Ref#: R0006465

Date published: 22-Mar-2017

Our mission.

As the world’s number 1 job site, our mission is to help people get jobs. We need talented, passionate people working together to make this happen. We are looking to grow our teams with people who share our energy and enthusiasm for creating the best experience for job seekers.

The team.

We are a rapidly growing and focused product team building the most popular job site on the planet. Every month, over 200 million people count on us to help them find jobs, make it easy to apply, research companies, and connect qualified candidates to their job openings. With product teams in Seattle, San Francisco, Austin, Tokyo, and Hyderabad, we are improving people's lives all around the world, one job at a time.

Your job.

As a Product Director at Indeed, you will own one or more products of strategic importance to the business and manage multiple Product Managers who extend your vision and influence. You will be responsible for growing the Product Management team through great hiring and mentoring as you expand Indeed’s product and technical capabilities. You and your team, not the CEO, will decide how to grow your products to further the company goals of helping people find jobs and growing revenue.


Product Managers at Indeed, including Directors and above, are analytical, creative, and collaborative. We obsess over data and drive for simplicity. You will guide the team by exemplifying these core values.


Product Managers have the responsibility to deliver results, but no authority over peers in Engineering and Design. A successful Product Manager leads by developing the trust and respect of teammates. You will foster collaboration across the Seattle office, and with Indeed offices around the world.  You, and your peers, will be custodians of the Indeed culture of data and collaboration for the Seattle office.  As Product Director, you will develop programs and tools that carry the Indeed culture forward as you help Indeed grow at a phenomenal pace


As Product Director, you will be responsible for products and strategy that significantly impact the entire company. You will be empowered to set ambitious goals for your products. Your goals will not be easy to achieve; they should inspire and motivate the team to think big. The goals should be simple to understand, few in number, and clearly communicated so your team and the rest of the company understand what we are doing, why we do it, and where we're headed.


You will work closely with the development and design team on a daily basis. You will sit next to developers and designers, define requirements and analyze A/B tests with their input. You will do data analysis, whether it’s doing queries in MySQL, searching through logs, or using the plethora of in-house tools for analyzing data (see: http://go.indeed.com/indeedimhotep). Most importantly, you will guide other Product Managers to do these tasks effectively so you can magnify your impact many fold.


You will create hypotheses for creating a new product or improving a product, test them, and learn from the results (see: http://go.indeed.com/datadriven). Our product development philosophy is similar to the Lean Startup philosophy. You will create Minimal Viable Products (MVPs), prototypes of new products, simple tests to validate ideas and iterate. You will NOT be an armchair Product Manager writing large PRDs and handing them off to the development team. Most Product Managers at Indeed don’t even know what a PRD is.


You will enjoy a casual work environment, flexible hours, and great compensation and benefits. There is a complete lack of office politics; if that is your specialty, look elsewhere.


You will wear many hats and constantly learn new things on the job. You will be surrounded by smart, dedicated, nice people. You will be proud of the company’s mission and your products' impact.


On your first day, we will give you a t-shirt that says, "I help people get jobs." Soon after, you will be wearing your shirt at the grocery store and someone will come up and say, "I love Indeed! I found my job on Indeed. Thank you!" You will smile for the rest of the day. This will happen a lot.


About you.

What are the expectations for this job?

  • Build products that help people get jobs and/or help employers make hires
  • Create simple solutions
  • Validate ideas by performing experiments and analyzing the results
  • Make data-driven decisions
  • Define product goals and metrics
  • Identify and prioritize opportunities
  • Communicate well and influence colleagues and executives
  • Demonstrate leadership and gain respect across functions/teams
  • Make people around you more effective and productive
  • Demonstrate attention to detail
  • Build, grow, and manage a team of Product Managers and help them meet and exceed all the expectations listed above

How to apply?


We value attention to detail. Applications that fail to follow these simple steps may not be considered.

  • Apply to this job using your Indeed Resume (create an Indeed Resume if you don’t have one).


Indeed provides a variety of benefits that help us focus on our mission of helping people get jobs.

View our bounty of perks: http://indeedhi.re/IndeedBenefits