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Technology Product Manager, Tend

Tend.com is a SaaS platform aimed at helping small-scale farmers manage their farm operation. Our platform allows the farmer to create a profitable crop plan, execute the plan, and sell products all from one place. We enable the farmer to keep track of every activity so that they can apply for and keep organic certification with a click of a button. Tend is an all-in-one platform that allows farmers to plan their crops, keep records, manage daily operations and track sales, all in a user-friendly platform available on any device connected to the web. Our customers praise Tend as the best crop planning software on the market! Similarly, we feel we have the absolute best customers who remain enthusiastically engaged in the development process and without them we wouldn’t be where we are today. We need someone to help us tell the stories that matter most to our customers. Read more about us at www.tend.com

 

Technology Product Manager

Part time | Location: Remote | Brand: Tend

Reports to: VP of Product, Tend

 

The Role

We are looking for a unique individual who can validate a high level feature idea with our customers and then convert it into detailed specifications and can also work closely with the development team to take a big feature from concept into production level implementation. The candidate may also be asked to take an already pre-specified feature idea and make it more relevant so that the engineering team can implement it. 

We would like the candidate to also have small scale farming knowledge and experience since the features you will be adding will be ones that save farmers time and money in the management of their farms.

The ideal candidate would be someone who has farmed before in an organic, small scale setting but also has experience in SaaS software creation and modern software development practices.

BENEFITS 

  • Food: Tend has an affiliated farm called Rancho Soquel in Santa Cruz, California. You have access to a free weekly Organic CSA box when the fields are producing. 
  • Location: This position is remote, so skip the commute and hit your deadlines from home. 
  • Flexibility: We understand that life does not always work around the 9-5pm work schedule. We offer flexible hours and prioritize healthy outdoor activities, as well as family time. This position is part-time, with the possibility for full-time for the right candidate. 
  • Wellness: We are affiliated with Everyday Yoga and SwimOutlet. Enjoy discounts on the products offered in these stores and a pro discount on many other top gear companies. Enjoy access to online yoga classes and more.  

WHAT YOU WILL DO

  • Represent the customer (be a proxy) within the development process
  • Validate the feature and its detailed design with a set of existing customers
  • Articulate and defend the feature vision and its value proposition to the user and to tend.com
  • Write requirements – typically as user stories and epics
  • Maintain and prioritize the feature backlog 
  • Track releases 
  • Participate in daily scrum meetings, planning, reviews and retrospectives  
  • Support the development team with any questions they may have 
  • Provide insight to stakeholders on the product and market
  • UX Design Skill (Sketch...etc) - mockups 
  • Work with product veterans/specialist to flush out ideas
  • Conduct a UAT with customer

WHO YOU ARE

  • Technical Integrations with other SaaS platforms (E.g. QuickBooks)
  • Small Scale farming
  • JIRA, Confluence, Sketch, Balsamiq
  • Interaction with offshore dev teams
  • Performing research with customers for new feature designs
  • Performing UATs

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More About Us 

We’re a small startup that’s passionate about building tools to help small scale farmers grow quality food and run successful farming businesses. We started Tend with farmers in mind, and are proud to have team members who’ve farmed throughout the world. We’re also fortunate to have a first-class technology and engineering team who’ve spent many years working in startups and larger tech companies. Most of all, we're proud of our close relationships with the small scale farmers who use Tend to manage their farm.

Our Mission

Tend strives to support an ecosystem of good food. At Tend, we are guided by a set of values that shapes the way we build software tools. 

Healthy Food

We believe that food should be grown with integrity, respect for the environment, and consideration for those who are growing and eating it.

Community

We’re working hard to support a community of growers, sellers, and consumers to make it easy for everyone to have access to healthy, sustainable, and high quality food.

Environment

We believe in farming methods that work with nature to support local, healthy and small-scale agro-ecosystems, and we see sustainable/diversified farming as the way of the future.

Technology

We believe in the power of well-designed, easy-to-use, and data-driven software to empower individuals and communities to do great things.

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