Product Manager, App

About Niche

We believe people’s lives are made better by having the right resources to inform their biggest life decisions. Niche is the best place to research U.S. colleges, schools, neighborhoods, and companies. Every month millions of people use our easy-to-read and comprehensive reports cards, rankings, and reviews to choose the right schools or neighborhoods for them.

Niche.com is all about finding where you fit in, and that mission inspires how we operate every day in our office. On top of that, we want Niche to be a place people truly enjoy working.

About the Role

We’re looking for a highly motivated Product Manager to lead our newly released mobile app. You’ll work closely with the User Experience team and other key stakeholders to understand and craft the app roadmap, grow the app user base through marketing initiatives and ASO, and drive deeper engagement. Additionally, you will act as the product owner for the app product team working closely with the team’s scrum master, designers, and developers to build and regularly release using agile methodology. Lastly, you will be responsible for analysis and reporting to validate and inform development and strategic initiatives.

During the 1st Month:

  • Collaborate with various team members to learn about the company
  • Work with members of the User Experience team to begin to understand our users and current product offerings
  • Attend all app product team meetings to begin to understand the workflow and build relationships with the team; specifically, you will work closely with the current PO for the app to understand the state of backlog and roadmap 
  • Collaborate with product managers and project managers across the Product department to learn about our tools, workflow, and analytical process
  • Shadow UX team members to learn more about how we collaborate with other areas of the business and how your role fits with external stakeholders and teams

Within 3 Months:

  • Assume the role of Product Owner on the app team; this includes communicating and gathering requirements from stakeholders, maintaining and prioritizing the app product backlog, and running bi-weekly sprint planning meetings
  • Begin to analyze key app user and business metrics and monitor results of various releases
  • Collaborate with members of the UX team to gain expertise in our users and ensure the app stays aligned to the product vision

Within 6 Months:

  • Fully own the app roadmap; this includes research and development of new features/initiatives and aligning to product and business strategic initiatives
  • Responsible for analyzing and reporting on all app metrics across the company; turn analysis into actionable next steps and enhancements
  • Have an understanding of the app tech stack and an ability to work and communicate effectively with developers on the team
  • Work closely with product marketing to develop and drive app user re-engagement

Within 12 months:

  • You will have deep knowledge of all aspects of the app and how it integrates with company strategy and become the go-to person for everything app related
  • Use data-driven and user insights from the app to inform overall product and business strategy
  • Continue to develop long term app strategy and roadmap; expand the app’s offerings as the Niche product evolves and expands. 

What We Are Looking For

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in a quantitative field
  • 1+ years of relevant work experience as a product manager, preferably in a scrum environment 
  • Self-directed; ability to translate vague requirements into prioritized problems to solve
  • A passion for exploration and learning new things; the app still an immature product using bleeding edge technologies and tools which requires regular research, resourcefulness, and self-motivated learning
  • Experience with SQL, R, Python, or other tools for analysis
  • Statistical modeling & A/B testing experience

Why Niche?

  • Full time, salaried position with competitive compensation
  • Comprehensive health plan, including vision and dental, provided at no cost to the employee.
  • 20 PTO days, 10 Paid Holidays and 3 Volunteer Days Off per year
  • Parental leave
  • Stock options and SIMPLE IRA
  • Your ideas and work will make an immediate impact on our company and millions of users

Niche will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship now or in the future for this opening.

Candidates only.  No recruiters or agencies, please. All of our open positions are located in our Pittsburgh, PA office. Sorry, we do not offer relocation assistance.

Niche is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering an inclusive, innovative environment with the best employees. Therefore, we provide employment opportunities without regard to age, race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law. If there are preparations we can make to help ensure you have a comfortable and positive interview experience, please let us know.

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Niche is a small team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. We’re a unique blend of data scientists, engineers, parents, and “yinzers” who are looking for exceptional talent to grow our company. Read more about Niche and check out our team page.

We believe people’s lives are made better by having the right resources to inform their biggest life decisions. Your ideas and work will make an immediate impact on our company and millions of users.

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