Frontiers is hiring a

Product Manager

Lausanne, Switzerland

We are looking for a technical product manager with web development background to complement our product management team and take responsibility for a part of the Frontiers Internet platform.

Your primary responsibilities include:

  • Translate market and stakeholder requirements into functional specification and implementation plans.
  • Take responsibility for the user experience and collaborate with designers and stakeholders to create the best possible solutions.
  • Act as interface to the off- and onshore functional and development teams to coordinate and manage technical and functional improvements to our website and the integration of third party products.
  • Fill the role of Scrum Product Owner for one or more development teams.
  • Identify opportunities to improve and accelerate the Frontiers platform.
  • Understand social media and open access publishing trends and how they influence the value of the site.
  • Constantly communicate with all stakeholders in the appropriate language and abstraction level.
  • Quantify, track and regularly report on KPI metrics.

  • We seek a team player with great initiative and a get-it-done attitude. Candidates must be able to handle a fast paced work environment while juggling several different tasks at the same time. Excellent organizational, communications, and multi-tasking skills are musts.

    Required skills and qualifications include:

  • Strong analytical skills and independent, entrepreneurial approach.
  • Experience in product management with a focus on web based products is desirable, experience in project management is a plus.
  • Experience as developer of web technology, databases and APIs or a solid conceptual understanding of these technologies..
  • Experience in writing functional and technical specifications, including diagrams, workflows and use cases.
  • Experience with Agile Methodologies (SCRUM) is a plus.
  • Social media and networking savvy.
  • Solid communication skills in English, both written and verbal are an absolute must.
  • Environment

    The working language in our environment is English. We are working for customers around the world and with suppliers in different countries and time zones.


    Please submit your application in English.

    Application Deadline: 31/12/2016

    Applicants must be Swiss or EU citizen (from a Schengen country) or have a valid Swiss work permit.

    Agencies must first contact jobs@frontiersin.org and confirm agreement to our T&C’s, failing which any exclusivity and/or candidate representation right will be considered to be waived.



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