As the Group Manager, 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 a section). This role typically manages 2-4 Product Managers, and reports either to a Director of Product or the VP of Product.
- Make sure you have a great product team (recruit and hire, sense of progress, promote proactively, identify underperformance)
- Work on the vision with the Director of Product, VP of Product Strategy, VP of Product, and CEO; and communicate this vision internally and externally
- Distill the overall vision into a compelling roadmap
- Make sure the vision advances in every release and communicate this
- Communicate our vision though demo's, conference speaking, blogging, and interviews
- Work closely with Product Marketing, Sales, Engineering, etc.
- Ensure that the next milestone contains the most relevant items to customers, users, and us
- Work with customers, users, and other teams to make feature proposals enticing, actionable, and small
- Make sure the DevOps tools are up to date
- Keep relevant /direction pages up to date as our high level roadmap
- Regularly join customer and partner visits that can lead to new features
- Ensure that we translate user demands to features that make them happy but keep the product UI clean and the codebase maintainable
- Make sure the release announcements are attractive and cover everything
- Be present on social media (hacker news, twitter, stack overflow, mailinglist), especially around releases
- 1-3 years experience managing others
- 4-6 years of experience in product management
- Experience hiring teams in high growth companies
- Experience in DevOps
- Experience with solutions from the product category, groups or DevOps stages you will be responsible for
- Technical background or clear understanding of developer products; familiarity with Git, Continuous Integration, Containers, Kubernetes, and Project Management software a plus
- Additional requirements are outlined in the Product Management Career Development Framework
- You are living wherever you want and are excited about the all remote lifestyle
- You share our values, and work in accordance with those values
- Leadership at GitLab
- Ability to use GitLab
Primary Performance Indicators for the Role
Group Managers, Product are assigned a collection of groups from our product hierarchy (sometimes encompassing entire stages or section) and manage groups of Product Managers within that stage.
You will be responsible for a team of PMs building out lovable support for the Monitor stage categories including APM, Incident Management and synthetic monitoring.
You will be responsible for a team of PMs building out lovable support for the Secure stage groups including static analysis, dynamic analysis and composition analysis both within development as well as operations.
You will be responsible for a team of PMs building out lovable support for the Defend stage groups including application security, infrastructure security, anomaly detection, and threat management.
Candidates for this position can generally expect the hiring process to follow the order below. Note that as candidates indicate preference or aptitude for one or more specialties, the hiring process will be adjusted to suit. Please keep in mind that candidates can be declined from the position at any stage of the process. To learn more about someone who may be conducting the interview, find their job title on our team page.
- Selected candidates will be invited to schedule a 30 minute screening call with one of our Technical Recruiters
- Next, candidates will be invited to schedule a 60 minute first interview with a Director of Product
- Next, candidates will be invited to schedule a 45 minute peer interview with an Engineering Manager
- Next, candidates will be invited to schedule a 45 minute deep dive interview with a member of the Product team
- Next, candidates will be invited to schedule a 45 minute direct report panel interview with members of the Product team
- Next, candidates will be invited to schedule a 45 minute fifth interview with a VP of Product or above
- Successful candidates will subsequently be made an offer via email
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