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Product Manager - Data Science

full-time RapidMiner Budapest

RapidMiner Overview

RapidMiner brings artificial intelligence to the enterprise through an open and extensible data science platform. Built for analytics teams, RapidMiner unifies the entire data science lifecycle from data prep to machine learning to predictive model deployment. More than 450,000 analytics professionals use RapidMiner products to drive revenue, reduce costs, and avoid risks.

RapidMiner boasts a strong list of customers from across the globe in a broad spectrum of industries including leading pharmaceutical, media, manufacturing, and retail companies. RapidMiner has been in the leaders quadrant of the “Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Science Platforms” for the past 6 years straight.

We are a venture capital backed company with headquarters in Boston (USA) and have locations in Dortmund (Germany), Budapest (Hungary) and London (UK).

Position Overview

We are looking for a driven and high-performing Product Manager (m/f/d) to join and lead our efforts in developing the RapidMiner platform and cloud offerings with respect to its data science capabilities covering the full lifecycle from prototyping to building and optimizing to ultimately deploying and maintaining data processing and data science models and solutions.

Your goal and focus are to enable and drive adoption of data science at scale by making individual analysts and data scientists more productive and fostering collaboration within analytics teams while at the same time guaranteeing governance and compliance for doing data science within the enterprise.

You will work with our customers and prospects, with internal and external experts to understand the market needs and required capabilities, and ally with stakeholders across the business to identify related opportunities to advance our platform. You will work together with world-class product leaders, designers, and engineers in a fast moving and product focused team to deliver innovative and commercially successful products.

You will have the opportunity to work in a growing start-up with a key role in shaping our next generation advanced analytics products for public and private cloud deployment. This is a unique opportunity to be part of a team that has already delivered a market leading product used by the largest data science community. The challenge is to take this success to the next level in terms of user experience, computational power, and scale of cloud technologies.

Position Duties

  • Product management – engage with stakeholders, customers, prospects, and analysts to identify opportunities, develop strategy, roadmaps, release plans, go-to market, packaging, and pricing to ultimately deliver the right products
  • Product discovery – drive and work closely with design and engineering in an agile product discovery process that engages closely with end users to test and validate concepts, mock ups, and prototypes to find the best solutions
  • Product ownership – manage the backlog of your team, write epics and user stories, and set priorities
  • Product evangelism – educate and promote the products to internal and external audiences


This role is based on Budapest, Hungary.

Skills and experience

  • 3 or more years of product management and product owner experience in an agile/scrum process
  • Analytics or data science background. Profound overview and understanding of data science, machine learning, and related methods and their practical application using platforms like SAS, SPSS, RapidMiner or languages like R or Python. Ideally experience from doing data science or applying machine learning in real-world industry projects.
  • Track record managing web/cloud based or enterprise products as a product owner
  • Experience working on products for analytical, technical, or scientific users
  • English language fluency – Hungarian or German is not essential but is a plus

Additional qualities we are looking for

  • Passion for design excellence, usability & user experience in products
  • Knowledge of and passion for scrum and agile software development methodologies
  • Sense of urgency, pragmatism and a solution-oriented approach to solving problems
  • Enjoy running ideas, mock ups and prototypes by customers and new users
  • Experience in using standard tools in the product management / development environment, such as Confluence and Jira
  • Collaborative, team oriented, yet able to lead and drive as the PM and PO for the product
  • Like data driven decision making

RapidMiner offers highly competitive salaries and development opportunities – all to create a compelling and rewarding work environment:

  • Flexible working hours and possibility to occasionally work from home
  • Modern office equipment
  • Free snacks, fruit, and other goodies
  • Table tennis to challenge your peers after lunch
  • Great team spirit, fun events (e.g., escape rooms, office golf, or destroying the Dortmund team in laser tag)
  • Easily accessible location (Oktogon, Budapest)

RapidMiner is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected basis.

RapidMiner doesnt accept unsolicited agency resumes and wont pay fees to any third-party agency or firm that doesnt have a signed agreement with RapidMiner.

published: Feb. 27, 2019

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