Product Manager/Owner, CoderDojo Community Platform and Website

Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland

Description

Location: Dublin, with occasional travel to other sites and event venues

Basis: fixed-term contract. 12 months with possibility of extension

Salary: Dependent on experience

Eligibility: you must be eligible to work in Ireland

CoderDojo is a global movement of free computer coding clubs for young people. Clubs (Dojos) run all over the world on a regular basis, giving young people between the ages of 7 and 17 the opportunity to learn how to build websites, apps, programs, and games, and to explore technology.

The first Dojo was started six years ago, and there are now more than 1,350 active Dojos in 70 countries, giving 45,000 young people the opportunity to learn how to code in a fun, social environment. The CoderDojo movement is supported by the CoderDojo Foundation, a registered charity based in Dublin. In May 2017 the CoderDojo Foundation joined forces with the Raspberry Pi Foundation.

One of the ways in which the CoderDojo Foundation provides support for the movement is by developing and maintaining Zen, the open-source CoderDojo Community Platform. The purpose of Zen is to be the one-stop shop for all services required to run and participate in a Dojo.

We are now looking for a Product Manager to join our team and lead the further development of Zen, with a focus on improving the user experience and making it even easier to get involved in CoderDojo.

This job is a great opportunity for someone who wants to work on an open-source project that positively impacts the world. We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic and creative, and who understands CoderDojo’s mission.

The CoderDojo Foundation’s staff is a team of ten people based in Dublin. Our offices are in Dogpatch Labs, a co-working space in the city centre, where we also run a Dojo for local young people twice a month. We are passionate about education and technology. We are also known for playing card games over lunch. If you are looking to have a real-world impact, then this is the organisation and role for you. Find more information about our team here.

Main responsibilities

Requirements

You should have:

You would ideally:

You should also be able to share examples of your work with us.


Timetable for applications

Closing date: midday GMT Monday 4 September

Face-to-face interviews: week beginning 11 September

Start date: September/October

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