Future Position
Associate Product Manager
Future Position

Associate Product Manager

About Toptal

Toptal is a global network of top talent in business, design, and technology that enables companies to scale their teams, on-demand. With $200+ million in annual revenue and over 40% year-over-year growth, Toptal is the largest fully distributed workforce in the world.

We take the best elements of virtual teams and combine them with a support structure that encourages innovation, social interaction, and fun (see this video from The Huffington Post). We see no borders, move at a fast pace, and are never afraid to break the mold.

Position Description

Our Product Team builds and scales Toptal’s platform and products, working closely with our Operations and Engineering Teams to support the organization’s hyper-growth. We embrace a data-focused approach to ensure each initiative on our product roadmap delivers meaningful impact to our business and users. Our innovative technology platform enables us to deliver on-demand talent, without losing a human touch.

Are you a customer-centric Associate Product Manager with a proven track record of making significant contributions and delivering results in a fast-paced, dynamic environment? We’re looking for an Associate PM to join our rapidly growing team and make an immediate impact by building internal tools and products that will support our business as we continue to scale at a rapid pace. In this role, you will lead a team of engineers and designers while working cross-functionally with marketers and customers to define, build, and launch critical initiatives. We need someone to collaboratively support our Senior PMs while guiding their own engineers to develop sophisticated features, collaborate to make challenging decisions, prioritize the right things, creatively solve problems, and ensure we are shipping exceptionally high-quality products.

If you have a knack for building high quality, extremely impactful products, we want you on our team!

This is a remote position that can be done from anywhere. Due to the remote nature of this role, we are unable to provide visa sponsorship. Resumes and communication must be submitted in English.

Responsibilities:

  • Product ownership, including backlog grooming, triage and prioritization, and cross-functional coordination.
  • Defining scope of development for new product features and on-going feature enhancements including all management of backlog and project management activities.
  • Write and prioritize user stories and define acceptance criteria.
  • Ability to establish and maintain a high-level of credibility and positive relationships with internal and external business partners.
  • Analytical ability to break down sophisticated problems and effectively use data and analytics layered against high-quality user research to inform the direction of the product.
  • Track progress, assess risks, coordinate delivery, and actively communicate contingency and mitigation plans for the team.
  • Run various ad-hoc research and business analyses to assess opportunities and risks.

In the first week, expect to:

  • Onboard and integrate into Toptal.
  • Become acquainted with your product area, the product goals, and those you will work closely with.
  • Independently start to study and learn the Toptal product suite.

In the first month, expect to:

  • Work cross-functionally and with Senior PMs to coordinate and prioritize your roadmap and backlog.
  • Start working closely with your development team.
  • Continue to learn Toptal’s suite of products.
  • Take over all in-flight and planned initiatives.

In the first three months, expect to:

  • Fully support a product area, working with Senior members of the team to complete quarterly planning and set OKRs.
  • Ship features that deliver high business impact.
  • Be fully embedded into and owning a development team.
  • Monitor and measure the success of your initiatives against company goals.
  • Continuously improve your team’s processes through creative ideas and experiments.

In the first six months, expect to:

  • Work with Senior Product Managers to discover new product opportunities for your backlog.
  • Develop a repeatable model for delivering upon your roadmap initiatives.
  • Work with other PMs to measure and refine your roadmap, backlog, and processes to make improvements over time.
  • Constantly re-evaluate your roadmap’s alignment with the strategic goals of the business, adjusting where necessary.

In the first year, expect to:

  • Deliver on your roadmap priorities and promises.
  • Ensure your team has an incredible record of building impactful products in a timely and elegant fashion.
  • Have worked cross-functionally to scale your team to meet the growing needs of our business and our users.

Requirements:

  • 2+ years of software or internet product management experience.
  • BS degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or Business Administration.
  • Ability to analyze data as well as conduct research through various discussions with customers and teammates.
  • Ability to build wireframes and mockups; we need people with a knack for keeping things simple.
  • Outstanding attention to detail with a high bar for quality when writing user stories, reviewing designs, brainstorming technical approach, and testing a feature before it is released.
  • Be humble, willing to learn, and do whatever is needed to help your Senior team members to accomplish the team goals.
  • Experience using agile development methodologies with globally-distributed teams.
  • Ability to keep up with a fast-paced and global company.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • You must be a world-class individual contributor to thrive at Toptal. You will not be here just to tell other people what to do.
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Who You Will Work With

Paul Timmermann

Paul Timmermann

Director of Product

As Toptal's Director of Product, Paul is responsible for building and delivering comprehensive product strategy that supports the talent hiring experience for clients. Paul has overseen the transformation of the end-to-end client product experience through extensive customer-centric research as well as experimentation. Before joining Toptal, Paul was a product manager at Grubhub, leading product development efforts on the restaurant product platform. Paul earned a BS in Business Information Systems from Illinois State University.

Kleanthis Georgaris

Kleanthis Georgaris

VP of Product

As Toptal's VP of Product, Kleanthis drives the evolution of Toptal's platform and associated products, working closely with operations and engineering teams to drive and support our hypergrowth by providing a seamless, on-demand experience for clients and network talent. He specializes in digital talent networks, leveraging a diverse background at both Microsoft and McKinsey, many early- and late-stage startups, as well as launching a startup of his own. Kleanthis has a BS in Computer Science from Athens University of Economics and Business and an MBA from the National Technical University of Athens.

Ismael Peinado

Ismael Peinado

Chief Technology Officer

As Toptal's Chief Technology Officer, Ismael leads the company's engineering organization, driving process and culture to ensure top quality delivery from our team of world-class engineers. Ismael was formerly the CEO and Co-Founder of Blue4, a distributed media system used in the aerospace and entertainment industries. He leverages over twenty years’ experience in providing commercial, operational, and technical leadership for B2B, B2C, and government organizations from early-stage startup to large-high growth market leaders. Ismael has a BE and BS in Industrial Engineering from the Universidad de Málaga.

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