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Cialfo simplifies college applications for one reason: to make education accessible

Product Owner (Singapore HQ)

$35k – $60k
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About Cialfo

Inspire others. Challenge the system. Join Cialfo and be a part of something BIG!

We are a team of former counselors with one vision - to make college application management simple, efficient & accessible to students, parents, and counselors!

At Cialfo, we work independently. We balance ownership and initiative with flexibility, trusting you to ship on time. While Cialfo is a fast-paced environment, we also believe decisions made quickly should be made thoughtfully.

Our culture is the north star that guides how we work together and with our partners. Are you looking to build something greater than yourself? Do you want to work alongside some of the most talented people in the industry? If so, Cialfo might be the place for you.

Our team draws on a diverse, rich set of experiences and skills to tackle big challenges with beautiful solutions. With >100% growth within the last year, we're constantly taking on challenges in search algorithms, infrastructure scalability, and growth. We're building solutions for these problems that are scalable, performant, and elegant — all while maintaining a delightful user experience.

About This Role:

We are seeking a strong software Product Manager to work with our dream team environment in order to deliver the best software solutions to our innovative and industry-leading products.
As a product manager, your job is to make sure the right things get done. At a high level, this means establishing a clear vision for what a product should be and what needs to be done to get there. On a day to day basis, this means handling all the different facets of a project and making sure they’re coordinated. And at the core, this means building a foundation of knowledge across user needs, technical constraints, and design goals so you can act as a bridge across all of them.
You are seeking new challenges and an opportunity to further advance your skills and career solving business problems with technology.
You are naturally self-motivated, always comfortable to manage conflicting expectations, deliver cutting-edge software products under constant changes.
You are the perfect conduit between the leading software development team and real-world humans of stakeholders, customers, competitors and the macroeconomic.
You have the unique skills of connecting dissimilar capabilities and make them more impactful than simply putting them together.
At the end of the day, it is your passion, drive and commitment that will ensure you can bring a concept to a functional and cutting-edge software product.
This role reports directly to the co-founder and Chief Product Officer and is based out of Singapore (our headquarters).


· Providing vision and direction to the Agile development team and stakeholders throughout the project and create requirements, user stories, wireframes, high-fi prototypes and acceptance criteria.
· Ensure that the team always has an adequate amount of prior prepared tasks to work on.
· Plan and prioritize product backlog and development for the product.
· Define the product vision, road-map and growth opportunities.
· Assess value, develop cases and prioritize stories, epics and themes to ensure work focuses on those with the maximum value that is aligned with product strategy.
· Provide backlog management, iteration planning, and elaboration of the user stories.
· Lead the planning product release plans and set an expectation for delivery of new functionalities.
· Provide an active role in mitigating impediments impacting successful team completion of Release/Sprint Goals.
· Research and analyze market, the users, and the roadmap for the product.
· Follow our competitors and the industry.
· Keep abreast with Agile/Scrum best practices and new trends.


· Previous working experience as a Product Owner using the Scrum method.
· Diploma or Degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Engineering or similar relevant field.
· In-depth knowledge of Agile process and principles.
· Outstanding communication, presentation and leadership skills.
· Excellent organizational and time management skills.
· Sharp analytical and problem-solving skills.
· Creative thinker with a vision.
· Attention to details.

Cialfo Benefits

· Exact benefits vary depending on location. That said, all Cialfo employees receive the following:
· Private health insurance
· Base of 20 days paid time off
· Work from home & abroad flexibility

If you’d prefer to apply directly, please send your CV to hello@cialfo.co.

Cialfo is an equal opportunity employer and firmly believes in inclusion and diversity. It takes a diversity of thought, culture, background, and perspective to create a truly global education platform.

Cialfo - College Applications Platform at a glance

Cialfo simplifies college applications for one reason: to make education accessible

Cialfo - College Applications Platform focuses on SaaS, K-12 Education, Edtech, and College Admissions. Their company has offices in Singapore, Washington DC, Shanghai, and Delhi. They have a small team that's between 11-50 employees. To date, Cialfo - College Applications Platform has raised $7.8M of funding; their latest round was closed on July 2019.

You can view their website at http://www.cialfo.co or find them on Facebook and LinkedIn.

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