Product Developer

For those looking for an extra challenge within our organisation, becoming a Product Developer is a great way to stand out on your CV. You will work within teams composed of staff from several departments to work on projects such as developing new course guides, flash cards, and more, to ensure that the highest quality materials find themselves in the hands of keen students.

Available Positions: 6

Job Type

Remote, Flexible, Voluntary

About the Role

We are looking for an individual who is looking to develop their career within our organisation by utilising their talent for Economics to the test in a highly inventive role. Within this challenging position, you will be responsible for the development of existing ones such as our A-Level Revision Guides and the rollout of new Product Ranges that are planned in unison by both you and the Product Development Director. To achieve this objective successfully and effectively you will be expected to:

Use your creative & innovative nature to design new Products to ensure that The Backseat Economist consistently provides the highest quality materials for students.
Ensure that deadlines for the development of Products are met so that our organisation can continue to look forward to developing educational resources.
Work within teams that take the talent from departments such as Tutoring & Marketing so that we can produce the best products possible by working together.
Take on board feedback and be innovative in the way you solve problems, even if your innovation can be considered risky, we highly encourage autonomous and inventive employees.
Monitor and be prudent in your work by logging progress on documents provided to you to ensure that your department can accommodate any of your needs, preventing delays.

Requirements

Our organisation has a big focus on valuing our workforce by what they could become, rather than what skills they have now. As such, the most important factor we look for in potential candidates for any role is an industrious work ethic paired with an eagerness to learn as these qualities create the flexibility we need in our workforce. Yet, the role of an Product Developer will likely be suitable for individuals who display these qualities:


  • A prudent personality that has a high proficiency in ensuring that deadlines, as well as standards, are met in your own work.


  • A sound knowledge of Economics & the A-Level syllabus dependent on which exam board you will choose to specialise in.


  • An innovative spirit that creates new ideas, unafraid of risk or failure that appreciates the process of learning over the outcome.


  • A willingness to learn new skills such as how to design & deliver an effective product.


  • Great verbal and written communication skills to communicate with other teammates and write high-quality revision guides and flashcards.


  • An eager eye for opportunities in the market so that new consumer patterns & trends can be accommodated by our Products

About the Company

We aspire to connect young Economists across the country by providing a platform where contemporary issues can be discussed freely. By publishing free-to-access articles and other forms of dedicated media such as informational Podcasts and Private Tutoring sessions, our initiative aims to improve access to economics-related education resources for all. We strive to achieve these aspirations of a growing community, increased economic literacy & desire to seek truth through discussion. By becoming a Product Developer you will play a key role in ensuring that our paid content such as Course guides or Flashcards are frequently improved upon, in time for boom periods such as A-Level examination months, so that we can deliver the highest-quality economics education resources as possible.