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Product Manager

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Timing

Hiring now, start ASAP

Location

We're a fully-remote team, but this role must be located in the US or Canada.

Title

We try to avoid titles at AbstractOps, it’s still early days.

While the JD is titled ‘Product Manager’, this may equate to Product Manager, Senior Product Manager, or Principal Product Manager at other companies; we will band and compensate you accordingly. You will report to the Head of Product.

Who we are

We’re building what we (obviously) think is an incredibly powerful B2B SaaS product: the OS for building, running, and scaling companies. Learn all about us here.

With a problem of this ambition and stature, we have a rockstar, resilient team. We’re a group of gritty, thoughtful, kind people who — most importantly — don’t take ourselves too seriously.

Our product development culture

  • We’re a product-focused company, first and foremost. This means the entire team — not just EPD — is strongly encouraged to “put on a PM hat” — you’ll find a lot of allies in our drive to build a great product.
  • Our product teams are deeply collaborative. Our roadmaps are defined and delivered as a triad: Product Managers are ultimately accountable for ensuring the value (customers choose to buy or use) and viability (the solution works within the many constraints of the business) of our product; Product Designers are accountable for usability (the user can figure out how to use); and Engineers are accountable for feasibility (ability and technology to implement within an acceptable timeframe)
  • What a typical development cycle looks like
    • Product + Design + relevant stakeholders define problems worth solving in keeping with our product / business strategy
    • Engineering + Product + Design collaborate on refining problem definition and shaping the solution
    • Product + Design + relevant stakeholders test what’s shipped iteratively either in a review app or behind a feature flag
    • When a feature meets the bar on clear value and usability, we may A/B test, or ship to all users
  • We solve for outcomes, not outputs. Our work doesn’t end when the feature ships, its when we deliver the value we set out to our users. To ensure we solve for outcomes, it’s important for our Product Manager to work with Marketing and Sales to bring features to market, educate our Ops and CS teams on how to activate our users on new features, and collaborate with Product Operations to assess the success of what we shipped in an unbiased manner.
  • We talk to users, a lot. Most of us talk to customers most weeks. In addition, our Operations and CS teams are power users of our product and have a strong say in our product direction. It’s like having ~15 user researchers on a ~30 person team!
  • Our biggest challenge is thoughtful, intentional execution on solving a very painful problem. We’re in a very fortunate position where 1. we’ve validated the problem we’re solving is a very clear one 2. there’s a ton of demand for what we’re building.

What we're looking for

  • Demonstrable understanding of the techniques and methods of modern product management — both product discovery and product delivery.
  • 3+ years working on software products in the product development disciplines: as a product manager, product designer, product operations, or user researcher.
  • High propensity to learn multiple functional areas of business – engineering, design, finance, sales, or marketing.
  • Desire to absorb and embody a deep knowledge of our users and customers, and the data about how our customers engage with our products; and how it compares to industry trends and the competitive landscape.
  • A drive to figure out solutions to hard problems with many constraints, using sound judgment to assess risks, and to lay out your argument in a well-structured, data-informed, written narrative.
  • Proven ability to influence teammates, as well as colleagues, stakeholders, and key executives, through your use of data and logic.

Diverse Perspectives

We know that innovation thrives on product teams where diverse points of view come together to solve hard problems in ways that are just now possible.  As such, we explicitly seek people that bring diversity of many kinds: life experiences, educational backgrounds, cultures, and work experiences. We’d love to discuss how your perspective will bring something unique and valuable to our product teams.

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Research shows that underrepresented groups apply only if they meet 100% of the criteria. AbstractOps is committed to leveling the playing field, and we encourage women, people of color, those in the LGBTQ+ communities, and veterans to apply for positions even if they don’t necessarily check every box outlined in the job description. This is the exact reason we don’t say “requirements” anywhere. If our mission, our culture, our values, our approach to hiring or anything else you just read made you nod your head vigorously, please still get in touch; we’d love to connect and see if you could be good for this or other roles (now or in the future!). In addition, if you have feedback for our JD, or process, please also reach out to let us know. We are relentlessly focused on experimentation and growth as values, after all!

Compensation

  • When we make our offer, we’d be happy to share more on how this is calculated.
  • * We recognize that people have personal situations with different cash needs; we're happy to discuss trading off cash and equity, as long as overall compensation is still in line with our bands.
  • ** Percentage ownership is based on current share count (fully-diluted shares outstanding); it does not account for expected dilution from already-issued SAFEs.

Note: we apply a modest cost-of-living adjustment; we provided two examples above in the table, but if you’re curious, here’s a fuller list of Zones / Locations

We try to be fair and transparent with compensation, in order to avoid back and forth and negotiation. After all — if we materially changed our compensation based on negotiation, it means we gave you a low-ball offer to begin with!

Intake Form (web URL here)