Remote - North America, South America, Europe

(United States, Canada, Mexico, Chile, Argentina, Brazil, UK, Ireland, Germany, Sweden, Norway, Poland, Spain, Austria, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Portugal, Netherlands, Switzerland)

We are targeting GMT +1 to GMT -8 in the countries identified with core overlapping hours of 10am-1pm Eastern Standard

At Stack Overflow, our mission is to serve developers and technologists. Whether we’re helping developers get answers to their questions and work more efficiently with their team, we build products that make millions of developers’ and technologists’  lives better every day. As a technical product manager at Stack Overflow, you’ll create and build inclusive products and capabilities that directly impact the work and the lives of our users.

In this particular role, you’ll be leading a Platform focused engineering team focused on the services, capabilities and infrastructure of the entire product ecosystem.  Our Platform supports Stackoverflow.com, StackExchange.com, Collectives, and StackOverflow for Teams

You will be integrated into a highly talented development team which includes both software and site reliability engineers focused on building and maintaining the platform to support our growth and scale both in terms of users and features. You will collaboratively build a strategy for the platform, gather and prioritize requirements from stakeholders and team members, and guide the team through build and release. This means getting in the trenches and participating in activities across the board. This is a great opportunity to work on the foundational services and infrastructure supporting over 100 million users a month and many internal product development teams.

The ideal candidate has prior experience in backend services, cloud infrastructure and large scale technology.

What you’ll do:

  • Collaborate with the development team, other Technical Product managers and key stakeholders to execute on the overall strategy for your area of the Platform.
  • Build a product roadmap, maintain a backlog of epics and stories, and manage the priorities for your team owning implementation, enhancement, and support of the Platform.
  • Partner with our Product engineering team to support their needs and roadmap plans.
  • Work closely with various stakeholders across product management, engineering and leadership.
  • Research industry best practices from a platform standpoint for commercial, open source or homegrown capabilities to best meet the organization’s needs and plans.

What we need to see:

  • 4+ years in a technical product management or a related role on technical backend or infrastructure based systems
  • Deep technical experience with likely previous hands on engineering roles
  • Exceptional communication skills, follows up with stakeholders and team members, and takes initiative to anticipate and solve problems
  • Excellent spec-writing skills with a clear ability to break down complex technical problems into smaller, manageable pieces
  • Familiarity with scrum/agile methodologies
  • Experience with cloud based deployments and/or high traffic systems
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, related engineering degree or equivalent experience is a huge plus

Also note:

  • We’re a distributed, remote team and you’ll be part of a work culture that emphasizes online & asynchronous communication with minimal meetings and ceremonies
  • We’re generally very flexible on working hours, though we do ask everyone on the team to maintain an overlap of (at least) 10AM - 1PM US Eastern time

About Stack Overflow

Stack Overflow is the largest, most trusted online community for technologists to learn, share their knowledge, collaborate, and build their careers. More than 50 million professional and aspiring programmers and technologists visit Stack Overflow each month to help solve coding problems, develop new skills, and find job opportunities.

Our products and tools help developers and technologists in life and at work. These include Stack Overflow for Teams, which focuses on knowledge management and collaboration, and Reach & Relevance, which focuses developer marketing, community development, and employer branding.

We believe in hiring smart people and getting out of their way. We have an office in New York (currently closed due to the pandemic) with some of the best amenities and we have people who work remotely all over the world.  

Our core values guide our work.

  • Keep Community at Our Center: Community is at the heart of everything we do. Nurture healthy communities where everyone is encouraged to learn and give back.
  • Adopt a Customer-First Mindset: Authentically serve our customers by empowering, listening and collaborating with our fellow Stackers.
  • Be Flexible and Inclusive: We do our best work when a diverse group of people collaborate in an environment of respect and trust. Create space for different voices to be heard, and allow flexibility in how people work.
  • Be Transparent: Communicate openly and honestly, both inside and outside the company. Encourage transparency from others by being empathetic, reliable, and acting with integrity.
  • Empower People to Deliver Outstanding Results: Give people space to get their job done, support them when they need it, and practice blameless accountability.
  • Learn, Share, and Grow: Adopt a Growth Mindset. Be curious and eager to learn. Aim for ethical, sustainable, long-term growth, both personally and in the company

Diverse teams build better products.

Legally, we need you to know this: 

Stack Exchange, Inc. does not discriminate in employment matters on the basis of race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, military service eligibility, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or any other protected class. We support workplace diversity.

But we want to add this:

We strongly believe that diversity contributes to a broader collective perspective that will consistently lead to a better company and better products. We are working hard to increase the diversity of our team wherever we can and we actively encourage everyone to consider becoming a part of it.

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