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As we grow our platform technologies we’re always keen to connect with talented programmers and designers, with a view to joining our dynamic team. We’re currently looking specifically for the following:

  • Product Owner London

    Beyond the Story (BTS) Limited: Stories for the touch generation

    We are a private company established in 2005 that has created some incredible immersive reading and gaming products for some huge media clients. We have a new product in development focused on creating a tool for story-tellers that provides a simple, fun, addictive and social way to produce, share and distribute stories. BTS is looking for an exceptional Product Owner to join a small but highly experienced Agile team to build the next generation of storytelling platforms.

    The Job:

    Product Owner

    Reporting to:

    CTO

    Purpose:

    The Product Owner is responsible for defining and driving the development of Beyond the Story’s new product ensuring that it delights customers and generates revenue.

    What you will do:

    • Define and drive the delivery of the roadmap, which will be set in collaboration and conjunction with the business stakeholders
    • Produce hypotheses with the team that we think will meet our business objectives and test them with customers using the right test/research mechanism
    • Work with the UX Lead and Development team in defining the user experience and customer delight factors
    • Manage process (or agency) for recruiting triallists and setting up user testing
    • Manage beta invitation and launch process
    • Understand the functions and utility that the product needs to serve at each step
    • Build a strategy for the future development of their product area, translating that into a clear roadmap for future development
    • Serve as the day-to-day point of contact and business decision maker for the delivery and technology teams, establishing a working model that ensures rapid progress but also effective upwards communication and consultation where and when needed
    • Complete, or ensure completed, all key business and product requirements documents necessary for development and stakeholder sign off (e.g., Business Briefs, Business Requirements)
    • Accountable with the delivery team to ensure that all budgets are managed effectively and within approved limits
    • Prepare and present updates and concepts to the wider company and stakeholders
    • Treat every opportunity large or small as an opportunity to innovate and surprise in terms of the quality of the end experience for customers
    • Lead daily standups and sprint retrospectives

    Skills and experience we need:

    • 6+ years in Product development and management
    • Demonstrable commercial acumen and understanding of how to build successful business strategies and business models
    • A Customer Champion with the ability to identify customer needs and use those needs effectively in the definition and development of new products
    • Proven ability to identify new product opportunities, and to make appropriate trade-offs and decisions in pursuing those opportunities
    • Experience in delivering great consumer products to mobile devices and desktops
    • Interest in story telling and social media
    • Willing to learn from colleagues and to share knowledge
    • Positive can do attitude, willing to solve problems and offer solutions

    Where you will work:

    Funky Fitzrovia - Near to Charlotte St in Central London.

    Remuneration and package:

    Contract or Permanent engagement can be negotiated when salary and benefits are discussed.


  • UI/UX Designer London

    Beyond the Story (BTS) Limited: Stories for the touch generation

    BTS is looking for exceptional talent to join a small but highly experienced Agile team to build the next generation of storytelling platforms.

    We are a private company established in 2005 that has created some incredible immersive reading and gaming products for some huge media clients. We are focussing part of our business on creating a tool for story-tellers that provides a simple, fun, addictive, social and mobile way to produce, share and distribute stories using their own content or content from the web.

    The Job:

    UI/UX Designer

    Reporting to:

    Product Owner

    Purpose:

    To help us create a modern, delightful and simple user experience and interface that hides complexity and uses the best of responsive web technology to delight our customers.

    What you will do:

    • Help the team produce hypothesis that we think will meet our business objectives and test them with customers using the right test/research mechanism.
    • Work with us on user journeys and flow to understand the system.
    • Understand the functions and utility that the product needs to serve at each step.
    • Produce wireframes/mockups of interface design.
    • Produce lo-fi design assets to test with customers.
    • Produce production quality assets.
    • Participate in sprint planning activities and six week hypothesis planning activities.
    • Participate in daily stand-ups and sprint retrospectives.

    Skills and experience we need:

    • 3-5 years minimum of web design working on successful modern web products.
    • In depth experience with web/app prototyping software and graphic design software (e.g Balsamiq, Sketch, Photoshop, Affinity).
    • Experience producing wireframes/storyboards.
    • Someone happy to go and do guerilla testing of concepts with the team.
    • Experience in hiding complexity in the interface while still offering rich functionality.
    • Willing to learn from colleagues and to share knowledge.
    • Positive can do attitude, willing to solve problems and offer solutions.

    Where you will work:

    Funky Fitzrovia - Near to Charlotte St in Central London.

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