Product Manager


We're looking for product managers that can help us work on the future of developer tools. Specifically we're looking for independent people that are interested in building solutions for (very) large teams and organizations.

We know there are a million things we can and want to improve about GitLab. It'll be your job to work out what we are going to do and how.

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

We recommend looking at our primer to get started.


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Senior Product Manager

A senior product manager is an experienced product manager that:

  1. Consistently displays the ability to ship changes in small iterations
  2. Regularly proposes and leads new features
  3. Is able to distill proposals and requests from the community and customers to changes in GitLab
  4. Makes significant contributions to product marketing and makes sure this is up to date
  5. Shows deep understanding of their area and has a vision of where to go next
  6. Work independently and pro-actively
  7. Excites others with their work


Meltano (BizOps Product)

A product manager to invent the future of BizOps tools; specifically, taking our approach to Complete DevOps, and applying it to Meltano, an open source convention-over-configuration product for data engineering, analytics, business intelligence, and data science; leveraging version control, CI, CD, Kubernetes, and review apps. We aim to help customers answer such questions as how can I acquire the highest customer lifetime value (LTV) at the lowest customer acquisition cost (CAC). Think about creating open source and deeply-integrated tools without using traditional BI tools.

This is a new area for GitLab and one of our big-bets for 2018/2019. It'll be your job to work out what we are going to do and how. In some ways, we need a full-stack PM; someone that can write a little code, update a pipeline, or whatever is necessary in a very small team acting like a startup-in-a-startup.



Product managers that can help us work on the future of DevOps tools; specifically, building out continuous integration (CI), continuous delivery (CD), release automation (RA), and beyond.




Product managers to help us work on the future of DevOps tools; specifically, building out configuration management and other operations-related features such as feature flags, and ChatOps.


Distribution and Packaging

Product managers that can help us work on the future of DevOps tools; specifically, building out packaging features such as Docker container registry and binary artifact management, and distribution features as as cloud-native Helm charts.



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.



Get more people to use and contribute to GitLab, mainly the Community Edition (CE). Marketing gets us awareness and downloads. Your goal is to ensure people downloading our product keep using it, invite others, and contribute back. You report to the VP of Product.


  1. Conversion of download to 30 day active (install success * retention)
  2. Growth of existing CE installations (growth of comments measured with usage ping)
  3. Growth in the number of new people that contributed merged code

Possible Improvements

  1. Auto install let's encrypt
  2. Check open to new users by default
  3. Check invite by email function
  4. Usage ping for CE
  5. Ensure installers are very simple
  6. First 60 seconds with a product
  7. Measure contributors like a SaaS funnel (activation, retention)
  8. Improve data for Usage ping EE
  9. Improve zero-states of project (hints on first action)
  10. New feature show-off / highlighting
  11. Great experience when not logged in (commenting)
  12. Great experience when not a project member (edit button works)
  13. Make it easier to configure email
  14. Make it easier to configure LDAP

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Hiring process

Candidates for this position can expect the hiring process to follow the order below. 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 her/his job title on our team page.

Additional details about our process can be found on our hiring page.


Annual Compensation
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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, frugality, collaboration, directness, kindness, diversity, 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.