In the tech industry, a lot of jobs have been created in the past decade. Job titles such as app developer, data scientist, UX designer, cloud specialist or growth hacker didn’t exist before. Today, I want to share with you what exactly a growth hacker job description is because this is what we do at Growth Hackers: growth hacking (If you are not 100% sure what growth hacking is, have a look at our growth hacking definition).
In the startup world, growth hacking skills are in very high demand and it’s not surprising to see many resumes, LinkedIn or Twitter profiles mentioning that people are growth hackers or growth hacking experts. Also, a lot of these jobs start spreading on the web, especially in startups and small businesses. If you are looking to hire a growth hacker or if you want to become one, you are going to discover what a growth hacker’s skills and mission should be.
The Growth Hacker Job Description
Below, we are going to give you all the profile characteristics of a growth hacker. There are so many successful growth hacking examples and entrepreneurs often believe this is either luck or easy. But, you will discover that being a growth hacker requires skills, experience and resilience.
A growth hacker can be a he or a she. Even if I met more growth hackers that are men than women, women are at least as skilled as men for being growth hackers, if not more as I think analysing people’s behaviour is important for a growth hacker. (In fact, Growth Hackers’ has a female co-founder, Irene!)
Even if I am tempted to say that you can be a growth hacker at any age, I don’t think that’s true. You cannot be too young to be a growth hacker because you need experience in several fields (Data, marketing, engineering…). You might be a growth hacing intern maybe. I’d say you cannot be too old either as you need a lot of energy to be a growth hacker. Growth hacking really requires a lot of stamina. I believe the best age for a growth hacker is between 25 and 40. It doesn’t mean that you cannot be a growth hacker or you cannot get a job as a growth hacker if you are not in this age range, but just that you have less chance of becoming one.
In What Department Works A Growth Hacker?
A growth hacker neither belongs to the IT department, nor do they work under the marketing or engineering department. They have a cross-functional role where they work closely with the marketing team, the sales team, the engineering department and the product management team. If you really want to give growth hackers a department, give them the Growth department.