Product Lead

San Francisco Bay Area

Full-time

We're currently on the lookout for talented product leads to join us as we launch groundbreaking products.

Interested in building digital products and services for some of the biggest brands on the planet? We can’t wait to hear from you!

About the role

At Potato, best in class software development and human-centred design are at the heart of everything we do. We’re a talented bunch of problem solvers who are committed to finding a better way; delivering smarter products that provide satisfying experiences and valuable outcomes for our clients and their users. Some of our clients include Google, Mozilla and the BBC.

We’ve won some of the industry’s most well-recognised creative awards such as Cannes Lions and Clios, and our people are regularly named within leagues such as the BIMA 100. In the past 12 months, more than a billion people globally have used a product created by Potato.

We also work hard to be a great employer - a place where our people are proud to work. In 2021, we were officially recognised as a Best Company to Work ForTM, named within the Top 100 Best Small Companies to Work For. Our US studio was also certified as a Great Place to Work in 2020.

Our Product Leads work closely with stakeholders to develop the vision and strategy as well as roadmapping and prioritizing an evolving set of opportunities and features. Working alongside designers, engineers, and coaches, you’ll be responsible for defining the desired outcomes and measuring the successful delivery against that criteria.

A Potato Product Lead builds a close working relationship with our partners to influence the product, rather than owning the product. You’ll develop a solid understanding of the product’s users through continuous discovery. You’ll also develop deep knowledge of the marketplace, competition, and future trends that might impact the product’s domain.

Although we're based in the Bay Area, remote applicants are welcome and encouraged; we're also open to both contract and permanent candidates. Our preferred timezones are (GMT -08:00) Pacific Time +/- 4 hours, and we're able to employ folks in the following countries:

Australia, Brazil, China, Denmark, Egypt, El Salvador, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, Sweden, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and the United States (CA, DC, GA, NY, OR, UT).

Lastly, we know the data. When applying for jobs, many women and non-binary folks feel they need to meet 100% of the criteria while men usually apply after meeting about 60%. If you think you'll be a good fit, please apply. We'd love to hear from you.

And to anyone working from home: kids, pets, and other cohabitators in the background are welcome!

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    About you

    You have experience as a Product Leader, and/or Senior Product Manager who’s really strong at working with high-level stakeholders and influencing product strategy. You understand how your product fits into the larger context of your business. You put the user experience at the forefront using insights from research, and bring the team’s focus on building continuous insight to understand user behavior and identify new opportunities. You have a proven track-record for consistently leading an experiment driven culture, and influence others to embrace this mindset.

    You’ll have a lot of trust and freedom to decide how best to collaborate, focus, and deliver as a team. You’ll also have a small community of product thinkers to help you keep learning and improving, along with a generous training budget. We want working at Potato to be an amazing learning experience that helps your career progression.

    Your experience and skills

    You must have:

    Ideally, also:

    Culture

    Working shoulder-to-shoulder with some of the best coaches, designers and product leads in town, we’ll give you the freedom to manage your own work and trust you to get things done. Do you have caregiving responsibilities? Take care of that. Need a mid-day run or stretch? All good. Ultimately, we work to ensure you have the flexibility and resources you need to help us build the best products possible.

    You’ll have many opportunities for growth and learning: collaboration within teams, rotation to different products, experimentation on internal tools as well as involvement in our Potato Talks events, mentorship and conferences.

    Benefits

    • 401(k) plan with employer matching
    • Comprehensive Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance (for our transgender colleagues, plans include coverage for gender affirmation surgery, behavioral health, and hormone therapy)
    • Employee assistance program
    • Wellness program
    • Uncounted leave (within reason)
    • 12+ weeks of fully-paid parental leave
    • Company-paid life insurance
    • Flexible working
    • AD&D and disability insurance
    • Commuter benefits
    • Birthday off
    • Volunteering days
    • Extended winter holiday closure

    Perks

    • Free lunch every day (even while remote!)
    • Snacks and drinks (in the office)
    • Social events
    • $1200 to set up your remote workspace (exclusively for non-SFBA teammates)
    • $3000/year in professional development funds
    • $150/month gym and wellness reimbursement
    • $80/month data plan reimbursement
    • Company-issued phone or tablet of your choice