Ladder: Product Manager - Palo Alto

PRODUCT n. \ prod·​uct | \ ˈprä-(ˌ)dəkt \  the holistic user experience—where what is seen and what is unseen work in concert to solve user problems.


Want to work on something that matters? Ladder has reinvented life insurance to offer direct-to-consumer, instant, fully underwritten term policies online. With stellar prices, no hidden fees, and the flexibility to adjust or cancel your coverage anytime, Ladder is life insurance that people love. 

We believe in a world where no family has to deal with financial distress while enduring the loss of a person they love. Ladder is on a mission to redeem life insurance and close the $16T life insurance gap in the United States. By leveraging our full stack platform and our rigorous commitment to data and ML, we are spearheading a revolution to make life insurance as accessible as it can be.

What you’ll do

As a Product Manager, you’ll help us bring our mission to life. You’ll be responsible for driving growth as you lead cross-functional projects with engineers, designers, and content strategists to build, test, iterate, and scale features that solve user problems, both above and below the waterline.

  • Stand in the shoes of our users and maintain a constant pulse on their needs and the problems they face
  • Develop a deep understanding of our product — a delightful, smart, straightforward user experience that works in concert with precision underwriting to build the foundation for a decades-long, strong user relationship
  • Live and breathe our data. It’s the first line of feedback from users
  • Leverage data and user research to identify and prioritize new product opportunities
  • Design, develop, and execute experiments to test data-driven hypotheses for driving product growth
  • Prioritize relentlessly to make sure we are doing work to the greatest benefit of our users 
  • Communicate the product vision

What you’ll bring

  • 2-3 years of product management experience at a consumer technology product company
  • Deep user empathy and experience building products to solve user problems
  • Strong product/design sense as evidenced by years of shipping delightful products and features
  • Solid analytical skills and experience using data with product thinking and judgement to drive product decisions
  • Experience working with data scientists and engineers to use machine learning models to drive growth
  • Excellent communication skills
  • A spirit of curiosity and generous listening

Ladder is building a diverse team of talented and enthusiastic people. We are an equal opportunity workplace. At Ladder, differences are celebrated and supported for the benefit of our people, our product, and our community. Let us know why you’re interested in this position and what unique contributions you can make to the Ladder team. 

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