This is a remote permanent opportunity for candidates based in the UK or Europe.

The Role

By putting the ‘human’ at the heart of everything we do, NearForm creates software solutions that accelerate enterprise success, enrich customer experience and contribute to the development of our community. Our Product community plays a big role in supporting and executing on our stakeholders’ business vision by working with the engineering teams on user experience, architecture, design and development, driving to successful product launches.

A Product Manager is responsible for the business management of a product and its commercial success. They are required to have both a 10,000 ft view and a 2 foot view by defining and executing on a the product strategy, clearly communicating this strategy and vision to stakeholders and delivery team members clearly, collaborating with all parties needed to uncover and define requirements, and carrying a deep understanding of the user needs to support the product strategy. This role is operationally hands-on with an emphasis on defining the product vision and strategy with stakeholders and NearForm counterparts in order to create a robust and clearly defined backlog for the engineering team to execute on in delivery.

Key responsibilities are to:

  • Translate business strategy into product strategy and execute to that strategy in the delivery phase with the engineering team[s]
  • Collaborate with stakeholder to define the product roadmap
  • Lead the ideation, development, and launch of features
  • Drive action throughout the organization to get products to market
  • Plan and carry out product launches, MVP and phased releases
  • Provide insight to stakeholders on the product, competitors, technical innovations and market
  • Support a SaaS platform and 3rd party integrations
  • Provide product marketing with insights on key differentiators and messages
  • Write requirements – typically as epics, features and user stories – including clear acceptance criteria
  • Define and adhere to Definition of Ready and Definition of Done
  • Support Product Owner, stakeholders and NF engineering team[s] with any questions they may have
  • Support grooming and refinement ceremonies in collaboration with Tech Leads to ensure alignment on the requirements and to support the delivery goals
  • Identify, document and communicate risks, changes or delays as soon as possible
  • Manage all aspects of in-life products, including customer feedback, requirements, and issues
  • Participate in daily scrum meetings, planning, reviews, demos and retrospectives


  • Hands-on experience in a product management role in an agile environment collaborating directly with engineers and designers
  • Experience with early stage products, new product development, and product modernization from discovery to MVP launch, and beyond
  • Proven ability to collaborate with with stakeholders from various levels, areas of the organisation, and with differing business goals to drive to successful roadmaps and releases
  • Strong problem solving and troubleshooting skills with product experience exercising mature judgment
  • Ability to define and lead product discovery workshops to define customer journeys, deliver tangible roadmaps and prioritised backlog
  • Understanding of product analytics and KPIs/OKRs, including test and learn and A/B testing methodologies
  • Focuses on business outcomes and not just the tactical outputs
  • Ability to travel


  • Being able to listen for additional opportunities for NearForm
  • Ability to prioritise competition priorities
  • High energy and ability to lead cross-functional teams to deliver successful outcomes


  • Work remotely; we have a genuine dedication to work/life balance. 
  • Work flexibly; we appreciate there are more important things in life than work so our flexible working culture allows you to work around what matters – school run, no problem!
  • The Wellness Hub: We have a genuine commitment to fostering/improving NearFormers’ wellbeing; we offer resources and support, including a NearForm advice line which offers confidential support for anything from relationship issues to staying healthy.

Please get in touch to discuss remuneration.

Although we are widely dispersed, NearFormers are a tightly-knit team. We trust one another and care about our colleagues. We all get together in person at our annual company retreat, of course when we’re not faced with a global pandemic! Building on our open-source origins, we promote the sharing of thoughts, knowledge and ideas.

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