Tuesday 30 October 2012

Technical Product Manager - SwiftKey

SwiftKey is hiring a Technical Product Manager. To apply for a position at SwiftKey, please email your CV and a covering letter to including the vacancy reference in the subject line.
We are the small, switched-on company that lit up Google Play with a #1 global bestselling app. We are now faced with the next herculean task: delivering mobile software to the largest device manufacturers in the world. Interested in changing the way people use their smartphone? This isn’t backroom work; this is front line stuff at the cutting edge of mobility. You will be given every opportunity to demonstrate your creativity, passion and talent.

We are looking for a development oriented, technical product manager with a flair for UX. Key responsibilities will include:
  • Driving market requirements per release working directly with development
  • Detailing agile market requirements documentation (MRD)
  • Driving the UX process from concept to execution and maintaining UX consistency across the product portfolio
  • Collaborating with key stakeholders across the organization to drive common vision
  • Monitoring development projects, change request and problem report process
  • Degree in Engineering or Computer Science (or equivalent)
  • 2+ years experience in Product Management
  • 2+ years working with mobile apps; preferably understanding what Android brings to the table
  • Understanding of beautiful, intuitive and simple UX design is an asset
  • Fluency in and/or knowledge of multiple languages is an asset
  • MBA is an asset
Is this the role for you? Yes, if you…
  • exude a sense of responsibility and ownership in driving product programs
  • offer solid communication skills interacting with both clients and the team
  • are fun to hang around with, and enjoy working in a tight-knit team of like-minded individuals
  • have an open and inquisitive mind about how to make a product meaningful to markets
Working for SwiftKey

Our Culture

SwiftKey is an innovative tech start-up developing world class language technology. Our approach and our core technology are based on the application of principles from machine learning and natural language processing. Our SwiftKey keyboard app for Android devices is transforming text entry on devices such as smartphones and tablets. It delivers superb error correction, word completion and next word prediction, and learns your personal writing style and typing characteristics, helping you to type faster.

Our vision is to apply our technology to a wide range of challenging real world language-related problems, achieving lasting market leadership and changing people’s lives for the better. Market recognition of SwiftKey’s unique benefits and success in the consumer market has led to huge levels of interest in our technology from device manufacturers, platform vendors and vertical market software suppliers – leading to numerous licensing and integration opportunities. These opportunities, together with our own product roadmap and plans to address further application areas, have resulted in a need to grow our team -primarily in the areas of product development and professional services at this stage.

Our Community

You’ll be joining a world class team of research and development professionals who are pushing the state of the art. A team that thrives on solving difficult problems in software engineering and language processing, utilising the latest tools and technologies, and producing elegant and highly usable solutions for a range of users and partners. A team that is passionate about its work and its technology and products, about leading the market and about establishing lasting mutually beneficial partnerships with industry partners and licensees. A team made up of highly talented individuals who learn from, and support, one another.

If this sounds like an environment you’d thrive in and feel you can contribute to, take a look at our current vacancies.


Unless specified otherwise, all positions are based at our London office near Waterloo – however we support flexible working arrangements where practicable.

  • A dynamic start-up environment in which everyone makes a difference
  • A competitive salary and remuneration package including share options
  • A friendly, informal yet professional working environment
  • Career progression and development
  • Monthly innovation days to do cool stuff
  • Copious free food and drinks
  • Up to 30 days’ holiday
  • Company pension scheme
  • Childcare voucher scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
Apply Now

To apply for a position at SwiftKey, please email your CV and a covering letter to including the vacancy reference in the subject line.

All vacancies remain open until the positions are filled. For some of these positions we have multiple vacancies. Applicants are advised to apply early.

If you don’t see a position that’s a perfect match but you like the sound of us and believe you have something that we shouldn’t be without, we’d be interested to hear a persuasive argument from you and are always interested to hear from exceptional candidates. While we value experience, potential excites us.

SwiftKey – London, UK

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