Centre for Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (CSDE)

Product Manager, Future Perfect

Bengaluru, Karnataka   |   Full Time

The Challenge:

India has become the 5th largest economy in the world, but ~360 million are “poor” (using Government metrics), and 145 million live below the poverty line. This inequity is unacceptable. About 3.4% of our annual budget or 0.28% of the income of the top 1% of our population would lift and could bring everybody above the poverty line. However, this is complex and we need the best of human intellects to be focused on solving it.

 

About Us:

The/Nudge Foundation exists to alleviate poverty, sustainably and scalably. We are a collective of some of India’s best leaders and entrepreneurs from across industry, academia, government and development sectors, and our work is organized across three impact streams:

  1. Centre For Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (CSDE) : exists to enable underprivileged youth to lead flourishing lives

  2. Center for Rural Development (CRD): exists to enable families to come out of extreme poverty

  3. Center for Social Innovation (CSI): exists to nudge top talent to solve for India’s biggest challenges


About Future Perfect:

Future Perfect exists to enable upward socio-economic mobility for youth from low income families through development of employability skills and english proficiency. Our goal is to create a deeply impactful and highly scalable model for online learning that enables underprivileged youth across the country to lead flourishing lives.


The Sprit of The/Nudge:

Honesty towards our  purpose  |  Empathy  towards  others  |  Continuous  innovation  |  Focused  on scale | Impatience towards our goals


In this role, you will:

  • own the strategy and roadmap for the product. This role will require you to be equally comfortable with focussing on the next sprint’s deliverables while keeping the 3 year horizon for the product in mind

  • design product features keeping in mind the user and their needs. This would require looking beyond symptoms and getting an in-depth understanding of the structural barriers to online learning

  • work with Admissions, Curriculum and Placements teams while rolling out product features that keep the student experience at the centre


We are looking for someone who:

  • has experience in building online B2C products (5+ years)

  • is passionate about using technology to create social impact at scale

  • is data driven and has strong analytical skills. The candidate should also be able to think of solutions with limited information

  • has a strong impact orientation - the ability to see through student journeys beyond placements and craft solutions to create sustainable change in the their life

  • is extremely comfortable with ambiguity and rapid experimentation

  • thrives in a high energy startup environment and can independently take ownership of the product roadmap


Location: Work from home(temporary). Candidates may be expected to work from our Bangalore office post-covid.



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The/Nudge Foundation is a high energy, fast growing non-profit and will involve your significant involvement and time commitment.