Product Manager

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

We’re looking for a Product Manager to join our rapidly growing team and make an immediate impact by building products to support our business’s hyper-growth. We need someone to guide the team through the development of highly complex features, working with others to make tradeoff decisions, prioritize the right things, and ensure we are shipping extremely high-quality products. Our new Product Manager will collaborate with a cross-functional team of engineers, designers, and marketers as well as customers to define, build, and launch mission-critical initiatives.

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:

  • Own and lead all aspects of an established agile team, including backlog grooming, triage and prioritization, and cross-functional coordination.
  • Responsible for defining the scope of development for new product features ongoing 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 with internal and external partners.
  • Analytical ability to break down complex problems and effectively use data and analytics layered against high-quality user research to inform the direction of the product.
  • Project management: Track progress, assess risks, coordinate delivery, and actively communicate contingency and mitigation plans for the team.
  • Research: Run various ad-hoc research and business analyses to assess opportunities and risks.

In the first week, expect to:

  • Onboard and integrate into Toptal while independently starting to study and learn the Toptal product suite.
  • Become acquainted with your product area, the product goals, and those you will partner with.

In the first month, expect to:

  • Work cross-functionally and with Senior PMs to organize and prioritize your high-level roadmap and backlog.
  • Start working closely with your development team.
  • Take over all in-flight and planned initiatives.

In the first three months, expect to:

  • Fully support a product category, working with Senior PMs 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 the team’s processes.

In the first six months, expect to:

  • Work with senior PMs to discover new product opportunities for your backlog.
  • Develop a repeatable model for delivering upon our roadmap initiatives.
  • Work with other product managers to measure and refine the 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.
  • Work 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.
  • Advanced knowledge of SQL and comfortable building your own queries to analyze data as well as conducting research through various discussions with customers and teammates.
  • Ability to build wireframes and mockups, with a knack for keeping things simple.
  • Meticulous and a high bar for quality when writing user stories, reviewing designs, brainstorming technical approaches, and testing a feature before it is released.
  • Possess a low ego, willing to learn, and do whatever is needed to help our Senior team members to accomplish our team goals.
  • Experience using agile development methodologies with globally-distributed teams and the ability to keep up with a fast-paced and global company.
  • 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 Will You Work With

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.

Courtney Machi

Director of Product

As Toptal’s Director of Product, Courtney leads cross-functional teams responsible for building and scaling Toptal’s platform and products. Courtney comes to Toptal with over 10 years of experience launching successful products at multinational companies and startups. Most recently, she was Director of Product at Anaplan, helping lead the company through hypergrowth to become a $1B unicorn and their subsequent IPO, as they expanded their enterprise platform to solve complex planning and modeling problems. She is passionate about Toptal’s mission to change the future of work and brings that to her day-to-day approach to problem solving and execution. Courtney holds a BSc in Information & Computer Science from the University of Pittsburgh.

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