About the opportunity

LaunchDarkly is on a mission to empower every team to launch, control and measure their software.

Using feature flags, LaunchDarkly has made software delivery faster and safer, however, we’re just getting started on our mission to help teams unlock all of the benefits of Feature Management. Over the last few years, LaunchDarkly has been steadily advancing beyond core deployment practices to help customers adopt sophisticated experimentation techniques that emphasize learning and drive better outcomes.

By using flags to control exactly how, when, and to whom new features are delivered, software teams gain an amazing opportunity to experiment and learn about the impact of their work. They can validate hypotheses for new changes, observe user behaviors more quickly, and measure their work against business goals. Experimentation with LaunchDarkly’s Feature Management can help teams do all of this!

This is an exciting new role that will sit on the Product Leadership team to help deliver the value of our Experimentation product to our customers. We are looking for a talented and inspirational product leader to help increase our focus and investment in this product line. The ideal candidate would have first-hand experience building and/or heavily using experimentation tools in a high-volume production context.

We seek a strategic thinker with the ability to combine business acumen and technical know-how to develop and drive a bold product vision. This role will have a clear, direct and measurable impact on company revenue, and we are looking for someone excited to take that responsibility, make wise trade-offs, and drive successful outcomes for the business. We believe that every software team can benefit from running experiments and we want your help making that vision a reality.

What you'll get to do: 

  • Lead the long-term strategy, planning and execution for the Experimentation product.

  • Define key success measures, with direct and indirect revenue impact, for the business' performance and drive relentless focus towards helping achieve them.

  • Lead, directly and indirectly, several teams of engineers, product managers, and designers to deliver a successful product.

  • Help your team understand their mission and how they fit in with the overall business goals and inspire them to deliver while keeping them motivated, empowered, growing and happy.

  • Partner with Marketing, Customer Success, and Revenue Leadership to develop repeatable models for hitting annual revenue and customer targets.

  • Champion experimentation internally and externally – demonstrate that LaunchDarkly is leading how teams use experimentation and measurement to build great software.

On day one, you should have:

  • A track record of building and growing exceptional product teams that produce clear business impact.

  • A history of working with cross disciplinary teams and ensuring that Marketing, Customer Success and Revenue are delivering your product’s potential.

  • Professional experience with an experimentation platform, either building one or expert-level use with existing tools. Fluency with the statistics underpinning experimentation.

  • Direct experience leading strategy for SaaS product, and being responsible for tracking results back to the business OKRs.

  • 7+ years managing a team of Product and/or Engineering Managers.

  • Skills and knowledge that will establish credibility with your team. A passion for sharing that knowledge and helping to raise the bar for everyone you work with.

All LaunchDarkly Product Leaders should have:

  • Understanding of modern software development lifecycles including common tools, processes, and bottlenecks.

  • Experience taking products from concept to launch.

  • Experience building Developer Tools with an API-first approach.

  • Working on highly-distributed, high-volume services with 24/7 operational needs.

About LaunchDarkly:

LaunchDarkly is a Feature Management Platform that serves hundreds of billions of feature flags daily to help software teams build better software, faster. Feature flagging is an industry standard methodology of wrapping a new or risky section of code or infrastructure change with a flag. Each flag can easily be turned off independent of code deployment (aka "dark launching"). LaunchDarkly has SDKs for all major web and mobile platforms. We are building a diverse team so that we can offer robust products and services. Our team culture is dynamic, friendly, and supportive. Our headquarters are in Oakland.

At LaunchDarkly, we believe in the power of teams. We're building a team that is humble, open, collaborative, respectful and kind. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Don't let the confidence gap get in the way of applying! We'd love to hear from you.

We've partnered with KeyValues to help demonstrate the amazing culture we've built here at LaunchDarkly, find more info at https://www.keyvalues.com/launchdarkly. LaunchDarkly is also committed to giving back to our community by donating 1% of annual revenue to local charities and organizations. You can find more about the LaunchDarkly Foundation and the organizations we serve at https://launchdarkly.com/foundation/


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