Product Development Manager

Rianta Capital, Artha Impact
India
Mid-Senior level

Artha Networks Inc. (ANI) is seeking a software development specialist to lead the development of its new SaaS product offering.  The Product Development Manager will lead the productization of Artha’s financial technology, which has been in use and evolving since 2012.  This position will help ANI respond to the unprecedented demand for our services due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

ANI is dedicated to supporting greater prosperity in underserved communities by helping to facilitate the flow of investment capital to high impact potential social entrepreneurs, businesses and organizations. We offer investors a market-tested digital platform designed to reduce the high transaction costs associated with sourcing, diligencing, monitoring, and exiting investments, especially for smaller ticket sized investments in emerging markets and disenfranchised communities.

About Artha Networks Inc.

ANI is affiliated with Rianta Capital Zurich AG, a dedicated investment advisory to a highly networked single family office based in Switzerland. In addition to our technology, ANI provides advisory services and a global network of peer investors, wealth advisors, and business support organizations to help our clients enhance deal flow, mobilize capital, and improve the efficiency of its allocation.  Artha is proud to be working with leading organizations in the field of impact investing and development such as the Aga Khan Foundation, the Inter-American Development Bank, the Asia Foundation and a number of private sector entities.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Develop product development plan and technical road map
  • Translate stated and unstated needs of potential customers into product specifications
  • Lead on execution of product development plan ensuring agreed timelines and budget are respected
  • Lead all aspects of product testing and refinement, including maintenance of interoperability guidelines on APIs and standardized fields on core user interfaces;
  • Development of ‘help’ and guidance materials to support users
  • Support system testing on an ongoing basis beginning with the development of a structured product testing program
  • Ensure all processes are properly standardized and codified
  • Lead platform customization projects as required

Essential skills/experience:

  1. Experience leading SaaS development projects from start to finish
  2. Minimum of 5 years’ experience in the software development field;
  3. Strong entrepreneurial spirit with a passion for turning a compelling idea into a high-quality finished product;
  4. Good knowledge of how multi-sided technology platforms work and how functional specifications are articulated, implemented, tracked and tested;
  5. Ability to communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders. Strong listening skills are essential to discern customer needs and preferences.
  6. Excellent organisational and project management skills. Values attention to detail;
  7. Excellent command of spoken and written English;
  8. Minimum University degree in business, IT, or other relevant field.

Desirable skills/experience include:

  1. B2B sales experience would be a major advantage
  2. Strong knowledge of the impact investment/ microfinance ecosystem(s);
  3. Hands-on experience of working with impact investors/venture philanthropists and accelerators/incubators, with a good appreciation of their needs;

Personal qualities:

  • Strong team orientation
  • High level of personal integrity
  • Values trust-based relationships
  • Enjoys diversity
  • Resourceful

Position Location: we are open to a work from home model. The Product Development Manager would report to Artha’s leadership team based in Geneva (Switzerland) and Boston, MA (USA).

Salary: Competitive, commensurate with experience (negotiable).

Terms: Both full-time and fixed term positions are an option.

Please contact Ken Hynes if interested at: ken.hynes@arthanetworks.com, citing “Product Development Manager”. Candidates should provide their CV, a brief cover note, and be prepared to provide references at a future date.

Mid-Senior level

Product Development Manager

Rianta Capital, Artha Impact
India