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Product Manager

Role

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 onboarding to Concurrent DevOps: users may not be aware of its potential, we will show them how easy and powerful it is! We want to support large teams working on mission-critical software across the entire company, and also single developers starting a new visionary project from scratch.

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 encourage people to apply even if they don't have an established background in this role yet, but they feel this page describes exactly what they have a strong attitude for. Product managers always start off somewhere, and it's ok if that somewhere is GitLab.

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

Responsibilities

You are not responsible for

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.

Responsibilities

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

Requirements

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.

Responsibilities

Bring special expertise in a specific domain or Product Management skill

Ability to coach others

Requirements

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:


Specialties

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.

Requirements

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.

Requirements

Configure

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.

Requirements

Serverless

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

Requirements

Package

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.

Requirements

Distribution

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

Requirements

Secure

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.

Requirements

Defend

Telemetry

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

Requirements

Growth

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.

Goals

  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

You'll work with

Requirements

Responsibilities

Scaling

We're looking for a product manager to elevate the broader product team. Your goals are to ensure important inputs are effectively managed, tackle challenges that do not neatly fit within a stage, and do whatever is needed most.

Requirements

Responsibilities

Infrastructure

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

Requirements

Responsibilities

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 instance to GitLab.com.

Requirements

Compensation

Components

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

Apply

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 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.