Product Manager (PdM)

 Published 12 days ago
    
 Japan
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About BoostDraft
BoostDraft is a software engineering company that develops IDE for documents. It was founded by MIT and Stanford grad students, developing an assisted document editor for documents. It is a new document editor that employs error checking, reference checking and auto-completion using both rule-based approach and NLP, like what coding editors/IDE (e.g. VSCode, Pycharm) do.

Demo is in p9, 10, 11, https://link.boostdraft.com/sh1K

Background & Traction
We are currently focusing on Lawyers who draft relatively standardized but long documents, such as contracts. With only two years after our product launch, we already have more than 7,500 active paid users. We have several long-term, large-scale contracts with famed enterprises and law firms. As a result, we have been highly profitable from Day 1 and experienced exponential growth without outside funding at all.

Join our Engineering-First Team
At BoostDraft, we prioritize quality over quantity. As an engineering-first company. Around 70% of our team members are software engineers with extensive experiences from companies such as Microsoft, IBM, HTC, Yahoo!, and R&D in NTT. Our CEO, Yohei, who has proven experience in both Software Engineering and Business management, has built an organization that values and empowers software engineers.

Why BoostDraft?
Join a company that values innovation, research, and organic growth.
At BoostDraft, we offer:

  • Extensive Opportunities for extending our software : Similar to VS Code, our software has multiple opportunities in adjacent area, such as Version management, Comparison, Extension, and integration with other software
  • Focus on R&D for new technology: We heavily focus on research for knowledge extraction leveraging user data
  • An Engineering-first approach: The CEO is also a software engineer and over 70% of members are software engineers. We believe in empowering our engineers and providing them with the resources they need to succeed.
  • Rapid organic growth : We have experienced 300% revenue growth, are profitable, and have achieved this without outside investment. All of our revenue is coming from referrals by users, no marketing efforts

Notable Achievements
BoostDraft was accepted by prestigious accelerator program: 

  • MassChallenge (Top 30 US accelerator)
  • StartX (Stanford Accelerator, 7% acceptance rate)
  • MIT Sandbox (Accelerator of Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Technical Challenges We Solve

  • Performance improvement using both partial analysis and full analysis
  • Synchronization between user input and on-memory text
  • Cache efficiency to increase highlight performance during/after user input
  • Security preserving Natural Language Processing, such as Federated Learning

What’s your challenge
As a Product Manager at BoostDraft, you will be responsible for managing the development and launch of new features.

  • Work with cross-functional teams to launch features
  • Dive deep into data to understand key opportunities and customer pain points
  • Define a roadmap of high impact growth features
  • Develop clear business and product requirements

Requirements

Skills

  • Product Management, Agile Development, and User Research skills
    (Ideally, 3+ years of experience in Product Management)
  • Excellent communication, leadership, and project management skills
  • Data analysis and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to coordinate cross-functional teams and prioritize tasks

Language Requirement

  • Proficiency in English for effective communication (must-have)
  • Proficiency in Japanese for effective communication (highly desired)

Academic Background

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field

Nice-to-have

  • Proficiency with legal technology is advantageous.
  • Previous experience working in a startup environment

Benefits

Visa and Relocation

Our teams are working fully remotely, and we are expanding our global presence. While our headquarters are currently in Japan, relocation to Japan is not mandatory. If you wish to relocate, we are happy to help you obtain a visa.

Working Arrangement

  • Fully remote

※For employees residing near Tokyo, there may be opportunities to work in person several times a month

  • Flexible working time
    • Flexible time: 6:00 am - 11:30 am / 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    • Core time: 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
  • Virtual Office
    • You'll have the ability to craft a character within a virtual office environment and engage with fellow colleagues through interactive experiences

Others
<Location>
Home, or any other place equivalent to home
※There is a possibility of commuting to a location designated by the company due to business reasons

<Holidays>
5-day workweek(Saturday, Sunday, Public Holidays / End of Year and New Year holidays (set by company) / others set by company)

<Employment Status> 
Full-time(Fixed overtime pay included) 
※permanent employment

<Probation Period>
6 months

<Prevention of Passive Smoking>
Yes

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