Technical Product Manager

Beacon

Beacon offers a four-day work week with a focus on efficiency and a healthy work-life balance (Mon-Thurs, 32hrs)

Only considering candidates who are eligible to work in London, UK ⚠️

About Beacon

At Beacon we’re a growing technology startup building the best nonprofit-focused CRM in the world. We passionately believe in the power of technology to make a difference.

Chris and David, both software engineers, founded Beacon in 2017 to build a new kind of charity CRM using the latest technology and design principles.

Now hundreds of innovative charities around the world trust Beacon to run their core technology infrastructure. Animal welfare, human rights, disaster relief, cancer support - all powered by Beacon. You can see a quick demo of our product, here , and find out more about our features here .

We have doing good at the core of our mission, but we're also profitable, privately owned, and our goals are for long term sustainable growth - not making a quick buck for venture capitalists.

At Beacon we take building exceptional software very seriously. In a recent survey by Fundraising magazine we were rated 4.9/5 on functionality and 5/5 on ease of use - we want to keep it that way!

You’ll be playing a crucial role in the organisation at an exciting point in our journey.  Your focus will be on product delivery and technical management of the ongoing development of the whole Beacon product offering. While this is not a role in which you are expected to write code, you will need to deeply understand the technology we use and work closely with the engineering team in a hands-on way every day.

Responsibilities

  • Develop a profound understanding of the Beacon product, and contribute to product strategy
  • Be the main liaison between the Engineering team and the rest of the organisation
  • Talk to customers and partners regularly. You’ll need to seek out early adopters of features, gather and organise feedback, and keep our roadmap aligned with our customers’ needs
  • Coordinate with Beacon integration partners to drive our pipeline of integrations
  • Take end-to-end ownership of product delivery, from defining requirements to managing testing and deployment
  • Manage our backlog of features, chores, and bugs (we use Shortcut).  This includes gathering and synthesising feedback from the Customer Support, Customer Success, and Sales teams.
  • Assist the Customer Support and Customer Success teams in diagnosing and resolving complex customer problems
  • You’ll be comfortable stepping up and taking charge of the situation when bad things happen.  As alarms are blaring and deployments are failing, you’ll be cool as a cucumber.
  • Manage the day-to-day release communications for the engineering team, including internal and external communications about product updates and contribute to developing Beacon’s guide.
  • Take ownership of the customer onboarding flow and drive development of the experience for new customers

Requirements

  • At least 5 years of experience as a product manager at a B2B SaaS company
  • Previous technical experience in software engineering and/or a technical university education
  • Absolutely superb communication skills.  You need to be able to communicate effectively across all of Beacon’s internal teams, including the founders, engineers, customer success managers, and the sales team. You’ll also need to be charming and friendly with external parties such as Beacon customers, partners, and integrations partners.

Benefits

  • Our customers are all charities - you'll get to build your career whilst having a genuinely positive impact on the world
  • Four day work week. Our working model gives everyone a 3 day weekend, every week.
  • We'll give you 6 weeks (24 days) of holiday every year, plus bank holidays
  • Taking time off is important. And we really mean it: We'll pay you a £60 bonus for every day of holiday you take
  • Banded salary system so that everyone is paid the same for doing the same job, and compensation growth within the organisation is clear.
  • Guaranteed pay rise to adjust for market changes every 12 months
  • Beacon is climate positive (beyond carbon neutral), so your employment won't hurt the planet. Learn more
  • A proper pension - we'll match 150% of your pension contributions (up to 10%)
  • Private health insurance with routine dental & optical cover
  • Modern parental leave policy (12 weeks at full pay, and it's the same for everyone, regardless of gender or circumstances)
  • Cycle to work scheme

Working together

As a team we prefer to be together in our office (4-6 New Inn Broadway, London, EC2A 3PR) and we'd want you to join us - so this is not a remote role. We offer flexible working hours and while your usual place of work will be with us in the office, you can work home when you need to.

We passionately believe in doing our part to address the tech sector's diversity problem

We believe that in building diversity we build strength.

We encourage everyone with the required skills to apply, we consider building a diverse and representative team to be critical to our success, and we actively pursue building a more diverse team.

We have a banded salary system to ensure that nobody is paid differently for the same role. Salaries across the organisation, including executive pay, are entirely transparent.

Our parental leave policy provides for 12 weeks of full pay, and can be taken by any parent, regardless of their new parenting circumstances.

We are actively working to demonstrate our commitment to our values by working towards Bloody Good Period’s ‘Bloody Good Employer’ certification and towards becoming a certified BCorp .

Beaconbeaconcrm.org

Innovative CRM solutions for the charity sector, focused on efficiency and impact.

Working Week

Beacon offers a four-day work week with a focus on efficiency and a healthy work-life balance (Mon-Thurs, 32hrs)

  • Mon
  • Tue
  • Wed
  • Thu
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    Fri

Our Vacation Policy

6 weeks of holiday per year, plus bank holidays. We also pay a £60 bonus for each holiday day taken. This works out as

  • 32 days
  • 52 Fridays
  • 84 days off per year

Remote Working Policy

We work from our office in Shoreditch, London (with some remote working opportunities)

Company Benefits

  • Vitality private health cover including dental and optical
  • 150% match on pension contributions up to 10%
  • Flexible four-day work week
  • 12 weeks at full pay for all parents
  • Included in private health cover
  • Modern equipment including Apple Macbook Air/Pro
  • £60 bonus for each holiday day taken

Our Team

We're a team of 19 across 5 departments:

  • engineering
    4
  • support
    4
  • entrepreneurship
    2
  • marketing
    1
  • information technology
    1

Desirable Skills and Experience

  • Product management
  • Technical background
  • B2B SaaS experience
  • Software engineering knowledge
  • Communication skills

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