Senior Product Manager

  • Product
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Senior Product Manager

Job description

Are you an experienced Product Manager, interested in leading software product planning, design & UX?   Unique opportunity to embed yourself into the business at an early stage of growth and be part of a passionate and driven team.  We are a company of 34 people, and growing, based in the UK and USA, managing 100+ clients across the globe.

About Us

Gecko was founded in 2012 with the vision of improving the way institutions manage enquiries generated from all corners of their digital marketing.  Now, our highly successful SaaS software is used in over 100 Universities across the globe. We are at an exciting stage of growth with the ambition to double in size this year alone.  


Leading Universities across the world use Gecko software to improve the way they recruit students, drive efficiencies in enquiry acquisition and increase conversion rates.  Our software has helped Universities connect with over 6 million students worldwide, whether they’re capturing inquiries at recruitment fairs in far-flung corners of the globe, registering attendees on to campus tours, or helping freshers navigate the new world of higher education, our customers trust us to help deliver a great experience for their students.    Gecko platform enables higher education institutions to create sophisticated multi-channel communication plans.  "From the beginning, the great thing about Gecko has been the ability to automate the inquiry process through workflows, our whole system is set-up on workflows!"

Having the majority share of the UK market is not enough for us - our next target is to conquer the US and to double our revenue year on year.  Sounds exciting, right? 

About the Job

As Gecko grows, we are looking for an experienced Product Manager who is passionate about building and refining software products that our customers will love. You’ll be working in a fast-paced environment, where new products have been known to ship in a couple of months, and alongside a great team who embrace new technology.

It is essential that you possess a mindset that introduces new ideas and thinking, and have a positive, meaningful impact on our products, team and our culture.  It would be great if you bring experience of a tech scale-up environment, having seen first hand the challenges that scaling brings but it’s not a pre-requisite. 


Key areas of responsibility:

  • Lead our software product planning, development, design and UX
  • Measure, manage, and optimize product performance to improve conversion
  • Speaking to our customers and understanding their goals
  • Conduct user and A/B testing as part of market research
  • Work closely with our CEO and Marketing team to translate consumer behaviour, growth hack, viral impact, and traffic into successful product
  • Product analytical reporting 
  • Ensure compliance with security and accessibility standards


About you

  • Highly-experienced in developing & managing software technology product(s) throughout its life cycle
  • Sound knowledge of customer-focused design and usability principles
  • Experience in Agile development practices and wire-framing processes
  • Possess a high-level understanding of product architecture
  • A passion for new technology and how it is used to develop great products
  • Excellent ability at managing tasks, prioritising, and paying attention to detail
  • A high level of motivation and commitment to take responsibility for our software
  • Excellent communication, organisation, and presentation skills
  • A desire for continuous learning and improvement
  • Willing to challenge convention

Why Gecko?

Why not? Joining Gecko, you will have the opportunity to learn from and work alongside some of the most passionate and driven people in the industry. Equally, this exciting time for Gecko presents a unique opportunity to embed yourself into the business at this early stage and to grow and develop as the Company grows. Don’t worry though, we’re not all serious. In our colourful modern New Town office, you can join in on the daily ping-pong league. And if the sound of the ping-pong becomes too much, you can use your Bose noise-cancelling headphones to listen to music whilst chilling out on one of the bean bags. Unless it’s your birthday, in which case we insist that you take the day off. 


We offer:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Top tech - MacBook Pro, Bose Wireless Headphones
  • Flexi-time
  • Pension Scheme
  • Share Option Scheme
  • 28 days Holiday (plus your Birthday off)
  • Complimentary Breakfast, fruit & soft drinks (including Nespresso machine)
  • Regular team events
  • Fortnightly Company lunch

** PLEASE NOTE ** you must have the right to work in the UK, we are UNABLE to offer Visa Sponsorship.