Los Angeles, CA – Culver City, CA

Consulting | Design | Development | Launch

Enterprise | OTT Media Platforms | Ecommerce | Health-Care Tech

Project Management Apprentice

Company Overview
Sidebench is an award-winning strategy, design, and development consultancy based in Los Angeles. We partner with enterprise companies and top new ventures seeking product strategy. Our team provides the strategic value of enterprise-level management consulting and the technical expertise of a leading product & development shop. We combine these strengths with a people-first methodology that gives us a unique & innovative approach toward creating first-in-kind solutions.

Job Summary
The Sidebench Apprenticeship program is a 6-month full-time paid developmental internship that is designed to provide the Apprentice with valuable & meaningful first-hand experience within a specific discipline. This specific track is for aspiring Product or Project Managers.

The program is looking for a motivated recent college graduate who is looking to gain insight into a variety of potential career tracks in the tech field, but all who are able to dedicate 6 months full-time are welcome to apply.

Apprenticeship Overview
As an Apprentice you will:

  • Gain significant exposure to all areas of project and product management within one of the fastest growing digital product consultancies in the US
  • Do impactful work that contributes to the greater goals of the Sidebench team
  • Be challenged to think big & creatively solve problems and turn solutions into processes
  • Have a dedicated mentor throughout the apprenticeship who is there to help guide you and provide regular, structured feedback
  • Work with and learn from a team of smart, friendly, and fun techies who care about your development

Product / Project Management Information & Responsibilities
You will work with Product Managers & engagement teams to streamline the client experience from start to finish. You’ll be depended on to help the team run smoothly and to help Sidebench deliver a great product. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Learn to constantly think like a product manager by validating problems, defining success metrics, ideating, identifying risks, conducting and analyzing research, advocating for the user and creating the roadmap
  • Never stop searching for ways you can add value to the Sidebench team running with little direction and maximum passion
  • Think BIG picture and apply this level of thinking to everything you do; your job is not to complete tasks, your job is to understand why you are doing what you are doing and how it adds value
  • Learn how to build and maintain project and product documentation that pertains to budgeting, strategic planning, client deliverables and more
  • Aid in the research process before, during, and after client engagements
  • Be an active member of creative brainstorms, solutioning sessions, and other team activities
  • Lead internal projects and process improvements
  • Lead and conduct QA on multiple products
  • Communicate with clients and be expected to represent Sidebench as a client facing employee
  • Work with other apprentices to maintain office operations including supplies, office organization, event support and day-to-day operations

At the conclusion of the 6-month program, pending your performance and company needs, there is the potential to transition to a full-time, salaried role on our Product Delivery team.

Requirements

  • Experience with project management or similar disciplines in a previous role
  • Genuine interest in technology and business and the desire to learn more
  • Self-starter with demonstrated capacity for independent initiative
  • Strong research and analytical skills and problem solving ability
  • Extreme attention to detail
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be responsive, pro-active, enthusiastic, and adaptable
  • Ability to produce detailed and well-organized documentation (have a knack for effectively summarizing concepts, thoughts, and research)
  • Must be able to commit to a full-time role for a period of 6 months
  • Experience with the web or app development process is a big plus

Benefits

  • Interesting and challenging blend of projects and clients
  • Since we’re all about learning and growth, you’ll receive a technology stipend and an educational stipend to spend how you choose
  • We have a casual dress code in the office — no need to dress up for us
  • We always make sure to plan one big company event and one small company event per quarter
  • Our Culture Club celebrates new hires, birthdays, Sidebench anniversaries, and holidays
  • We are walking distance from downtown Culver City and offer free office parking
  • Our kitchen is stocked with free coffee, beer, and plenty of snacks
  • You will work with a diverse team of intelligent people that make it fun to come to work every day

Apprenticeship Compensation

Pay: $12/hour

Please apply through this link