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Product, Full Time    Remote - Europe    Posted: Saturday, June 26, 2021
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As GitHub expands into new communities & new product categories, were looking for a product manager to help us shape how the world builds software. From Issues to Repos Actions to Advanced Security... we pride ourselves on being thoughtful, intentional & impactful contributors to the worlds largest community of developers.

In this role, youll work with a global team of mission-driven Hubbers working on some of the worlds most complex engineering problems. Youll answer questions like 

  • How do we make the code reviews more human?
  • How do we secure the worlds open source tool chain?
  • How do we increase velocity for engineering teams everywhere?
  • How can we help developers explore & onboard to codebases more quickly?
  • How can open source maintainers get paid for their community contributions?
  • What if we moved dev environments to the cloud?

Working at GitHub, youll be challenged & rewarded with global impact. With over 65 million developers contributing on GitHub, theres simply no other destination where your work can have a larger impact on the developer community.

We value collaboration, empathy, quality, positive impact & shipping. The most successful candidates will exhibit work that reflects these values. We want you to enable every team member to do their best work, & we'll partner to do the same for you. We expect you to have a strong technical background, excellent communication skills & a commitment to make everyone on your team feel included.

Your Impact
In this role, youll have tremendous opportunity to learn, collaborate & impact the habits of developers everywhere. As a Product Manager, you will:

  • Own the product vision for your area. As the person responsible for product strategy, youll build the vision for your product area & ensure it aligns with our overall company strategy. Youll make tough prioritization decisions while helping the team think strategically about long-term opportunities while balancing short term objectives. 
  • Become an expert. Youll become an authority on the practices, innovations, trends, & history of your domain. Youll share your vision with others both inside & outside of the company so we can make GitHub a better home for all developers.
  • Represent the customer. Youll serve as the champion & voice of customers in every conversation. You will build direct relationships with customers & immerse yourself in their experience of the product. Youll also strive to ensure everyone on our team understands our customers needs.
  • Collaborate across teams. Your success will require coordination across multiple teams & disciplines at GitHub. Youll play a critical role creating alignment between partner teams & ensure we all succeed together as a team.
    Make data-informed decisions. Youll use both quantitative & qualitative data to identify customer pain points, & use this information to prioritize your product roadmap. 
  • Experiment. Youll drive improvements through iterative design & experimentation. Youll gather data to build a strong understanding of the customer, the friction they experience, & the solutions that lead to a better developer experience.
  • Measure success. Youll own the definition of success for your product area  making sure the criteria are measurable, attainable, visible to all stakeholders, & create the right incentives.


Minimum requirements

  • 3+ years engineering, design, product management, or equivalent experience
  • Demonstrated ability to translate complex & sometimes ambiguous data into actionable priorities
  • Comfort working in a highly technical domain
  • Strong desire to empower others & build an inclusive team
  • Familiarity with one of more of the following:
    • GitHub & its users (or have used GitHub yourself)
    • Developer tools
    • Enterprise development practices
    • Continuous integration, delivery & learning
    • Cloud compute methodologies & technologies
    • Software security & compliance products
    • APIs or permissions related products

Nice to have, but not required:

  • Excellent written & oral communication skills 
  • Proficiency in one or more major programming languages
  • Experience working across multiple disciplines (e.g. Sales, Marketing, Finance, Legal, Support, Product, Engineering, Research, & Design)
  • Experience working remotely with tools like Slack or Zoom
  • Strong organizational skills both at an individual & team level

Who We Are:

GitHub is the developer company. We make it easier for developers to be developers: to work together, to solve challenging problems, & to create the worlds most important technologies. We foster a collaborative community that can come togetheras individuals & in teamsto create the future of software & make a difference in the world.

Leadership Principles:

Customer Obsessed - Trust by Default - Ship to Learn - Own the Outcome - Growth Mindset - Global Product, Global Team - Anything is Possible - Practice Kindness

Why You Should Join:

At GitHub, we constantly strive to create an environment that allows our employees (Hubbers) to do the best work of their lives. We've designed one of the coolest workspaces in San Francisco (HQ), where many Hubbers work, snack, & create daily. The rest of our Hubbers work remotely around the globe. Check out an updated list of where we can hire here:

We are also committed to keeping Hubbers healthy, motivated, focused & creative. We've designed our top-notch benefits program with these goals in mind. In a nutshell, we've built a place where we truly love working, we think you will too.

GitHub is made up of people from a wide variety of backgrounds & lifestyles. We embrace diversity & invite applications from people of all walks of life. We don't discriminate against employees or applicants based on gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race, religion, age, national origin, citizenship, disability, pregnancy status, veteran status, or any other differences. Also, if you have a disability, please let us know if there's any way we can make the interview process better for you; we're happy to accommodate!

Please note that benefits vary by country. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask your Talent Partner.


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