tech & impact

Technical 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 focussed on solving it.


about us:

The/Nudge Foundation exists to alleviate poverty. We are a collective of some of India’s best leaders and entrepreneurs from across industry, academia, government, and the development sector, passionately working on ways to address poverty sustainably and at scale.

In the five years since our inception, we have worked on a range of initiatives including developing innovative programs that enable underprivileged youth to lead flourishing lives, adapting evidence-based approaches to enable rural families to come out of extreme poverty, and incubating 80+ nonprofits focused on solving India’s biggest challenges. We have also used the knowledge and networks developed through our work to impact policy, address ecosystem barriers and launch scale programs.

We are now building on our capabilities and work to embark on an ambitious effort to nurture select “social transformations” (i.e., using effective solutions to create pathways to scale that address the underlying problem; examples of such transformations include microfinance and the white revolution). These transformations (or “programs” as we call them) will be anchored in “centers” which will provide domain expertise, connection to the broader ecosystem and thought partnership.  The centers will also be thought leaders in their space and influence the broader ecosystem (including policy and practice). There will also be horizontal teams, e.g., Impact & Evaluation, Technology, and Data & Insights, that all the programs and centers will use. These teams will also be seen as exemplars in their space and will influence the broader ecosystem.


About CSDE’s Future Perfect Program


Future Perfect exists to improve job readiness for the youth and enable upward socio-economic mobility through English proficiency and development of 21st century employability skills. Future Perfect is designed on the belief that proficiency in spoken English is achieved by adopting an immersive approach, implemented through experiential, holistic and group learning. 


  • Get a formal service sector job

    • acquire the knowledge and skills required to get service sector employment 

  • Continually learn and grow

    • with English proficiency comes greater confidence and access to a world of knowledge

  • Upward and lateral mobility

    • with continual learning comes more and better choice of vocations and growth


Roles & Responsibilities


Scale is at the centre of everything we do at The/Nudge. Our strategic shift to the Future Perfect Online program (and other variants in future) is accompanied by audacious scale-up goals in order to make a meaningful change given the magnitude of the problem that we are facing. For us to create impact efficiently, effectively and at scale, it is imperative that technology plays a critical role and remains at the centre of all our interventions and programs, be it student facing applications, or internal systems and productivity tools for our teams. 


In this role, you will:

  • define the product roadmap and requirements to create delightful experiences for our students and internal teams

  • define all critical user journeys, behavior funnels & desired objectives of our applications and tools

  • design simple and effective interfaces that feel & function reliably

  • measure behaviors accurately and experimentally iterate to improve experiences

  • work closely with our engineering organization to own the end-to-end execution of all CSDE’s technology initiatives 

  • drive product development, execution & adoption in close collaboration with engineering team for new products, features or bug fixes

  • define all critical user journeys, behavior funnels & desired objectives of our applications and tools

  • design simple and effective interfaces that feel & function reliably

  • measure behaviors accurately and experimentally iterate to improve experiences


Requirements


We are looking for someone who

  • is energetic and entrepreneurial

  • minimum 3 years of Product Management experience, preferably in building a B2C app

  • adequate technical experience to drive discussions and outcomes with engineering teams

  • enjoys the challenge of working in a fast-paced, start-up environment 

  • believes that technology can create deep impact and make a real difference in society

  • is comfortable with non-profit sector salaries 



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the following answers have a significant weightage in the application process

why are you interested to work in the development sector?

what's your curent designation and CTC (fixed) in lacs per annum?

how many years of relevant work experience do you have ?

compensation in NGOs, including The/Nudge, is unfortunately way lower than for-profits. Are you prepared for a material salary cut, with this transition?

The/Nudge Foundation is a high energy fast growing non-profit and will involve significant involvement and time commitment 6 day work schedule).