Product Manager

| Chicago
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Ascent helps its customers follow laws and regulations with technology. We are a new type of company, a SaaS + content “Regulations Technology” organization that combines our technology platform with informational intelligence to help people automate compliance with rules and regulations in an easier and cheaper way. Don’t let the word “compliance” fool you…we’re marrying modern techniques like automated data ingestion, machine learning and predictive analytics with traditional notions of compliance to stay groundbreaking edge of our industry.

As trailblazers in our space, we’re looking for people passionate in building new and creative products, who have a thirst for knowledge, hard work, and crafting amazing solutions to generations-old problems. We want people who enjoy autonomy and who can help deliver products that change our customers’ lives. We are an equal opportunity employer and pride ourselves in being inclusive of diverse thoughts, ideas and culture.

What will you be doing?

You will be working with our users and engineers to identify and deliver innovations using data science and data engineering. These may include but are not limited to:

  • Questioning every part of our knowledge platform product in an effort to make the platform and process more efficient
  • Work with the Engineers and Data Scientists to deliver solutions that improve the lives of our users
  • Actively prioritizing and running the product backlog while also helping socialize the value proposition of new features and changes
  • Bringing your expertise in analyzing and marketing solutions within the product and engineering team
  • As part of a small but growing team, you’ll be integral to the success of each set of content that fills our system, and will be a catalyst to our commercial growth going forward.

Requirements

  • 2-5 years of product management or business analysis experience
  • Highly motivated and a real passion for bringing about significant change in the compliance/regulatory services world
  • Ability to work with subject matter authorities in law, engineering and data science
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • A can-do attitude
  • Strong sense of design; and empathy for the users
  • Standout colleague with a penchant for building strong, cross functional working relationships focused on team performance, rather than on individual success
  • Strong leadership ability and a track record of product execution showing impact in driving projects forward within an organization
  • Startup hustle and real passion for our mission
  • An understanding of data analytics and the ability to use that in decision-making is helpful. Exposure and/or experience with SQL is a plus

Perks

  • Fully Paid Health Insurance Plans
  • Support Flexible Work Environment
  • Support/Reimbursement for Continuous Online Learning courses
  • Unlimited PTO and Bank Holidays
  • 401K offered
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • jQueryLibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • Twitter BootstrapLibraries
    • DjangoFrameworks
    • FlaskFrameworks
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • Neo4jDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases

Location

Our office is convenient to all loop trains and many buses, and the Pedway! We have a great selection of healthy lunch options nearby.

An Insider's view of Ascent RegTech

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Ascent values collaboration between teams. Our open office layout facilitates impromptu brainstorming sessions, and bi-monthly update meetings help everyone stay informed of active projects. We believe that each department can benefit from the exchange of domain knowledge with another, and strive to create an environment where feedback is welcomed.

Eric

Senior Rails Developer

What makes someone successful on your team?

A successful Ascent dev team member is comfortable solving business and technical problems and isn't afraid to bring up new ideas, no matter how outside the box these may be. He/she also values work-life balance for everyone. This person keeps our company values in mind, has a strong sense of integrity, and prioritizes doing the right thing.

Dani

Data Engineer

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

Our job as a leadership team is to provide context, not solutions. The people working directly on a project are in the best position to make decisions, so we hire smart people and then trust them. We're here to support our teams and to make sure efforts are aligned across the company.

Chris

CTO

What are Ascent RegTech Perks + Benefits

Ascent RegTech Benefits Overview

Everyone brings a unique set of skills and talents, and we want to take advantage of everything you have to offer. We also want to make sure you get as much out of this opportunity as you put in, and we’ll give you the support you need for Ascent to be a transformational period of growth in your career.
Our team enjoys a number of benefits and perks, including:

— Competitive compensation
— 401(k)
— Medical, dental, vision, mental health insurance - with premiums fully paid by Ascent
— Your choice of hardware and software
— Flexible work schedule
— Professional development stipend
— Top floor office in Prudential Plaza with an amazing view of the park/lake and Pedway access
— The opportunity to work with smart people on challenging problems!

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Multiple plan options with Blue Cross Blue Shield, as well an HSA (Heath Savings Account).
Onsite Gym
There is an on-site gym in Prudential Plaza which is free to employees.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Ascent offers a completely flexible scheduling and work from home policy.
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Ascent offers a generous professional development stipend per year.

Additional Perks + Benefits

We want to create an environment where people can do their best work. That means supporting our employees in their careers, in their health, and in their lives. We're always looking for (stage-appropriate/responsible) ways to concretely demonstrate these values. For example, we pay 100% of our employees' health premiums!

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