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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 250 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.


The base salary range below represents the low and high end of the Indeed salary range for this position. Actual salaries will vary and may be above or below the range based on various factors including but not limited to location, experience, and performance. The range listed is just one component of Indeed's total compensation package for employees. Other rewards may include quarterly bonuses, Long Term Incentive Plan units, an open Paid Time Off policy, and many region-specific benefits. 


Austin Area Base Salary Range: 235,000 - 307,000 USD per year

Your job.

Product Platforms forms one of the four pillars of Indeed Internal Platforms team. Product Platforms partners closely with product-engineering teams across Indeed's business to deliver massively scalable, business-critical platforms those teams can rely on. Authentication, Navigation, Communications, and other platforms provide crucial shared capabilities, enabling product teams to focus on scaling their own business and helping Indeed expand quickly into new markets.


As the Group Manager for Product Platforms, you will be responsible for helping drive product effectiveness and operational efficiency across these critical products. You will work closely with General Managers from Indeed’s Job Seeker, SMB, Enterprise, and Recruiting Solutions businesses as well as SVPs of functional areas such as Marketing. You will own build/buy/blend decisions to provide the capabilities that Indeed product teams need today, and evolve those capabilities as markets change.


All business and technical leaders at Indeed, especially Directors and above in product and engineering, are analytical, creative, and collaborative. We obsess over data and drive for simplicity. A successful technology leader leads through data and insights, obsesses over customer outcomes in every decision, and develops the trust and respect of teammates.  As one of the most senior product-engineering leaders at Indeed, you will shape how we continue to transform the global recruitment industry.


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.

Responsibilities:

  • Platform Vision and Strategy: Responsible for working with multiple C-level and SVP level stakeholders to create a clear, convincing technical strategy for Indeed's core platforms that is aligned with customer and Indeed top-level goals

  • Organizational Change: Drive the transformation of our products from independent projects to seamless platforms; our focus from short-term optimization to long-term, customer-centric roadmaps

  • Customer Focus and Alignment: Instill strong customer partnerships across the organization and ensure that group OKRs are directly aligned and executed against

  • Business Execution: Responsible for key OKRs for the business and having a strong cross-functional understanding of each platform's KPIs

  • Technical Execution: Responsible for scaling and building our products globally across multiple markets, serving hundreds of millions of Job Seekers and millions of Employers

  • People Management and Leadership: Lead large product and engineering teams (100+ people, globally distributed), inspiring leaders to deliver against aggressive OKRs

  • M&A and Partnerships: Identify opportunities for M&A and partnerships; appropriately drive alignment with internal stakeholders (C-level, Corp Dev)

  • Build/Buy/Blend: Establish and clearly explain a strategy for blending purchased services with custom software to create fully functioning platforms addressing customer needs

Requirements:

  • Served as VP Product, VP Engineering, and/or Chief Technology Officer (or equivalent scope) of a B2B or B2C business that has experienced substantial growth

  • Managed at least 2 layers of management and team sizes of ~100 people

  • Effectively led and collaborated with globally distributed teams

  • Experience working with multiple products used by millions of global users

  • Supported at least one world-class mobile experience 

  • Successfully led teams and organizations through aggressive metrics-based goals

  • Able to make data-driven decisions effectively and efficiently

  • Able to communicate well and influence peers and executives

  • Experience with and/or comfort with dotted-line reporting structures / influencing cross-functional roles

  • Demonstrated ability to influence people around you to be more effective and productive

  • Demonstrated relentless attention to details that matter

  • Has built, grown, and managed a significant sized team of technical professionals, and helped them meet and exceed all the expectations listed above

 

Here’s what’s in it for you:

  • Work for a company where we strongly believe in our company mission: helping people find jobs.

  • A competitive compensation package with an open PTO policy!

  • Your choice in high tech gear - Laptops, ergonomic workstations, etc.

  • Opportunity to participate in a wide variety of IRGs that celebrate diversity and inclusion for all employees. 

 

 

Indeed is deeply committed to creating a workplace and global community where inclusion is not only valued, but prioritized. Diverse viewpoints bring diverse capabilities, strengthening our decision-making and fueling our growth.  Learn  more about how Indeed prioritizes inclusion by visiting our inclusion page https://www.indeed.com/inclusion

 

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EEO and Accommodations 

 

Indeed is deeply committed to building a workplace and global community where inclusion is not only valued, but prioritized. We’re 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, family status, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, neuro-diversity, disability, age, or veteran status, or any other non-merit based or legally protected grounds.

 

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