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Product Owner

We are looking for an experienced PO to help scale our product and engineering department. You will help us focus on what is most important, set the foundations for a better product workflow, and help us guide thousands of students worldwide.

Full-time · Amsterdam

Who are we?

Founded in 2012 by two ambitious students in Tilburg (the Netherlands), Scribbr started as a Proofreading & Editing company with only one editor. Today, our team of more than 700 editors, citation and layout experts worldwide provides proofreading and editing in 10 different languages to help students achieve their academic goals.

Combining years of experience in academic writing with technical know-how, we have successfully expanded our service portfolio by electronic tools like the Plagiarism Checker, Citation Generator, Citation Checker and a public Knowledge Base, which is used by millions of students and educators every year.

We’re proud to be a trusted brand in EdTech and continue to strive to make students 100% happy.

About the job

We are scaling our Houston engineering team and are looking for an experienced product owner who will be engaged in setting the foundations of our product engineering department and take control of our biggest project.

  • Manage stakeholders. You are the link between our product managers and the end user. You manage expectations and help translate their strategies into workable tasks. 
  • Help us keep our Agile processes in check together with the Scrum master. Help the engineering teams gain focus and improve the predictability of the tasks at hand.
  • Manage our product backlog. Translating the business strategies into a roadmap of 3-6 months and translating these into epics and stories. Providing structure and prioritisation on our backlog.

What we are looking for 

  • 2-3+ years of professional experience in a product owner role.
  • Excellent communicator and team player
  • Knowledge and experience with SCRUM/Agile

  • Experience with product lifecycles

  • Affinity with engineering is a plus.

Who will you work with?

José

Senior PHP Developer

Bas

Co-founder & CEO

Martijn

Head of Engineering

Jimi

QA/QC Officer

About the product

The Scribbr application is split into two components: our super high-traffic marketing website, which is built in Wordpress, and our CRM system, called Houston, which you will be managing!

Houston is used by students, the support team, the marketing team, and the management team to run Scribbr smoothly. We are improving Houston every day to automate more of our processes, improve our services, and add more new services to help students graduate.

Some Houston features:

  • We process orders and payments for our customers.
  • Manage our vast freelance editor pool.
  • Matching freelance editors and orders via an algorithm based on statistical data
  • Automatic Word-document analysis to track and assess the performance of our freelance editors
  • Multi-currency and multi-language operations; students from all over the world use our services.
  • Complete CRM-system to help all students
  • Plagiarism-detection software

In the heart of Amsterdam

At tech hub TNW

What do we offer?

🏢 Work at an international company in the heart of Amsterdam

🚀 A fast, ambitious and informal team atmosphere

🥂 Weekly team drinks and monthly team parties

🛥️ Rides on our Scribbr boat

💖 Free consultations at OpenUp

💰 A competitive salary based on experience and an annual bonus scheme after your first year

💻 Office supplies to excel in your work, both from the office and from your home

and much more ...

Do you want to join our team as our new Product Owner?

Then we'd love to hear about you!