Join us on Peterson's, the leading EdTech platform for test prep materials

Project Manager

Remote, Croatia
Jelena Šverko
Jelena Šverko
HR Generalist

We are currently hiring a Project Manager, to join us on Peterson’s project, the largest test-prep service provider in the USA. If you’re familiar with the process of developing a digital product, have a leadership mindset, great communication, and organizational skills, we expect your application!

Our company culture

As a remote-first company, we value flexibility and create an environment where our team members can adjust their working schedules according to their hobbies and other activities. In achieving goals, we encourage our team members to be proactive and take the initiative, while we always have their back when they need some guidance or advice. We enjoy teamwork and like to celebrate the success of others, and when communicating feedback, we do it in a constructive way.

To keep all of our team members informed about what’s happening on the company level, inside each department, and on every project, every month we organize an all-hands meeting. Also, at the end of the meeting, anyone can ask any question and there are no tabu topics. 🙂

To keep track of how our team members are progressing and how satisfied they are, we held regular performance review meetings twice a year. Apart from those meetings, we’re also open at any time for team members to reach out with any questions, ideas, or concerns they wish to communicate.

Overall, we try to create an environment where our team members can reach their full potential by using and improving their knowledge and skills day by day, working in a positive environment on interesting and meaningful projects.

Tomislav Tenodi, Andrija Prelec, Valentina Starčević, Mario Grgić, Nikolina Keleš and Dominik Pavičić at Speck

About Peterson’s project

The client you are going to be working with is Peterson’s, a leading provider of live, print, and online products and services, including test preparation (GMT, SAT, TOEFL), career exploration tools, and scholarship searches. Peterson’s platform is the main source of information for more than 500.000 students yearly. The users of Peterson’s platform also include universities across the US and government agencies. One of the products within Peterson’s platform is also Dantes, a mobile and web application providing academic courses free of charge to all active-duty military, their families, and DoD civilians. 

In Speck we have a team of more than 15 experts that have been working on Peterson’s platform development. The whole Peterson’s company contains of 3 major teams in different countries: business team is located in the USA, product team in Croatia and content and support team in the Philippines. In less than a year we have managed to improve the code quality through the Gitflow Workflow process. We use Gitlab merge request for code review, all of the new features are covered with functional and unit testing enabling us to cover the larger portions of code coverage. Also, we use the Gitlab CI/CD method to build, test and deploy new applications. We successfully developed 2 mobile apps using native technologies and are currently working on their improvement.

Our team works directly with Peterson’s founders and holds a great dose of ownership over the product development. 

Peterson’s platform is the main source of information for more than 500.000 students yearly, as well as their parents, teachers, and operations teams working on the college application management

Some of the other products we are currently working on in Speck – A product that we have developed independently enables candidates to prepare better for exams in traffic regulations as part of training for driving schools and allows driving schools to easily track the progress of candidates.

Branko – A product in the field of occupational safety, that helps small and mid-sized companies to keep everything they need in one place, digitized and well organized.

KidzToPros – EdTech startup from California (San Francisco) that scaled from providing extracurricular activities in one school to over 250 schools and tens of thousands of satisfied children and parents, in less than two years. We help KidzToPros to define product strategy, design the web and mobile interfaces, market their services, and measure the impact of their efforts.

What can you expect from us?

1. Competitive salary

We offer you a competitive compensation package along with regular evaluations of your skills and knowledge to enable your further growth and growth of your salary, along with the additional benefits.

2. Flexible working schedule

You can shape your working schedule according to your life, hobbies, and interests. No questions asked as long as the job is done.

3. Remote work

Even though we have an office in Zagreb (HUB385), we are a remote-first company.

4. Professional development

We organize internal educational lectures in the fields of Development, Design, QA, Product, and Marketing. Apart from that, we make sure you have access to any online course or book that you need and have a digital library with Kindle devices available for use.

5. SPECKtacular company culture

We respect one another enough to give and receive honest feedback. But we also know that the most valuable feedback is spoken through empathy which is why we nurture the culture of inclusivity and teamwork.

6. Slick equipment

MacBooks, monitors, headphones, magic mouses, and wireless keyboards – whatever you need to be at your best. In case you will be needing anything else, we are happy to hear your requests!

Peterson’s team gathering

What do we expect from you?

  • 3+ years of experience in managing the development of the digital products using agile methodologies
  • Familiarity with the process of developing web/mobile applications
  • Familiarity with basic UX/UI design principles
  • Proactivity, responsible approach to the challenges on the projects, willingness to get out of the comfort zone, and the ability to quickly learn new skills
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Excellent knowledge of English 

What will be your responsibilities?

  • Structuring complex projects into clear tasks for your team members 
  • Prioritizing tasks according to the business needs of clients
  • Building a trusting relationship with the clients through clear and frequent communication
  • Leading meetings with clients to agree on functionalities and to keep track of the development progress
  • Organizing and leading daily meetings with the team
  • Helping clients make strategic decisions (e.g. functionalities), through market research, customer interviews, discovery workshops, and other means
  • Creating status reports and evaluations after projects are done
  • Creating and delivering project development plans, briefs, estimates, and other deliverables

In case you have the skills and knowledge mentioned above, don’t hesitate – send us your CV and we will get back to you! 🙂

If you have any questions about this position, shoot us a message at [email protected]

The position is open until January 15th or until filled.

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