Rory Jones

Rory graduated with a first class BSc Chemistry degree from the University of Sheffield, and now uses data driven decisions to help guide software product-development, working as a Product Manager at Sheffield-based Ed-Tech start-up Tutorful.

“My role is to work with the product team to use data, speak to users, and engage with the rest of the company to direct which cool features we build next. 

Modern startup growth is all about taking an empirical approach to software product development. You test hypothesis and validate assumptions at every step of the way, so that you can be sure you’re using your budget and time as effectively as possible as you look to out-manoeuvre the competition and please your customers. 

The University of Sheffield Career Service pointed me towards my first role via their RISE scheme. After cutting my teeth at a local digital marketing agency, I spent a year freelancing and consulting whilst travelling Latin America. 

The offer to join the team at Tutorful excited me and gave me a reason to return to the city where I now feel most at home.”



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