Product Manager


October 10, 2022

Job Description

If this role seems interesting, irrespective of your location or identities, please reach out.
Even if you don’t think you meet all of the criteria but still are interested in the job, please apply. Nobody checks every box, and we’re looking for someone excited to join our team. We’d love to hear from you.
Metabase is the easiest way for people to get insights from their data, from tiny startups who get up and running quickly to major corporations with tens of thousands of users. That’s why people love us.
We bring data tools with the elegance and simplicity of consumer products to the crufty world of enterprise business intelligence. We provide an opinionated open source starting point for how companies should measure, analyze and share their data, which is used by tens of thousands of companies.
Our business is thriving and expanding our product in both depth and breadth, and looking for pretty technical, UX-appreciative, craftsmanship-aligned Product Managers to join the team.
PMing at Metabase is different than elsewhere, as PMs have the chance to dive deep into different problems and product areas over time, and take their time to deeply understand them. It rewards intellectual curiosity, customer empathy and systematic thinking and doesn’t emphasize strict metric optimization or a ship-ship-ship attitude. We ship, but we do it well.

  • Develop deep knowledge and empathy for users needs in the areas they tackle. This involves reviewing existing issues, tickets, docs, engaging in lots of interviews and evaluating quantitative data.
  • Understand the underlying mechanics of the product at a technical level. They don’t need to read/write code, but need to have the curiosity and ability to over time understand how things work and develop instincts for what’s easy/hard.
  • Develop strategies for solving clusters of users needs in thoughtful ways, ultimately delivering product docs which frame needs in actionable ways for designers and engineers. This is really important.
  • Steward projects forward, helping keep focus, momentum, and continuously re-evaluating scope, with flexibility and appreciation for technical constraints and UX considerations .
  • Follow-up on the outcomes of projects they ship, quantitatively and qualitatively.
  • Collaborate with the rest of the team, consistently seeking and providing feedback, as well as pitching ideas for how to advance the product.
  • Responsibilities don’t include: managing people, herding cats, writing code, making mocks.
About you
  • A thorough thinker, able to be both diligent with details but systematic to see the big picture.
  • Appreciative of clean but powerful user experiences (and the hard work their require).
  • Able to keep a vision in mind, but break the path to it into small, doable, valuable steps.
  • Excited to work asynchronously in a global team, and with the written communication chops to do it effectively..
  • More interested in the Product than the Management part of Product Management.
Skills and experience
  • Must come from a technical background. Preference is from data analysis or data engineering, but software engineering with experience with databases also counts. PMing these things for a long while can also work.
  • Some years of experience in a product management role, having been through a few cycles of discovery, execution and iteration. We’re not yet set up to simultaneously train a junior PM and onboard them to the complexities of Metabase.
  • Driven and able to help others continuously deliver work through influence, not authority.
  • Skills you don’t need: up-to-date coding skills, customer management, cloud infra knowledge, horse whispering.
We’re a global team (50% outside the US), fully distributed (from Thailand to California), who get things done asynchronously, with plenty of uninterrupted time, supporting each other to do the best work of our careers. We offer flexibility (define your own schedule and work from wherever you want), autonomy, and an environment that fosters growth, learning, and development. We’re relentlessly user-focused and believe in building long-term value, not short-term hacks. And we raised a $30M Series B to take our approach to the next level for years to come.