Additional Posting Location(s): San Francisco, Tokyo Tech Meguro
Our mission.As the world’s #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.
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 Indeed to help them find jobs, make it easy to apply, research companies, and connect qualified candidates to their job openings. With product teams in Austin, Tokyo, Seattle, San Francisco, Singapore and Hyderabad, we are improving people's lives all around the world, one job at a time.
Indeed is looking for a Product Director to lead the team responsible for getting every job in the world on Indeed. This product team is responsible for the foundation of the job search experience on Indeed -- getting all the world’s jobs. As a Product Director, you will own multiple products of strategic importance to the business and manage multiple Product Managers who extend your vision and influence. You and your team will decide how to grow your products to further the company goals of helping people find and get jobs.
You will manage a team of three Product Managers in Austin and San Francisco who work with software engineers in Austin, San Francisco and Tokyo. 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 and capabilities to further the company goals of helping people find jobs and growing revenue.
Product Directors at Indeed are analytical, creative, and collaborative. We obsess over data and drive for simplicity. You will guide the team by exemplifying these core values.
Product Directors have the responsibility to deliver results, but no authority over peers in Engineering and Design. A successful Product Director leads by developing the trust and respect of teammates. You will foster collaboration within the team of product managers, engineers and operation analysts, and with across Indeed offices around the world. You, and your peers, will be custodians of the Indeed culture of data and collaboration. As Product Director, you will develop programs and tools that carry the Indeed culture forward as you help Indeed grow.
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 -- how to acquire every job (digital and non-digital) in the world as fast as possible and as accurately as possible. 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 sit with your product development teams, and work closely with them on a daily basis. You will define requirements, measure KPIs, and track experiments with their input. You will do data analysis, whether it’s running queries in MySQL, searching through logs, or using the plethora of in-house tools specially built for the colossal amount of data Indeed gathers (see: http://go.indeed.com/indeed-imhotep). Most importantly, you will guide other Product Managers to do these tasks effectively, so you can magnify your impact manyfold.
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/data-driven). Our product development philosophy is similar to the Lean Startup philosophy. You will create Minimal Viable Products (MVPs), prototypes of new products, and simple tests to validate ideas and iterate.
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.
You're someone who wants to see the impact of your work making a difference every day. Your friends describe you as thorough, analytical and detail-oriented. You are someone with high standards who leads by example, and who will take pride in Indeed like we do.
You’re familiar with working with massive sets of data across the internet and comfortable working with both backend and frontend teams to get things done. You understand how high-velocity software development teams work, and how engineers think. Most of all, you love solving hard problems that a difference in the lives of other people, whether they be job seekers, employers or your fellow Indeedians.
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
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
Indeed is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, seeking to create a welcoming and diverse environment.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.