Job Advert: Commercial Product Manager for Mapumental

mySociety, the non-profit project that built TheyWorkForYou and FixMyStreet is seeking a West Midlands based Commercial Product Manager to drive the success of its new commercial subsidiary Mapumental Ltd

The job will entail working with the developers to design commercial products based on our  Mapumental mapping technology, and will involve carrying out all the sales and marketing required to secure contracts based on them.


Software as a service product design

Sales and Marketing

Strong copywriting skills, and ability to work with designers to produce marketing materials

Good knowledge of online mapping and GIS


Must have experience of selling software as a service

Must show proof of having made difficult and successful product design decisions.

Must have experience carrying out marketing campaigns

Must be Internet savvy

Ideally familiar with the GIS sector

Personal Qualities

Self starter who can work independently, and at home.

Driven to make a new business succeed

Attention to detail

Friendly and able to collaborate with diverse colleagues

Location and Hours

The job is full time and is to be based in the West Midlands (exact location TBD)

Applications should be sent to by noon of 21st June, with the tag msjob3 in the subject line.


  1. Charles Kaufman

    Charles Kaufman
    1916 Sam Rittenberg Blvd. Apt 110
    Charleston, SC 29407

    June 15, 2010


    I am writing to express interest in mySociety. I realize that I am out of your current area, but I wanted to make myself known in case you might have more opportunities in the future. I have background in Environmental Science and GIS. I am currently both the College of Charleston’s GIS Manager, and the South Carolina Earthquake Education and Preparedness (SCEEP) Program’s Science Education and Outreach coordinator. I hold a Masters of Environmental Science degree from the College of Charleston Specializing in GIS / applied computer modeling for environmental issues. I have experience in applying GIS to coastal processes and natural hazard studies.

    I assist the College of Charleston’s GIS Director, Dr. Norman Levine, in maintaining all the computers that are currently running the ESRI ArcGIS software. This involves making sure that all updates and service packs are available for users in the laboratories across campus, and troubleshooting any minor problems users may have. I have worked directly with numerous departments helping to install and maintain the GIS software across campus including: Biology, Geology, Computer Science, Public Safety, Historic Preservation, Classics, and Religious Studies. I also offer technical support for Faculty, Staff, and students who need help with using the GIS program. As the GIS data manager, I am responsible for managing the data for grant funded projects with the United States Forest Service, FEMA, South Carolina Emergency Management Division, NASA South Carolina Space Grant Consortium and NASA South Carolina EPSCoR program. Software packages that I am currently familiar with include ArcGIS and HAZUS-MH software, Microsoft Office 2007 (Access, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint, and Word), Adobe CS suite, Open Mind, Firefox, Explorer, Zotero, and Roxio’s easy Creator 10 Suite.

    Additionally, my teaching experience includes both formal and informal classroom settings. As a graduate, I am a Teaching Assistant for both the Introduction and Advanced GIS courses. Currently, I substitute for Dr. Levine in case of his absence, and I help students with any questions about their assignments. I am also am a certified federal trainer for FEMA’s HAZUS-MH program which models natural disasters, and help teach a workshop on how to use the program with Dr. Levine each spring semester. I also have training in environmental sampling and teach, the Geomorphology Laboratory Course focusing on the sessions to Isle of Palms, SC on beach erosion, as well as taking them to a local plantation to teach a soils identification lab each semester.

    Finally, in my role as the Science Education and Outreach coordinator for the SCEEP program, I maintain and update the SCEEP website, issue press releases, give educational earthquake walking tours, and coordinate public events such as talks and hands on activities.

    I look forward to hearing from you in the future, I can provide my resume if you are interested. If you have any questions about my background or qualifications please feel free to contact me.


    Charles Kaufman