HANDSOME is a Female Founded and rapidly growing Austin, TX based startup that has been backed by A+ investors and was the first Latinx founded startup to receive a $100,000 cash award by Google for Startups Latino Founders Fund. HANDSOME has been recognized as a Top 50 Startup and has been featured in TechCrunch, Business Insider, Modern Salon, American Salon, DocSend, Inc File and others.
HANDSOME is a world class network, connecting beauty and barber professionals to career advice, mentorship and education. Our mission is simple. To bring equal opportunities to the Underdog.
The beauty industry is 90% female & 66% Black and Latinx and the leading industry in diversity and entrepreneurial job opportunities for what we call the “Underdog”: Indigenous people, People of Color and Women.
HANDSOME is committed to uplifting the economic well-being and opportunities for underrepresented people. We highly encourage individuals who identify as: Indigenous, people of color, women and LBGTQIA to apply.
Head of Product
We are seeking a strategic product and technical leader with a passion for 1) representing the Underdog, 2) consumer products and, 3) a deep understanding of development tools and processes. They will be well experienced in product strategy that is tied to deploying monetization products and reaching revenue targets.
The Head of Product will need strong leadership, a hands-on style, and strong EQ coupled with a depth of engineering experience. The ideal candidate is a customer-focused individual that can articulate a clear vision and strategy for implementing industry best practices and leading innovations.
Develops Handsome’s product line vision and strategy with the Chief Executive Officer
Should have excellent Personal Management, Product Leadership, Project Management and Strategy skills
Evangelizes product goals, initiatives, and progress to the organization and key stakeholders
Collaborates cross-functionally to ensure the success of products
Establish a balance of entrepreneurial spontaneity and innovation with the need to deliver high quality products on time and within budget
Product Performance Execution
Identifies, defines and deploys product opportunities to hit Key Performance Indicators (KPI)s in revenue and growth.
Iterates products and features continuously using data and insights.
Measures impact of product enhancements and initiatives. Continuously optimizes product performance over time.
Develops a testing program plans that incorporates interdependencies between functional areas.
Establishes playbooks and systems to drive process and consistent outcomes for repeated tasks.
Proactively mitigates risk by identifying and controlling internal and external risk factors.
Conducts market research for monetization expansion into new product lines.
Create strong product practices, standards, metrics and processes for product deployment to ensure quality and performance standards are met and that lead to fast iterative development.
Ensure world-class delivery by maintaining discipline around release cycles and internal product development processes.
Oversee the Engineering Manager in leading the software development of consumer-focused engineering teams across mobile, desktop, web, and cross-platform technologies.
Leading team to execute relentlessly toward goals, fast-paced deployments, and innovation.
Guide decisions on technical architecture and strategy to ensure high levels of software scalability, performance, and quality while balancing speed to market.
Develop a point of view on key technical issues and articulate vision in ways that will be highly valued by the company and technology community.
Champion a “test and learn” culture, where innovation and iteration is a central part of the overall technical strategy to deliver a seamless customer experience.
Partner with Design, Partnerships & Marketing to ensure effective and scalable execution of new features.
Product Strategy: Experience as a strategic product leader (Product Owner, Product Manager + Head of Product experience) building processes, managing product & engineering, in order to hit KPIs and revenue targets.
Engineering Expertise: Knowledge of critical technology functions, experience managing and leading full project and team management of engineering, design, development, scaling, and supporting applications across desktop, mobile, web and cross-platform technologies.
B2C Domain Experience: Experience developing and working with leading consumer-facing technology products, ideally in a consumer mobile app, marketplace, ed tech or subscription-based business.
High Growth environment: Experience operating in dynamic, high-growth and entrepreneurial environments; demonstrated experience transforming and scaling consumer product offerings.
Team Leadership: Proven ability in building and scaling a highly cohesive and customer-oriented product + engineering team, with a track record of hiring and retaining top talent.
Critical Soft Skills
Critical Thinking – asks critical questions, solves for “root issues”