BlaBla EdTech

The Language Learning App For The Gen Z

Product Manager at BlaBla EdTech

$50k - $80k / 0.25% - 1.00%
Location
Suzhou, Jiangsu, China; Shanghai, China
Job Type
Full-time
Experience
3+ years
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Angelo K. Huang
Angelo K. Huang
Founder

About the role

BlaBla is an online learning platform for fluent English speakers to teach English to language learners in Asia and the World online through audio chat rooms and videos. The company recognizes the fragmented characteristic of language learning. Unlike traditional online tutoring, BlaBla empowers teachers to create engaging video content for users to learn at their own pace online or host a real-time audio chat room to teach users speaking in various topics. Our goal is to foster a more convenient, fun, and effective educational experience for teachers and learners. Founded in 2019, the company has established offices and R&D centers in Suzhou, China, and Silicon Valley, CA. We believe that motivation and incentives are the keys to successful teaching and learning experiences.

This is an early-stage role with high impact and visibility that will require working closely with engineering, design, and marketing. We’re looking for a product manager who has experience with both defining the product strategy and driving execution. You’ll build the roadmap for both greenfield initiatives and collaborations across existing product teams. You should have exquisite attention to detail but balance it with the ability to ship and learn quickly.

As a Product Manager, you will understand the core of BlaBla products, services, and plan product iterations in a spectacularly robust fashion.

You will:

  • Work closely with engineering, design, and marketing to iterate product features at large-scale
  • Listen and meet with our core users to identify product road maps
  • Improve product standards, tooling, and processes

You may be fit for this role if you:

  • Over 3 years of Product Management experience, managing technical software products from kick-off to ship
  • Passion and excitement for helping consumers and understanding their needs
  • Experience shipping great products with great user experiences
  • Experience leading products that require coordination of many stakeholders and cross-functional teams including engineering and design
  • Persistence and a whatever-it-takes approach to ensure that your product and team are successful
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with a talent for precise articulations of customer problems

What’s it like to work at BlaBla?

BlaBla app was launched in 2020 and accelerated by the Y Combinator program. Since its launch, its user base has grown primarily in Asia. These users are college students and young professionals in their early 20s from Taiwan, Indonesia, China, and the US, among others. Many users benefit from the short video content on the platform and the speaking evaluation pop quiz. In one year, we have built a great content platform for humans to review and annotate on uploaded videos. Additionally, we also launched real-time audio to bring users a brand new experience to engage with native speakers.

For example, our newly deployed audio chat room’s monthly retention is over 50%, indicating that users are coming back to join the chatroom, again and again. The average feedback score for over 100 audio chat rooms in May 2021 was 5 out of 5 with over 100 feedback collected so far. This is an early sign of product-market fit. Our research suggests that the audio chat room further drives creators to showcase their talents more effectively or enables new forms of digital learning in real-time. Our goal is to continue to incentivize learners to create content for their native languages on the platform so we can enable users to practice other popular and less common languages.

We look at BlaBla as a constant work in progress and the same is true of our people; for all of us, we believe the best is yet to come. We’re here to support each other in our curiosity and creativity – which we pursue through thoughtful discussion and knowledge-sharing among a diverse set of peers and colleagues.

We want to hear from you and share with you our vision. We will love to connect people who are passionate about language learning and knowledge sharing as much as we do.

Why you should join BlaBla EdTech

BlaBla app was launched in 2020 and accelerated by the Y Combinator program. Since its launch, its user base has grown primarily in Asia. These users are college students and young professionals in their early 20s from Taiwan, Indonesia, China, and the US, among others. Many users benefit from the short video content on the platform and the speaking evaluation pop quiz. In one year, we have built a great content platform for humans to review and annotate on uploaded videos. Additionally, we also launched real-time audio to bring users a brand new experience to engage with native speakers.

For example, our newly deployed audio chat room’s monthly retention is over 50%, indicating that users are coming back to join the chatroom, again and again. The average feedback score for over 100 audio chat rooms in May 2021 was 5 out of 5 with over 100 feedback collected so far. This is an early sign of product-market fit. Our research suggests that the audio chat room further drives creators to showcase their talents more effectively or enables new forms of digital learning in real-time. Our goal is to continue to incentivize learners to create content for their native languages on the platform so we can enable users to practice other popular and less common languages.

We look at BlaBla as a constant work in progress and the same is true of our people; for all of us, we believe the best is yet to come. We’re here to support each other in our curiosity and creativity – which we pursue through thoughtful discussion and knowledge-sharing among a diverse set of peers and colleagues.

We want to hear from you and share with you our vision. We will love to connect people who are passionate about language learning and knowledge sharing as much as we do.