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Director of Product



Seattle, WA, USA · Missoula, MT, USA
Posted on Friday, September 1, 2023

Submittable is a growing social impact platform used by thousands of companies, governments, and philanthropic organizations to manage their social impact programs and maximize their impact. We have helped big and small organizations worldwide run 134,000 programs and collect nearly 22 million applications to date. Grow your career at a public benefit corporation and Inc. 5000 fastest-growing company, while having a positive impact on people globally.

We are looking for a Director of Product (“Director”) to support our rapidly growing team in Bellevue, WA. This role will be responsible for multiple products that represent a solution area at Submittable. Multiple product managers report to the Director and the Director is responsible for coordinating a healthy and cohesive roadmap across products, coordinating and communicating a solution strategy, driving alignment across product managers, engineering, and executives, and enabling each product manager to execute to the best of their capability. This is a full-time position and reports to our Chief Technology Officer.

How You’ll Make an Impact:

  • Develop, maintain, and advance our product roadmap
    • Coordinate a cohesive roadmap across the team
    • Balance roadmap to address new innovation, customer requests, competitors, and maintenance
    • Define a release cadence that aligns with the overall business and energizes our employees and customers with new innovation
  • Communication
    • Advocate the roadmap internally and with customers
    • Own a bi-weekly product strategy discussion with executive leadership
    • Develop and execute on feedback loops with all business functions
    • Inform the company, our customers, and the market on our product direction
    • Facilitate, coordinate, and process inbound feedback
  • Alignment
    • Align product team around a common set of goals that achieve our vision
    • Align with engineering team to ensure a shared vision and goals
    • Communicate roadmap and establish a shared vision between R&D teams
    • Agility to align resources to the most strategic initiatives while not losing sight of longer-range initiatives
    • Technical, able to fully understand and empathize with engineering work. Prefer someone who has been an engineer and can code
  • Team Execution
    • Establish, refine, and measure processes
    • Estimate effort, prioritize work, communicate current status and changes
    • Problem-solve on-time delivery constraints
    • Manage timeliness of delivery and help team break down problems when necessary
    • Coach, measure, and grow team

Skills & Experience We Hope You Bring:

  • A clear sense of ownership and accountability
  • Comfortable with the agility required to perform in a dynamic, fast-paced, and changing environment
  • Comfortable setting big goals without knowing how to achieve them
  • Technically minded and able to collaborate at a deep level with both application developers and infrastructure engineers
  • Business-minded and able to collaborate at a deep level with sales, finance, and marketing executives
  • Superb written and verbal communication skills characterized by clarity and brevity
  • Strong storytelling skills
  • Experience with SaaS building both mid market and large enterprise solutions
  • Intuition for solving complex problems in the simplest possible way
  • Ability to gather and dig deep into data and think from first principles
  • Proven track record taking products from ideation to execution in an ambiguous environment
  • 10+ years in product management and/or engineering or equivalent breadth/experience
  • BS in Computer Science or related technical field with MS

We’d Love It If You Have:

  • Experience with financial products
  • Managed the integration of acquired company and technology
  • Prior experience managing products in EU and APAC markets
  • Experience with compliance frameworks (SOC, ISO, PCI, etc.)
  • An MBA

Salary Details: The annual compensation range for this position is $200,000 - $225,000 OTE. Actual compensation is based on factors such as the candidate's skills, qualifications, and experience. We also have a location-based compensation structure; there may be a different range for candidates in other locations.

Position Location: This role will be located in Bellevue, WA, or, Missoula, MT following a hybrid work model. Employees are expected to be willing to work from one of our office locations twice a week or as needed by your team.

We are interested in every qualified candidate who is eligible to work in the United States, however, we are unable to accommodate scholastic or employment visas at this time.

About Submittable

Submittable is on a mission to empower social good organizations with technology that accelerates their work and scales their impact. We partnered with thousands of organizations, governments, and corporations last year to launch 10,000+ programs, process over 4 million applications, and distribute $2.5 billion in funding and aid.

Submittable's headquarters office is in downtown Missoula, Montana, with a satellite office in Bellevue, Washington and remote employees located around the U.S.

We are proud to offer highly-competitive benefits for full-time employees, including:

  • Health insurance, life insurance, and optional HSA, FSA, and DCA accounts
  • 401(k) with employer match from day 1
  • Equity stock options
  • Flexible hours, including flexible vacations and sick leave, and remote work options
  • Generous paid parental leave policy for mothers, fathers, and adoptive parents
  • Professional development stipends
  • Involvement in community outreach programs for all employees, including company volunteer outings at local nonprofits
  • Fully-stocked kitchens with complimentary snacks and beverages for all employees when working in either of our offices
  • Weekly catered lunches in both offices
  • Monthly company sponsored happy hours and gatherings

As a product used globally, we're very motivated to hire and support employees who are representative of different and diverse backgrounds and experiences, including but not limited to diversity of ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, religion, ability, culture, and socioeconomics.