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Product Manager (B2B SaaS, AICX)

  • Engineering
  • Full-time
  • Remote friendly

Proto is a leader in inclusive chatbots and multilingual contact center automation in emerging markets. Our AI Customer Experience (AICX) solutions serve large central banks to small fintechs that require high-performance natural language understanding for under-resourced languages across Africa to Asia.

What is Proto?

Proto was founded in 2018 at the National Taiwan University to deliver impactful and effective conversational AI for under-served markets. We’ve grown across four verticals and over ten countries with the support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Omidyar Network, RegTech for Regulators Accelerator, National Research Council of Canada, and the African Development Bank. Clients range from the central banks of the Philippines, Ghana, Rwanda, Zambia, and Côte d’Ivoire, to the leading alternative medicare provider in India, to fast-growing fintechs in Nigeria. Learn more at www.proto.cx

Recent Awards

2021 Africa Digital Financial Inclusion Facility Winner
2020 Alliance for Financial Inclusion Fintech Finalist
2019 Central Banking Fintech & Regtech AI Award Winner
2019 Alliance for Financial Inclusion Fintech Finalist
2019 iGaming Asia Congress Innovation Winner
2018 RegTech for Regulators Accelerator Chatbot Competition Winner

About the Team

Proto’s team is extremely global with 92% BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Colour) and 50% female members working. We’re a remote team of self-starting and entrepreneurial NLP engineers, SaaS sales professionals, and digital nomads. Our management operates established processes for cross-cultural and timezone collaboration, while limiting Zoom to less than an hour a day 🙌🏼

Job Summary

As a Product Manager, you will work closely with project stakeholders in the definition of business requirements and functional specifications, aiming to achieve balance between quality, client satisfaction, efficiency, success and profitability.

The ideal candidate brings in excellence in customer service and a proactive attitude and is expected to have intermediate level skills and experience in business analysis.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Champion and translate intended solutions or product vision to actionable tasks and specifications, from strategic inception to delivery.

  • Support and/or manage requirements gathering through various techniques such as interviews, workshops, document analysis, brainstorming exercises etc.

  • Work within an agile environment, managing backlog grooming and sprint planning, estimations and story creation for Agile projects, including translating requirements into specifications in the form of Epics and Stories.

  • Use other methods if required to support the requirements such as use cases, process diagrams and wireframes using industry standard software applications.

  • Assist business stakeholders to establish project scope and facilitate requirement clarifications, collaborating with the development team to troubleshoot problems/roadblocks throughout the development cycle.

  • Manage and implement change management requirements to better enable success.

Requirements

  • 3+ years of Business Analysis experience in Enterprise SaaS products

  • 3+ years of experience with requirements gathering and information discovery (business, data, and tech requirements)

  • You have a Bachelor degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Business Management or related field

  • Hands-on technical expertise, to understand and translate business requirements to technical requirements

  • A deep understanding of software development in a team, and a track record of shipping high quality software on schedule

  • A working background with Agile and Scrum Project methodologies

  • Ability to capture/document detailed product requirements specifications using standard templates and processes

  • Experience with Product Analytics tools to track usage and gain insights for data-driven decision making

  • Ability to create, prioritize and manage the backlog for the product and its features

  • Experience in organizing and presenting complex information in simple visual models

  • Experience using tools such as JIRA, Trello, Figma and Zeplin

  • Ability to handle multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment

Nice-to-Haves

  • Client-facing background and experience partnering with multiple stakeholders

  • Previous experience with UX/UI design processes

  • Previous experience in SaaS or AI companies

  • Fluency in multiple languages

Benefits

  • 20 vacation days. In addition to local holidays.

  • Remote/flexible work. We’ve always been remote-first with a tested process of team collaboration that maximizes productivity.

  • Proto gear & allowances. Proto outfits its team with quality swag and offers a WFH program for computer equipment purchases.

  • High standards & autonomy. Work with a global team doing their best work and execute upon an ambitious expansion plan.

Proto is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, or veteran status. 

Remote restrictions

  • Workday must overlap by at least 4 hours with Vancouver, BC, Canada