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Product Manager


Product Managers at GitLab have a unique opportunity to define the future of the entire DevOps lifecycle. We are working on a single application that allows developers to invent, create, and deploy modern applications.

We want to facilitate Concurrent DevOps so that teams can work simultaneously instead of sequenctially, unleasing collaboration across organizations.

We work in a very unique way at GitLab, where flexibility and independence meet a high paced, pragmatic way of working. And everything we do is in the open.

We are looking for talented product managers that are excited by the idea to contribute to our vision. We know there are a million things we can and want to implement in GitLab. Be the one making decisions.

We recommend looking at our about page and at the product handbook to get started.


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Base Requirements Across All Levels

Primary Performance Indicator for the Role

Career paths

In role levels

Read more about levels at GitLab here. Within the Product Management Career Track we use the Product Management Career Development Framework to determine requirements for PM roles.

Intermediate Product Manager

Beyond the base requirements, Product Manager requirements are outlined in the Product Management Career Development Framework.

Senior Product Manager

The Senior Product Manager role extends the Product Manager role. Senior Product Managers are expected to be experts in their product domain and viewed as such to the community and internally at GitLab. They are expected to prioritize and manage their products with minimal guidance from leadership or other product team members.


Drive the product in the right direction

Take an active role in defining the future

Manage the product lifecycle end-to-end

Engage with stakeholders in two-way communication

Lead by example


Beyond the base requirements, Senior Product Manager requirements are outlined in the Product Management Career Development Framework.

Principal Product Manager

The Principal Product Manager role extends the Senior Product Manager plus Product Manager role expectations.


Bring special expertise in a specific domain or Product Management skill

Ability to coach others


Beyond the base requirements, Principal Product Manager requirements are outlined in the Product Management Career Development Framework.

Moving to and moving from

The career paths to and from product management positions are varied, but there are some common patterns.

Moving to Product Management

Successful product managers have a passion for solving customer needs. As a result they've been found to start their journey to product management from the following disciplines:

Moving from Product Management

Within their role, Product Managers are empowered to interact and learn more about functions they are interested in. Whether that be Marketing, Customer Success, Support, Finance or Engineering - Product Managers are encouraged (and often required) to understand other functions as part of their daily responsibilities. As such there is plenty of room for Product Managers to transition to roles outside of the Product Management team. Some of those include:


Verify (CI)

We're looking for product managers that can help us work on the future of DevOps tools; specifically, building out continuous integration (CI), code quality analysis, micro-service testing, usability testing, and more.


Release (CD)

We're looking for product managers that can help us work on the future of DevOps tools; specifically, building out continuous delivery (CD), release orchestration, features flags, and more.



We're looking for product managers to help us work on the future of DevOps tools; specifically, building out configuration management and other operations-related features such as ChatOps.



We're looking for product managers to help us work on the future of DevOps tools; specifically, building out serverless application and function management.



We're looking for product managers to cover the Package stage of our DevOps lifycle. This candidate will work specifically on building out packaging categories and features such as Docker container registry and binary artifact management.



We're looking for product managers to support our Distribution group and manage our installation, upgrade, and configuration process for our self-managed customers.



We're looking for product managers that can help us work on the future of developer tools; specifically, building out application security testing, including static analysis and dynamic testing.




We're looking for product managers that can help us mature our product usage data set to enable better decision making across the company.



We're looking for Product Managers to help us grow our customer base by improving our net new signup flow (Acquisition), trial flow (Conversion), upgrades & seat adds (Expansion), and renewals (Retention).



We're looking for a PM to ensure an excellent purchase, trial, upgrade, seat addition, and renewal experience for GitLab customers. This role will involve creating a flexible and powerful billing and licensing system upon which we can build world class customer experiences. The role will also involve important system level integrations with key 3rd party systems such as Zuora and Stripe.



We're looking for a product manager to work closely with our Infrastructure teams, which own the operational aspects of running as well as other services.



We're looking for a product manager to make finding things easy and delightful in GitLab. Your goals are to improve the global search experience within GitLab, and ensure the solution can scale from small self-managed instances to


Memory & Database

We're looking for a PM to drive improvements to the responsiveness and scalability of GitLab, and establish best practices for performance oriented development. This role will involve proactively identifying and prioritizing performance hotspots, leading needed architectural changes for additional scalability and efficiency, and delivering improvements to our development process for writing performant code.




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!

Work remotely from anywhere in the world. Curious to see what that looks like? Check out our remote manifesto and guides.