Head of Product (Technical)

About Scroobious

Hello there potential founding team member and Scroobious Head of Product! Before we get into the job, let me tell you about our company and its origin story. I’m Allison Byers, Founder & CEO. I spent about five years building and leading a medical device startup and raised nearly $10M going from a friends and family round through an A1 before it was acquired. During that time I was floored by how inefficient and stressful the process of fundraising was, and caught off guard by the gender bias I experienced despite a career full of being the only woman in the room. When I did some research and found out that women and minorities receive only 2% or less (yes, that’s real!) of VC funding, I felt compelled to help in some way.

I founded Scroobious in January 2020 to increase diversity in the startup ecosystem by teaching diverse founders how to create investable pitch material through a scalable online platform and making it easy for investors to discover them through data-driven curation. With our Pitch it Plan™ (PiP), entrepreneurs access online education, community, and personalized feedback from a human who understands the investor mindset to create compelling material in an approachable and affordable way. For investors, our platform clarifies overlooked opportunities by highlighting both the founder’s human qualities and the business information with personal recommendations based on proprietary variables and their own behavior so they can intentionally invest in diverse entrepreneurs.

We launched our PiP MVP in February 2021 and have worked with over 300 founders and dozens of diversity-focused accelerators and organizations to help diverse entrepreneurs raise millions and get into prestigious accelerators. We have raised a pre-seed round from angel investors and select institutions who are passionate about our mission and have an incredible hands-on advisory board. In a short period of time, our brand is already recognized as a mission-driven authentic voice with a truly valuable product.

The Role

As Head of Product, you are critical to Scroobious and our community. We're looking for someone who wants to play a pivotal role in the future of our company. You will be responsible for the technical vision and development of PiP, and future product expansion. In this role, you'll collaborate closely with me and the team, including esteemed advisors, and will manage engineering and development efforts while providing the overall vision for our product roadmap so that we can best serve our customers' needs.

Our customers are primarily founders who identify as underrepresented in some way and are investable but need help communicating their story. These founders deserve a fair shot at capitalizing their companies and our economy needs to access the $4T in lost value. We are driven by mission at Scroobious while building a scalable, venture-backable company.

As a leader of the company, you will be involved in all strategic facets with responsibilities including...

  • deploy market research to understand and own the voice of the customer.
  • product planning and assignment of tasks and deliverables.
  • product lifecycle management from concept to launch.
  • lead, define, represent, and communicate product strategy to all stakeholders.
  • assess product development sprints and enhancement opportunities.
  • monitor product development sprints and evaluate results.
  • define pricing and competitive positioning for each product.
  • collaboratively develop and manage strategic marketing plans for each product.
  • build high-performing teams and processes to deliver products that enable our customers' success.
  • 872 other things not listed here and things you'd like to do.

As the team grows you will lead the charge in recruiting the core roles you see fit. This is an amazing opportunity to get in on the ground floor of a growing mission-based startup and work closely with business and technical wizards who are also good human beings.

What You Bring

While you don’t need to have experience in or mastery of all the responsibilities listed above, you do need enough overlap that you can hit the ground running and get up to speed quickly. We're looking for someone who:

  • has read this entire job description.
  • is passionate about increasing diversity in the startup ecosystem and wants to make a real difference in the world.
  • understands the user experience and software design.
  • usage of tools such as Jira, Atlassian, Figma, etc. is a plus.
  • has a customer-centric mindset with the ability to translate that into the product development process.
  • has demonstrated the ability to institute and drive product analytics to understand feature usage, comprehension, and optimization.
  • is ambitious and excited to take ownership of a product with early market validation.
  • has been in a leadership position wherever you are for at least a year.
  • enjoys working independently.
  • has strong project management skills, attention to detail, and is a stickler for documentation.
  • is a person others turn to frequently.
  • likes sarcasm and laughs a lot.

How You’ll Be Paid

Compensation and/or equity will be discussed based on the factors above. We offer unlimited paid time off, health insurance, stock options, and flexible remote work.

Our Culture

We were recognized on Powderkeg’s list of Best Tech Companies To Work For in 2022!

We treat people like the trustworthy adults they are and operate based on transparency and respect. Work when and where you want as long as you get everything done. Have a question about the strategic direction or our runway? Just ask. Want to learn about a new area of business and upskill? Fantastic! Have a new idea you want to test? Go for it! Scroobians are part of a team that is stimulating, fun, and mission-driven.

I earned my MBA from Boston University, have 15+ years of tech operator experience, and am on the All Raise Boston leadership team. I'm a startup mentor and advisor, speaker, angel investor, and am frequently quoted in the press including Bloomberg, Business Insider, TechCrunch, BBC, and more (check out the news section). You and I will be working very closely together. I make it fun. Promise. 🙂

How to Apply

If you’re interested in joining our small yet mighty team as a core player with direct influence over the company’s direction, please click the button below to email your resume and a cover letter. Please, please don’t forget the cover letter including why you’re a good fit for the position, why we should be excited to have you join us, and how you learned about the role.

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