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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.
- Build an attractive roadmap together with the VP of Product and Head of Product
- Work out feature proposals from the community and customers
- Manage new features from conception to market
- Work together with UX and Frontend engineers on improving the look and feel of GitLab
- Ensure a smooth release of changes and features together with all stakeholders
- Empower the community by writing great documentation and highlighting the product in various ways in cooperation with marketing
- Finding the weak spots of GitLab and executing plans to improve them
- Work together with other stakeholders on scheduling and executing releases
## You are not responsible for
- Shipping in time. As a PM you are part of a team that delivers a change, the team is responsible for shipping in time, not you.
- A team of engineers. PMs at GitLab do not manage people, they manage the product. You'll be required to take the lead in decisions about the product, but it's not your role to manage the people that build the product.
- Capacity and availability planning. You will work together with engineering managers on schedules and planning: you prioritize, the engineering managers determine how much can be scheduled.
- Experience in product management
- Strong understanding of Git and Git workflows
- Knowledge of the developer tool space
- Strong technically. You understand how software is built, packaged and deployed.
- Passion for design and usability
- Highly independent and pragmatic
- You are living wherever you want
- You share our values, and work in accordance with those values.
- Bonus points: experience with GitLab
- Bonus points: experience in working with open source projects
:markdown ## Hiring Process
Applicants for this position can expect the hiring process to follow the order below. Please keep in mind that applicants 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.
- Qualified applicants receive a short questionnaire from our Global Recruiters
- Selected candidates will be invited to schedule a 30min screening call with our Global Recruiters
- If interviewing for a Product Manager, CI/CD Pipelines position, candidates will be invited to schedule an interview with the CI Lead
- Next, candidates will be invited to schedule a first interview with a VP of Product
- Candidates will then be invited to schedule a second interview with the Head of Product
- Candidates may be asked to meet with additional team members at the manager's discretion
- Finally, candidates will interview with our CEO
- Successful candidates will subsequently be made an offer via email
Additional details about our process can be found on our hiring page.
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## Product Manager, 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.
We're looking for someone that is technically strong and able to contribute themselves (i.e. knows Rails).
- Conversion of download to 30 day active (install success * retention)
- Growth of existing CE installations (growth of comments measured with usage ping)
- Growth in the number of new people that contributed merged code
## Possible improvements
- Auto install let's encrypt
- Check open to new users by default
- Check invite by email function
- Usage ping for CE
- Ensure installers are very simple
- First 60 seconds with a product
- Measure contributors like a SaaS funnel (activation, retention)
- Improve data for Usage ping EE
- Improve zero-states of project (hints on first action)
- New feature show-off / highlighting
- Great experience when not logged in (commenting)
- Great experience when not a project member (edit button works)
- Make it easier to configure email
- Make it easier to configure LDAP
## You'll work with
- Other PM's
- Developers (implement some things self, some with help of experts)
- Community team
- Issue triage specialists
- Merge request coaches
## Additional Requirements
- Deep understanding of UX and UI
- You've built web applications before in Ruby on Rails (be it personal or professional)
- You're pragmatic and willing to code yourself
- You're able to independently find, report and solve issues and opportunities related to growth in the product
- Able to make wireframes and write clear, concrete product specifications
## Additional Responsibilities
- Plan and execute on improvements in GitLab related to growth
- Write specs and create wireframes to communicate your plans
- Ship improvements every month and make it possible to report on those improvements
- Do data analysis whenever useful
- Assist the rest of the team with topics related to growth
- Build and expand tools related to growth (version.gitlab.com and others)
## Product Manager, CI/CD Pipelines
We're looking for product managers that can help us work on the future of developer tools. Specifically, building out continuous integration (CI), continuous delivery (CD), and beyond.
We believe developers deserve an intuitive, integrated solution that covers the entire software development lifecycle. We believe running tests is just the beginning of automation. We believe deploying your code should be automated and repeatable, and most of all, easy. We believe in pushing the boundaries of best-practices, and bringing these to every developer, so that doing the right thing is also the easy, default way of working.
As Product Manager, CI/CD Pipelines, you will find the weak spots of GitLab CI and execute plans to improve them. You will have a strong understanding of CI/CD and an understanding of deployment infrastructure and container technologies.
## Senior Product Manager
A senior product manager is an experienced product manager that:
- Consistently displays the ability to ship changes in small iterations
- Regularly Proposes and leads new features
- Is able to distill proposals and requests from the community and customers to changes in GitLab
- Makes significant contributions to product marketing and makes sure this is up to date
- Shows deep understanding of their area and has a vision of where to go next
- Work independently and pro-actively
- Excites others with their work
## Junior Product Manager