Product and R&D Team Lead

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Product and R&D Team Lead

About ITC:

Israel Tech Challenge (ITC) opens the door for talented professionals from Israel and abroad to accelerate their careers in technology while focusing on the most in-demand skills in global tech. ITC offers its participants both training and job placement in top tech companies, along with strong networking in the Israeli tech community. To date, ITC introduced over 500 graduates from over 20 countries to the hi-tech industry.

Reporting directly to the CEO, the Product and R&D Team Lead will be responsible for designing, developing and implementing ITC’s digital platform which will be used to manage and optimize the student life cycle and user experience from application throughout the admissions process, followed by course content and exercise management up to student graduation. The digital platform will help streamline internal operations, improve student outreach and create a new revenue stream.

This is a full-time position based in our Tel-Aviv campus.


  • Plan and execute a product roadmap for ITC’s new digital platform

  • Deliver a high-quality product including pre-defined KPIs and deadlines

  • Recruit, guide and mentor the R&D team (reporting directly to this position)

  • Manage the project’s day-to-day operations to cover project life cycle from all aspects

  • Track, communicate and escalate issues that can impact the project’s success criteria

  • Create and manage project plans, schedules, deliverables and services both internally vis a vis the company’s various teams and with external B2C users

  • Be able to develop the product independently while guiding junior developers

  • Work closely with internal organizational units to ensure they are satisfied with the product, deliverables and service received

  • Facilitate, report and analyze projects from both a technical and administrative aspect

  • Provide technical support to the customers during the project

  • Manage multiple projects simultaneously and be able to synergize and connect them from a product perspective


  • Fluent in English, both written and spoken – a must

  • 3+ years of experience in Full Stack Development – a must
  • Passion for operations automation and education – a must
  • Experience with at least two major programming languages (Python, JS, Go, Java, C/++/#, etc.)
  • Experience with managing basic level Devops for customer facing digital platforms
  • Prior experience with Marketing Automation platforms and CRM systems – an advantage
  • Excellent communication and analytical skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills to interact with clients, coworkers and management
  • Confident, self-motivated team player with proactive and can-do attitude
  • Excellent execution and organizational skills
  • Ability to work in a dynamic, fast-paced, agile environment under pressure and deadlines
  • Ability to travel abroad occasionally (~3-4 times a year)
  • Prior work as a freelance/bootstrap startup – an advantage
  • ITC graduate – an advantage