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Product, Full Time    Remote or in our New York City office (US & EU Time Zones)    Posted: Saturday, March 14, 2020
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At Stack Overflow, our mission is to serve developers. Whether were helping developers get public answers to their questions, work more efficiently with their team, or find a new job, we build products that make millions of developers lives better every day. Were looking for a Product Manager to join our team, working on our Talent product suite.

Stack Overflow today has over 17 million question & answer pairs, sees 50 million unique visitors a month, & has been visited over 12 billion times in the past decade. Youll be leading the product team for Stack Overflow Talent which enables Stack Overflow's community in their careers, matching them with the best opportunities based on their needs, & provides companies with the right audience & knowhow so they can attract & retain the best technical talent.

Youll have the opportunity to do a lot. Heres what you can expect during your first year:

  • First Month: Get onboarded & brought up to speed on our current plans. Youll spend a lot of time learning about our products, building rapport with the product, engineering, marketing, sales, & community teams, & contributing to small features.
  • Next 3 Months: Acquire a deep understanding of the biggest opportunities & pain points for our various user segments through past & new user research. This will include understanding the user journey for both job seekers & employers, expanding our product suite to better address their needs, & improving their overall experience on the platform. Youll speak with users & customers, write specs, run experiments, & iterate on ideas with your team & stakeholders.
  • Next 8 months: You will take a leadership role developing the long-term roadmap for the Talent product team. Youll be involved not just in product development, but in defining long-term strategy, improving our processes, & advocating for all job seekers & employers that use Stack Overflow.

We like to work in public. Not only does that mean being open within the company about what the product team is building, we also try & bring the developer community in as soon as were able. Here are some examples of how we have done this historically:

Were looking to hire the best person wherever you are in the world. We work remotely so you can work from home & interact with the team over Google Meet & Slack, usually during US or European working hours. We have offices in New York, London, & Munich, so if youre in one of those cities you can opt to work from the office or stop by for a visit our offices are awesome!

What youll do:

  • Partner with other PMs & key stakeholders to set the product strategy for Stack Overflow Talent, & lead a team to execute on that strategy
  • Build the product roadmap, maintain a backlog of projects, & manage the priorities for the team
  • Contribute to detailed user research & customer segmentation to understand the core issues that our users & customers care about
  • Propose new products & features & pitch them to the company & community
  • Start with high-level goals, turn them into detailed functional specs, & partner with developers & designers to iteratively ship features
  • Define & monitor metrics to determine the effectiveness of features, & administer split tests to measure the overall impact
  • Interact with our community of developers & our customers around the world to gather ideas & feedback
  • Support go-to-market strategies with the marketing & community teams

What we want to see:

  • A track record of coming up with ideas for, building, & shipping web software
  • Minimum of 4 years as a product manager or an equivalent role
  • Prior experience working in the technical recruitment industry is beneficial, but not required
  • Excellent spec-writing & UX skills
  • An understanding of the technical & design implications of what you ask the team to do
  • Excellent telecommuting skills. Even if you work from one of our offices, many of our team members are remote
  • Experience with usability testing & A/B tests
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly through written word (whether that's online posts, specs, blogging, or anything else)

If this job interests you but you arent certain if you meet all of the requirements, apply anyway!

About Stack Overflow

Stack Overflow is the largest, most trusted online community for developers to learn, share their knowledge, & build their careers. More than 50 million professional & aspiring programmers visit Stack Overflow each month to help solve coding problems, develop new skills, & find job opportunities.

We partner with businesses to help them understand, hire, engage, & enable the world's developers. Our products & services are focused on developer marketing, technical recruiting, & knowledge sharing.

We believe in hiring smart people & getting out of their way. We have an office in New York with some of the best amenities of any New York startup, & we have people who work remotely all over the world. We keep meetings & ceremony to an absolute minimum.

What we value:

  • Servant Leadership: We lead by empowering & inspiring people to do their best work, not by micromanaging. We hire smart people, set them up for success, then get out of their way.
  • Collaboration: The best products are created when people from different backgrounds & disciplines work closely together in an environment of respect & trust.
  • Transparency: Trust is built on openness & transparency. If there is not a good reason to keep it a secret, we share it.
  • Inclusion: We do our best work when we can be our whole selves at work. Were committed to policies & benefits that support people, & leaders who foster an open & inclusive culture.

Employment is conditioned upon successful completion of a background check & upon having the appropriate legal right to work.

Diverse teams build better products.

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Stack Exchange does not discriminate in employment matters on the basis of race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, military service eligibility, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or any other protected class. We support workplace diversity.

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