them. You’ll identify / define problem spaces, give guidance, make product decisions in real time, and so so much more. You and our amazing CTO will join forces as a proactive powerhouse –– actively road mapping together and heading off any problems before they happen.

WHAT YOU'LL DO:

  • Acting as a sounding board to the CTO for individual projects
  • Partnering with the CTO to build and maintain product road map
  • Prioritizing by gathering inputs, balancing inputs, and defining order
  • Giving product guidance along the design and build of new features
  • Fielding product questions and offering insight across all teams / all angles
  • Unblocking team members through making real-time decisions and clarifying specs
  • Capturing ideas and adding updates with progress against them
  • Mobilizing the right people when unforeseen complications happen
  • Tracking bug reports and following them through resolution
  • Creating smooth transitions between hand-off points
  • Preparing for effective brainstorming / ideation sessions
  • Identifying / defining problem spaces

MORE ABOUT YOU:

  • Highly motivated to work on a compelling product that people love
  • A strong understanding of mobile apps and websites, from the standpoint of product design and/or engineering
  • You've seen a product org succeed — from inside that product org or even from the vantage point of another role at a company with a high functioning product org
  • Self-starter, clear communicator, organized thinker, gets things done
  • Nothing too big or too small –– you’re a brave, big picture thinker who isn’t afraid to roll up your sleeves and dive into the details
  • Excited by startups –– ready to bring flexibility, performance, and kaizen (continuous improvement)

PLEASE APPLY HERE: Link to Application

Technology

Our app is native, taking advantage of the many frameworks Apple gives us. It is built entirely with Swift. The bulk of the user data is stored in CloudKit though we do maintain a few of our own APIs. We're hoping to convert those APIs from node.js to Swift soon, so experience with Vapor or Kitura is a bonus ;). We use programatic autolayout for the majority of our UI. We do believe in Unit Tests, but we don't have enough yet.

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