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Staff Product Manager, Product Strategy

Stack Overflow

Product & Project Management

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1 month ago

Job Summary

As the Staff Product Manager on the Strategy team, you will drive the exploration, evaluation, development, and testing of strategic products and initiatives across our current focus and beyond. You will partner with Senior Product Leadership, Product Researchers, Designers and Engineers, and Data Analysts and Scientists to evaluate, build, and scale high-impact products at Stack

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelors
  • Experience Level: Senior level
  • Experience Length: 6 years

Job Description/Requirements

Staff Product Manager, Product Strategy

Anywhere – Remote

Every developer has a tab open on Stack Overflow.

We are one of the most popular websites in the world – a community-based space focused on increasing productivity, decreasing cycle times, accelerating time to market, and protecting institutional knowledge.


Innovation is at the heart of everything we do. We embrace collaboration, transparency, and believe in leading with empathy; creating an environment where every Stacker knows they belong. We embrace that the unique contributions and points of view of all Stackers contribute to our success.

We are aBest Company to Work For, in addition to being recognized for Best Company Leadership, Best Company Happiness, Best Company Perks and Benefits, Best Company Work-Life Balance, Best Company Compensation, and Best Company Outlook.

We are a remote-first company with Hiring HUBs based in the US, Canada, UK, and Germany.


As the Staff Product Manager on the Strategy team, you will drive the exploration, evaluation, development, and testing of strategic products and initiatives across our current focus and beyond.

You will partner with Senior Product Leadership, Product Researchers, Designers and Engineers, and Data Analysts and Scientists to evaluate, build, and scale high-impact products at Stack Overflow. You will work with marketing and product marketing to define how and where our products compete across the entire portfolio. You will also work with external partners to validate, define, and scope product integrations for Technologists. Your work will plot the course for Stack Overflow to become the most valuable destination for the worlds current and next generation of technologists.


What youll do:

  • Be part of a small cross-functional team tasked to review, research, and analyze the most impactful product strategy for multiple products at Stack.
  • Define and lead the road-mapping for cross-team initiatives across Stack that unlock our ability to deliver value for users and customers.
  • Build an initiative strategy and roadmap for Stacks newOverflowAPI product(and/or related partner integrations), maintain a project backlog, and manage multiple team’s priorities (including yours).
  • Stay current with industry, product, and market trends to identify potential ideas and disruptors and share them with leadership based on opportunity and/or threat.
  • Leverage data and research to focus our roadmap and strategy on the largest opportunities for impact
  • Innovate on our products through workshops, research, and experiments and communicate findings and strategic recommendations to internal leadership teams.
  • Participate in discussions and research with users, customers, and external partners regarding high-potential opportunities.
  • Partner with internal PMs to scope necessary and nice-to-have features and functionality for a potential new product and evaluate, buy, build, or partner opportunities with engineering teams.
  • Collaborate with Product, Design, Engineering, Research, and Community teams, leveraging their knowledge and expertise and gaining alignment and support throughout the process.
  • Define and monitor metrics to determine the effectiveness of features and administer split tests to measure the overall impact.
  • Interact with our community of developers and customers around the world to gather ideas and feedback

What youll need to have:

  • 6+ years of product management.
  • Experience in Product MVP development, innovation, and/or strategic initiatives, including working with marketing, engineering, and other cross-functional partners.
  • Experience partnering with external partners to design, test, and build product integrations that serve shared user groups.
  • Experience with both B2B and B2C products and the ability to navigate their varied constraints.
  • An understanding of Stack Overflow, other Stack Exchange network sites, and Stack Overflow for Teams.
  • A track record of and a desire to operate in a greenfield environment, building new teams, frameworks, and processes. Make decisions quickly and iterate as you learn and progress.
  • Ability to objectively leverage quantitative and qualitative analysis to evaluate the benefits and risks of products progressing through the product development pipeline.
  • Experience with usability testing, A/B tests, interviewing, and other common forms of early-stage product testing and discovery.
  • An exceptional ability to navigate ambiguity
  • and manage the changing needs of external partners and users in a dynamic market.
  • An understanding of the technical, design, and UX implications of your functional requirements.
  • Excellent writing, visual, and verbal communication skills, as well as a clear ability to break down complex problems into smaller, manageable pieces or compelling narratives.
  • Robust and adaptive collaboration skills, with the ability to navigate conflicting needs and orient outcomes that work for a broad range of stakeholders.
  • Excitement to work on and/or learn quickly about data products and/or AI-driven solutions, including partnerships with teams of data scientists.

Also note:

  • Were a distributed, remote team, and youll be part of a work culture that emphasizes online & asynchronous communication with minimal meetings and ceremonies
  • Were generally very flexible on working hours, though we do ask everyone on the team to maintain an overlap with (at least) 10 AM – 1 PM US Eastern time.

What youll get in return:

  • Competitive Base Salary
  • Generous paid vacation
  • Generous parental leave (16 weeks at 100% pay), family care leave, and unlimited sick days
  • Equity (RSUs) for all employees at all levels
  • Industry-leading health benefits that are applicable per country of residence for all our full-time employees
  • Company-paid Life Insurance
  • Home Internet stipend
  • Professional allocation for your growth and development
  • One-timeallowance to assist with your home office setup
  • Company-paid access to Calm, Bravely, LinkedIn Learning, MyAcademy and Overdrive

Stack Overflow is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We value diversity, inclusion, equity and belonging and these pillars are at the heart of how we work together here at Stack. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or any other applicable legally protected characteristics in the location in which the candidate is applying.

For individuals based in California, and other locations where required, we will consider employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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