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VP of Product Management

As the VP of Product Management, you will play a key role in helping the GitLab Product Management team scale rapidly and realize our product vision to be a complete DevOps platform. This role reports to the EVP of Product.

Job Grade

The VP of Product is a grade 12.

Responsibilities

  • Hire, lead, and coach a rapidly growing team of 30+ Product Managers
  • Directly manage a team of 4-6 Product Directors
  • Ensure a cohesive, coherent, and compelling end-to-end customer experience
  • Align team with end-to-end product line vision and goals
  • Leverage portfolio product management techniques to ensure product investments are properly allocated across the end-to-end GitLab product
  • Partner effectively with Engineering, Design, and Product Marketing to ensure we validate, build, launch, and measure product experiences that customers love and value
  • Help refine and implement the GitLab product development flow, ensuring team members receive training and coaching required to work effectively within the system
  • Serve as a spokesperson for the end-to-end GitLab product internally and externally

Requirements

  • 18 years+ of relevant experience, with 10+ years of people management experience, including management of Directors+
  • Strong understanding of DevOps markets, competition, and underlying technologies
  • Track record of leading products to successful commercial outcomes
  • Excellent at boardroom and big stage presentations, and able to inspire and motivate customers and employees through written and verbal communications
  • Demonstrated ability to teach and coach the product management skills as outlined here
  • Ability to use GitLab

Performance Indicators

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 their job title on our team page. Additional details about our process can be found on our hiring page.

  • Apply on the GitLab Jobs page
  • 30 minute screening call with Recruiter
  • 50 minute interview with EVP, Product
  • 50 minute panel interview with Sr. Director, Engineering & Director, UX
  • 50 minute interview with Director, Product
  • 50 minute interview with Director, Product
  • 50 minute interview with CEO

About GitLab

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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.

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