The Opportunity

Modern Tribe is looking for a talented Product Owner to join our Incubator team.Modern Tribe’s Incubator team works across the LW Family of WP brands, which includes one of the largest Learning Management Systems (LearnDash) and the largest open-source calendaring and events framework (The Events Calendar). We are looking for an experienced product owner to help us improve the user experience for our existing products as well as help us develop new products already in the works.

Our team needs a strategist to support design and dev teams by providing research, goals, and requirements to inform creative ideation on features and presentation of content and technical scope. This role requires an understanding of the product development cycle, how to release and when to release, how to target an MVP, and guide a product roadmap successfully.

Above and beyond your individual talents, we’re looking for someone to join our team. We’re a very collaborative bunch, eager for feedback. The work we execute is the product of the team. If you’re excited about learning from others and helping others – you’ll find a good home here.
If that sounds like you, get in touch.

Inclusion Statement

Modern Tribe is committed to a culture that embraces diversity and inclusion. We foster an environment of collaboration, open engagement, fairness and respect regardless of differences in age, race, disability, national origin, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation or veteran status. As a hybrid workspace ranging from distributed contractors to traditional employees, we value the unique perspectives and experiences of our global team.

We come from all walks of life. We are small business owners. We are tattoo aficionados and 80’s movie buffs and ex-pats. We are homeschool teachers. We are single parents. We are musicians, college drop-outs, and entrepreneurs. We are travelers, feminists, runners, volunteers, and makers. We are a Modern Tribe.

Everyday we strive to fulfill our motto: live well and do good work. We hope you will consider joining us.

What You’ll Do

  • Develop User Stories: You understand the business, market, and user needs for our client’s products and are able to produce well-defined user stories.
  • Research and definition: You have experience with user research, moderating user and stakeholder interviews, and broad requirements gathering.
  • Backlog Grooming and Feature Roadmapping: You are able to facilitate Backlog Grooming meetings and develop product roadmaps.
  • Technical or creative: You understand firsthand what goes into executing a digital product. You have a general idea of how complex tasks are and can competently channel the perspective of designers or engineers who may not be present in the conversation.
  • Design and engineering work: You understand what makes a great user experience (both the front-end user and the admins/editors). You collaborate with creative and engineering to ensure we do good work. If you approve of the work created by the team, we can assume it’s good work.
  • Figure out solutions to hard problems with many constraints, using sound judgment to assess risks, and to layout your argument in a well-structured, data-informed, written narrative.

Personal Competencies

  • Strong communication skills
  • Experience working as part of a remote team
  • Self-motivated, detail-oriented
  • Strong organizational skills
  • A methodical approach to all tasks
  • Ability to prioritize workloads and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work on multiple projects at the same time and complete tasks in a timely manner
  • Ability to work remotely with little-to-no supervision is a must
  • Excited to be part of a team with the potential for a long term relationship
  • Fluent English speaker

Knowledge & Experience

  • 3-5 years of experience working as a Product Owner ideally on a distributed web design / dev team
  • Experience performing user and stakeholder research
  • Experience Identifying, documenting and translating requirements into executable plans that adhere to both timeline and budget.
  • Experienced with WordPress: You have experience working on high-scale WordPress installs and an understanding of the WordPress community and recent developments in WordPress.
  • Demonstrable history of digital product definition
  • Understanding of product development lifecycle
  • Competency in code – this is not a developer position, but we expect a general understanding of how technology works
  • Passion for detail and standards
  • Proven ability to conduct user testing
  • Experience in interpreting analytics
  • UX & IA Skills – wireframing tools, site mapping tools (i.e. Figma + Miro)
  • UX strategy processes i.e. affinity mapping, user research, user journey mapping, etc.

        Bonus Points

        • Demonstrable history of designing and shipping products for web and mobile
        • Proven leading skills, including working with remote team members.

        Location

        Work from anywhere in North, Central or South America. If your timezone is outside of US business hours but you work at least 4+ hours of overlap each day, let's chat. You must be fluent in English. You just need a computer and a strong wifi signal to support daily video chats with the Tribe.

        Compensation

        This is a part time role 15-20 hours per week. Pay range is USD $60-70 per hour commensurate with background, qualifications and experience. We often start our freelancers on a one time contract position (though we are always seeking long standing relationships with awesome people).

        Perks

        We believe that distributed working is a way of life. We understand what it means to work remotely. We offer consistency in expectations, payment, and support. We believe in learning from each other and fostering personal growth. You can expect to learn a lot while working with us.

        (Also, if you work enough with us, we’ll bring you on the team trips.)

        Who We Are

        Modern Tribe, Inc. is a rapidly growing software & design company. We develop custom solutions for some of the world’s largest companies, government institutions and smaller growing organizations. We pride ourselves on our ability to bridge people and technology and to bring the passion and dedication of an entrepreneur to every project. Our team is composed of talented employees and freelancers around North & South America (and a smattering across the globe).

        Who You Are

        We love working with each other because we have built a culture that suits us well. We work primarily with freelancers and coordinate their talents for large projects. To be on our team, you must be:

        • HAPPY: Where there is a will, there is a way. Having a positive disposition allows us to achieve great things and to support each other.
        • HELPFUL: Always looking for ways that you can help others.
        • CURIOUS: It is essential that you have a passion for learning. Technology changes daily, and life has a way of constantly raising the bar.
        • ACCOUNTABLE: Our clients expect us to get the right thing done on budget and on time. Communicating expectations and meeting them is the cornerstone of success.