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Director of Product

As the Director of Product, you will be responsible for managing and building a team that focuses on a specific GitLab collection of groups from our product hierarchy (sometimes encompassing entire stages or sections).


Requirements for the role are outlined as part of the Product Career Development Framework.

Individual responsibility

Team responsibility

Primary Performance Indicators for the Role



The Director of Product, Dev leads the Dev parts of the DevOps lifecycle (e.g manage, plan, and create) and reports to the VP of Product.


The Director of Product, CI/CD leads the CI/CD parts of the DevOps lifecycle (e.g verify, package, and release) and reports to the VP of Product.


The Director of Product, Ops leads the Ops parts of the DevOps lifecycle (e.g. Monitor and Configure) and reports to the VP of Product.


The Director of Product, Secure leads the Secure parts of the DevOps lifecycle and reports to the VP of Product.


The Director of Product, Defend leads the Defend parts of the DevOps lifecycle and reports to the VP of Product.


The Director of Product, Growth leads the Growth parts of the DevOps lifecycle and reports to the VP of Product.


The Director of Product, Enablement leads the Enablement parts of the DevOps lifecycle and reports to the VP of Product.

Senior Director of Product



Compensation at GitLab consists of:

  1. Base salary
  2. Options
  3. Bonus in some functions
  4. Discretionary bonus
  5. Retirement contributions in eligible regions
  6. Pay for equipment
  7. Remote work
  8. Unlimited time off
  9. Benefits


Please note that if we are actively hiring for a position, you will see it listed on our jobs page, where all of our current openings are advertised. To apply, please click on the name of the role you are interested in, which will take you to our applicant tracking system (ATS), Greenhouse.

Avoid the confidence gap; you do not have to match all the listed requirements exactly to apply. Our hiring process is described in more detail in our hiring handbook.

About GitLab

GitLab Inc. is a company based on the GitLab open-source project. GitLab is a community project to which over 1,000 people worldwide have contributed. We are an active participant in this community, trying to serve its needs and lead by example. We have one vision: everyone can contribute to all digital content, and our mission is to change all creative work from read-only to read-write so that everyone can contribute.

We value results, transparency, sharing, freedom, efficiency, self-learning, frugality, collaboration, directness, kindness, diversity and inclusion, boring solutions, and quirkiness. If these values match your personality, work ethic, and personal goals, we encourage you to visit our primer to learn more. Open source is our culture, our way of life, our story, and what makes us truly unique.

Top 10 reasons to work for GitLab:

  1. Work with helpful, kind, motivated, and talented people.
  2. Work remote so you have no commute and are free to travel and move.
  3. Have flexible work hours so you are there for other people and free to plan the day how you like.
  4. Everyone works remote, but you don't feel remote. We don't have a head office, so you're not in a satellite office.
  5. Work on open source software so you can interact with a large community and can show your work.
  6. Work on a product you use every day: we drink our own wine.
  7. Work on a product used by lots of people that care about what you do.
  8. As a company we contribute more than we take, most of our work is released as the open source GitLab CE.
  9. Focused on results, not on long hours, so that you can have a life and don't burn out.
  10. Open internal processes: know what you're getting in to and be assured we're thoughtful and effective.

See our culture page for more!

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