What is a Product Builder?
The Product Builder is a real asset in a company, combining the skills of the product domain and Nocode development. This passionate professional identifies, initiates and implements high-impact digital projects within the company. They are the powerful drivers behind the development of innovative products that meet the needs and expectations of customers.
Did you know that developing a "classic" application would cost 100 times more than an application integrating low-code / Nocode? It is a real revolution that is taking place in the world of technology. By 2025, 70% of new applications developed by companies will use low-code or Nocode technologies, compared to less than 25% in 2020, according to a Gartner report of 2021.
In this article, we will see in detail the role and missions of Product Builders, the tools they use, the training to become Product Builders, as well as the opportunities.
What is a Product Builder : His/her missions
Before talking about the missions of the Product Builder, it is necessary to explain the terms Product and Builder. The role of a Product professional is to meet the expectations of users, and thus create or improve a product. The word Builder refers to the applications that he will help develop - especially with Nocode tools that we will talk about later in the article.
Assume a product role
In addition to their development skills, Product Builders have a broader view of the product. They ensure that the solutions developed meet the requirements and expectations of the users. This involves collaborating with product teams to understand the product vision, define clear objectives and ensure an optimal user experience.
Identify and resolve internal or external user problems
The Product Builder is responsible for analyzing user needs and problems. They use their skills and knowledge to design effective solutions using Nocode tools. This may include creating applications, websites or other types of digital functionality that meet specific user needs.
Manage the Research & Discovery phases
They conduct extensive research to understand user needs and identify problems to be solved. They use methods such as data analysis, user interviews, usability testing, etc. Based on these results, the Product Builder defines the features and priorities for future development.
Manage the Delivery & Deployment phases
They are responsible for the design, development, deployment and iteration of the solutions created. They use Nocode tools to build functional products and make them accessible to end users. This involves working closely with the technical teams to ensure a smooth and efficient implementation.
Nocode tools to master
There are several popular Nocode tools, each offering unique features for operations management. Here's an overview of the major Nocode platforms:
Bubble is a Nocode application development platform that allows users to create web apps and mobile applications. With Bubble, you can design and customize applications using an intuitive visual interface and drag-and-drop functionality. The platform offers a wide range of features, such as database management, automated workflows, API connections, payment capabilities and more.
Softr is a web development platform in Nocode that allows you to create websites and web apps autonomously. This platform integrates Airtable data to bring professional web projects to life. It offers the possibility to design different functionalities such as dashboards, customer portals, resource directories and internal tools for companies. Softr is based on building blocks that users can easily add and customize to create a unique website.
Airtable provides an all-in-one platform for managing databases and displaying data in different ways. It provides a framework for storing and displaying data in a flexible manner, while allowing the building of functionality similar to that of Nocode applications. This allows product builders to create custom solutions for their specific needs.
Xano is a Nocode backend application development platform that simplifies and accelerates the API creation process. With Xano, you can easily create and manage databases, API endpoints and business logic without having to worry about the underlying infrastructure. The platform offers advanced features such as authentication, authorization, user and team management, and complex query management. With Xano, you can develop robust and scalable applications in a few clicks, benefiting from the ease of use and power of the platform. Whether you are developing a web, mobile or IoT application, Xano simplifies backend development and allows you to focus on the user experience and functionality of your application.
Flutterflow is an application development platform for creating responsive user interfaces and mobile experiences in Nocode. With Flutterflow, you can design and customize cross-platform applications using a user-friendly visual interface and drag-and-drop functionality. The platform offers advanced features such as layout creation, state management, API integration and more. You can also preview and test your application in real time to ensure an optimal user experience. Flutterflow simplifies the app development process by eliminating the need to code, opening up new possibilities for novice developers and entrepreneurs looking to build powerful mobile apps.
Webflow is a Nocode web development tool that allows to design and create blogs, e-commerce and showcase sites. It offers a visual interface, design and content management features, and can be combined with Memberstack, a membership tool to create sign up / sign in spaces on websites.
How to become a Product Builder?
It is difficult to find training in this field today. This is why we have developed our Nocode training course at Alegria.academy.
The program is spread over 15 months and is divided into two parts: a 3-month bootcamp to learn the basics of Nocode, and then a 12-month alternation to specialize in the profession.
Today we have two specializations:
- Nocode Fullstack. This is the one we recommend to become a Product Builder.
- Nocode Automation. This specialization focuses on the construction of ultra-pushed automation. Here is an article to learn more about this specialization.
Our training program is fully funded and you will even receive a salary from the company during your work-study period.
You will be able to quickly acquire the essential skills needed to enter the job market while gaining practical experience.
Salary and Career Development
As a Junior Product Builder, you can expect an attractive compensation package, with an estimated gross salary between €30,000 and €40,000 per year. While this may vary depending on various factors such as geographic location, company size, and your level of previous experience, these figures represent a general range for this field.
With experience, a Product Builder can progress to more senior and responsible positions within the company. This career progression is usually accompanied by a significant salary increase.
The Product Builder is a key professional in digital product development. He combines product domain skills with the use of Nocode tools to initiate, plan and execute high-impact projects. By coordinating stakeholders, innovating and improving existing products, and managing the backlog, the Product Builder contributes to the success of the company.
The growing trend towards the use of Nocode technologies in application development underlines the increasing importance of the Product Builder role in the technology world.