Pathable, Inc. is hiring an experienced Product Manager to join our nomadic team of software engineers, designers, and testers.
Live and work from anywhere, while learning new things, working on a product thousands of people love to use every day.
Our company is successful, self-funded, profitable, thirty people strong, and growing. We’ve developed a fantastic culture that embraces adventure in business, engineering and lifestyle. Please join us!
Pathable (pathable.com) is the leading provider of community software for conferences, tradeshows, events, and associations. Our software serves in-person, virtual and hybrid events of all shapes and sizes — we’re improving the entire experience of attending and throwing complex events and conferences. Though we develop products delivered over the Internet, as a nearly 10 year-old profitable company, we’re not quite a startup anymore.
We’re fortunate to have room to innovate and experiment as we develop new products and services. Managed and majority owned by the original founders, we’ve got the freedom to chart our own course — our only influence is what’s best for our customers.
From the beginning, our culture has supported and embraced remote workers. We don’t have an office and the Pathable family lives or is traveling in over 10 countries. Our members enjoy more time with their children, living in remote and unusual places, or exploring the world; all while growing professionally and building things about which they are proud.
We’re building features in our recently finished new version, it was built from the ground up, using the latest tools available at the time, integrated everything we’ve learned from nearly 15 years of product development to the same market.
You strongly agree with Todd Jackson (and us!) that the best product managers do three things: Articulate what a winning product looks like, rally the team to build it, iterate on it until they get it right.
You’ve got at least four years of full product lifecycle management experience, ideally in a small fast-moving technology startup.
You’ve got a track record of successfully leading a team of developers, designers, and testers.
You’re calm and thoughtful especially when things are going poorly. You don’t shy away from interaction with angry customers.
You love the process and rewards of discovering what product features and capabilities customers will love but might not even know they need.
You are data driven.
You know how to identify complex requirements, often preferring to speak directly to customers to understand their needs. You’ve got great written and interpersonal communication skills.
You understand enough about software and software systems to be effective working with developers in breaking down complex tasks and estimating effort. You may even have written some software yourself.
You love to learn new technologies and embrace change. You are open to whatever technology, processes or techniques will improve your ability to deliver high quality software as quickly as possible.
You thrive in a remote working environment where you may never meet your co-workers in person; you go wherever you want. You want complete control over your development and working environment. You understand how essential clear, consistent communication is when working remotely — ambiguity makes you uncomfortable.
You enjoy vigorously defending what you know to be right as much as you enjoy being wrong when the best answer wins. You’re loath to have your co-workers discover bugs you’ve missed.
You’ll work directly with people in the entire company to design core product features, which you’ll release and see used by hundreds of thousands of users.
- Accrued paid vacation
- Paid holidays
- Full medical+dental benefits for US workers
- Medical insurance stipend for non-US workers
- Yearly self improvement stipend
- Monthly stipend for co-working space
How to Apply
When completing the application form, in the field marked THX1138, be sure to answer this question: Name a product that you think is exceptionally well-designed – ideally a non-electronic product. Explain what makes it well-designed.
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