Product Manager


  • Team: Product
  • Salary: £54,000-£64,000 + benefits + equity
  • Location: London, or within ±2 hours from GMT
  • Closing: 11:59pm, 18th Aug 2021 BST

Perks and benefits

Flexible working hours
Work from home option
Wellness programs
Additional parental leave
Extra holiday
Professional development

Candidate happiness

8.96 (1541)

Job Description

Applied is the platform for unbiased hiring. 

We’re pushing back against outdated hiring practices by rearchitecting the process and leaving CVs behind. We use cutting edge behavioural science, research, and data to build a product with purpose. It removes opportunities for bias, enabling organizations to surface the best candidates and take the guesswork out of hiring.

Given what we do, we’re keen to build diverse teams and offer flexible and part-time working hours. We trust people to work enough hours to do good work, at times that suit you and your team.

This is your chance to get in on the ground floor of a fast growing, investor backed start-up and be part of changing the way hiring is done on a global scale. You can read more about us in the New York Times, Harvard Business Review, TechCrunch, and New Scientist and learn more about how we give Candidates useful feedback here.

The Role

We’re changing the way hiring is done for good and need a Product Manager to work within our growing product and engineering team, helping Applied on a fast-paced journey.

We have an amazing product - our NPS puts us in the 100th percentile for SaaS products (that's really true!) and our clients have seen a real improvement in their hiring metrics: 3x improvement in interview to offer rate, 3x improvement in diverse candidates and 66% reduction in time spent on recruitment!

About Our Product and Engineering Team 

We’re a team who:

  • Are passionate about making high quality digital products that add real and meaningful value to people's lives

  • Can collaborate effectively, inspire those around them, and start from a position of empathy.

  • Understand the business objectives, the needs of the broader team and work with engineering and commercial to prioritise accordingly.

  • Are comfortable working in an early-stage environment, and the autonomy and uncertainty that change can bring.

Our Product Manager should:

  • fall in love with a user need/problem, not with a solution

  • love using data to guide action (but know that sometimes nothing can beat talking to users)

  • love collaborating with others to get things done in an agile manner

  • be able to refine and prioritise a backlog; explaining why decisions are made

  • be able to address production issues during sprints

  • be able to communicate clearly (and persuasively when needs be)

The job opportunity

In your first 6 months you'll:

  • Contribute to defining the product roadmap, working to identify the 'why', 'what' and 'so what'- then working with the team to set scope and deliver working solutions to user needs.

  • Work with data to analyse what works and prioritise where to start and how to iterate - learning how we use behavioural science to help our clients debias hiring and make better hiring decisions

  • Make big contributions to our product. You'll be working with design and the engineering team from day one and getting stuck into our scrum process from the very start

  • Collaborate with stakeholders across the business - collecting feedback and needs from sales, customer success, support and of course- directly talking to users and conducting research yourself

  • Shape our process - we love a good retro and continually inspecting and improving how we work is core to how we work as a team

You'll benefit from:

  • Equity in the business

  • Wellbeing benefit and access to Spill

  • Remote working budget 

  • Internet allowance

  • Learning & development budget

  • Involvement in other aspects of the business, from strategy, management and training, to shaping team culture

  • Being part of something that's both commercially successful and socially important

We’re working remotely first and finding better options for folks who need an office. Our general aim is to have 2 away days throughout the year so we can all meet in person at least a few times a year. 

What are the next steps?

Our process is progressive - Instead of submitting a CV, you’ll answer 5 work-related questions. Our goal is to assess your approach to a problem and better understand what knowledge and skills you have. 

If you work at Applied, you'll need to search for things, so feel free to do this during the application as it isn’t a test. 

Your answers will be anonymized, randomized and reviewed by the team. We use these scores to shortlist for interview where we will do a design session as a team, a problem solving task, a portfolio review and a reverse interview where you get to ask us questions. We also think giving feedback is incredibly valuable for candidates, so at the end of the process, you'll see how well you performed during the application process.

Expected duration of this application process: 2 months.

Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You won't need a CV to apply to this job

Start your de-biased application


Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You won't need a CV to apply to this job

Start your de-biased application