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 sequentially, unleashing 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.
As a product manager at GitLab, you are primarily responsible for:
In addition, as a PM, you also play a critical role in the regular development and operating cadence of GitLab. There are a few specific required tasks that the PMs are directly responsible for in Core PM Tasks.
PMs should spend a significant amount of time understanding the problems our users face. Deeply understanding the problem is the foundation for all other activities PMs take on; understanding the problem enables the PM to define the vision and prioritize effectively.
In order for a PM to deeply understand the problems our users are facing and determine which are the important problems to solve, they can do the following:
Producing a lovable product requires more than a deep understanding of the problem. At GitLab, we build lovable products by adhering to our values. PMs are expected to be the ambassador of the GitLab values by:
It is not sufficient to just know the problems. It is also insufficient to have a solution to the problem that our customers love. PMs also need to ensure that the solution is viable for GitLab.
The Product Manager is a grade 8.
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.
The Senior Product Manager is a grade 9.
Senior Product Managers are leaders at GitLab. In addition to doing the core of the PM job well, we expect them to do the following:
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
The Principal Product Manager role extends the Senior Product Manager role expectations.
The Principal Product Manager is a grade 9.5.
Bring special expertise in a specific domain or Product Management skill
Ability to coach others
The Senior Principal Product Manager role extends the Principal role expectations.
The Senior Principal Product Manager is a grade 10.
Senior Principal Product Managers are experts across multiple domains within GitLab. They are responsible for helping shape the future direction of the organization, assisting management to establish strategic roadmaps, and driving priorities to meet objectives. As a Director-level individual contributor position, Senior Principal Product Managers are expected to perform at a Grade 10 (Director) level according to our GitLab Job Framework and exemplify GitLab's leadership principles. In addition, Senior Principal Product Managers are expected to:
Drive execution of results
Contribute cross-domain expertise
The career paths to and from product management positions are varied, but there are some common patterns.
Successful product managers have a passion for solving problems. As a result they've been found to start their journey to product management from the following disciplines:
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:
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