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Sometimes you just must let the bird in your hand fly away, right? However, if you are so lucky that the bird stays within your sight and in your organization, then it’s a no-brainer. The bird we are referring to here is named Carl (typical bird name), and he recently flew away internally to a role as CTO. Great news for us all, but it does leave a vacancy in our Cloud Services Team where Carl used to be. Are you ready to replace Carl and become our next Awesome Product Manager?

About us

More than 5 million users. 400 co-workers and 9 offices. From Boden in northern Sweden to Schmalkalden in central Germany. We are the leading edtech company in Scandinavia!

Together with our users we develop digital solutions for a better way of learning. We combine technical competence with work experience from schools to change the world.  Do you also want to make a difference? Welcome!

About the role:

You in your role as Product Manager will play a key part in our coming growth and expansion plans. However this is something of a hybrid role, with responsibilities ranging from the architectural product structure of our IST Cloud (we’ll tell you more about it when we meet), to both roadmap and short term prioritizations, overall process handling, blog updating and information spreading as well as tasks related to release management and API:s.

By your side you will have a skilled Cloud Services team, as well as other internal parties helping you continuously improve the IST Cloud product. You are part of making sure that our cloud and hosting environments are world class, in alignment with our current processes and other products. You will also help with procurements and play an active part in making our customers feel safe with the services we offer, and probably develop and maintain a few bots on rainy days.

The role is based at our HQ in Växjö, close to the town center and the Växjö lake. However, we also have offices in Stockholm and Linköping and it would be possible for the role to be based there instead if it suits you better. You will report to the Head of Cloud Services, who – despite the title, is an experienced and technically gifted manager with both feet (and head) firmly placed on the ground. 

Worth mentioning is that we are looking for two different roles now, see the other opening here: Maybe you are a little bit of this, and a little bit of that? Parts of both, with something extra? Then you must apply, because we are open to adjusting the roles to suit the right candidate(s).

About you:

For this role you need to show a proven success record when it comes to product management within the technical/IT sector. We also believe that you come from a technical background well acquainted with hosting environments, you know about the life as a developer, and maybe you’ve also been able to acquire one or two leadership tricks along the way. We didn’t lie when we said that the role is a kind of hybrid role, didn’t we?

To be able to blend well into the team and to our company culture we also think that you need to tick at least a few of these boxes. 

  • You are awesome (obviously, check the title!)
  • Not afraid to stand your ground when needed, and adjust and alter your opinions when that is better for IST
  • Know how to get people to listen and to support your cause
  • Have the ability to explain your product and it’s benefits both with a technical approach but also being able to explain it to someone without the technical expertise


Start by sending us your CV below, we can’t wait to learn more about who you are. Describe what you have done before, but more importantly why you would be a great fit for Carl’s old role. We don’t have a last day for applying, instead we will start meeting candidates soon and the ad will be open until the role’s been assigned. So don’t wait too long! Questions are best addressed to recruiting manager Daniel at or to David at HR ( Looking forward to hearing from you!

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!

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352 34 Växjö (HQ) Directions View page


Sickla industriväg 6
131 54 Nacka Directions View page


S:t Larsgatan 12
582 24 Linköping Directions View page

We are the TwISTers

Everyone of us working at IST is a TwISTer. We're different and unique. This is a great strength – always finding ways of connecting, cooperating and collaborating to bring our different experiences, knowledge and personalities together. 

We have an open climate, choose dialogue over confrontation and listen before we speak. We believe that a sense of community is most likely to thrive amongst shared goals, within a common culture. Our values are our common ground. They say something about what we find important, what we are proud of and what we strive towards.

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