Position: Product Manager

italki is an exciting edtech startup that is changing the way the world learns foreign languages. With over 1 million students and teachers in its global community, italki is looking to expand its team in Shanghai, China.

Introduction to the role:

We are seeking an product manager with experience in both web and mobile/tablet products. Ideally you should have worked on a consumer-facing startup and understand the latest product trends and technologies in the web and mobile space, particularly in online education. You must have great product instincts, know how to research and formulate customer needs, and turn them into actionable specs for the tech team. We are looking for someone who wants to take on the challenge of disrupting the language learning market by building an innovative product for a global customer base.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Work closely with our marketing, product, and tech team to develop and improve our existing website, which connects students and language teachers around the world.
  • Responsible for managing the product roadmap, research into new product features, managing the expansion into new platforms, and measurement of existing features and product changes.


  • Passionate about understanding customers and building great products.
  • Demonstrated track record of working successfully on internet and mobile/tablet products.
  • Team management experience, proactive personality, and strong communication skills.
  • 2+ years of product management experience
  • Advanced / native English speaker

Preferred Qualifications:

  • You know how to turn good products into something truly remarkable.
  • You understand the hooks for how to get products into people’s hands (growth hacker)
  • You care about education technology and are interested in foreign language learning.
  • Design and development skills.
  • Can speak Mandarin Chinese.

Work Environment:

  • Salary is based on experience and education
  • 5-day work week
  • Allowance for free online language lessons
  • Great opportunities for growth
  • Annual Performance Review

About italki:

On italki you can find the best online language teachers from around the world. italki is the world leader in online language education with over 1 million students and 1000+ teachers of 100 languages.

At italki, you can become fluent in any language by taking lessons with online teachers from around the world. Whether you are learning English for business, Chinese for school, Spanish for travel, or Arabic for personal interest, italki can connect you to the right teacher for your schedule, budget, and learning style.

italki was created with the belief that the internet is radically changing the way people learn foreign languages. Everyone should be able to get access to language teachers, educational materials, and practice partners through a friendly global community. At italki, we want to create a world where anyone, anywhere in the world can become fluent in a foreign language.

italki has has been named as one of the top 5 language learning products by The Independent, as well as being featured in press such as Mashable, TechCrunch and The Guardian.

All interested candidates please send a resume to hr@italki.com

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